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WMAQ Channel 5 - Gavilan - "The Guns of Harry August" (Opening, Break & Ending, 1982)

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Here's a few segments of an episode (entitled "The Guns of Harry August") of another short-lived series that ran over the NBC Network in the early 1980's - and therefore, in the Windy City, on our own WMAQ Channel 5 - Gavilan. (don't read too quick and mistake it for "Galivan")

This show was one of several over the years that starred the late Robert Urich, here in the role of Robert Gavilan, an ex-CIA agent currently in the employ of an oceanographic institute run by Ma...

WTTW Channel 11 - Auction '75 (Excerpt, 1975)

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Here's some more results from the open reel transfers financed by our generous group of Fuzzketeers during the Reel Transfer Fundraiser #1. Look for a lot more, coming soon!

This is an (unfortunately very short) rare excerpt from Auction '75 which aired on WTTW Channel 11. To my knowledge, this is the only existing video footage that anyone has found of the WTTW Auctions that they used to do (anyone know when they stopped doing these?)

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WMAQ Channel 5 - Real People (Part 3, 1980)

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Here's Part 3 (the final part) of an episode of the prototypical "reality show" Real People on WMAQ Channel 5.

In this segment, hosts (from L - R) Byron Allen, Skip Stephenson, Sarah Purcell and John Barbour sum up rhyming "thoughts to think about," with John musing about Three Mile Island's nuclear waste, Byron waxing philosophic about Gerald Ford's aborted 1980 Presidential run, Sarah ruminating on credit card charges, and Skip giving the lowdown on housing prices. Wi...

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...

WGN Channel 9 - The Morning Movie - "Sorry, Wrong Number" (Opening, 1975)

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Here's some really rare footage - from exactly 35 years old today - the opening to The Morning Movie presentation of "Sorry, Wrong Number" on WGN Channel 9.

This was recorded at Ridgewood High School in Norridge (by whom, has been lost to time) on 3/4" U-matic videotape using the 'ol rabbit ears, and thus unfortunately there is a bit of fuzz at times and the color goes out periodically. Also, due to the age of the tape, portions of the breaks have degraded in quality ...

WMAQ Channel 5 - Lifeline - "Dr. Joan E. Hodgman, L.A. Pediatrics/OBGYN" (Promo, Opening, and Break, 1978)

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Here's a promo, opening and first commercial break for the Lifeline episode "Dr. Joan E. Hodgman, L.A. Pediatrics/OBGYN" on WMAQ Channel 5. Just from watching this little excerpt you can see that it was an early example of "reality" television. Too bad it didn't stay on the air. Includes:

Promo for episode, in which voiceover (by ??) pronounces the good doctor's first name as "Joanne" (which was the actual pronunciation, despite the spelling)

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WGN Channel 9 - Nightbeat with Marty McNeeley "A Nightbeat New Year" (Part 2, 1983)

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Here's Part 2 of Nightbeat with Marty McNeeley on WGN Channel 9. Also featuring Muriel Clair and Robert Jordan. Includes:

A yellow cab driver, 30-year-old Harry Savalas (sp?), shot and seriously wounded after an incident on New Year's Eve at 7421 South Harvard Street; he is being treated for wounds to the chest at St. Bernard's Hospital.

A report from Muriel Clair at 600 West Washington about a New Year's Eve Day tradition dating back 125 years, a dinner...

WFLD Channel 32 - Tennessee Tuxedo (Ending, 1980)

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Ah, another teeny-tiny glimpse of glorious WFLD-TV kids programming from the late-seventies / early-eighties. Sure wish this guy let the tape run out, considering this was the last thing he recorded on the tape. But alas, he had to preserve 5-10 minutes of blank tape for 35 years. ;-)

Here's the ending moments of an episode of Tennessee Tuxedo on WFLD Channel 32.

A note on naming, from our researcher Chris Tufts: "As I recall WFLD billed ...

WSNS Channel 44 - TV44 Sports Spotlight with Jim Durham - "The San Diego Chicken, Pre-Demolition" (Part 2, 1979)

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Here's a special and rare treat for the 35th Anniversary of the infamous "Disco Demolition" event! (please excuse the ghosty picture quality and buzzy audio)


Part 2 of the TV44 Sports Spotlight with Jim Durham, with the San Diego Chicken (a.k.a. Ted Giannoulas) as guest, as aired on WSNS Channel 44 just before the first game of a proposed doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers that was followed by the infamous "Disco Demolition Night." Inc...