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WFLD Channel 32 - Super Cartoon Sunrise - "Popeye" (Bumper, 1984)

Views: 907

Here is a bumper for Popeye on Super Cartoon Sunrise on WFLD Channel 32.

Voiceover by Jeff Lupetin - "Now back to Popeye..."

Couple interesting things about this bumper - First of all, for some reason they use the old style WFLD 32 logo from the Field days. This is different from the other ones. Secondly, the animation is more pronounced in this version - look at the "sparkle" effects on the 32 logo and around the clock box. This wasn't seen in the other bump...

WGN Channel 9 - Cartoon Capers (Opening, 1978)

Views: 4073

Here's the opening moments of "Cartoon Capers" on WGN Channel 9. Includes:

"Last Farewell" video animated station ID (voiceover by Bob Bell who also provides time check)

Brief shot of Cartoon Capers bumper slide - anyone remember this?

Accompanying music consisting of 1945-55 version of "Merrily We Roll Along" as heard on the opening of countless Warner Bros. "Merrie Melodies" cartoons - dissolving into opening title sequence and first mome...

WLS Channel 7 - Eyewitness News at 5pm - Coverage of Sam Giancana Funeral (1975)

Views: 1940

Here's a report from Fred Villanueva of WLS Channel 7 on the funeral of slain mob boss Sam Giancana. This was apparently from the 5pm edition, as the report is introduced by John Drury.

From this report, we learn that the funeral was held at 6901 West Belmont, and after the procession passed by his home, it went to the Queen of Heaven Cemetery where he was buried with his late wife who'd died in 1954.

After the report ends, John is about to report on a hearing ...

WLS Channel 7 - Eyewitness News at 10pm - "The Crash of Flight 191" (Part 2, 1979)

Views: 1157

Here's Part 2 of a special expanded edition of Eyewitness News at 10pm with Fahey Flynn and Joel Daly on WLS Channel 7, dealing almost entirely with the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 at O'Hare Field, the worst air disaster in U.S. history. Featuring Vivian Rosenberg and John Culea. Includes:

Tape coming in as Joel Daly mentions that only two people - both on the ground - were injured; one was being treated at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, ...

WGN Channel 9 - The Science Fiction Film Awards (Opening, 1978)

Views: 4334

Here's the opening credits and cheesetasic "dance number" for The Science Fiction Film Awards. You haven't lived until you've seen Dracula boogie'n down 70's style. 8-)

Hosted by Karen Black & William Shatner

Starring (in alphabetical order - for ego's sake):

Buzz Aldrin
Richard Benjamin
Ray Bradbury
Charles "Pete" Conrad
Buster Crabbe (I didn't even know she had one of those)
The Dancin' Machine (no Gene-Gene?)...

WFLD Channel 32 - The Three Stooges - "Punchy Cowpunchers" (Commercial Break #3, 1979)

Views: 2986

(NOTE - this clip was originally broadcast in color but was recorded in Black & White)

Here is a complete commercial break during the short "Punchy Cowpunchers" on The Three Stooges on WFLD Channel 32. Includes:

WFLD Three Stooges bumper

Commercial: Krazy Glue - "Let Krazy Glue Do It!" (ending voiceover by Ron Beattie) (quite possibly the greatest commercial ever) ;-)

Commercial: Richard Pryor album - "Wanted" (featuring Joh...

WMAQ Channel 5 - The Today Show (Pre-Show Break & Partial Open, 1975)

Views: 1810

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Here's a pre-show commercial break and partial open of the Today show on WMAQ Channel 5. Includes:

Commercial: The Auditorium Theatre Council (50 East Congress) presents the Dance Theatre of Harlem in six gala performances on November 4th through November 8th at 8pm and November 9th at 2pm, followed by programs at the auditorium for that week (voiceover by Ed Grennan)

WGN Channel 9 - NewsNine - [Partial] Coverage of Sam Giancana Funeral (1975)

Views: 1988

Here's a partial report (as aired on NewsNine on WGN Channel 9) from Don Harris (reporting from Queen of Heaven Cemetery) of the funeral of former Chicago mob boss Sam Giancana, who was murdered on June 19th 1975 at his Oak Park home while cooking a meal of sausage and peppers, apparently to keep him from spilling the beans at an upcoming federal trial. Seen at the end of this clip is anchor Jack Taylor, previewing Harry Volkman's weather report.

During the report, Don ...

RCA - "I Got a Free TV" (Commercial, 1979)

Views: 1396

Here's a commercial for RCA's Second Set Bonus Days sale, with a free extra console (such as a black-and-white Model AD125W set) for those who buy the 1980 model XL-100 console.

(It should be noted that Indianapolis was a major hub for RCA's record division, with that city housing one of the country's largest pressing plants that turned out millions of LP's, 45's and before that 78's from such artists including Elvis Presley, Perry Como, Harry Belafonte, Jefferson Airplane, T...