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WLS Channel 7 - 30th Anniversary Special (Part 1, 1978)

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Here's a special anniversary special for our anniversary! Pretty special, eh? ;-) Actually 10/31/12 marked 5 years that FuzzyMemories.TV has been around - thanks to our wonderful crew (Dave, John, Mark, Dale, Mike, Kevin, Chris, and William), and to all the Fuzzketeers that make this website a fun place to visit! :-)

Here's Part 1 of WLS Channel 7's 30th Anniversary Special, hosted by Eyewitness News anchors Fahey Flynn and Joel Daly. The broadcast ori...

WGN Channel 9 - Len Johnson and the News (Part 1, 1965)

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Here's Part 1 of an incredibly rare find - an edition of Len Johnson and the News on WGN Channel 9 from 1965! This was a forerunner to their overnight Night Beat newscast that ran from the late-sixties well into the 1980s.

You'll notice that this was during that awkward transition phase from black-and-white to color with most of the broadcast appearing in black-and-white, but then interspersed by random color commercials and a few color slides.

Thi...

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...

WTTW Channel 11 - The Captioned ABC News (1978)

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Here's the first ten minutes of The Captioned ABC News on WTTW Channel 11, which was a replay of the evening's edition of World News Tonight that had aired earlier (at 5:30pm) on WLS Channel 7. The anchors were Max Robinson in Chicago, Peter Jennings in London (on assignment) and Frank Reynolds in Washington, with commentary by Howard K. Smith, and Barbara Walters with a special report (alas, of these five, only Reynolds and Robinson are the ones with significant airtime; the o...

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

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Here's Part 7 (the final part) 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 (joined here by the star of the then-new Battlestar Galactica, Lorne Greene).

This part includes:

Fahey thanking all the early personalities of Channel 7 who were a part of the station's long history; and Joel thanking the station's behind-the scenes crew (directors, pro...

KNBC Channel 4 - Ending of NewsCenter4 - Early Edition with Paul Moyer & Kelly Lange and Editorial Reply (1977)

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Not from Chicago, but one which, "even then," had overtaken Chicago as the "Second City" in population: a clip of the ending minutes of the early edition of NewsCenter4 with anchors Paul Moyer and Kelly Lange on KNBC Channel 4 in Los Angeles. Also features Paul Dandridge, John Marshall and Boyd Matson. This was on the tail end of a 3/4" Umatic tape where something was recorded over most of this. (A side note: The weather at this point in time was handled by a young chap named Pat ...

Dolphin Productions - "Demo Reel" (1978)

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Here's a neat demo reel with a lot of vintage clips from Dolphin Productions, a legendary New York-based production company of the 1970's and early '80's that was one of three such firms in the country to use an early, analogue-based video animation system called "Scanimate." (The others were Image West Ltd. of Hollywood, CA and the company that first invented this process, Computer Image Corp. of Denver, CO; a history of the technology can be seen on

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