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"Without a Cigarette" (PSA, 1986)

Views: 1231

Here is kind of a weird anti-smoking PSA from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Has a very 1980's feel.

This PSA aired on local Chicago TV early Sunday June 29th, 1986.

Son Of Svengoolie - "The Bug Box" (1981)

Views: 2019

Here's a long sought-after sketch from Son of Svengoolie on WFLD Channel 32 - "The Bug Box". Not sure if it premiered on this date or if it was a re-run of the sketch.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, July 11th 1981.

Shutan Camera - "Talk About Pictures" (Commercial, 1982)

Views: 2719

Here's an extra-long Shutan Camera commercial which was used as sponsorship for "Talk About Pictures" - a show which aired Sundays at Noon on WMAQ Channel 5, hosted by George Fenneman. (He would sit at a table with a pro photographer and they would look at one of his/her photos and discuss the subject, technique, equipment, inspirations, etc.)

The lady in the ad is actress/model Jennifer Girard. She is n...

U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services - "Don't Smoke, R2!" (PSA, 1981)

Views: 84600

Here's a Public Service Annoucement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services featuring C3PO and R2D2 from Star Wars warning about the dangers of smoking.

"A Message From A Distant Galaxy Far, Far Away"

This aired on local Chicago TV on Wednesday, July 15th 1981. (1980 Copyright)

Alpha-Bits Cereal - "Magic Box Trick Promotion" (Commercial, 1977)

Views: 851

Here's a commercial for Alpha-Bits cereal, featuring a promotion for a Magic Box Trick. Has that late-70's "shot on videotape" look.

This aired on local Chicago TV in September of 1977.

WTTW Channel 11 - WTTW Auction with Val Bettin (Promo, 1970)

Views: 1213

Here's a promo for an upcoming fundraising auction on WTTW Channel 11, to be held from April 26th to May 2nd. Val Bettin, host of Channel 11's "The Storyteller" invites viewers to donate merchandise or services to be sold, and gives the phone number of the auction office to call to do so - 583-5000 (same one they have to this day!)

This promo (in glorious black-and-white) is preceded by a brief shot of a multiburst test pattern, accompanied by a 378 Hz tone.


U.S. Department Of Health & Human Services - "How About A Nice Glass Of Tar?" (PSA, 1983)

Views: 1681

Here's an anti-smoking Public Service Announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (and the City of Chicago Department of Health) making an analogy between smoking and drinking tar.

"You'll swallow anything...even TAR!"

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, September 4th 1983.

Sears Bank & Trust - "Fastest Bank in Town" with Bobby Hull (Commercial, 1979)

Views: 1888

Here's a commercial featuring hockey great Bobby Hull for Sears Bank & Trust - offering such services as savings and checking accounts, and Deposit Credit (maximum credit limit $5,000) to write yourself an "instant loan" - "Out to Be the Fastest Bank in Town".

Features Alexander Calder's The Universe sculpture / artwork in the background near the end of the commercial, which was located in the lobby of the Sears Tower building. (and still is today - at least for n...

WFLD Channel 32 - Super Cartoon Sunrise (Jetsons Bumper #1, 1984)

Views: 1206

Here is a bumper for the Jetsons on Super Cartoon Sunrise on WFLD Channel 32. This dates to August of 1984.

Voiceover by Jeff Lupetin - "Now back to the Jetsons..."

The curious thing about this bumper (and others to follow) is the black box that the characters are surrounding. First of all, I have to tell you that this bumper is not from an off-air recording. These bumpers were recorded from a master tape recorded at WFLD long ago. So, my first thought was t...