ON TV - "Premiere Night" (Opening, 1980)
Here's the opening moments of the premiere night of ON TV Subscription Television which aired in Chicago on WSNS Channel 44.
This starts with the video animated ON TV ID, then the introductory promo which promotes the new subscription channel as a "revolution in Chicago broadcasting."
The first night's lineup includes "10" with Bo Derek, Dudley Moore and Julie Andrews; "Norma Rae" with Sally Field; and "Slap Shot" with Paul Newman. Brief clips from other films such as "Cabaret" (with Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey), "Every Which Way But Loose" (with Clint Eastwood and a chimpanzee), "Halloween", and "California Suite" (with Alan Alda and Marsha Mason) are shown, as are excerpts from a Chicago Bulls game and a concert performance.
Courtesy Chris Tufts, Here's an interesting article about the premiere from the Daily Herald (by Diane Mermigas). And here's the "money quote" - "ON TV expects to have enough feature films, nightclub entertainment and sporting events at hand to give subscribers their money's worth. But, if a film shortage hits, ON TV officials pledge they will not resort to poor R- or X-rated films." Riiiiiiiight.
Voiceover by Lloyd Hanson.
This aired on local Chicago TV on Monday, September 22nd 1980 at 7pm.
Date Uploaded: 04/13/2013
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