WBBM Channel 2 - TV 2 News at 6pm (Part 2, 1974)

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Here's Part 2 of a complete edition of the TV 2 News at 6pm on WBBM Channel 2 with anchor Bob Wallace. Also featuring John Callaway and Christopher (Chris) Wallace. Includes:

Bob introduces a report by John Callaway about a hearing conducted by the Illinois Legislature's Insurance Subcommittee at the uptown center of Hull House, on the high fire insurance rates for slum buildings; speakers featured in this report include attorney Fred Cohen and Maryilou Hedlund, Alderwoman of the 48th Ward

A fire in a 16th floor apartment in the Chicago Beach apartments at 4800 South Chicago Beach drive injures two elderly women and causes an estimated $15,000 in damages; a clip of the building and the smoke coming from the apartment in question is shown; the women are in fair condition at Billings Hospital

United Farm Workers picket Jewel Food Store on 26th and Pulaski Road, protesting Jewel's purchase of non-union lettuce and grapes; film clip of protest is shown; Bob quotes Marcos Munoz, UFW's Illinois director, calling this the first in a series of such demonstrations

Bob introduces a report by Christopher (Chris) Wallace about a group of Southwest Side residents and community groups holding their own meeting at the Ford City Shopping Center over a city plan by real estate developer Harry F. Chaddick that they fear might destroy their neighborhood; Chris walks through a street with local businesses that would be affected by his plan to build another shopping center; shots of Ford City and a mall are shown, as are some parts of the meeting with Chaddick speaking with the residents; Bob then speaks with Chris in the newsroom about the meeting and Chaddick's plans to build 15 shopping centers, and how once they're built, it's too late to stop them

Bob then reports on the White House blasting as "distorted" a Chicago Sun-Times report claiming that the Defense Department and Henry Kissinger tapped each other's phones in 1971; the report mentioned Kissinger wanted a tap on then-Defense Secretary Melvin Laird's phone

Long shot of newsroom with super text: "More News ...In a Moment"

Commercial: Illinois Bell - "A Little More Than Just Talk" (voiceover by Norman Rose)

Shot of weather map, with super text: "Coming Up - John Coughlin: Weather"

Commercial: Man, Myth & Magic Magazine - "The Most Unusual Magazine Ever Published" (voiceover by Paul Frees)

Commercial: WLAK FM Stereo 94 - "All Music, All the Time"

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, January 12th 1974 during the 6pm to 6:30pm timeframe.


Date Uploaded: 01/11/2012

Tags: 1970s   WBBM Channel 2   News   Mostly Content   Full Commercial Breaks     




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Long shot of newsroom with super text: "More News ...In a Moment"

Commercial: Illinois Bell - "A Little More Than Just Talk" (voiceover by Norman Rose)

Shot of weather map, with super text: "Coming Up - John Coughlin: Weather"

Commercial: Man, Myth & Magic Magazine - "The Most Unusual Magazine Ever Published" (voiceover by Paul Frees)

Commercial: WLAK FM Stereo 94 - "All Music, All the Time"

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, January 12th 1974 during the 6pm to 6:30pm timeframe." /> Share

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