WGN Channel 9 - Family Classics - "The Mark Of Zorro" (Opening, 1985)

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Here is the (mostly complete) opening to the Family Classics presentation of "The Mark of Zorro" on WGN Channel 9.

Featuring Joseph T. Loughlin, Vice-President and General Manager of WGN-TV, as host. This was the first episode of Family Classics that aired after the death of Frazier Thomas, who passed away on Wednesday, April 3rd 1985. Mr. Loughlin says a few words about Frazier and the future of Family Classics.

There was a transitional period before Roy Leonard took over hosting duties for this show on October 13th 1985, beginning with the airing of "For the Love of Benji".

(this clip did not originate with me, it was traded around quite a bit in the pre-digital days, which accounts for its poor quality. Even though it's not quite up to snuff with the FuzzyStandards, I thought I would include it here for the historical significance.)

The Family Classics theme song was called "Moviescope" and was a piece of library music composed by Dennis Berry. It was originally released on the Berry/Conroy label.

"Perhaps at sometime in the future, the program will have another host..."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, April 7th 1985.





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Featuring Joseph T. Loughlin, Vice-President and General Manager of WGN-TV, as host. This was the first episode of Family Classics that aired after the death of Frazier Thomas, who passed away on Wednesday, April 3rd 1985. Mr. Loughlin says a few words about Frazier and the future of Family Classics.

There was a transitional period before Roy Leonard took over hosting duties for this show on October 13th 1985, beginning with the airing of "For the Love of Benji".

(this clip did not originate with me, it was traded around quite a bit in the pre-digital days, which accounts for its poor quality. Even though it's not quite up to snuff with the FuzzyStandards, I thought I would include it here for the historical significance.)

The Family Classics theme song was called "Moviescope" and was a piece of library music composed by Dennis Berry. It was originally released on the Berry/Conroy label.

"Perhaps at sometime in the future, the program will have another host..."

This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, April 7th 1985." /> Share

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