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Old Chicago Amusement Park with George Wendt (Commercial, 1978)

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Here's a commercial for the Old Chicago amusement park that was located in Bolingbrook, Illinois and was open from 1975 to 1980. "Chicago's Family Fun Capitol", it was billed as "the world's first ever indoor amusement park". "Have an Old Chicago Day!" (sounds similar to Marriot's Great America slogan from the time) Features local Chicago actor George Wendt as "the dad", best known for playing "Norm" on the long-running 1980s sitcom Cheers. Jingle sung by ?? Endling voiceover by Jer...

WLS Channel 7 - Kennedy And Company - "WLS Deejays" (1972)

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Here's a rare segment from the morning show Kennedy and Company on WLS Channel 7, hosted by the late Bob Kennedy. This was the predecessor to AM Chicago (which was begun after Kennedy's death in 1974), and is considered in some corners to be an ancestor to the recently-ended The Oprah Winfrey Show.

This segment was devoted to the disc jockeys of WLS Musicradio 8...

CBS Network - In The News - "Acid Rain" (1983)

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Here's a segment of the kids news featurette, In The News - which deals with the subject of acid rain, and in particular its destructive effect on the plant and wildlife of the Big Moose Lake in upstate New York State and hundreds of other lakes in the Northeastern United States and Canada. A clip of Dr. Dwight Webster (a Cornell University scientist who bred a strain of brook trout that could better adapt and survive in acidic lakes) is briefly shown.

Also includes a c...

WGN Channel 9 - Prime Time Movie - "Song of Bernadette" (Promo, Open, Bumper Excerpts, On-Screen ID & Technical Difficulties Moment, 1979)

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Here's some surviving clips (other than the recording of the film itself) from the "Prime Time Movie" broadcast of "Song of Bernadette" (1943), starring Jennifer Jones, on WGN Channel 9. Though not an Easter movie it often aired during or close to the holiday. All the commercial breaks were cut so this is what was left of interest.

Includes: (all voiceovers by Carl Greyson)

A mostly complete promo for the movie (I assume this aired shortly before it began)

Screaming Yellow Theater (Svengoolie) - "Show #5 - Sven Sings" (1971?)

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Here's a segment from Screaming Yellow Theater - the original Svengoolie, which aired on WFLD Channel 32 from 1970-1973. Svengoolie was played by Jerry G. Bishop.

With no clapboard segments, we can only guess that this was Break #1 (from "Show #5") - although on these master tapes sometimes they didn't save all of the breaks, so this could be Break #2 or Break #3 for all we know. This one features Sven singing a parody of "Button Up Your Overcoat" with backup vocals by Zelda,...

WBBM Channel 2 - Channel 2 Weekend News (Part 1, 1978)

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Here's Part 1 of a complete edition of the Channel 2 Weekend News on WBBM Channel 2, anchored by Bob Wallace (substituting for Harry Porterfield). Also featuring Brian Boyer. Includes:

Tail end of commercial for Arlington Race Track - "That's Entertainment" (post time 2pm, Monday-Saturday)

Animated WBBM Station ID (voiceover by Jerry Harper?)

Opening of Channel 2 Weekend News (with Dick Marx's famous "I Love Chicago, Chicago My Home...

WTTW Channel 11 - "Profane Pledge" (1980)

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Here's the ending of The Great Radio Comedians (end credits cut off early) followed by a neat vintage pledge break on WTTW Channel 11. Features Michael Hirsh, who was also the producer of the highly-regarded documentary special "Making M*A*S*H". In between asking for donations, Mike shows some blooper outtakes from M*A*S*H, including a couple with a few bad words, which necessitates the standard disclaimer:

**Warning: May be slightly inappropriate for some environme...

CBS Network - In The News - "Central America" (1983)

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Here's a segment of the kids news featurette, In The News - which deals with the subject of Central America, touching on peace talks going on at that time in El Salvador between the government and rebel leaders, with President Reagan's Special Envoy to Central America Richard Stone serving as a mediator; as well as Stone's meetings with Nicaragua Sandinista leader Daniel Ortega who supporter the Salvadoran rebels. Mention is also made of Reagan ordering naval exercises off Central Ame...

WTTW Channel 11 - "Its A Wonderful Pledge" (1987)

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Here is a hilarious and creative parody piece combining the ethos of Pledge Breaks with the classic film, "It's a Wonderful Life".

Former WTTW staffer and Emmy-award-winning producer Rick Kotrba recalls, "It was originally produced in December 1986 for party festivities at the WTTW studios. I was the writer/creator. The technician who recorded the sound and edited the video was Harvey Moshman.

In March 1987, this abridged version was created for broadc...