WLS Channel 7 - 30th Anniversary Special (Part 7, 1978)

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Here's Part 7 (the final part) of WLS Channel 7's 30th Anniversary Special, broadcast from Chicago's Park West and hosted by Eyewitness News anchors Fahey Flynn and Joel Daly (joined here by the star of the then-new Battlestar Galactica, Lorne Greene).

This part includes:

Fahey thanking all the early personalities of Channel 7 who were a part of the station's long history; and Joel thanking the station's behind-the scenes crew (directors, producers, writers and cameramen) "without whom we can't do a thing," and especially some 30 people who, at the time of this special, had been with Channel 7 from the moment it first signed on in 1948; and Fahey closing by giving special thanks to the millions of viewers who stuck with the station through thick and thin over the last three decades.

Next is a video montage with the "We're the One" song that was ABC's 1978-79 slogan, featuring clips of the following:

- Fireworks display

- The Rebel (?)

- Barney Miller

- The Rifleman

- Family

- The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet

- Soap

- Burke's Law

- Tim Weigel jogging outside

- Three's Company

- The Adventures of Davy Crockett

- Charlie's Angels

- Joel Daly walking alongside Chicago pedestrians on a busy street

- Donny & Marie

- The Fugitive

- Laverne & Shirley

- F Troop

- The Love Boat

- McHale's Navy

- Animated ABC logo from 1978-79 season

- More fireworks

- Bicyclists going through a path

- Ricardo Montalban of Fantasy Island

- ? of Eyewitness News

- ? of Eyewitness News

- Closeup of a TV whose channel is being changed to '7'

- Weatherman John Coleman filling in a "#1" so hard the paper is falling off the pad

- Henry Winkler of Happy Days

- Adam West and Burt Ward of Batman (notice that while the show, throughout its 1966-68 run, was in color, this clip is in black-and-white)

- The girls of the short-lived TV version of Operation Petticoat (among whom was a young Jamie Lee Curtis, now the spokesperson for Activia yogurt)

- Another animated ABC logo

- Fred "Rerun" Berry of What's Happening!!

- Film of Flynn / Daly News logo from 1968 (which evolved into Eyewitness News, followed by shots of a director backstage and the anchors as they looked that year; followed by vintage clips of John Drury, Alex Dreier, Fahey (again), Studs Terkel, (?), (?), one of John Coleman's weathercasts, and 1976-79 animated WLS station ID

- Three unknown ladies

- Gavin MacLeod of The Love Boat

- Robert Urich and Diana Canova in a Love Boat episode

- Donny and Marie Osmond in a sketch

- Billy Crystal, Richard Mulligan and Ted Wass of Soap

- James Gregory of Barney Miller

- Michael McKean and David L. Lander from Laverne & Shirley

- Happy Days episode which was the pilot for Mork & Mindy

- Joyce DeWitt and Audra Lindley from Three's Company

- Fahey Flynn of Eyewitness News

- Barry Manilow

- Olivia Newton-John

- Paul Lynde

- Richard and Karen Carpenter

- Clip from Playboy's 25th Anniversary Special

- The Pink Panther

- Mary Hartline of Super Circus

- What's Happening!!

- Jackie Gleason and Art Carney from the final Honeymooners sketch ever made

- The Sweathogs of Welcome Back Kotter

- Paul Michael Glaser

- More fireworks

- Victor French of Carter Country

- Still more fireworks

- Sheila Stainback of Eyewitness News

- John Coleman of Eyewitness News

- Gabe Kaplan of Welcome Back Kotter

- Fred Berry of What's Happening!!

- Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith of Charlie's Angels

- John Ritter of Three's Company

- (?)

- Hal Linden of Barney Miller

- Dick Van Patten of Eight Is Enough

- Herve Villechaize of Fantasy Island

- Katherine Helmond of Soap

- Shaun Cassidy and Parker Stevenson of The Hardy Boys

- (?)

- Ron Howard of Happy Days

- Paul Michael Glaser of Starsky & Hutch

- Cheryl Ladd of Charlie's Angels

- David Soul of Starsky & Hutch (from one of the "We're the One" promos aired on the network)

- Donny & Marie Osmond

- Ron Palillo and Lawrence Hilton Jacobs of Welcome Back Kotter

- (?)

- (?)

- Henry Winkler of Happy Days

- Victor French and Richard Paul of Carter Country

- Kristy McNichol of Family

- (?)

- Gavin MacLeod of The Love Boat

- Kate Jackson of Charlie's Angels

- Robert Mandan of Soap

- Ted Lange and Bernie Kopell of The Love Boat

- (?)

- Jay Levine of Eyewitness News

- (?)

