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WLS Channel 7 - News Bulletin - "The Crash of Flight 191" (Part 5, 1979)

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Here's Part 5 of WLS Channel 7's news coverage of the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 (a DC-10 manufactured by McDonnell-Douglas; scheduled to travel from Chicago to Los Angeles), 1/2 mile northwest of O'Hare Airport. Featuring Fahey Flynn, Diane Allen, Hugh Hill, Joel Daly, and Jim Gibbons. Includes:

News Bulletin bumper slide (voiceover by Janice Gears Kos)

Fahey and Diane leading off this section with a "Tragedy at O'Hare" graphic behind them, f...

WLS Channel 7 - 30th Anniversary Special (Part 4, 1978)

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Here's Part 4 of WLS Channel 7's 30th Anniversary Special, broadcast from Chicago's Park West and hosted by Eyewitness News anchors Fahey Flynn and Joel Daly.

This part includes:

Fahey starting off by explaining Channel 7's commitment to news from its start, reading off such names of the station's past as Paul Harvey, John Daly, Ulmer Turner, Alex Dreier and Frank Reynolds, and on to their current roster; this is the setup to a filmed look at how th...

R/Greenberg Associates - "Demo Reel" (1979?)

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Here's a demo reel from R/Greenberg Associates (now known as R/GA Media Group Inc.), which was a New York-based graphic production house that worked in film with animation and live-action effects.

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.


WBBM Channel 2 - Noonbreak - "Valenti's JFK Remembrance" (1978)

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Here's an interview segment from Noonbreak on WBBM Channel 2. In this clip, Bob Wallace interviews Jack Valenti, President of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Valenti was part of the Presidential detail that was in Dallas on the day of the assassination of President Kennedy on November 22nd 1963, and in its aftermath became part of President Lyndon B. Johnson's staff as As...

WBBM Channel 2 - Channel 2 News Special Report - "Blizzard '79: Public Questions, City Answers" (Part 1, 1979)

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Here's Part 1 of a Channel 2 News Special Report, "Blizzard '79: Public Questions, City Answers," a call-in show hosted by Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson on WBBM Channel 2, from five days after the city was socked by a massive snowstorm that went up to 20 inches and brought everything to a standstill (and ultimately cost Michael Bilandic his job as Mayor). Also featuring Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Chairman James McDonough, Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Francis Degnan, Fire...

WFLD Channel 32 - Chicago Black Hawks Vs. Boston Bruins (Excerpts, 1976)

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Here are some selected excerpts of the Chicago Black Hawks / Boston Bruins game on WFLD Channel 32, played at Boston Garden in Boston, MA. This was from an original 2" Quad master tape, and though the "recorded date" says 3-31-76, this game was broadcast on 3-25-76. I think someone, perhaps Don Shannon (who directed this telecast) made this compilation of excerpts from the original tape(s) on the 31st (or perhaps it was done live? That wouldn't account for the 3-31-76 date though) In any ...

WBBM Channel 2 - TV 2 News at 10pm (Part 2, 1973)

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Here's Part 2 of a complete edition of the TV 2 News at 10pm on WBBM Channel 2 with anchor Bob Wallace. Also featuring Christopher (Chris) Wallace. Includes:

Bob reading the following items:

- 7,000 members of Confederation of Police about to do another ticket blitz on the order of their last blitz of September 27th 1972; due to start on Monday to tie into "Chicago Law Enforcement Week," in protest over collective bargaining; Christopher Wallace (better ...

NBC Network - "The Crash of Flight 191" (Part 2, 1979)

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Here's Part 2 of continuing coverage of the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 at O'Hare Field, the worst air disaster in U.S. history; this includes the second half of an NBC News Special Report anchored by Chuck Scarborough, as aired on WMAQ Channel 5. Featuring Jim Ruddle, Jim Tilmon, Carole Simpson. Includes:

The tail end of Jim Ruddle's interview with Jim Tilmon (Ruddle saying, "Back to New York").

Chuck Scarborough recounts numerous design proble...

WGN Channel 9 - 10th Inning with Jack Brickhouse - "Interview with Bob Lurie" (1976)

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Here's an edition of the post-game 10th Inning show on WGN Channel 9, hosted by Jack Brickhouse, with guest Bob Lurie who had just assumed majority ownership of the San Francisco Giants. This was after a grueling 14-inning session which saw the Cubs beat the Giants at Candlestick Park, 6-5, in the first game of a doubleheader. This was also from the days when remote broadcasts such as the Cubs / Giants match carried this day by WGN went through separate transmissions (one for the vid...