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WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 - "ElectroNewsMusik" (Ending, 1976)

Views: 3651

I believe someone asked for this once - the weird electronic music that NewsCenter5 apparently used before they replaced it with a more traditional sounding (yet still Electronic-tinged) theme. So, here's an ending of NewsCenter5 on WMAQ Channel 5 that I found recently that features the music. Also has a voiceover promo by Lorry Young for NBC's Saturday Night (later known as Saturday Night Live) Lastly t...

WGN Channel 9 & WMAQ Channel 5 - "Huey Crash" (1980)

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Here are a couple of local news reports about the crash of a UH-1 - "Huey" helicopter in Joliet during an airshow at the Joliet Municipal Airport. The crash killed 3 Marines and seriously injured a fourth - David Render of Mount Prospect, IL. The first report is by Elizabeth Brackett on WGN Channel 9 and this is followed by Chuck Henry on WMAQ Channel 5.

Features Major Fred Halliday of Glenview, IL commenting on the crash, and film from the event by Denise Kuchmek.

WMAQ Channel 5 - Saturday Night Movie - "Robbery" (Opening & Pre-Movie Break, 1977)

Views: 2013

Here's the opening and pre-movie break of the Saturday Night Movie presentation of "Robbery" on WMAQ Channel 5. Includes:

WMAQ-TV Chicago animated Station ID (voiceover by Ed Grennan)

Saturday Night Movie opening (voiceover by Ed Grennan)

Commercial: Tropicana Living Things at 3879 South Archer Avenue

Commercial: Schaumburg Datsun at 910 West Golf Road (voiceover by Ed Grennan)

Commercial: Folgers Coffee...

WMAQ Channel 5 - Sorting It Out - "Buffalo Farm" (Excerpt, 1975?)

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Here's a rare clip from the WMAQ Channel 5 show Sorting it Out featuring Shelley Long (of Cheers fame).

This clip shows us a buffalo farm in Marengo, IL owned by the Banghart Family (John Banghart and Lynn Banghart) - Coon Creek Farm.

Also mentions George Reed, who runs a neighboring farm, along with his sons Marvin Reed and Paul Reed.

This segment is narrated by co-host of the show, Bob Smith.

Not sure when this aired ...

WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 Update (1978)

Views: 2261

Here's a NewsCenter5 update on WMAQ Channel 5, read (off-camera) by Ed Grennan. Headlines include:

- Anti-nuclear protest outside Rocky Flats nuclear plant in Colorado, calling for plant's closure

- Former President Richard Nixon writes that he considered Watergate "just a public relations problem"

- Northwest Airlines' pilots still on strike

- Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to enter United States

This u...

WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 - "Well Informed, Well" (Promo, 1980)

Views: 2306

Here is a promo for the NewsCenter5 team - Jim Ruddle, Chuck Henry, Mike Jackson, Linda Yu, Jerry Taft, Peter Nolan, and Russ Ewing.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, February 29th 1980.

WMAQ Channel 5 - "Your Super Bowl Station" (Bumper, 1986)

Views: 1735

Here's a bumper for WMAQ Channel 5 celebrating the Bears' Super Bowl appearance.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, January 24th 1986. (Two days before the big game!)

WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsFive With Floyd Kalber (Bumper Promo, 1975)

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Here's a quick bumper promo for NewsFive with "The Big Tuna" Floyd Kalber back when he worked at WMAQ Channel 5 - before his long tenure with WLS.

Story preview involves a Chicago dentist who was accused of killing two west-side druggists.

Also includes a bumper slide at the end for Chicago area Environmental Protection Agencies - "Bunch Up!" (voiceover by Ed Grennan)

(clip has reception problems, but hey...early 1975)

This aired on ...

WMAQ Channel 5 - On Q - "Spirit of '80 Marathon" (Part 2, 1980)

Views: 1872

In honor of today's Chicago Marathon, here's a marathon of a different flavor - the "Spirit of '80 (Dance) Marathon" as part of the 'On Q' program on WMAQ Channel 5. Features a live preview of the disco dance marathon at the club Faces (on Rush Street) the following day, for the cause of Special Olympics. With hosts Terry Burhans and Mike Leiderman. This part features:

Interview with actor Forrest Tucker (of F Troop fame) by Terry Burhans

Interview with...