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WFLD Channel 32 - The Best Of Chicago (Part 3, 1983)

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Here's Part 3 of a neat special called The Best of Chicago on WFLD Channel 32.
It was produced and directed by the multi-talented WFLD veteran Don Shannon, who graciously donated a copy to us. Don, whose name you have undoubtedly seen here before, was involved in producing and directing a variety of shows at WFLD spanning many decades. From Jerry G. Bishop's Svengoolie to PM Magazine and everything in between - Don saw it all.

Hosted by No...

WFLD Channel 32 - The Best Of Chicago (Part 1, 1983)

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Here's Part 1 of a neat special called The Best of Chicago on WFLD Channel 32.
It was produced and directed by the (late) multi-talented WFLD veteran Don Shannon, who graciously donated a copy to us. Don, whose name you have undoubtedly seen here before, was involved in producing and directing a variety of shows at WFLD spanning many decades. From Jerry G. Bishop's Svengoolie to PM Magazine and everything in between - Don saw it all.

Hoste...

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...

WBBM Channel 2 - TV 2 News at 6pm (Part 3, 1974)

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Here's Part 3 of a complete edition of the TV 2 News at 6pm on WBBM Channel 2 with anchor Bob Wallace. Also featuring John Coughlin. Includes:

Bob reports on at least two weather-related deaths in the Chicago area, including 37-year-old John Reid (sp?) who lost control of his car from the slippery roads and crashed into a tree, suffering fatal injuries; and 50-year-old Nathaniel Stephenson (sp?), from overexposure in a snow bank on the South Side

This le...

WTTW Channel 11 - The Storyteller - "Pickle-Chiffon Pie" (1969)

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Here's an episode of The Storyteller on WTTW Channel 11, hosted by Val Bettin. This was Episode #53, a reading of the book "Pickle-Chiffon Pie" by Jolly Roger Bradfield (read by permission of the publisher, Rand McNally & Company), from a 3/4" dub of the original 2" quad master tape, recorded on February 22nd 1969. This was also one of WTTW's early color productions.

Includes:

Brief shot of production slate, with intermittent tone of approx. 415 Hz emitt...

WMAQ Channel 5 - WMAQ-TV Editorial - "Beef About It" (1973)

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Here's an editorial by Dillon Smith, from early in his run as Editorial Director of WMAQ Channel 5 regarding the curious Chicago practice of not selling fresh meat after 6pm, nor selling any on Sundays.

From time to time, Mr. Smith would deliver his editorials in locations pertinent to its content and focus - even at this early date, from a local supermarket after 6pm when fresh meat was made empty at store shelves, due to a contract between the supermarkets and the butchers' u...

WFLD Channel 32 - Scared Straight! (Part 3, 1979)

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Here's Part 3 of the controversial Academy Award-winning documentary Scared Straight! (hosted and narrated by Peter Falk) as aired on WFLD Channel 32. This was from an "encore presentation." Includes:

Disclaimer notice on screen (with accompanying voiceover by Peter Falk):

The remainder of "Scared Straight!" contains crude street language and graphic descriptions not suitable for children.

Inside the room where the teens are a capti...

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

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

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

Bob reading or introducing the following items:

- State Rep. Bernar...

WTVT Channel 13 - Pulse Featuring Jim Ruddle (Part 8, 1964)

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Here's Part 8 (the last part) of Pulse, the evening newscast of WTVT Channel 13 in Tampa / St. Petersburg, Florida, which featured Jim Ruddle as St. Petersburg anchor and Hugh Smith as Tampa anchor. This part features longtime Channel 13 weatherman Roy Leep, anchor / news director Ray Dantzler, and the opening moments of the CBS Evening News With Walter Cronkite. Includes:

Roy Leep giving report on national weather, with huge emphasis on clouds and snow througho...