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WCIU Channel 26 - The Ginny Tiu Show (Part 4, 1969)

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Here's Part 4, the last part, of The Ginny Tiu Show which aired on WCIU Channel 26. Ms. Tiu was a child prodigy pianist whose chief claim to fame was playing by ear and not being able to read a note, and who was a familiar presence on such 1960's TV series as The Ed Sullivan Show, Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall, and a 1966 episode of I've Got a Secret (from Steve Allen's run as host), as well as appearing in the 1962 Elvis Presley film Girls! Girls! Girls! ...

WSNS Channel 44 - The Money Movie - "China Gate" (Opening, 1979)

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Here's some rare footage from another long-lost local movie show - "The Money Movie" on WSNS TV-44! TMM was similar in concept to Dialing for Dollars. Viewers (mostly lonely housewives and old people from what it sounds like) would send in post cards with their name and phone number, and the host would call them live on the air during the movie breaks to see if they could answer some trivia questions. They answered an easy preliminary question for $10, and then had a chance to answer a har...

WBBM Channel 2 - So You Think You Know Chicago? (Part 5, 1974)

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This clip made possible by the donations from our generous group of "Fuzzketeers" during the Spring 2012 Tape Transfer Fundraiser.

Here's the fifth and final part of a special called So You Think You Know Chicago? on WBBM Channel 2. This was the third broadcast in a continuing series of shows called Chicago Alive. The hosts were legendary anchors Bill Kurtis and Wa...

WGN Channel 9 - Saturday Matinee - "The Bells of St. Mary's" (Opening & Bumper Excerpts, 1971)

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Here's a clip that, for those of you who remember it will likely be pretty amazing - the opening segment and bumper excerpts of the Christmas 1971 Saturday Matinee presentation of the 1945 Bing Crosby Christmas classic "The Bells of St. Mary's" on WGN Channel 9 - but that's not what's amazing...

This is the older style bumper slate which was used for both Saturday Matinee and Sunday Matinee on WGN-TV until the

ABC Network - World News Tonight - "The Crash of Flight 191" (Part 3 - Non-Crash News, 1979)

Views: 1600

Here's Part 3 of a complete edition (with commercials) of ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings in London and Max Robinson in Washington (Frank Reynolds was on vacation), from the day of the worst air disaster in U.S. history, the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 just outside Chicago's O'Hare Airport. This segment has more of the non-crash news of the day. Featuring Dan Cordtz and Sam Donaldson. Includes:

Max Robinson introduces a report on the latest gove...

ABC Network - World News Tonight - "The Crash of Flight 191" (Part 1, 1979)

Views: 5859

Here's Part 1 of a complete edition (with commercials) of ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings in London and Max Robinson in Washington (Frank Reynolds was on vacation), from the day of the worst air disaster in U.S. history, the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 just outside Chicago's O'Hare Airport. Featuring Ron Miller. Includes:

Opening title segment (theme by Robert Israel for Score Productions) (voiceover by Bill Rice)

Max Robinson lead...

WGN Channel 9 - Miles Showcase Theatre - "The Maltese Falcon" (Opening, 1973)

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Here's the opening moments of the Miles Showcase Theatre presentation of the 1941 Humphrey Bogart movie "The Maltese Falcon" on WGN Channel 9. With Ray Rayner as host. Includes:

Opening titles, with some clips from "The Maltese Falcon" shown; a movie theatre marquee motif with the Miles Laboratories logo on top, and "Showcase Theatre" below

Ray Rayner's introduction of the movie, and explaining about Miles Showcase Theatre's format

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Midocean Motion Pictures - "Research Reel" (1979?)

Views: 1285

Here's a "research reel" from Midocean Motion Pictures, a production and graphics house that handled commercials.

This came from a 3/4" Umatic tape that was kept by Cathy Mustari, art director for WFLD Channel 32 from 1974 to the late '80's, from a time when the station was actively shopping for production houses to handle their graphics for opens/closes, bumpers, promos, etc.

Includes:

- Midocean Motion Pictures - Research Reel title card

WGN Channel 9 - The Morning Movie - "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch" (Extended Break, 1980)

Views: 1431

Here's an extended break from The Morning Movie presentation of the 1934 W.C. Fields film "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch" on WGN Channel 9. Includes:

The Morning Movie bumper (with Merri Dee voiceover advising of her upcoming Mid-Morning Report to come after commercials)

Commercial: Lincoln Upholstery & Carpet Co. - "Carpeting of the 80's - Priced Like the 50's" - 3 rooms of carpeting for only $169 - less than $10 a month - with free bonu...