WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 Special Report - "Winter Of '79" (Part 2, 1979)

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Here's Part 2 of a NewsCenter5 Special Report on WMAQ Channel 5 about the great snowstorm of 1979. Features Jim Ruddle, Chuck Henry, Rich Samuels reporting from CTA Control, Dr. Barry Kaufman reporting from Cook County Hospital, Roberta Baskin reports from O'Hare airport - with statements from Don Halliday, General Manager of American Airlines, and Stephen Ray reports from the Hyatt Regency Chicago hotel.

(also includes a tiny snippet of a carpet commercial at the very end)

Note: The airdate for this is correct. Even though the major snowfall occurred on Saturday, January 13th 1979 - by the 24th it was still a top story, and the botched removal process by Mayor Bilandic was a big part of it.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Wednesday, January 24th 1979 during the 9:30pm to 10:30pm timeframe.


Date Uploaded: 02/01/2011

Tags: 1970s   WMAQ Channel 5   News     




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