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Here's a segment from Universe with Walter Cronkite as aired on WBBM Channel 2, in which "The Most Trusted Man in America" spotlights the goings-on at George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), as a tie-in to the second-released, and fifth in story order, installment in the Star Wars saga, "The Empire Strikes Back" which had premiered in theatres in May to capacity audiences. Includes:
Opening segment, with Cronkite previewing the following items:
Here is Part 1 of an excellent time capsule of the five Field Communications family of independent television stations. Field Communications was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Field Enterprises - which at one time owned the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper. Chock full of vintage station id's, bumpers, slides, logos, jingles, promos, you name it!
This presentation includes: ratings and audience share summaries, mention of Field Spot Sales joining forces with The Katz Agency to form I...
Here's Part 3 of an edition of Newscope on WFLD Channel 32, anchored by Patrick Muldowney.
NOTE: This is the earliest footage currently known to exist of a WFLD broadcast (albeit via kinescope); the sound heard in the background on the right channel is of time code as heard on 3/4" Umatic tapes. (this is not our museum's transfer)
Dave then ends his sports report and goes back to Patrick, who mentions that 32 was the first ...
Here's an edition of the post-game 10th Inning show on WGN Channel 9, hosted by Jack Brickhouse, with guest Bob Lurie who had just assumed majority ownership of the San Francisco Giants. This was after a grueling 14-inning session which saw the Cubs beat the Giants at Candlestick Park, 6-5, in the first game of a doubleheader. This was also from the days when remote broadcasts such as the Cubs / Giants match carried this day by WGN went through separate transmissions (one for the vid...
Here is Part 2, the final part, of an excellent time capsule of the five Field Communications family of independent television stations. Field Communications was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Field Enterprises - which at one time owned the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper. Chock full of vintage station id's, bumpers, slides, logos, jingles, promos, you name it!
This presentation includes: ratings and audience share summaries, mention of Field Spot Sales joining forces with The Katz...
Here's Part 2 of WLS Channel 7's 30th Anniversary Special, broadcast from Chicago's Park West and hosted by Eyewitness News anchors Fahey Flynn and Joel Daly.
This part includes:
Fahey and Joel walking on the stage to the podium (with the iconic "Circle 7" logo up front), introduced (off-camera) by Gary Gears
Fahey opens with his famed "How do you do, ladies and gentlemen" intro, to hearty applause, while he and Joel trade barbs about...
Here's Part 2 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):
This program contains language that is explicit, foul and brutal. It is not recommended for children.
Scared Straight! zooming title bumper, with another ...
Here's another rare example of WFLD Channel 32's Keyfax Nite-Owl Service, notably the first six minutes thereof on this particular day.
Nite-Owl was WFLD's equivalent to two primitive (by today's standards), digital-based overnight "tele-text" services prevalent on British television, BBC's long-running Ceefax and ITV's (Independent Television, the commercial TV outlet) Oracle. Ceefax lasted up to the end of analogue television in England in ...
Exactly 56 years ago today (at 6:30 PM)!
Here's an incredible find - usually anything this old, if I am lucky to find it, is on a 16mm kinescope (remember, in 1962 Quad tape itself was only 6 years old). And even though it's from a Pittsburgh station, it has a very strong Chicago connection, as it is anchored by Len Johnson, whose voice (if not face) will no doubt be very recognizable to people who watched WGN in the 60s, 70s, and very early 80s. He was one of the ub...