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WLS Channel 7 - Fahey Flynn Presents Seven's Greetings (Part 3, 1972)

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Here's Part 3 of Fahey Flynn Presents: Seven's Greetings, a Christmas Eve special hosted by the legendary news anchor on WLS Channel 7. This was transferred from the original 2" quad master tape (long since trashed) onto 3/4" Umatic, from which this transfer was made. The show was recorded on Tuesday, December 19th 1972.

Featured in this part are Ione (Rolnick) from Prize Movie, anchor John Drury, and weatherman John Coleman - oh yes, and also Suzy Streetnoise, a...

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 - "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch" (Extended Break, 1980)

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Here's an extended break from The Morning Movie presentation of the 1934 W.C. Fields film "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch" on WGN Channel 9. Includes:

The Morning Movie bumper (with Merri Dee voiceover advising of her upcoming Mid-Morning Report to come after commercials)

Commercial: Lincoln Upholstery & Carpet Co. - "Carpeting of the 80's - Priced Like the 50's" - 3 rooms of carpeting for only $169 - less than $10 a month - with free bonu...

WSVN Channel 7 - Gigglesnort Hotel - "Vanity" (Part 1, 1987)

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Here's Part 1 of an episode of Bill Jackson's Gigglesnort Hotel (entitled "Vanity", which was Episode #17 of the series, and whose original airdate was Sunday, May 11th 1975.)

This aired on Channel 7 - WSVN Channel 7 in Miami / Fort Lauderdale, Florida, that is. (The station was an NBC affiliate at the time; it is today an affiliate of the FOX television network.)

This program - the last major show to feature Mr. Jackson's parade of puppets...

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...

WSNS Channel 44 - Al Lerner Sports - "So Long..." (Part 2, 1971)

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Here's Part 2 of the final episode of Al Lerner Sports on WSNS Channel 44. Lerner was the station's first sportscaster, and would go on to a long career with such stations as WLS Channel 7, WMAQ Channel 5, WGN Radio 720 and WSCR-AM, as well as being a wrestling announcer. Also featuring a young (and at this point, moustacheless) Tim Weigel, then a sportswriter for the now-defunct Chicago Daily News, who himself would become a familiar face on Chicago television, working for all three n...

WBBM Channel 2 - The 1980 Chicago Emmy Awards - "Sven Wins" (1980)

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Here's an excerpt from the 1980 Chicago Emmy Awards which aired on WBBM Channel 2. This pertained to Category #7(B), Entertainment Programs: For A Series, with the nominees read by WSNS Channel 44 announcer Linda Frost (!) and WBBM's own Walter Jacobson, which were:

- Una Cita Con Palomo - Jose F. Abarca, Host; Bruce Shuster, Producer - WCIU Channel 26

- Rock Of Ages - Frank Chambers (our very own

Various Stations - "TV DX Potpourri" (1979/1980)

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Here are some clips from as far away as Detroit and Cleveland that were recorded in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago using a tall antenna - "TV DXing" as it was known.

As described by Wikipedia, TV DX is a term referring to the active search for distant television stations received during unusual atmospheric conditions. The term DX is an old telegraphic term meaning "long distance." TV DX aficionados would at...

WBBM Channel 2 - "Living History (Bloopers)" (Part 5, 1978/1979)

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Here's Part 5 (the final part) of a blooper reel from WBBM Channel 2 which featured all sorts of screw-ups, mix-ups and moments that may or may not have actually made it to broadcast.

This part features (in order of first appearance): Johnny Morris (at first, voice only), Chicago Bears defensive back Doug Plank, Bill Kurtis, Bill Frink of rival WLS Channel 7, Harry Volkman, John Coughlin, Susan Anderson, Bruce Roberts, John Drummond, Carrie Cochran, Muhammad Ali, Mort Crim, Wa...