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Ellen McCormack For President (Political Ad, 1976)
Here's a political ad for Ellen McCormack who ran for president as a Democrat in 1976 primarily on an anti-abortion platform.
Paid for by Pro Life Action Committee - Box 62 Bellmore, NY 11710.
This aired on local Chicago TV on Monday, March 15th 1976 during the 9pm to 10pm timeframe.
The Consumer Information Catalog (PSA, 1978)
Here's a public service announcement for the Consumer Information Catalog - a public service on behalf of the Consumer Information Center - U.S. General Services Administration. Write:
Pueblo, Colorado 81009
What's the actress' name at the end again in the chair? I forgot her name.
This aired on local Chicago TV early Monday, December 18th 1978.
Chicago Cubs Christmas Gift Certificates (Commercial, 1979)
Here's a commercial for Chicago Cubs Christmas Gift Certificates featuring Vince Lloyd and Lou Boudreau.
"Merry Box Seat and Happy Reserve Grandstand"
This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, December 20th 1979.
Continental Bank - "Signs" (Commercial, 1978)
Here's a commercial for Continental Bank, with a sign maker flanked by many signs advertising Continental's Automatic Banking Card and 24-hour Automatic Banking Center services. Features the animated mascot "Connie the Kangaroo" at the end.
"You'll never be more than a few minutes away from your money, or...my signs."
This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, April 7th 1978.
Here is another rare Snipets segment! These would air on Field Communications stations such as WFLD Channel 32 in the 70s and early 80s. This one also features the older "patchwork" logo of Snipets.
This segment features firefighter Jerry Overstreet (from what looks like San Francisco) taking you through a day in his job, and telling you why he likes it.
Produced by Field Communications Corporation. (I still say that ending voiceover sounds like George Takei of ...
WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 - "Oscar Losers of 1980" (1981)
Here's a segment of NewsCenter5 on WMAQ Channel 5, in which critic Roger Ebert (or as he was shown in the lower-third, "Roger Ebert At The Movies") spotlights some of the films that were conspicuously missing from the Oscar nominations, to wit:
- "The Empire Strikes Back" ($180 million at the box office, only given an honorary nod for special effects)
- The Chicago-made blockbuster "The Blues Brothers"
- "Popeye" (Shelley Duvall as Olive Oyl...
Old Chicago Amusement Park with George Wendt (Commercial, 1978)
Here's a commercial for the Old Chicago amusement park that was located in Bolingbrook, Illinois and was open from 1975 to 1980. "Chicago's Family Fun Capitol", it was billed as "the world's first ever indoor amusement park". "Have an Old Chicago Day!" (sounds similar to Marriot's Great America slogan from the time) Features local Chicago actor George Wendt as "the dad", best known for playing "Norm" on the long-running 1980s sitcom Cheers. Jingle sung by ?? Endling voiceover by Jer...
Reagan For President - "The Time Is Now" (Political Ad, 1980)
Here's a long-form political ad for Ronald Reagan that aired after an ABC Sunday Night Special Movie presentation of "Jaws" (only the 2nd time the movie aired on Network TV). Reagan got the first 4 minutes and 20 seconds, Carter got the next. (broken up by a brief PSA to cleanse the palet, which we see here)
Includes: Public Service Announcement - U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - High Blood Pressure - "Treat It And Live"
Be on the lookout for a fun...
Buy Your Cubs Season Tickets Early! (Commercial, 1979)
Vince Lloyd and Lou Boudreau encourage you to buy your Cubs tickets early. Spring is on the way!!!
This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, December 9th 1979.