WBBM Channel 2 - The 20th Annual Chicago Emmy Awards (Part 11, 1978)

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Here's Part 11 of the Twentieth Annual Chicago Emmy Awards on WBBM Channel 2, hosted by Bob Newhart.

This part features Jim Ruddle, Jack Brickhouse, and the voice of Don Ferris, plus vintage footage of Big Bird, Bob Cromie, Julia Child, William F. Buckley Jr., Alistair Cooke, David Susskind, Lowell Thomas, Bill Moyers, Robert MacNeil, Roger Ebert, Gene Siskel, John Callaway, Dick Cavett, Irv Kupcinet, Anita Bryant, Billy Eckstine, Jim Croce, the Bee Gees, The Doobie Brothers, Dave Brubeck, Bob Dylan, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Judy Collins, B.B. King and Barry Manilow.

Mr. Brickhouse won the Governor's Award for his long service to Chicago television and to civic and charitable endeavors throughout the Windy City. Before he accepted his award, Mr. Ruddle encapsulated the accomplishments of his long career.

Mr. Newhart next introduces a retrospective on the history of WTTW Channel 11 by listing the programs that aired on the station in 1958: College Prep English, College Prep Math, French Through TV and Ein, Zwei, Drei, Or How to Count in German. Longtime station voiceover Don Ferris narrates the history of the station, dating back to its 1955 sign-on, with early instructional programming, an early color show (from 1966), Bookshelves of the Storyteller, on to such mainstays as Sesame Street (since 1969), Book Beat with Bob Cromie (a clip from 1964), The French Chef (since 1969), Firing Line (since 1969), Masterpiece Theatre (since 1971), The David Susskind Show (since 1971; however, this program as so constituted aired on commercial WNEW Channel 5 in New York since 1966), Lowell Thomas Remembers (since 1974), Bill Moyers Journal (since 1974), The MacNeil/Lehrer Report (since 1976), Sneak Previews (since 1976), Chicago Feedback (since 1976), dc: The Dick Cavett Show (since 1977), Kup's Show (since 1977), and back to a clip of Mr. Cromie from 1978; next are shown such documentaries as Earthkeeping (1971), Nova (since 1974), The Incredible Machine (1976; voiceover by E.G. Marshall), Key to the Universe (1977), and clips of music performances from such acts as the Chicago Symphony (1976), Anita Bryant on Festival (1960), Billy Eckstine on Just Jazz (1971), Jim Croce on Made in Chicago (1973), the Bee Gees on Soundstage (since 1974), The Doobie Brothers, Dave Brubeck, Bob Dylan, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, Judy Collins, B.B. King and Barry Manilow (whose performance of "Beautiful Music" is heard throughout the musical retrospective).

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)


Date Uploaded: 07/12/2011

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