- Robert Urich of Vega$

- Battlestar Galactica

- Stars of various ABC shows (including Joyce DeWitt, John Ritter, Meredith Baxter Birney, Ricardo Montalban, Ted Lange, Gavin MacLeod, Ron Howard and Richard Paul) singing "We're the One," followed by a shot of fireworks with the slogan "Happy 30th Anniversary 7" zooming onto the screen, and the animated "We're the One" (set in Lubalin Graph Medium, a serif version of Avant Garde) zooming in

Shots of the Park West theatre where WLS's anniversary show took place, with "We're the One" music in the background, various personalities being called out to dance on the stage, and closing sponsor billboard (voiceover by Gary Gears) for Standard Oil (with logo identical to Amoco) - "You Expect More from a Leader," and United Airlines - "United Built the Largest Airline in the Free World Around You"

Closing credits:

Produced by Vince Manze and Jerry Kupcinet
Directed by Jerry Kupcinet
Written by Vince Manze
Technical Directors - Cliff Vogel, John Macenczak
Associate Producer - Bonnie Kaplan
Stage Manager - Jef Kos
Audio - Mike Donovan, Roger Brunn, Don Farnham Jr.
Lighting - Ray Freutel
Electronic Graphics - Sylvia Tanielian
Camera - Don Farnham, John Dukewich, Pete Blinn, Pat Nichols
Video - Mit Thompson, Bill Nobles
Videotape - John Ivicek, Fred Peterson, Howard Malis, Paul Bubinas, Carl Anton, Dick Frost, Jim Kolar, Tom Bonner, Ed Ubis, Edna Reed, Ed Lombard, David Williams, Joe Talbot, Don Rhebergen
Projection - Phil Carlson
Film Editor - Sol Gelfond
Electronic Maintenance - Fritz Wilkening
Utility - Mike Juhas, Lucas Williamson, Larry Renfrow
Stagehands - Jack Maloney, George Hogan, Tom Ryan, Bill Kehoe
Scenic Designer - Bob Proper
30th Anniversary Theme Words and Music by Frank McNulty and Bob Perna Band
Vocals - "Magic"
Musical Consultant - Janice Gears
Animation by Ron and Sidney Gene Crawford
Choreography - Gus Giordano Dancers, Assisted by Clarence Teeters
Costumes by Wieboldt's
Cars Courtesy of Metropolitan Limo
Party Coordinator - Tim Bennett
Production Assistants - Dan Matson, Peggy Schnell
Executive Producer - John W. Coleman

Decorations for 30th Anniversary party provided by Ronsley, Inc. (voiceover by Gary Gears)

30th Anniversary Show - (c) 1978 American Broadcasting Company, Inc.

A WLS-TV Production (closing voiceover by Gary Gears)

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, September 9th 1978 during the 9pm to 10pm timeframe.


Date Uploaded: 11/01/2012

Tags: 1970s   WLS Channel 7     




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Next is a video montage with the "We're the One" song that was ABC's 1978-79 slogan, featuring clips of the following:

- Fireworks display

- The Rebel (?)

- Barney Miller

- The Rifleman

- Family

- The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet

- Soap

- Burke's Law

- Tim Weigel jogging outside

- Three's Company

- The Adventures of Davy Crockett

- Charlie's Angels

- Joel Daly walking alongside Chicago pedestrians on a busy street

- Donny & Marie

- The Fugitive

- Laverne & Shirley

- F Troop

- The Love Boat

- McHale's Navy

- Animated ABC logo from 1978-79 season

- More fireworks

- Bicyclists going through a path

- Ricardo Montalban of Fantasy Island

- ? of Eyewitness News

- ? of Eyewitness News

- Closeup of a TV whose channel is being changed to '7'

- Weatherman John Coleman filling in a "#1" so hard the paper is falling off the pad

- Henry Winkler of Happy Days

- Adam West and Burt Ward of Batman (notice that while the show, throughout its 1966-68 run, was in color, this clip is in black-and-white)

- The girls of the short-lived TV version of Operation Petticoat (among whom was a young Jamie Lee Curtis, now the spokesperson for Activia yogurt)

- Another animated ABC logo

- Fred "Rerun" Berry of What's Happening!!

- Film of Flynn / Daly News logo from 1968 (which evolved into Eyewitness News, followed by shots of a director backstage and the anchors as they looked that year; followed by vintage clips of John Drury, Alex Dreier, Fahey (again), Studs Terkel, (?), (?), one of John Coleman's weathercasts, and 1976-79 animated WLS station ID

- Three unknown ladies

- Gavin MacLeod of The Love Boat

- Robert Urich and Diana Canova in a Love Boat episode

- Donny and Marie Osmond in a sketch

- Billy Crystal, Richard Mulligan and Ted Wass of Soap

- James Gregory of Barney Miller

- Michael McKean and David L. Lander from Laverne & Shirley

- Happy Days episode which was the pilot for Mork & Mindy

- Joyce DeWitt and Audra Lindley from Three's Company

- Fahey Flynn of Eyewitness News

- Barry Manilow

- Olivia Newton-John

- Paul Lynde

- Richard and Karen Carpenter

- Clip from Playboy's 25th Anniversary Special

- The Pink Panther

- Mary Hartline of Super Circus

- What's Happening!!

