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Here is a Prayer For Today and station sign-off from WKBS Channel 48 in Philadelphia, in February 1983. Notable due to WKBS being a sister station of WFLD; they were both owned by Field Communications.
Prayer For Today given by Reverend John McFadden of the Archdiocese the Philidelphia and is Copyright 1981.
National Anthem played by the Stanford University Band and arranged by Dr. Arthur P. Barnes. Photography by the Sierra Club. (Copyright 1972 or 1973?)
Here's the third and final segment from an episode of Mulqueen's Kiddie a-Go-Go on WCIU Channel 26. (unfortunately they stopped recording early, before the show ended) Includes:
The kids dance to "Back in Love Again" by The Buckinghams for "Moldy-Oldy Time".
Commercial: Steven's Super Skates (Manufactured by Sekur All Corp.) - available at Klipper's Toys - 1314 Waukegan Road in Glenview, IL. Dial PA 4-2040 (ending voiceover by Elaine Mulqueen)
Here's the first commercial break for the Miles Showcase Theatre presentation of the 1941 Humphrey Bogart movie "The Maltese Falcon" on WGN Channel 9. Includes:
Host Ray Rayner once again explaining the program's "four commercial interruptions" format, and introducing a commercial for Bactine disinfectant, with a child who'd scraped his knee - "Helps the Hurt Stop Hurting"
Next, Ray introduces a commercial for One-a-Day Plus Iron (with ten vitamins plus i...
Here's an example of the Viacom "V of Doom" as it is known - this one in extra creepy black and white. (from an episode of The Twilight Zone)
The logo that launched a thousand mid-afternoon nightmares.
This aired on local Chicago TV in 1982.
Here's a technical difficulties moment from Star Trek Triad - a several hours long block of Star Trek episodes combined with commentary from Leonard Nimoy and trivia questions. This special was created for the promotion of the new movie Star Trek III: The Search For Spock. Includes:
Leonard Nimoy Star Trek Triad commercial bumper
About 20 seconds of black
A couple second flash of the WFLD on-screen station ID
WFLD Special Presentat...
Here's an on-screen station ID from the Miles Showcase Theatre presentation of the 1941 Humphrey Bogart movie "The Maltese Falcon" on WGN Channel 9. The ID is typeset on a very primitive character generator system whose service dated back to the late 1960's, and was used by other stations and networks on such news events as the 1968 Democratic National Convention and the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing. This early CG typesetting preceded such systems as Vidifont and Chyron.
Here's the second commercial break for the Miles Showcase Theatre presentation of the 1941 Humphrey Bogart movie "The Maltese Falcon" on WGN Channel 9. Includes:
Host Ray Rayner starts off by introducing a commercial for Alka-Seltzer, another in their series of ads along the lines of their "Spicy Meatball" and "I Can't Believe I Ate the Whole Thing" campaigns. In this example, a man at a dinner table assures his mother he's sure he's had enough. A color version of thi...
Here are some selected excerpts of the Chicago Black Hawks / Boston Bruins game on WFLD Channel 32, played at Boston Garden in Boston, MA. This was from an original 2" Quad master tape, and though the "recorded date" says 3-31-76, this game was broadcast on 3-25-76. I think someone, perhaps Don Shannon (who directed this telecast) made this compilation of excerpts from the original tape(s) on the 31st (or perhaps it was done live? That wouldn't account for the 3-31-76 date though) In any ...
Here's a more complete sign-off sequence from WBBM Channel 2 (as compared with this circa 1978 sign-off). Includes:
Station ID / promo for The Rockford Files for 4:00pm (voiceover by ??)
Television Code "Seal of Good Practice" notice (the same 1965 design variant as on this 1979 sign-on), followed by approximatel...