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WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 Update, Break & Today Excerpt (1975)

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Here's a NewsCenter5 update on WMAQ Channel 5 anchored by Royal Kennedy, followed by a commercial break and the first two minutes of the second half-hour of the Today show, featuring Jim Hartz, Barbara Walters and Lew Wood. Includes:

Royal Kennedy reporting the following local items:

- Tail end of story on Illinois primary

- Chicago Board of Election Commissioners investigating charges that Alderman Tyrone Kenner's petition contained...

WBBM Channel 2 - 1985 Chicago Emmy Awards (Part 5, 1985)

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Here's Part 5 of the (mostly complete) 1985 Chicago Emmy Awards broadcast.

This part features Jim Ruddle, Elynne Chaplik, the hosts of WMAQ's Kidding Around - Jill Leiderman and Steve Smith accepting their Emmy award, Diane Whiteley, [edit in recording], (not) Oprah Winfrey, Charlotte Koppe, Walter Jacobson, John Callaway, Bruce DuMont, John Coleman, and Scott Craig.

Ms. Leiderman, Mr. Smith and Ms. Whiteley won in the "Children's Programming For ...

R/Greenberg Associates - "Demo Reel" (1979?)

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Here's a demo reel from R/Greenberg Associates (now known as R/GA Media Group Inc.), which was a New York-based graphic production house that worked in film with animation and live-action effects.

This came from a 3/4" Umatic tape that was kept by Cathy Mustari, art director for WFLD Channel 32 from 1974 to the late '80's, from a time when the station was actively shopping for production houses to handle their graphics for opens/closes, bumpers, promos, etc.


WBBM Channel 2 - Double Dare - "Hong Kong King Con" (Preview, Opening, Breaks & Ending, 1985)

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Hey, remember that 1980s show Double Dare? Well, here's a preview, opening and ending (along with some breaks) for the program.

However, if you're expecting to see Marc Summers and kids doing stunts getting slimed, then you're thinking of the wrong show. This Double Dare was a short-lived Billy Dee Williams vehicle that co-starred Ken Wahl (best known for his starring role in the CBS series Wiseguy), as well as Joe Maher and Janet Carroll (the latter as...

WLS Channel 7 - The 3:30 Movie - "The Navy Vs. The Night Monsters" (Partial Commercial Break, 1977)

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Here's a partial commercial break from the 3:30 Movie presentation of "The Navy vs. the Night Monsters" on WLS Channel 7. (side note - this is the earliest known example of this version of the 3:30 Movie bumper. I wonder when it started being used?) Includes:

Partial 3:30 Movie bumper

Commercial: Homemakers - A division of John M. Smyth (with Shelley Long of Cheers fame) in Woodfield and Downers Grove

Commercial: National Enquirer magazin...

WMAQ Channel 5 - Chicago Sizzlin' - The 31st Annual Chicago Emmy Awards (Part 6, 1989)

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Here's Part 6 of the 31st Annual Chicago Emmy Awards broadcast, titled Chicago Sizzlin'.

This part features John Herrera singing "Wind Beneath My Wings," Jose Lamas, Marty Robinson, Warner Saunders, Carol Marin, Bruce Rheins, and Don Mosely.

Mr. Saunders accepted the "Informational Programming - Public Affairs Series" award for Race Relations Project on WMAQ Channel 5, which he and Ron Magers co-hosted and for which Deloris MeBain, David Finney, Car...

WFLD Channel 32 - Newscope - "The Blizzard of '67" and Other Stories (Part 2, 1967)

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Here's Part 2 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 reporting on other news:

- A cabin fire during a launch test of Apollo ...

WTVT Channel 13 - Pulse Featuring Jim Ruddle (Part 6, 1964)

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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...

WNGE Channel 2 - "Christmas Night Lineup" (Promo, 1975)

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Not from Chicago, but still of historical interest - a promo of Christmas evening's programming lineup on WNGE Channel 2 in Nashville, Tennessee. (The "GE" part of the station's calls was for its then-owner, General Electric; prior to 1973 it had been on Channel 8 under the call letters WSIX, until it swapped frequencies with PBS affiliate WDCN [now WNPT]; since 1983 Channel 2 has been known as WKRN.)

The lineup for this evening is listed as follows:

- 7:00pm - ...