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WLS Channel 7 - Eyewitness News At 5pm (Part 9, 1978)

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Here's Part 9, the last part, of a complete edition of the Eyewitness News at 5pm on WLS Channel 7. This is from a recording of the studio feed, so there are no commercials - instead we get to see some off-the-cuff moments where the anchors are waiting to go back on the air. Features John Drury, Terry Murphy, Bill Frink, Johnny Mountain, Bob Petty, Hugh Hill, and others.

I am too tired to fill in the info on this part yet. Too much work to do. :-(

This aired ...

WMAQ Channel 5 - "Low-Income Housing For Suburbs" (News Update Bumper, 1978)

Views: 2300

Here's a slightly longer news update bumper for NewsCenter 5 at 10 on WMAQ Channel 5 featuring Don Craig before he went to WBBM Channel 2 and cut his hair.

"Arlington Heights loses an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court and the result could mean low-income housing for the suburbs."

This promo aired on local Chicago TV Monday, January 9th 1978.

WLS Channel 7 - Eyewitness News Update with John Drury (1979)

Views: 1477

Here's an Eyewitness News Update with John Drury, previewing the following items to air on the 5 pm newscast:

- State government reaction to the recent "Target 7" series on the neglect of handicapped children

- Nine special reports from chief City Hall consultant Ken Sain

- Hugh Hill with a special Eyewitness political report

- Walt Lyons and a groundhog

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, February 2nd 1979.

WLS Channel 7 - Eyewitness News Update with Terry Murphy (1979)

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Here's an Eyewitness News Update with Terry Murphy, previewing the following items to air on the 5 pm newscast:

- Gov. James Thompson acting on "Target 7's" recent "Hidden Children" series on neglected handicapped children

- Two women found slain in Merrillville, IN townhouse

- "Sunshine Sniper" Ronald Hoffman found unfit to stand trial

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, February 2nd 1979.

WXYZ Channel 7 - 11 O'Clock Action News (Preview & Pre-Show Break, 1976)

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Here's (most of) the WXYZ Channel 7 11 O'Clock Action News preview and pre-show break. WXYZ was the ABC affilliate in Detroit. Includes:

Commercial: Montgomery Ward

Ford Tractor Employees work notice

This aired on local Detroit TV on Wednesday, Oct. 13th 1976. (Not Chicago TV, but still cool!)

ABC News - The Next Giant Step - "Space Shuttle Landing" (Part 1, 1981)

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Here's Part 1 of a live ABC News special reporting on the first ever landing of the Space Shuttle (Columbia). Features a number of things which I will fill in later or which you will kindly add to the comments. :-)

Commercial: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines "It's A Great Place To Start"

Commercial: Qantel Business Computer with Qikplan Business Planning and Control Program software.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Tuesday, April 14th 1981.

WDIV Channel 4 - News 4 Detroit (Preview & Pre-Show Break, 1979)

Views: 4355

Here's the preview for News 4 Detroit and the pre-show commercial break on WDIV Channel 4. Includes:

NBC Thanksgiving Day Parade promo (voiceover by Casey Kasem)

Preview for WDIV News 4 Detroit (with Mort Crim and Al Ackerman)

Commercial: F & M stores

Commercial: Taco Bell - "The Fresh Food Place" (Taca-taca-Taco Bell)

Commercial: Labatt's beer

WDIV promo for Good Times - Weekdays at 4pm (voiceover by ?...

WLS Channel 7 - Eyewitness News - "The Angry Sky" (Part 1, 1978)

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Here is Part 1 of some segments of a WLS Channel 7 Eyewitness News "Close Up" feature - "The Angry Sky: Tornadoes & Other Natural Disasters (Tornadoes, Lightning, and Floods). This series ran throughout the entire week.

This part features Jim Gibbons reporting and John Coleman, Fahey Flynn, and Joel Daly briefly at the end.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, May 18th 1978 during the 10pm to 10:30pm timeframe.

WLS Channel 7 - Eyewitness News Brief With Mary Ann Childers (1980)

Views: 2971

Here is an Eyewitness News Brief with Mary Ann Childers on WLS Channel 7. Briefs include:

Labor situation in Poland grows more tense
Apartment explosion on the northside from gas leak
Hostage Drama with high-speed car chase on the southside
Commercial: Thomson Vacations
X-rated Rock Music: Special Report at 10.

Opening voiceover by Wayne Atkinson.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, November 9th 1980.