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WLS Channel 7 - Eyewitness News At 5pm (Part 1, 1978)

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Here's Part 1 of a complete edition of the Eyewitness News at 5pm on WLS Channel 7. This is from a recording of the studio feed, so there are no commercials - instead we get to see some off-the-cuff moments where the anchors are waiting to go back on the air. Features John Drury, Terry Murphy, Bill Frink, Johnny Mountain, Bob Petty, Hugh Hill, and others. This part includes the following stories:

(opening cut slightly - recording starts late) (opening voiceover by ??)
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WFMT 98.7 FM - "The Big Snow" (Excerpts, 1967)

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50 Years Ago Today!!!

Here's a rare radio aircheck from "Chicago's Fine Arts Station," WFMT 98.7 FM, on the morning of the infamous Blizzard of '67. This features Jim Unrath, Marty Robinson (one of the main off-camera announcers, and on-air personalities during pledge drives, for WTTW Channel 11 for many years), and Norm Pellegrini. Includes:

Jim Unrath starting off this clip by signing on the station - and mentioning this was to have been the 211th anni...

WBBM Channel 2 - Channel 2 News Special Report - "Blizzard '79: Public Questions, City Answers" (Part 3, 1979)

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Here's Part 3 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, with Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Chairman James McDonough, Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Francis Degnan, Fire Commissioner Richard Albrecht, and Police Superintendent James O'Grady in the line of fire. Also featuring Steve Shepard. Includes:

Bill Kurtis mentioning how he rode the "L" duri...

Chatter's World - "Chatter's Forecast" (1960)

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Here's an installment of a syndicated series of shorts called Chatter's World that aired on WBKB Channel 7 weekday mornings in 1960.

Chicago historian Steve Jajkowski adds, "Chatter's World was local - it was created and produced by Sam Ventura and Ronny Born (who played "Orville" on Shock Theatre). Ronny Born also performed the voice of Chatter. Filmed at WBKB, roughly a season's worth, then sold i...

WFLD Channel 32 - Newscope - "The Blizzard of '67" and Other Stories (Part 2, 1967)

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Here's Part 2 of an edition of Newscope on WFLD Channel 32, anchored by Patrick Muldowney.

NOTE: This is the earliest footage currently known to exist of a WFLD broadcast (albeit via kinescope); the sound heard in the background on the right channel is of time code as heard on 3/4" Umatic tapes. (this is not our museum's transfer)

Includes:

Patrick reporting on other news:

- A cabin fire during a launch test of Apollo ...

WFLD Channel 32 - Newscope - "The Blizzard of '67" and Other Stories (Part 3, 1967)

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Here's Part 3 of an edition of Newscope on WFLD Channel 32, anchored by Patrick Muldowney.

NOTE: This is the earliest footage currently known to exist of a WFLD broadcast (albeit via kinescope); the sound heard in the background on the right channel is of time code as heard on 3/4" Umatic tapes. (this is not our museum's transfer)

Includes:

Dave then ends his sports report and goes back to Patrick, who mentions that 32 was the first ...

WMAQ Channel 5 - Editorial Outtakes, "Speak Out" and Others (1979-80)

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Here's a set of outtakes from WMAQ Channel 5's editorial director Dillon Smith, plus a few "Speak Out" vox pops thrown in for good measure.

Includes:

Dillon counting down and introducing a "Speak Out" segment

A young woman in the 18-20 age range speaking about the legal drinking age (as a debate was raging about whether to raise the minimum age from 18 to 21)

An older man speaking about "turning it over to Picaxo"

Anot...

WFLD Channel 32 - Newscope - "The Blizzard of '67" and Other Stories (Part 1, 1967)

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Here's the first part of an edition of Newscope on WFLD Channel 32, anchored by Patrick Muldowney. Also featuring Harlan Draeger of the Chicago Daily News, Richard Foster of the Chicago Sun-Times (both papers, like WFLD, were owned by Field Enterprises), sportscaster Dave Martin, and WA9RTP ham operators Jim Roper(?) and Dick Cox.

NOTES: This is the earliest footage currently known to exist of a WFLD broadcast (albeit via kinescope); the sound heard in the backg...

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...