WBBM Channel 2 - The 20th Annual Chicago Emmy Awards (Part 9, 1978)
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Here's Part 9 of the Twentieth Annual Chicago Emmy Awards on WBBM Channel 2, hosted by Bob Newhart.
This part features Jane Olivor singing the title track of her album Stay the Night, and vintage clips featuring Claude Kirchner, Mary Hartline, Kukla, Fran & Ollie, Paul Harvey, Studs Terkel, Alex Dreier, Frank Reynolds, Fahey Flynn, John Coleman, Bill Frink, Tim Weigel, Jim Conway, Bob Kennedy, Sandi Freeman, Steve Edwards, Soupy Sales, Joel Daly and John Drury. A lower-third station ID is shown at the start of this clip.
After Ms. Olivor's number is over, Mr. Newhart introduces a retrospective on WLS Channel 7 which signed on as WENR on September 17th 1948, changed its call letters to WBKB in February 1953, and adopted the current calls on October 7th 1968. As of 1958, as Bob pointed out, WBKB personalities included Ulmer Turner with news, Bob Elson on sports and Jim Lounsbury hosting a record hop, and ABC network programming constituted such programs as The Real McCoys, The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet and Maverick. Among the highlights of the rapid-fire filmed history include a clip from Super Circus, the first WENR test pattern, a photo from Quiz Kids, the entrance to their 190 North State Street studios in the late 1950's, re-created sound from Don McNeill's Breakfast Club, a clip from Kukla, Fran & Ollie, a photo of one of the first Ampex VR-1000 videotape machines, Beat the Bucc's, Paul Harvey, a clip from Studs' Place with Studs Terkel, a newscast with Alex Dreier, the opening of a WBKB special report on Vietnam (with an updated rendition of "Farandole"), numerous news events of the late 1960's, Channel 7's transmitter atop one of the Marina City Towers as in place from 1964 to 1974, vintage news opens including a slide for Frank Reynolds and the News, behind-the-scenes at what was first called Flynn/Daly News, leading in to various Fahey Flynn opens, then to more news footage including Richard Nixon, street riots, civil rights demonstrations, the Chicago "L" derailment of 1977, various early weather forecasters up to John Coleman, sportscasters including Bill Frink and Tim Weigel, title cards for Home Again, American Swingaround, Studs' Place, Off the Cuff, Gigglesnort Hotel, Passage to Adventure, Jubilee Showcase and Graffiti, followed by Jim Conway introducing The Morning Show which leads into its successors such as Kennedy & Company with the late Bob Kennedy and AM Chicago with the likes of Sandi Freeman and Steve Edwards, then numerous public-affairs interview shows are shown including such guests as Robert F. Kennedy, followed by more of Kukla, Fran & Ollie, hockey, music, more of Super Circus with Mary Hartline, The Big Show (which later evolved into The 3:30 Movie), Soupy Sales, and other assorted programs and personalities including Joel Daly, John Drury, Mr. Dreier, Mr. Flynn, Mr. Terkel, and ending with the then-current WLS Channel 7 animated ID.
No awards were given out in this part.
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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