WBBM Channel 2 - TV2 News at 10 (Part 2, 1972)
Here's Part 2 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 Harry Porterfield.
This edition was transferred from the original 2" Quad tape.
Bob reading or introducing the following items:
- Developments in the trial of Cook County State's Attorney Edward Hanrahan in connection with the December 4th 1969 incident where two Black Panthers, including Fred Hampton, were killed in a police raid; the court hears testimony from a survivor of that incident, Richard Truelock, to the effect that two policemen fired shots into Hampton's body after he was killed; more statements to be heard through next Wednesday (August 2nd)
- Taxpayer suit filed in Circuit Court against the County Board, to pressure them to stop sending paychecks to one of the Hanrahan trial's prosecutors, Barnabas Sears
- A report from Harry Porterfield about the aftermath of the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy on Chicago's Northwest side, on the area around the Cabrini-Green housing projects, including concerns from its tenants over the resulting bad publicity and its overall reputation, especially when it comes to job searches; features interviews with Cabrini-Green resident Sam Dampier and Chicago Commons Employment Service Director Marguerite Norment
- A look at the Chicago Stockyards a year after it was closed and abandoned; with accompanying film footage, Bob notes that concrete roads are being built and water pipes laid, for preparation for developing the area as an industrial park, for the purpose of giving a boost to the International Amphitheater which was host to five political conventions; also, Emeril Food Service plans to take over the Stockyard Inn from prior owners Union Stockyard & Transit Company which had owned it for the past 100 years; the original building had been destroyed by fire in 1934, and was promptly given an order to rebuild by Stockyard president Frederick H. Prince; film footage from inside shows an oil painting of Prince and other portraits of such figures as Armour, Swift, Wilson, Cudahy, A.H. "Shanghai" Pierce and Captain S.B. Burnett (the last-named of whom was owner of the 6666 Ranch)
- Illinois Legislative Commission on Public Aid rules that people on welfare should receive an $18 million cost-of-living increase, starting September 1st and affecting 900,000 recipients, with food allowances for a family of four going up from $104 a month to $109
Bob then signals for the next commercial break with a tease of John Coughlin's weekend weather report.
Commercial: Max Factor ColorMaker Waterproof Automatic Eye Shadow (voiceover by Ernie Anderson)
Commercial: Jewel Food Stores - "Midnight Jewels" (ending voiceover by ??)
Commercial: Excedrin - "The Extra-Strength Pain Reliever" (voiceover by ?? - sounds almost like Phil Tonken) (could this be where WBBM would later get the idea for The 10 O'Clock News titling? ;-) )
Commercial: Montgomery Ward's Steel-Track-Belted Grappler tires, with two steel belts on four polyester cord plies, to protect the tires from all sorts of obstacles (voiceover by ??)
This aired on local Chicago TV on Friday, July 28th 1972 between 10:09pm and 10:15pm.
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