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WFLD Channel 32 - Super Cartoon Sunrise - "Popeye" (Bumper, 1984)

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Here is a bumper for Popeye on Super Cartoon Sunrise on WFLD Channel 32.

Voiceover by Jeff Lupetin - "Now back to Popeye..."

Couple interesting things about this bumper - First of all, for some reason they use the old style WFLD 32 logo from the Field days. This is different from the other ones. Secondly, the animation is more pronounced in this version - look at the "sparkle" effects on the 32 logo and around the clock box. This wasn't seen in the other bump...

Food & Drug Administration - "Old Mother Hubbard" (PSA, 1982)

Views: 594

Here's an animated public service announcement from the Food & Drug Administration imploring you to throw out your old and expired medications as well as not to use medications which were not prescribed to you.

(In the first couple seconds the picture blacks out for a moment)

Food and Drug Administration
Public Health Service
Dept. of Health and Human Services

This aired on local Chicago TV early Saturday, November 27th 1982.

The Oprah Winfrey Show - "Staff Christmas Talent Show" (Part 3, 1985)

Views: 424

Here's Part 3 of a fairly early episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show - back when they were still producing it in the WLS-TV studios, and when they were still using the old AM Chicago music as the theme. On this day they had a Christmas Talent Show featuring staff members from WLS Channel 7. This part includes:

Assistant Director of the WLS-TV Creative Services Department Karen Yellen Dillon sings "Keeping Out of Mischief", and news producer and writer Sue Macintosh (sp?) shows off...

WLS Channel 7 - Eyewitness News - "Fashion Predictions for the 80s" (1980?)

Views: 846

Here's an interesting report by Frank Mathie for Eyewitness News regarding predictions for fashions in the 1980s. The report opens with scenes from the recently released "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" which came out in December of 1979.

Features comments by Luciano Franzoni - a designer of men's clothes for Hart, Schaffner and Marx. Then we see the downtown location of Marshall Field's, and comments by Sara Lister, a VP of Fashion Merchandise. Then, we hear from William Zba...

WBBM Channel 2 - The 10 O'Clock News - "Wally Phillips' Mystery" (1982)

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Here's a segment from The 10 O'Clock News on WBBM Channel 2 featuring Bob Sirott reporting - regarding the revealing of Wally Phillip's eight year mystery name, kept in a locked black box (or safe, really) that he used as a way to test psychic's abilities. No one ever guessed it to win the cash prize. He finally revealed the name on his WGN radio show - it was actress Jean Rogers, who played Dale Arden on the old Flash Gordon serials.

Also features Bill Kurtis and an introduc...

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...

The Oprah Winfrey Show - "Staff Christmas Talent Show" (Part 2, 1985)

Views: 528

Here's Part 2 of a fairly early episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show - back when they were still producing it in the WLS-TV studios, and when they were still using the old AM Chicago music as the theme. On this day they had a Christmas Talent Show featuring staff members from WLS Channel 7. This part includes:

Singing by Associate Producers of the Oprah Winfrey Show, Chris Tardio and Bill Rizzo, and then veteran WLS Eyewitness News reporter Russ Ewing performs some jazz piano. Fi...

WFLD Channel 32 - The WFLD Mystery Man Contest - "Hat" (1980)

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Here's a neat clip for a contest WFLD Channel 32 had called WFLD Mystery Man - where you would have to identify which cartoon character certain features of the "Mystery Man" was made up of. 3 out of 5 correctly identified pieces wins. One piece was revealed each day. The one show here is the Mystery Man's hat - whose is it? Special bonus clue every day between 5 and 6:30!

You could win prizes such as a $100 Toys-R-Us gift certificate, one of 90 $10 Toys-R-Us gift certificat...

WBBM Channel 2 - New Year's Eve: Chicago Style (Part 3, 1979/1980)

Views: 574

Here's Part 3 of "New Year's Eve: Chicago Style" - a special on WBBM Channel 2. Unfortunately, the recording starts during a commercial break and we miss the first 10 minutes or so of the broadcast - still, lots of local fun in this one. :-) This part includes:

John Coughlin accepts the snowball and then throws to a commercial.

Commercial: Vaseline - "Wonder Jelly" (which coincidently was my nickname in High School)

Commercial: Brown's Chicken - "...