WTTW Channel 11 - "Send Us Some Pizza" (1973)

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Here's a short piece that was likely originally planned to air with a pledge drive on WTTW Channel 11, with longtime staff announcer Marty Robinson showing a sausage pizza and explaining how each piece represents a different aspect of the station's operating budget, and at the end giving the address where viewers can send money.

This piece, preserved on 16mm film, was preceded by the SMPTE universal leader countdown, and a 480 Hz "blip" on the "2." There is also a brief shot of a title card for what may have been the producing company - Metropolitan Visual Products Inc., whose address was in New York City ("New York City?!").

Marty recollects, "Our studios [WTTW's] were all spoken for on the day we did this, so it was shot in 16 millimeter by Cal Langenberg. The producer, Peggy Hughes, was unhappy with the color of the processed film, so it never aired. [We color corrected it - Fuzzy]

Marty thinks the voice of the crewmember at the end may have been Ken Clybor.

"Hey, you finished? We're hungry, Marty!"

This aired on local Chicago TV circa 1973.


Date Uploaded: 08/23/2012

Tags: 1970s   WTTW Channel 11   Pledge Breaks and Telethon Segments     




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"New York City?!").

Marty recollects, "Our studios [WTTW's] were all spoken for on the day we did this, so it was shot in 16 millimeter by Cal Langenberg. The producer, Peggy Hughes, was unhappy with the color of the processed film, so it never aired. [We color corrected it - Fuzzy]

Marty thinks the voice of the crewmember at the end may have been Ken Clybor.

"Hey, you finished? We're hungry, Marty!"

This aired on local Chicago TV circa 1973." /> Share

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