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A Christmas Moment - "Armenia" With Mike Conners (1982)

Views: 862

Here's one of another series of short pieces on different country's Christmas celebrations, featuring celebrities - in this case, Mike Connors (TV's Mannix). Here he talks about the traditions of Armenia.

Brought to you by The Bell System - Bell Brings the World Closer.

These seem very similar to the other series "The 24 Days of Christmas" - I think they just repackaged them with a different title.

This aired on local Chicago TV in December of...

Astrocade - "The Professional Arcade" (Commercial, 1982)

Views: 5863

Here's a commercial for another game system that never really got off the ground - the Bally Astrocade. I remember I got one of these years ago at a flea market and it had the most awkward controllers I've ever used. "The Professional Arcade" - for those times you want to do your serious business next to a pac-man machine.

Available at:

Team Electronic's - Algonquin, Illinois
Polk Brothers - Chicago, Illlinois

"Available Soon"

WBBM Channel 2 - The Sunday News (Part 4, 1971)

Views: 792

This clip made possible by the donations from our generous group of "Fuzzketeers" during the January 2012 2" Quad Transfer Fundraiser.

Here's Part 4 of the early edition of The Sunday News on WBBM Channel 2, anchored by Bob Wallace. Includes:

Bob recapping his interview with Mary Gardiner Jones, Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, earlier in the...

A Christmas Moment - "Argentina" With Lorenzo Lamas (Incomplete, 1982)

Views: 1250

Here's one of another series of short pieces (this one incomplete) on different country's Christmas celebrations, featuring celebrities - in this case, Lorenzo Lamas. Here he talks about the traditions of Argentina.

Brought to you by The Bell System - Bell Brings the World Closer.

These seem very similar to the other series "The 24 Days of Christmas" - I think they just repackaged them with a different title.

Ending voiceover by Jack Taylor.
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WFLD Channel 32 - Movie For A Saturday Afternoon - "The Big Broadcast of 1938" (Bumper Excerpt, 1979)

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Here's another small but rare excerpt of a bumper for the "Movie for a Saturday Afternoon" presentation of the Bob Hope and W.C. Fields movie, "The Big Broadcast of 1938" on WFLD Channel 32.

If you pause it at the right moment you can make out the "film strip" framing as well as the old "Kaiser-era" 32 logo and some kind of green-jelly like effect in the background (which was evidently used for this program as late as 1980).

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sat...

KMBC Channel 9 - Sunday, Nuclear Sunday: Kansas City Reacts (Part 1, 1983)

Views: 992

Here's Part 1 of a live, news discussion special called Sunday, Nuclear Sunday: Kansas City Reacts which aired on ABC affiliate KMBC Channel 9 in Kansas City, MO. (KMBC had been owned by Metromedia from 1961 to 1982 - the year before that company assumed control of WFLD Channel 32.)

This discussion program, aired right after the ABC telefilm The Day After, was hosted by Larry Moore (formerly of WLS Channel 7), incorporated a studio audience which had seen The D...

WMAQ Channel 5 - "The NBC Mystery Tornado" (1972)

Views: 3163

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Here's an onscreen tornado warning during a re-run broadcast of Columbo in "Death Lends a Hand" as part of The NBC Mystery Movie lineup on WMAQ Channel 5.

"Tornado watch for Logan, Denitt, Macon, Menard and Sangamon counties. Locally severe thunderstorms with possible tornados - continues in effect until midnight."

Note: This was originally broadcast in ...

Atari 2600 - "Play It!" (Commercial, 1978)

Views: 1504

Here's an early commercial for the Atari 2600 VCS (Video Computer System) featuring shots from the Atari Star Ship, Black Jack, and Basketball cartridges - and featuring the celebrities Carol Channing and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Only 20 cartridges were available at the time.

"Don't Just Watch Television Tonight - Play It!"

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, November 26th 1978.

KMBC Channel 9 - Sunday, Nuclear Sunday: Kansas City Reacts (Part 2, 1983)

Views: 361

Here's Part 2 of the live, special discussion program Sunday, Nuclear Sunday: Kansas City Reacts on KMBC Channel 9 in Kansas City, MO. This show, which aired right after the ABC telefilm The Day After, was hosted by Larry Moore (formerly of WLS Channel 7).

This part starts off with Larry asking FEMA regional director Patrick Breheny about the agency's level of preparedness (at one point he promotes a booklet entitled "In Time of Emergency"). Next Dr. Jennifer Le...