ABC Network - World News Tonight - "The Crash of Flight 191" (Part 2 - Non-Crash News, 1979)

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Here's Part 2 of a complete edition (with commercials) of ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings in London and Max Robinson in Washington (Frank Reynolds was on vacation), from the day of the worst air disaster in U.S. history, the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 just outside Chicago's O'Hare Airport. This segment has other news of the day. Featuring Charles Gibson, Al Dale, and Tim O'Brien. Includes:

Max Robinson introduces a story on the execution of John Spenkelink in Florida, leading in to a report from Charles Gibson on protests outside the prison from anti-capital punishment activists. Featuring sound bites from prison warden D.H. Brierton and Spenkelink's sister, Carol Meyers; also seen is former Attorney General Ramsey Clark. This in turn leads to another report on the execution itself by Al Dale in Starke, FL, with sketches by Don Pottratz and featuring clips of a press conference from Spenkelink's pastor, Rev. Tom Feamster. Following this report is a news analysis from Tim O'Brien in New York about the timeline from Spenkelink's conviction to his execution (Florida Supreme Court - 4 times; U.S. Supreme Court - 4 times; lower courts - 9 times; conviction to execution - 5 1/2 years).

Max teases a report on the latest inflation figures from the government before the next commercial break.

Bumper (with the five most active stocks on the New York Stock Exchange)

Commercial: Excedrin P.M. - "The Night Time Pain Reliever"

Commercial: Bulova Watches - "Bulova Watch Time" (voiceover by Burgess Meredith)

Commercial: True Value Hardware Stores - National Tru-Test Paint Week (until June 3rd 1979) - Sale on E-Z Kare Latex Flat Enamel Paint - with legendary Chicago TV personality (and co-creator of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful), Lee Phillip

Commercial: DuPont SilverStone Premium Non-Stick Surface - "SilverStone Spells Durability"

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, May 25th 1979 during the 5:34pm to 5:41pm timeframe.


Date Uploaded: 05/25/2011

Tags: 1970s   WLS Channel 7   News     




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Commercial: Bulova Watches - "Bulova Watch Time" (voiceover by Burgess Meredith)

Commercial: True Value Hardware Stores - National Tru-Test Paint Week (until June 3rd 1979) - Sale on E-Z Kare Latex Flat Enamel Paint - with legendary Chicago TV personality (and co-creator of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful), Lee Phillip

Commercial: DuPont SilverStone Premium Non-Stick Surface - "SilverStone Spells Durability"

This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, May 25th 1979 during the 5:34pm to 5:41pm timeframe.
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