WGN Channel 9 - Mid-Day Report With Jack Taylor (1976)
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Here's a complete edition of the Mid-Day Report with Jack Taylor on WGN Channel 9. Includes:
Mid-Day Report bumper and voiceover intro (by Merri Dee)
Jack Taylor reads the following stories:
- All-points bulletin issued in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio for arrest of three men in connection with abduction of 26 California schoolchildren and their bus driver
- Introduction of report by Don Harris on a ruling by Circuit Court Judge Arthur L. Dunne in favor of the Regional Transit Authority regarding a suit over its proposed budget; RTA attorney Don Reuben is interviewed
- Cancellation of planned march on City Hall by white residents of Marquette Park area after Deputy Mayor Kenneth Sain promised a meeting between them and Mayor Daley over recent open housing marches by blacks
- 4-alarm fire at Chevy Chase Country Club in northwest suburban Wheeling, with three firemen and two policemen injured; film footage is shown (and no, the club was not named after the first-season regular of Saturday Night Live ;-) )
- Cecil Poole, the nation's first black U.S. attorney, is confirmed by Senate as U.S. District Judge for California's Northern District; he will replace Oliver J. Carter
- Former First Lady Pat Nixon is deemed able to return home by doctors at Long Beach Hospital in California (she had been hospitalized there since suffering a stroke on July 8th, which Taylor did not mention)
- Fire breaks out on board Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth II, leading to a scare for 1200 passengers; one person is injured when fire spread to engine room, and ship is returning to Southampton under partial power
- Riviera Express passenger train derails near Brig, Switzerland, killing 6 and injuring 34; most of the victims were German
- Walter Mondale, Democratic candidate for President, to drop efforts to win a special tax break for a corporation, Investors Diversified Services, in his home state of Minnesota
- In New York City, members of Jimmy Carter's entourage get a lesson in economics of being around big city, at the "21" restaurant when Faye West, who owns Faye's Bar-B-Q Villa in Americus, GA (10 miles from Plains), gets a $20 bill for a hamburger
- Jack reads the weather forecast, before closing the newscast with a notice for The 10 O'Clock News to air after the Chicago Cubs-St. Louis Cardinals game (Chicago won, 4-3)
Mid-Day Report bumper and ending voiceover (by Merri Dee)
Commercial: TV Guide - July 24-30, 1976 issue - previewing cover story of One Day at a Time star Bonnie Franklin (voiceover by Taylor Grant)
Commercial: Camp Lions - "For the Blind and Visually Handicapped Children" (tape cuts off after start) (voiceover by Merri Dee)
This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, July 23rd 1976 at a little before 1pm.
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