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WGN Channel 9 - Mid-Day Report With Clif Mercer (1980)

Views: 1358

Here's a complete edition of the Mid-Day Report on WGN Channel 9, here anchored by Clif Mercer (filling in for Merri Dee who was on vacation) First time I've ever seen Clif Mercer in action! Includes:

Mid-Day Report bumper

Clif Mercer reads the following items:

- the ERA - Equal Rights Amendment - may come up for a vote in the Illinois House today but may be postponed by supporters if they can't get enough votes for passage

WFLD Channel 32 - Newscene With Kathy McFarland (1982)

Views: 1619

For all you Kathy McFarland aficionados out there, here is another full edition of Newscene with Kathy McFarland on WFLD Channel 32. Includes:

Newscene opening (voiceover by Jim Barton)


- Another attack on Pope John Paul II, on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the assassination attempt; this attack was by a young man dressed as a Spanish priest, carrying a bayonet on the steps of the basilica of Our Lady of Fatima sh...

WLS Channel 7 - Ending of AM Chicago, Rebuttal, and Opening of Happy Days (1976)

Views: 2773

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!

Here's the very tail-end of an edition of AM Chicago, an editorial reply (here called a "Rebuttal") and the start of an ABC Network daytime repeat of Happy Days on WLS Channel 7. Tracking is a lit...

WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 at 10pm - "A Tale Of Two Weddings" (1981)

Views: 817

In time for the upcoming Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, here's a 1981 segment from NewsCenter5 at 10pm on WMAQ Channel 5, with a Tale of Two (local) Weddings.

Anchor Chuck Henry introduces a report by Carol Marin (produced by Don Mosely) which opened with a shot of the wedding of William's parents, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, and tying it to the wedding of a Chicago couple, Donald Stell(?) and Mitzi Friedland (in that in both nuptials, th...

WFLA Channel 8 - Channel 8 Reports (Part 2, 1965)

Views: 1455

Here's Part 2 of an edition of Channel 8 Reports on WFLA Channel 8 in Tampa / St. Petersburg, Florida, anchored by Arch Deal.


Arch reading more items:

- Republican National Committee, in their Ohio meeting, names Ray C. Bliss as their chairman (a position in which he would serve until 1969, during which time he helped pave the way for the election of Richard M. Nixon as President in 1968), and Barry Goldwater admits blame for his r...

WGN Channel 9 - Newsbreak (1978)

Views: 5472

Here's a mostly intact Newsbreak from WGN Channel 9 (the "early morning" sign-off edition), read by Ron Rolland. Includes:

Animated WGN "Last Farewell" Station ID (voiceover by Ron Rolland)

Opening of Newsbreak with simple slide and "Effervescence" by Dorf van der Linden, playing.

The following items are mentioned:

- Egypt's President Anwar el-Sadat to travel to...

WGN Channel 9 - Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Bullets (Part 1, 1979)

Views: 5263

The transfer of this video clip made possible by your generous donations!

Here's Part 1 of the Chicago Bulls vs. Washington Bullets game on WGN Channel 9, announced by Jack Fleming and John Kerr. Includes:

Commercial: Viromed - "All-Over Help For All Major Flu Symptoms"

Commercial: Chicagoland Oldsmobile Dealers ("The Gallant Men of Olds") - New Cutlass with Super-Sliding Sun Roof - "We Make Car Buying a Pleasure Again" (featuring George ...

Kaiser Broadcasting - "Doing Things in a Big Way" (Promotional Sales Film) (Part 2, 1968)

Views: 3257

This clip made possible by the donations from our generous group of "Fuzzketeers" during the Spring 2012 Tape Transfer Fundraiser.

Here's the second and final part of a neat promotional sales film from Kaiser Broadcasting Company which owned WFLD Channel 32 from 1973 to 1977. This 1968 film, dealt with the company's pre-WFLD early years in operation; at the time of this promo fil...

WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 at 10pm - "Cutting Car Pollution / Weather Report"(Excerpt, 1977)

Views: 1904

Found at the end of a Umatic tape recording, here's an excerpt of the 10pm edition of NewsCenter5 with Ron Hunter on WMAQ Channel 5. Also featuring a report from Don Craig, the weather with Jim Tilmon, and several intact commercials. Includes:

Partial commercial for Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), with adaptation of The Beach Boys' "I Get Around" showing the convenience of public transpor...