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WGN Channel 9 - Creature Features - "The Raven" (Opening & Bumper Excerpts, 1978)

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Question: When did WGN's Creature Features program end? If you said 1976, then here's another FuzzyMemories discovery that will rewrite history! (read more about it in the latest edition of Fuzzy's News & Views)

Two years after its supposed end, here's the opening and bumper excerpts from the Creature Features presentation of the 1935 Boris Karloff / Bela Lugosi...

WFLD Channel 32 - Son of Svengoolie - "Bride of Frankenstein" (Break #1, 1983)

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Here's the first commercial break for the Son of Svengoolie presentation of the 1935 film "Bride of Frankenstein" on WFLD Channel 32. Includes:

"WOOO in Berwyn" segment, with Sven as disk jockey playing "all music, all the time," starting off with a mock commercial for House of Lard (voiceover by Rich Koz) with an editorial from "Vice President and General Mangler" Zallman T. Tombstone, Jr. in which Tombstone complaining about somebody eating lunch at his desk; Sven then...

HBO Sign-Off (1979)

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Here's a sign-off from HBO (Home Box Office), from back in the days when they did sign off (the pioneering cable TV channel switched to a 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week schedule on December 28th 1981, after going 24 hours on weekends that September).

The sign-off consisted of an animated film with people all heading off to bed for the night, from all directions, accompanied by instrumental music that almost screamed '70's, down to the omnipresent conga drums and a low tom drum whi...

WBKB Channel 7 - Midwest Sports Special - "Inside the World of Hockey with the Chicago Blackhawks" (Part 2, 1964)

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Here's Part 2 of Midwest Sports Special - "Inside the World of Hockey with the Chicago Blackhawks," hosted by Frank Sweeney, as aired on WBKB (now WLS) Channel 7. This was transferred from the original film, and thus has no commercials. Featured in this part are general manager Tommy Ivan, coach Billy Reay, and (demonstrating their skills on the ice) players Phil Esposito, Chico Maki, John McKenzie, Eric Nesterenko, Fred Stanfield, Stan Mikita, Bill Hay, Al MacNeil, Pierre Pilote and...

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 ...

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

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Here's the opening and first commercial break of The Morning Movie presentation of the 1934 W.C. Fields film "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch" (also starring Pauline Lord, Zasu Pitts, Evelyn Venable and Kent Taylor) on WGN Channel 9. Includes:

Station ID bumper slide with drawing of sun and moon sitting down watching TV and message "Open for Business 24 Hours a Day," dissolving into late 1970s video animation - with "Last Farewell" music in background (voiceover by Bob ...

WFLD Channel 32 - Scared Straight! (Part 5, 1979)

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Here's Part 5 of the controversial Academy Award-winning documentary Scared Straight! (hosted and narrated by Peter Falk) as aired on WFLD Channel 32. This was from an "encore presentation." Includes:

Scared Straight! zooming title bumper, with another shot of a cell door with inmate inside closing

"Life Sentence - Murder" starts off the bat by threatening to "turn [the] teeth" of one delinquent "upside down," then demands to know whose shoes are ...

WGN Channel 9 - NewsNine - "Dart Gun Fun" (Excerpt, 1977)

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Here's an excerpt of an edition of NewsNine on WGN Channel 9, anchored by Jack Taylor. Also featuring Frank Rios, with brief appearances by Harry Volkman and Jack Brickhouse(?). Includes:

Jack introduces a piece by Frank Rios about toys that could be considered dangerous for children - and Rios finds that the toy he's holding (a dart gun) is dangerous for him - something which takes several takes for him to find out. Jack then signals the end of the filmed piece by sp...

WFLD Channel 32 - Son of Svengoolie - "Beyond the Time Barrier" (Break #1 + Station ID, 1986)

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Here's the first commercial break for the Son Of Svengoolie presentation (Show #333) of the 1960 film "Beyond the Time Barrier" on WFLD Channel 32. Includes:

Ending moments of first part of film, ending with Columbia Pictures title card (from between 1969 and 1976, based on the "A Division of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc." notice at the bottom of the screen)

Sven (Rich Koz) warning against any more inside jokes, before voiceover (Jim Barton) segues t...