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WTTW Channel 11 - Bleacher Bums (Part 5, 1984)

Views: 1433

In honor of opening day for the Chicago Cubs, here's the long-unseen WTTW Channel 11 production of Bleacher Bums. Originally produced in 1979, and set in 1977, this broadcast is from 1984 (the last time it was shown on TV), when the Cubs had a good run at the pennant. Enjoy!

And if you're interested, be sure to visit friend of the museum Kasey Ignarski's website where you can purchase his book, Cu...

WFLD Channel 32 - PM Magazine Chicago - "Pac-Man Mania" (1981)

Views: 4699

In honor of the 30th Anniversary of Pac-Man, here's the opening and first story on PM Magazine Chicago on WFLD Channel 32 - which includes the story "Pac-Mania Invades Chicago". A neat shot of Mother's Pinball (was it later called Mother's Arcade?) in Mount Prospect at the beginning.

Features Mike Leiderman and Jo Ann Williams as hosts.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday, October 13th 1981.

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WBBM Channel 2 - The CBS Morning News - "Paul McCartney's Empire" (1984)

Views: 1177

Here is an interview and story with Paul McCartney by Pat Collins, from The CBS Morning News with Phyllis George and Bill Kurtis (who would later work again at WBBM Channel 2).

It tells how Paul McCartney turned his fortune made with the Beatles into a financial empire from Copyright ownership. Too bad he gave some advice to Michael Jackson, who wound up outbidding him for Northern Songs (ATV), and gained control of most of the Beatles' catalog. And thus, a Sun Chips commerci...

Way To Go! With Dr. Don (Episode 1, Part 1, 1979)

Views: 1471

Here is yet another version of the Way to Go! program produced by Field Communications - this one hosted by none other than Doctor Donald D. Rose (Dr. Don!). He of course was the voiceover guy for kid's programs on Field Stations including Super Cartoon Sunrise, Lunchtime Fun, and Afternoon Fun - which included shows such as Woody Woodpecker, Popeye, Tom & Jerry, The Flintstones, The Banana Splits, The Great Space Coaster, The Little Rascals, etc...

This is Part 1 of what I be...

WPWR Channel 50 - Romper Room & Friends (Part 2, 1991)

Views: 4124

Here's Part 2 of an episode of Romper Room and Friends (Syndicated Version) which aired on WPWR Channel 50. Features Miss Molly McCloskey, Kimble, Up-Up, Granny Cat, Do Bee, (Hmm..) and all the other weird characters. Includes:

WPWR Flintstones promo (voiceover by ??)

Kellogg's Corn Flakes (featuring Cornelius Rooster) (with 3d baseball card promotion)

Cinnamon Toast Crunch (with one of the bakers)

"Romper bomper, stomper boo. Tel...

The Funny Company - "Tarantula" (1963)

Views: 4104

Here is a segment of the cartoon "The Funny Company" - these aired on local Chicago TV at various times and on various stations, most notably as part of WGN-TV Channel 9's Garfield Goose and Friends with Frazier Thomas.

According to Internet Movie Database, "Each of the 260 five-minute episodes depicts the hilarious cartoon adventures of a kids' corporation formed to do jobs and make money. It episode contains an informative and entertaining segment designed to satisfy the yout...

The Funny Company - "Keep Smiling" (1963)

Views: 1775

Here is a segment of the cartoon "The Funny Company" - these aired on local Chicago TV at various times and on various stations, most notably as part of WGN-TV Channel 9's Garfield Goose and Friends with Frazier Thomas.

According to Internet Movie Database, "Each of the 260 five-minute episodes depicts the hilarious cartoon adventures of a kids' corporation formed to do jobs and make money. It episode contains an informative and entertaining segment designed to satisfy the yout...

The Funny Company - "Confetti" (1963)

Views: 1942

Here is a segment of the cartoon "The Funny Company" - these aired on local Chicago TV at various times and on various stations, most notably as part of WGN-TV Channel 9's Garfield Goose and Friends with Frazier Thomas.

According to Internet Movie Database, "Each of the 260 five-minute episodes depicts the hilarious cartoon adventures of a kids' corporation formed to do jobs and make money. It episode contains an informative and entertaining segment designed to satisfy the yout...

The Funny Company - "Man In Space" (1963)

Views: 1986

Here is a segment of the cartoon "The Funny Company" - these aired on local Chicago TV at various times and on various stations, most notably as part of WGN-TV Channel 9's Garfield Goose and Friends with Frazier Thomas.

According to Internet Movie Database, "Each of the 260 five-minute episodes depicts the hilarious cartoon adventures of a kids' corporation formed to do jobs and make money. It episode contains an informative and entertaining segment designed to satisfy the yout...