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WSNS Channel 44 - Al Lerner Sports - "So Long..." (Part 3, 1971)

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Here's Part 3 of the final episode of Al Lerner Sports on WSNS Channel 44. Lerner was the station's first sportscaster, and would go on to a long career with such stations as WLS Channel 7, WMAQ Channel 5, WGN Radio 720 and WSCR-AM, as well as being a wrestling announcer. Also featuring a young (and at this point, moustacheless) Tim Weigel, then a sportswriter for the now-defunct Chicago Daily News, who himself would become a familiar face on Chicago television, working for all three...

WSNS Channel 44 - Al Lerner Sports - "So Long..." (Part 1, 1971)

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Here's Part 1 of the final episode of Al Lerner Sports on WSNS Channel 44. Lerner was the station's first sportscaster, and would go on to a long career with such stations as WLS Channel 7, WMAQ Channel 5, WGN Radio 720 and WSCR-AM, as well as being a wrestling announcer. Also featuring a young (and at this point, moustacheless) Tim Weigel, then a sportswriter for the now-defunct Chicago Daily News, who himself would become a familiar face on Chicago television, working for all three...

WSNS Channel 44 - Al Lerner Sports - "So Long..." (Part 4, 1971)

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Here's Part 4 (the last part) of the final episode of Al Lerner Sports on WSNS Channel 44. Lerner was the station's first sportscaster, and would go on to a long career with such stations as WLS Channel 7, WMAQ Channel 5, WGN Radio 720 and WSCR-AM, as well as being a wrestling announcer. Also featuring a young (and at this point, moustacheless) Tim Weigel, then a sportswriter for the now-defunct Chicago Daily News, who himself would become a familiar face on Chicago television, worki...

WLS Channel 7 - Eyewitness News at 10pm - "Weigel's Wieners" & Ending (1987)

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Here's the final part of the 10pm edition of Eyewitness News, with anchors John Drury and Mary Ann Childers, and sportscaster Tim Weigel with another edition of his "Weigel Wiener" segment ("the widely figured, largely feared frankfurters of the sports world"). Includes:

John introducing Tim by referring to the sharp tongue of Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka, who fined QB Jim McMahon for missing practice at their Platteville, WI training camp, and hinted to team presiden...

KMBC Channel 9 - Sunday, Nuclear Sunday: Kansas City Reacts (Part 4, 1983)

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Here's Part 4 (the last part) of the live, special discussion program Sunday, Nuclear Sunday: Kansas City Reacts on KMBC Channel 9 in Kansas City, MO. This show, which aired right after the ABC telefilm The Day After, was hosted by Larry Moore (formerly of WLS Channel 7).

In this part, Larry fields questions from people who called into the show. The first question read is from Robert Berry of Kansas City, KS, who has a two-part query for Carsten Haaland, one aski...

WBKB Channel 7 - Midwest Sports Special - "Inside the World of Hockey with the Chicago Blackhawks" (Part 6, 1964)

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Here's Part 6 (the final part) of Midwest Sports Special - "Inside the World of Hockey with the Chicago Blackhawks," hosted by Frank Sweeney, as aired on WBKB (now WLS) Channel 7. This was transferred from the original film, and thus has no commercials. Featured in this part are player Bill Hay, Standby Club fans Larry Chetienne(?), Elaine Urich(?), and Maya(?) Lerman(?), referee Vern Buffey, linesmen George Hayes and John D'Amico, and general manager Tommy Ivan. Includes:

WTTW Channel 11 - "Its A Wonderful Pledge" (1987)

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Here is a hilarious and creative parody piece combining the ethos of Pledge Breaks with the classic film, "It's a Wonderful Life".

Former WTTW staffer and Emmy-award-winning producer Rick Kotrba recalls, "It was originally produced in December 1986 for party festivities at the WTTW studios. I was the writer/creator. The technician who recorded the sound and edited the video was Harvey Moshman.

In March 1987, this abridged version was created for broadc...

WBBM Channel 2 - Channel 2 News Special Report - "Blizzard '79: Public Questions, City Answers" (Part 1, 1979)

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Here's Part 1 of a Channel 2 News Special Report, "Blizzard '79: Public Questions, City Answers," a call-in show hosted by Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson on WBBM Channel 2, from five days after the city was socked by a massive snowstorm that went up to 20 inches and brought everything to a standstill (and ultimately cost Michael Bilandic his job as Mayor). Also featuring Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Chairman James McDonough, Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Francis Degnan, Fire...

WFLD Channel 32 - Chicago Black Hawks Vs. Boston Bruins (Excerpts, 1976)

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Here are some selected excerpts of the Chicago Black Hawks / Boston Bruins game on WFLD Channel 32, played at Boston Garden in Boston, MA. This was from an original 2" Quad master tape, and though the "recorded date" says 3-31-76, this game was broadcast on 3-25-76. I think someone, perhaps Don Shannon (who directed this telecast) made this compilation of excerpts from the original tape(s) on the 31st (or perhaps it was done live? That wouldn't account for the 3-31-76 date though) In any ...