WBBM Channel 2 - The 20th Annual Chicago Emmy Awards (Part 2, 1978)
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Here's Part 2 of the Twentieth Annual Chicago Emmy Awards on WBBM Channel 2, hosted by Bob Newhart.
This part features Lee Phillip, Fahey Flynn, Chuck Collins, Jim Ruddle, Dick Kay, Bonnie DeVries, Rich Samuels, Jim Cummins, Rich Newberg, Don Craig, Irv Kupcinet, Bill Kurtis and Donna LaPietra, and archive footage of Norman Barry, Ray Rayner, Jim Stewart, Ned Locke, Len O'Connor, Alex Dreier, Jack Brickhouse, Bob Crane, Lloyd Pettit, Sheri Blair, Jim Conway, Dr. Frances Horwich, Clint Youle, Dorsey Connors, Johnny Morris, Jorie Lueloff, Harry Volkman, Floyd Kalber, Carter Davidson, Burr Tillstrom, Merv Griffin, Wayne Farris, Janet Langhart, Hugh O'Brian, Linda Alvarez, Brent Musburger, Edwina Moore, Walter Jacobson, Harry Porterfield, Susan Anderson, Peter Marshall and Jim Tilmon.
Mr. Ruddle and Mr. Collins won in the category of "Outstanding Achievement Within a Regularly Scheduled News Program: Investigative Reporting" [1(A)] for "Soldier Field Rock Concert Investigation" on WTTW Channel 11; clips of this report are shown, including an interview with Ed Casson of Ticketron.
Mr. Cummins, Mr. Samuels, Mr. Craig, Ms. DeVries, Mr. Newberg and Mr. Kay won in the category of "Outstanding Achievement Within a Regularly Scheduled News Program: Spot Reporting" [1(B)] for "Humboldt Park Riots" on WMAQ Channel 5; only Mr. Samuels and Mr. Kay are identified on-screen, and each of the six reporters takes turns giving thanks. Clips of the riot coverage, with Ms. DeVries' voiceover, are then shown.
Mr. Newhart then introduces clips of prior Chicago Emmy telecasts, with shots of Norman Barry (emcee of the 1963 awards), Ray Rayner (1963), Jim Stewart (1963), Ned Locke (1963), Len O'Connor (1963), Alex Dreier (1963), Jack Brickhouse (1965), Irv Kupcinet (1965), Hogan's Heroes star Bob Crane (emcee of the 1966 awards), Lloyd Pettit (1966), Bob Cromie (1966), Sheri Blair (1966), Fahey Flynn (1966), Jim Conway (emcee of the 1967 awards), Ding Dong School host Dr. Frances Horwich (1967), Clint Youle and Dorsey Connors (1967), Johnny Morris and Jorie Lueloff (1967), Lee Phillip (1967), Harry Volkman (1967), Floyd Kalber (1967), Carter Davidson (1967), Burr Tillstrom of "Kukla, Fran and Ollie" fame (1967), Merv Griffin (emcee of the 1970 awards), Wayne Farris (1970), Janet Langhart (1970), Bill Kurtis (1970), Ms. Phillip (1970), Mr. Kalber (1970), Mr. Flynn (1970), Hugh O'Brian (emcee of the 1974 awards), Jim Ruddle (1974), Linda Alvarez and Brent Musburger (1974), "Kup" and Edwina Moore (1974), Walter Jacobson and Mr. Kurtis (1974), Harry Porterfield (1974), Susan Anderson (1974), Mr. O'Connor (1974), Hollywood Squares host Peter Marshall (1975) and Jim Tilmon (1975), all set to the tune of "Seems Like Old Times" by The McGuire Sisters.
Back to the awards, Mr. Kurtis and producer Ms. LaPietra won in the category of "Outstanding Achievement Within a Regularly Scheduled News Program: Feature Stories or Mini-Series" [1(C)] for "Kenya Massacre" on WBBM Channel 2. Clips of the report, with Mr. Kurtis in the field describing the deplorable conditions behind him, are then aired.
Commercial: Amoco Premium Lead-Free Gasoline - made to stop engine run-on - "You Expect More from a Leader"
Commercial: True Value Hardware Stores - sales on Lawn Chief lawn mowers (voiceover by Pat Summerall)
Commercial: Fayva Junebug $7 Sandals for women - including $5 sandals for girls and $4 handbags - "A Different Kind of Shoe Store"
Commercial: Marriott's Great America - open daily from 10am to 10pm (voiceover by Jerry Harper)
This aired on local Chicago TV on Monday, June 5th 1978 during the 8:30pm to 10:30pm timeframe. (the show ran over the allotted 2 hours - not sure how much though)
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