- Jackie Gleason and Art Carney from the final Honeymooners sketch ever made

- The Sweathogs of Welcome Back Kotter

- Paul Michael Glaser

- More fireworks

- Victor French of Carter Country

- Still more fireworks

- Sheila Stainback of Eyewitness News

- John Coleman of Eyewitness News

- Gabe Kaplan of Welcome Back Kotter

- Fred Berry of What's Happening!!

- Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith of Charlie's Angels

- John Ritter of Three's Company

- (?)

- Hal Linden of Barney Miller

- Dick Van Patten of Eight Is Enough

- Herve Villechaize of Fantasy Island

- Katherine Helmond of Soap

- Shaun Cassidy and Parker Stevenson of The Hardy Boys

- (?)

- Ron Howard of Happy Days

- Paul Michael Glaser of Starsky & Hutch

- Cheryl Ladd of Charlie's Angels

- David Soul of Starsky & Hutch (from one of the "We're the One" promos aired on the network)

- Donny & Marie Osmond

- Ron Palillo and Lawrence Hilton Jacobs of Welcome Back Kotter

- (?)

- (?)

- Henry Winkler of Happy Days

- Victor French and Richard Paul of Carter Country

- Kristy McNichol of Family

- (?)

- Gavin MacLeod of The Love Boat

- Kate Jackson of Charlie's Angels

- Robert Mandan of Soap

- Ted Lange and Bernie Kopell of The Love Boat

- (?)

- Jay Levine of Eyewitness News

- (?)

- Robert Urich of Vega$

- Battlestar Galactica

- Stars of various ABC shows (including Joyce DeWitt, John Ritter, Meredith Baxter Birney, Ricardo Montalban, Ted Lange, Gavin MacLeod, Ron Howard and Richard Paul) singing "We're the One," followed by a shot of fireworks with the slogan "Happy 30th Anniversary 7" zooming onto the screen, and the animated "We're the One" (set in Lubalin Graph Medium, a serif version of Avant Garde) zooming in

Shots of the Park West theatre where WLS's anniversary show took place, with "We're the One" music in the background, various personalities being called out to dance on the stage, and closing sponsor billboard (voiceover by Gary Gears) for Standard Oil (with logo identical to Amoco) - "You Expect More from a Leader," and United Airlines - "United Built the Largest Airline in the Free World Around You"

Closing credits:

Produced by Vince Manze and Jerry Kupcinet
Directed by Jerry Kupcinet
Written by Vince Manze
Technical Directors - Cliff Vogel, John Macenczak
Associate Producer - Bonnie Kaplan
Stage Manager - Jef Kos
Audio - Mike Donovan, Roger Brunn, Don Farnham Jr.
Lighting - Ray Freutel
Electronic Graphics - Sylvia Tanielian
Camera - Don Farnham, John Dukewich, Pete Blinn, Pat Nichols
Video - Mit Thompson, Bill Nobles
Videotape - John Ivicek, Fred Peterson, Howard Malis, Paul Bubinas, Carl Anton, Dick Frost, Jim Kolar, Tom Bonner, Ed Ubis, Edna Reed, Ed Lombard, David Williams, Joe Talbot, Don Rhebergen
Projection - Phil Carlson
Film Editor - Sol Gelfond
Electronic Maintenance - Fritz Wilkening
Utility - Mike Juhas, Lucas Williamson, Larry Renfrow
Stagehands - Jack Maloney, George Hogan, Tom Ryan, Bill Kehoe
Scenic Designer - Bob Proper
30th Anniversary Theme Words and Music by Frank McNulty and Bob Perna Band
Vocals - "Magic"
Musical Consultant - Janice Gears
Animation by Ron and Sidney Gene Crawford
Choreography - Gus Giordano Dancers, Assisted by Clarence Teeters
Costumes by Wieboldt's
Cars Courtesy of Metropolitan Limo
Party Coordinator - Tim Bennett
Production Assistants - Dan Matson, Peggy Schnell
Executive Producer - John W. Coleman

Decorations for 30th Anniversary party provided by Ronsley, Inc. (voiceover by Gary Gears)

30th Anniversary Show - (c) 1978 American Broadcasting Company, Inc.

A WLS-TV Production (closing voiceover by Gary Gears)

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, September 9th 1978 during the 9pm to 10pm timeframe." /> Share

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