WMAQ Channel 5 - WMAQ-TV Editorial - "Sabotaging the RTA" (1973)

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Here's an editorial by Dillon Smith, Editorial Director of WMAQ Channel 5, lacing into the Illinois State Legislature's continued failure to come up with legislation to create a Regional Transit Authority for the Chicago area (or as Mr. Smith termed it, "acting with unprecedented irresponsibility").

In the course of the editorial, he names names including House Speaker Robert Blair and Illinois Governor Dan Walker, denounces the political partisanship ("a three-ring clown act in Springfield") that is marring the debate over funding for the proposed RTA, and calls on viewers to contact their legislators on the matter.

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WMAQ-TV Editorial
Dillon Smith, Editorial Director
Lee Schulman, NBC Vice President, General Manager

"If the way the Legislative leaders are kicking it around, they must think they're the Chicago Bears."

This aired on local Chicago TV in 1973.


Date Uploaded: 02/26/2013

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In the course of the editorial, he names names including House Speaker Robert Blair and Illinois Governor Dan Walker, denounces the political partisanship ("a three-ring clown act in Springfield") that is marring the debate over funding for the proposed RTA, and calls on viewers to contact their legislators on the matter.

Opening and closing voiceover by ??

Ending title card:

WMAQ-TV Editorial
Dillon Smith, Editorial Director
Lee Schulman, NBC Vice President, General Manager

"If the way the Legislative leaders are kicking it around, they must think they're the Chicago Bears."

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

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