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WSNS Channel 44 - Al Lerner Sports - "So Long..." (Part 1, 1971)

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Here's Part 1 of the final episode of Al Lerner Sports on WSNS Channel 44. Lerner was the station's first sportscaster, and would go on to a long career with such stations as WLS Channel 7, WMAQ Channel 5, WGN Radio 720 and WSCR-AM, as well as being a wrestling announcer. Also featuring a young (and at this point, moustacheless) Tim Weigel, then a sportswriter for the now-defunct Chicago Daily News, who himself would become a familiar face on Chicago television, working for all three...

WGN Channel 9 - 10th Inning with Jack Brickhouse - "Interview with Bob Lurie" (1976)

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Here's an edition of the post-game 10th Inning show on WGN Channel 9, hosted by Jack Brickhouse, with guest Bob Lurie who had just assumed majority ownership of the San Francisco Giants. This was after a grueling 14-inning session which saw the Cubs beat the Giants at Candlestick Park, 6-5, in the first game of a doubleheader. This was also from the days when remote broadcasts such as the Cubs / Giants match carried this day by WGN went through separate transmissions (one for the vid...

WBBM Channel 2 - Channel 2 News Special Report - "Blizzard '79: Public Questions, City Answers" (Part 4, 1979)

Views: 1699

Here's Part 4 (the last part offered here) 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. Note: According to TV listings, this program ran about 70 minutes, so we are missing approximately the last 10 minutes.

Program features Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Chairman James McDonough, Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Francis Degnan, Fire Commissioner...

WMAQ Channel 5 - 5 Cheers Chicago's New Year (Part 1, 1980/1981)

Views: 1940

Here's 5 Cheers Chicago's New Year, an end-of-one-year-and-beginning-of-another celebration on WMAQ Channel 5, hosted by Warner Saunders, Carol Marin, Jerry Taft and Barry Bernson. Also featuring drummer Isaac "Red" Holt, Miomir's Serbian Club owner Miomir Radovanovich, executive chef Alfred(?), kitchen chef Donna(?), Abbey Pub owner Peter Furlong(?), weekend weatherman Terry Burhans, and numerous partygoers. Includes:

Tail end of Today promo with guest Marvin H...

WFLD Channel 32 - Scared Straight! (Part 2, 1979)

Views: 1048

Here's Part 2 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:

Disclaimer notice on screen (with accompanying voiceover by Peter Falk):

This program contains language that is explicit, foul and brutal. It is not recommended for children.

Scared Straight! zooming title bumper, with another ...

WFLD Channel 32 - Scared Straight! Chicago Reacts (Part 1, 1979)

Views: 781

Here's Part 1 of Scared Straight! Chicago Reacts, a local interview program hosted by Kathy McFarland that followed an encore presentation of the Academy Award-winning Scared Straight! on WFLD Channel 32. Also featuring a former street gang member turned straight, Ray Rowland(sp?). Includes:

A few more seconds of the Scared Straight! film are shown (with a quick zoom-in of the Scared Straight! Chicago Reacts title) as Kathy begins her comments lead...

WBBM Channel 2 - TV2 News at 10 (Part 1, 1972)

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Here's Part 1 of an edition of the TV2 News at 10 on WBBM Channel 2, with Bob Wallace substituting for then-regular anchor Bob McBride, and featuring brief appearances by sportscaster Brent Musburger and weatherman John Coughlin during the opening.

This edition was transferred from the original 2" Quad tape.


Tail end of commercial for A&P supermarkets - "WEO" (Where Economy Originates)

TV2 News at 10 opening, ...

WLS Channel 7 - Eyewitness News - "New Year's News" (Excerpt, 1979)

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Here's an excerpt of a New Year's Day edition from Eyewitness News anchored by Vivian Rosenberg(?) and Jay Levine, with reports from John Culea, Sheila Stainback and Karen Kalish. Includes:

As the tape comes in, we are in the middle of a report on a spate of murders of Chicago cab drivers, the latest victim being 24-year-old Bejan Moshkel Gosha (?) of North Sheridan Road, found shot to death at North Ashland after quarreling with a group of people.

This i...

WBBM Channel 2 - Channel 2 Weekend News (Part 1, 1978)

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Here's Part 1 of a complete edition of the Channel 2 Weekend News on WBBM Channel 2, anchored by Bob Wallace (substituting for Harry Porterfield). Also featuring Brian Boyer. Includes:

Tail end of commercial for Arlington Race Track - "That's Entertainment" (post time 2pm, Monday-Saturday)

Animated WBBM Station ID (voiceover by Jerry Harper?)

Opening of Channel 2 Weekend News (with Dick Marx's famous "I Love Chicago, Chicago My Home...