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The Protector with Mike Ditka (Commercial, 1983)

Views: 1651

Here's a commercial for The Protector Total New Car Protection system featuring legendary Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka.

The Protector system features Rustproofing, Fabric-Shield and Paint-Shield.

"Hang tough!"

This aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday, August 16th 1983.

WLS Channel 7 - The 3:00 Movie - "Follow That Dream" (Commercial Break, 1983)

Views: 1408

Here's a commercial break from The 3:00 Movie presentation of the 1962 Elvis Presley film "Follow That Dream" on WLS Channel 7. Includes:

Animated 3:00 Movie "star" bumper (with excerpt from Ramsey Lewis' "Skippin' " as background music)

Promo for upcoming "Tune In to Fitness" series of reports for next month's editions of 4:30 Eyewitness News, with Tim Weigel - tied in with Osco Drug

Commercial: 1983 Renault Alliance from Am...

Midocean Motion Pictures - "Demo Reel" (1979?)

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Here's the final part of a demo reel from Midocean Motion Pictures, a production and graphics firm which worked "in association with" EUE-Screen Gems (the latter of "S From Hell" infamy, spun off from Columbia Pictures).

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 produ...

WFLD Channel 32 - Son Of Svengoolie - "Trog" (Break #3, 1985)

Views: 1972

Here's Break #3 for another episode of Son of Svengoolie that hasn't been seen in over 24 years! This was number 287 where he was presenting the movie "Trog". Includes:

Sven bumper

Commercial: Tri-City Heating featuring Mal Bellairs - Long-time host at WBBM radio in the 50's and 60's

Promo for the Grand National Motor Spectacular at the University of Illinois Pavilion

Commercial: Minute Rice - "Fits the way you cook today"
P...

WFLD Channel 32 - Ending Of The Gong Show & Opening of The Three Stooges - "Calling All Curs" (1979)

Views: 2061

(NOTE - this clip was originally broadcast in color but was recorded in Black & White)

Here is the ending for The Gong Show and the opening for the short "Calling All Curs" on The Three Stooges on WFLD Channel 32. (unfortunately all the breaks were cut out of this short) Includes:

Partial end credits to The Gong Show (voiceover by Ron Beattie)

Commercial: WFYR 103 and a Half FM - "Incredible Music. Credible Information."

Com...

Laser Blast by Activision (Commercial, 1981)

Views: 2859

Here's a commercial for the home video game Laser Blast by Activision, touting itself as "A New Game Cartridge for Your Atari Video Game System" (and contrasting itself to its "dull" predecessors). The purpose is to go after the other side's force fields and dodge their tracking systems. (Ah, remember those good ol' days? ;-) )

"Atari"(R) and "Video Computer System"(TM) are trademarks of Atari, Inc.

With a lower-third super towards the end as to what sto...

Atari Video Computer System with Pete Rose, Pele & Don Knotts (Commercial, 1978)

Views: 2584

Here's a commercial for the Atari Video Computer System with 20 cartridges available and 1,300 game variations. Featuring baseball's "Charlie Hustle," Pete Rose, promoting the Atari Home Run Cartridge; soccer legend Pele promoting the Atari Air Sea Battle Cartridge; and Don Knotts, inside a prison cell (presumably not the one featured in Scared Straight!), promoting the Atari Breakout Cartridge.

Voiceover by ??

"Don't just watch television tonight - pl...

WBBM Channel 2 - 1985 Chicago Emmy Awards (Part 1, 1985)

Views: 2356

Here's Part 1 of the (mostly complete) 1985 Chicago Emmy Awards broadcast from the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel.

This part features a variant on the WBBM Special Presentation graphic, McLean Stevenson as host, and Rex Smith singing "You Take My Breath Away" accompanied by the Dick Marx Orchestra.

Commercial: Bon Bons ice cream nuggets from Carnation.
Commercial: American Express Travel Management System
Commercial: Irv Kupcinet - "Happy Father's Day ...

WYCC Channel 20 - "First Broadcast" (Part 2, 1983)

Views: 920

Here's Part 2 of the first broadcast from WYCC Channel 20, which arose from the ashes of the previous occupant of that dial position, WXXW, which had left the air in 1974. Featured in this clip are Program Director Elynne Chaplik and Oscar Shabat, Chancellor of City Colleges of Chicago. Includes:

WYCC Program Director Elynne Chaplik (later Elynne Chaplik-Aleskow, the station's guiding light through the 1990's), welcomes people to the "new" Channel 20 with a profile on the Cit...