WBBM Channel 2 - TV2 News at 10 (Part 4, 1972)
Here's Part 4 of an edition of the TV2 News at 10 on WBBM Channel 2, with Bob Wallace substituting for then-regular anchor Bob McBride. Also featuring sportscaster Brent Musburger.
This edition was transferred from the original 2" Quad tape.
Bob introducing future nationally-famous sportscasting legend Brent Musburger's sports report by contrasting TV2 News' work ethic with his constantly watching TV - which Mr. Musburger says is part of his job of reporting the day's sports scores, which follows all the banter:
- In football, Dallas Cowboys lead Chicago College All-Stars 10-0 at halftime in the Chicago College All-Star Game at Soldier Field (the Cowboys eventually won the game, 20-7); Roger Staubach was knocked out and replaced on the field by Craig Morton who threw for Dallas' only touchdown up to that point
- Chicago Bears go 0-2 in preseason scrimmage, thanks to 10-6 loss to St. Louis (football) Cardinals at Lake Forest; description of the game's highlights is accompanied by film footage of key plays, lensed by WBBM cameraman Chuck Boyer whom Brent acknowledges at the end of the report of this game
- Los Angeles Rams give up first-round draft choice to Baltimore Colts for holdout guard John Williams
- Chicago Cubs shut out by Philadelphia Phillies, 2-0, with winning pitcher Steve Carlton accounting for 15 of the latter team's 33 wins up to this point (he would eventually win 27 at the end of the season, while the Phillies finished last with 59-97)
- White Sox lead Kansas City Royals 5-0 in 8th inning (and that would end up the final score)
- Other baseball scores: Pittsburgh Pirates 3, New York Mets 1 (losing pitcher: Tom Seaver); Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Houston Astros 5; Milwaukee Brewers 3, Detroit Tigers 2; Cleveland Indians 4, Baltimore Orioles 1 (winning pitcher Gaylord Perry notched his 17th victory to date for the season); San Diego Padres 3, Cincinnati Reds 1; Montreal Expos 3, St. Louis (baseball) Cardinals 1 (with pitcher Bob Gibson's 11-game winning streak snapped); Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees split a doubleheader, with Boston winning the first game 6-5 and New York the second, 3-1; Atlanta Braves 4, San Francisco Giants 3
- At Olympic diving trials in Park Ridge, Cynthia Potter (whose first name Brent seems to mispronounce as "Sydney"), Micki King and Janet Ely qualify for U.S. team after participating in Women's 3-Meter Springboard
- In tennis, Chris Evert defeats Margaret Court 6-3, 6-3, and Evonne Goolagong wins her match, so she and Chrissie will play on Sunday afternoon
After the sports segment ends, Bob reads some more items:
- Mrs. Virginia Piper, who was kidnapped from her estate in Orono County, Minnesota on July 27th by two masked men demanding $1 million ransom, is object of nationwide search; her husband, millionaire and former Piper Jaffray chairman Harry C. Piper Jr., says he is prepared to pay the ransom (which he did the next day; afterwards she was found chained to a tree in a forest in northern Minnesota; she died on October 24th 1988 of cancer at age 65)
- State police find body of a man identified as Ivan Bearden (sp?) of Chicago in car trunk in Bloom Township in southeast Cook County; he had been shot in the head
- A strike by 200 inmates of Indiana State Prison ends after 53 organizers are locked up and the rest return to work; the strike took place in the tag shop where license plates were made; they demanded $1.65 an hour for work, from the then-current 70 cents a day
- 15,000 rock fans at the Ravinia in Highland Park wait over an hour for the Ike & Tina Turner Revue to start; the fans were orderly, unlike at other concerts where drug overdoses and vandalism were common, due to new rules enacted which set a concert end at 11pm, general admission to lawn limited to rock disorders - er, concerts, and strict enforcement of a ban on drinking and smoking
With this, Bob signals for the next commercial break, and teases a report on the Bobby Fischer / Boris Spassky matchup and an interview with Fischer.
Commercial: Sleep-Eze sleeping tablets (A Gentle Sleeping Aid) - take two for occasional sleeping problems, as directed - "Safe...and Effective"
Commercial: Datsun - with famed nature photographer Ansel Adams offering a tree planting by the U.S. Forest Service for every Datsun vehicle test-driven through October 15th - "Drive a Datsun, Plant a Tree" - "From Nissan With Pride" (opening voiceover by ??)
Commercial: Old Milwaukee Beer - "Tastes As Great As Its Name" (voiceover by ??) - (C) 1972, Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co., Milwaukee, and other cities
" . . . the women are coming on so strong in sports, that pretty soon I think they're gonna replace all us male chauvinists and bring you some pretty women to read the scores at night."
This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, July 28th 1972 between 10:20pm and 10:26pm.
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