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Nelson Brothers - "We Put It All Together For You" (Commercial, 1978)

Views: 1934

Here's an extended commercial for Nelson Brothers furniture, spotlighting their various combinations for bedroom ensembles, including dressers, chests of drawers, nightstands, luxurious beds, and "everything from rugs on the floor to pictures on the wall." And all this could be yours with "credit power."

Open Monday and Thursday until 9pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm. At Cottage Grove at 63rd, Halsted at 65th, 9605 South Cicero Avenue, Broadway near Lawrence, Lincoln Avenue near Belmo...

WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 Update (1978)

Views: 1986

Here's a NewsCenter5 update on WMAQ Channel 5, read (off-camera) by Ed Grennan. Headlines include:

- Anti-nuclear protest outside Rocky Flats nuclear plant in Colorado, calling for plant's closure

- Former President Richard Nixon writes that he considered Watergate "just a public relations problem"

- Northwest Airlines' pilots still on strike

- Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to enter United States

This u...

Pronto - "The Ristorante Superbo" (Commercial, 1979)

Views: 1102

Here's a commercial for the Pronto restaurant at 200 East Chestnut Street, offering such Northern Italian delicacies as scampi della casa, velo pronto, and paglia e fieno.

"The ristorante Italians remember when they're back in Italy - and where Americans find what they miss about Italy."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, February 2nd 1979.

Preparation H - "A Coworker's Concern" (Commercial, 1979)

Views: 1359

Here's a commercial for Preparation H with two news anchors in need of relief from the pain of hemorrhoids. For use three times a day.

Look towards the end for an Ampex VR-2000 color videotape recorder in the equipment room where the two anchors meet after their relief. This was the first "high-band" quad videotape recorder, first introduced in 1964 and used all throughout the industry into the 1980's - including many of the Chicago TV stations.

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Chis-An-Bop with Fred MacMurray (Commercial Offer, 1979)

Views: 8578

Here's a commercial offer for Chis-An-Bop, a Korean-derived means of calculating math for children ages 5-13 which involves using their fingers. With Fred MacMurray and two children, Debbie and Brad, who demonstrate a few examples of Chis-An-Bop at work. Comes with a book and option for record (or, as he put it, "phonograph sound disc") or cassette.

"As Seen on National TV Talk Shows"

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, February 2nd 1979.

WLS Channel 7 - Eyewitness News Update with Terry Murphy (1979)

Views: 1799

Here's an Eyewitness News Update with Terry Murphy, previewing the following items to air on the 5 pm newscast:

- Gov. James Thompson acting on "Target 7's" recent "Hidden Children" series on neglected handicapped children

- Two women found slain in Merrillville, IN townhouse

- "Sunshine Sniper" Ronald Hoffman found unfit to stand trial

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, February 2nd 1979.

Chap Stick Lip Treat Flavor Gloss with Suzy Chapstick (Commercial, 1979)

Views: 1038

Here's a commercial for Chap Stick Lip Treat flavor gloss with Suzy Chaffee, a.k.a. "Suzy Chapstick," offering this item from a truck resembling ice cream trucks. Comes in six "flavors": orange, banana, chocolate, strawberry, licorice and root beer.

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(C) A.H. Robins 1978

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, February 2nd 1979.

Ajax All-Purpose Cleaner - "Armed with Ajax" (Commercial, 1979)

Views: 999

Here's a commercial for Ajax All-Purpose Cleaner, with the power of ammonia plus a powerful grease-cutting solvent to cut through grease - just like a white tornado.

"Get that feeling of cleaning power!"

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, February 2nd 1979.

WLS Channel 7 - Eyewitness News Update with John Drury (1979)

Views: 1475

Here's an Eyewitness News Update with John Drury, previewing the following items to air on the 5 pm newscast:

- State government reaction to the recent "Target 7" series on the neglect of handicapped children

- Nine special reports from chief City Hall consultant Ken Sain

- Hugh Hill with a special Eyewitness political report

- Walt Lyons and a groundhog

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, February 2nd 1979.