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WFLD Channel 32 - Keyfax Nite-Owl Service - "A Nite-Owl New Year" (Part 1, 1982)

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At long last! More Nite-Owl footage! (The first "new" Nite-Owl footage found for over 10 years!) Picture's a bit fuzzy, but of course we can't be picky.

Here is Part 1 of footage from a Nite-Owl New Year's "Special".

Modification Notice: In the interest of full disclosure, (since I try my best to keep things as authentic as possible here) I have to mention that in Part 1 I had to make some edits/overdubs in the audio only. The first one occurs at 02:44...

WTTW Channel 11 - The Callaway-Ruddle Report (Opening, 1976)

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Here's another "end of tape" find - the first minute or so of The Callaway-Ruddle Report on WTTW Channel 11, anchored by John Callaway (formerly of WBBM Channel 2, soon to be a Channel 11 mainstay) and Jim Ruddle (formerly of WGN Channel 9, later to go to WMAQ Channel 5), and featuring arts critic Johanna Steinmetz. Includes:

Station ID slide with a crowd of children peering from behind a gated fence (voiceover by Don Ferris)

Cold open, with previews of f...

WSNS Channel 44 - Al Lerner Sports - "So Long..." (Part 2, 1971)

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Here's Part 2 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 n...

WBBM Channel 2 - Channel Two News - Coverage of Sam Giancana Funeral (1975)

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Here's coverage of the funeral of slain mob boss Sam Giancana from Channel Two News on WBBM Channel 2, anchored by Walter Jacobson (Bill Kurtis was on assignment), and reported by John Drummond. Includes:

Channel Two News opening (voiceover by Ed Roberts)

Walter leads the newscast with a story of Giancana, prior to being murdered, about to be indicted by a Federal grand jury for perjury; as well as him demanding the mob get the Justice Department o...

Shutan Camera - "Talk About Pictures" (Commercial, 1982)

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Here's an extra-long Shutan Camera commercial which was used as sponsorship for "Talk About Pictures" - a show which aired Sundays at Noon on WMAQ Channel 5, hosted by George Fenneman. (He would sit at a table with a pro photographer and they would look at one of his/her photos and discuss the subject, technique, equipment, inspirations, etc.)

The lady in the ad is actress/model Jennifer Girard. She is n...

WTVT Channel 13 - Pulse Featuring Jim Ruddle (Part 1, 1964)

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Here's Part 1 of a complete edition of Pulse, the nightly newscast of WTVT Channel 13 in Tampa / St. Petersburg, Florida (then a CBS affiliate, now affiliated with Fox). This newscast - transferred from the original 2" quad videotape - is notable in that one of the anchors, based out of the station's St. Petersburg studios, was Jim Ruddle, some three months before he first joined WGN Channel 9 in Chicago as co-anchor with Gary Park of The Park-Ruddle Report, as the beginning of...

WSNS Channel 44 - Al Lerner Sports - "So Long..." (Part 3, 1971)

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Here's Part 3 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...

WBBM Channel 2 - Fright Night (Opening, 1971-72)

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Here's the opening sequence for WBBM Channel 2's stab at a horror movie showcase, Fright Night.

This opening was created by Jim Talbot.

Jim recalls:
"I had designed and animated the wbbm station break for Hal Biard, who was head of promotion for channel 2. He liked it and asked me to do something for their fright night late night movie.

I was a one man operation back then (still am) working from the back porch of an editing compan...

WSNS Channel 44 - Al Lerner Sports - "So Long..." (Part 4, 1971)

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Here's Part 4 (the last part) 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, worki...