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Here's Part 4, the last part, of The Ginny Tiu Show which aired on WCIU Channel 26. Ms. Tiu was a child prodigy pianist whose chief claim to fame was playing by ear and not being able to read a note, and who was a familiar presence on such 1960's TV series as The Ed Sullivan Show, Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall, and a 1966 episode of I've Got a Secret (from Steve Allen's run as host), as well as appearing in the 1962 Elvis Presley film Girls! Girls! Girls! ...
Here is a rare animated station ID for WBKB Channel 7 (which became WLS Channel 7 on October 7th 1968), with a promo for an appearance by Chicago-based jazz legend Ramsey Lewis on a midnight program that aired right after The Joey Bishop Show (not Chicago with Ronnie Barrett, which premiered in July of that year). Also included is a preemption notice for The Invaders (while the slide indicated the show was in color, this bumper is presented here in living black-and-white...
Here's an installment of a syndicated series of shorts called Chatter's World that aired on WBKB Channel 7 weekday mornings in 1960.
Chicago historian Steve Jajkowski adds, "Chatter's World was local - it was created and produced by Sam Ventura and Ronny Born (who played "Orville" on Shock Theatre). Ronny Born also performed the voice of Chatter. Filmed at WBKB, roughly a season's worth, then sold i...
Here's Part 6 of the early evening edition of Pulse on WTVT Channel 13 in Tampa / St. Petersburg, Florida, preserved for posterity on 2" quad tape. Featured in this part is sports director "Salty" Sol Fleischman (in the second of three parts of his segment), with guests Bob Peters, manager of the Fort Lauderdale Country Club, and his half-brother Elry Lathrop. Includes:
"Salty" Sol introducing the interview segment of his sports report by describing the move of the Tea...
Here's an episode of The Storyteller on WTTW Channel 11, hosted by Val Bettin. This was Episode #53, a reading of the book "Pickle-Chiffon Pie" by Jolly Roger Bradfield (read by permission of the publisher, Rand McNally & Company), from a 3/4" dub of the original 2" quad master tape, recorded on February 22nd 1969. This was also one of WTTW's early color productions.
Brief shot of production slate, with intermittent tone of approx. 415 Hz emitt...
Here's Part 4, the last part, of an edition of Newscope on WFLD Channel 32, anchored by Patrick Muldowney.
NOTE: This is the earliest footage currently known to exist of a WFLD broadcast (albeit via kinescope); the sound heard in the background on the right channel is of time code as heard on 3/4" Umatic tapes. (this is not our museum's transfer)
Patrick Muldowney gives the weather report, with fair skies and temperatures t...
Here's Part 8 (the last part) of Pulse, the evening newscast of WTVT Channel 13 in Tampa / St. Petersburg, Florida, which featured Jim Ruddle as St. Petersburg anchor and Hugh Smith as Tampa anchor. This part features longtime Channel 13 weatherman Roy Leep, anchor / news director Ray Dantzler, and the opening moments of the CBS Evening News With Walter Cronkite. Includes:
Roy Leep giving report on national weather, with huge emphasis on clouds and snow througho...
Here's Part 3 of Midwest Sports Special - "Inside the World of Hockey with the Chicago Blackhawks," hosted by Frank Sweeney, as aired on WBKB (now WLS) Channel 7. This was transferred from the original film, and thus has no commercials. Featured in this part is the team's coach Billy Reay, with demonstrations by players Bobby Hull, Bill Hay, Elmer "Moose" Vasko, Phil Esposito, Matt Ravlich, Glenn Hall, John Brenneman, Fred Stanfield, Stan Mikita, Eric Nesterenko and Wayne Hillman. I...
Here's another rare episode of The Storyteller on WTTW Channel 11, hosted by Val Bettin. This was Episode #54, a reading of the book "The Case of the Cat's Meow" by Crosby Bonsall (read by permission of the publisher, Harper & Row, which put the book out in their "I Can Read" series), from a 3/4" dub of the original 2" quad master tape, recorded on February 22nd 1969. This was also one of WTTW's early color productions.
Brief shot of production...