WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 At 5pm - "The Blizzard of '78" (Part 3, 1978)

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Everyone remembers the great Blizzard of '79 - but how many people remember the Blizzard of 1978? Before the big snow in 1979 hit, this seemed fairly significant I guess, although not as bad as the Big Snow of 1967. Was this just a case of snow-perbole? You decide.

Here is Part 3, the final part, of some footage from the NewsCenter5 airing at 5pm on WMAQ Channel 5, with Mike Jackson, Ron Hunter, and Jerry Taft. Also features a very brief glimpse of one of WMAQ-TV's sports guys Al Meltzer before the recording ends.

This part features a look at the big 1967 snow with film courtesy WLS-TV, a report on the Chicago Snow Command by David Cohler and featuring Snow Command supervisor Emmett Garrity, another live MiniCam report by Rich Samuels at the Ainslie overpass on the Kennedy Expressway, and a live MiniCam report by Gene Randall and Jim Cummins from Michgan and VanBuren on the IC train collision.

Commercials were unfortunately cut out from this original recording.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, January 26th 1978.

Date Uploaded: 06/11/2010

Tags: 1970s   WMAQ Channel 5   News   Blizzard of '79 & Related Clips     




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