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WFLD Channel 32 - Emergency One (Promo, 1977-78)

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Here's a promo for Emergency One (original syndicated title for the 1972-77 series Emergency!) on WFLD Channel 32. This promo, with no voiceover, starts off with the station's then-current "Look At Us!" slogan (with Kaiser-era logo) and shows short segments from various Emergency! episodes.

Since this was from a master tape we can only assume that it would have had a voiceover by Ron Beattie and a super of the WFLD logo and show name at the end, when it ac...

Bell System - "Electronic Switching" (Commercial, 1980)

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Here is a commercial for the Bell System that advertises their efforts to switch over to the new ESS, or Electronic Switching System, that paved the way for such features as Call-Waiting and Caller-ID.

"The Bell System - Keeping Your Communications System the Best in the World."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, March 23rd, 1980.

NBC Network - NBC Nightly News - "Navstar (GPS)" & Ending (1978)

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Here's an interesting segment of an edition of NBC Nightly News, anchored by John Chancellor from New York and Jessica Savitch (filling in on this evening for David Brinkley) from Washington, DC.

This clip starts off with John introducing a report from Roy Neal about tests being conducted by the U.S. Air Force in Yuma, AZ, for a satellite navigation system called "Navstar" which was a forerunner to the global positioning satellites (GPS) that are in use today to help get...

Chicago Police Non-Emergency (Local PSA, 1982)

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Here is a PSA for Chicago Police Department Non-Emergency services at 744-4000. This tried to get people to stop calling 911 for non-emergencies.

This PSA aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday August 24th, 1982.

Chicago Police Non-Emergency (Local PSA, 1984)

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Here is another PSA for Chicago Police Department Non-Emergency services - this one from two years later. The phone number apparently changed from 744-4000 to 744-5000. This tried to get people to stop calling 911 for non-emergencies.

This aired on local Chicago TV in 1984.

Atari Video Computer System (Commercial, 1982)

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Here is a cool commercial for the Atari 2600 Video Computer System (VCS).

"Have you played Atari today?"

This aired on local Chicago TV early Saturday September 18th, 1982.

Bell System - "Peeper" (Commercial, 1982)

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Here is one of those Reach Out and Touch Someone commercials from the Bell System. I remember this one very well - as does my older brother. :-)

I wonder why they called him "Peeper"?

Also, the little kid looks like Mr. Ed chewing on peanut butter at the end.

This commercial aired on local Chicago TV between 7 and 10pm, on Sunday October 17th, 1982.

Bell System - "The Gift That Lets Them Share" (Commercial, 1982)

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Here's a holiday themed commercial for long-distance gift certificates from the Bell System

"Give The Gift That Lets Them Share."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, December 4th 1982.

Vectrex (Commercial, 1983)

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Here's a commercial for the short-lived gaming system - Vectrex, featuring all vector graphics and color overlays you put over the screen. Also notable for being portable, in that it came with it's own specialized display unit, and for a controller that slightly resembled the later Nintendo Entertainment System controller.

"(C) 1983 by Milton Bradley Company"

This aired on local Chicago TV on Monday, November 21st 1983.