WFLD Channel 32 - Newscope - "The Blizzard of '67" and Other Stories (Part 4, 1967)

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Here's Part 4, the last part, of an edition of Newscope on WFLD Channel 32, anchored by Patrick Muldowney.

NOTE: This is the earliest footage currently known to exist of a WFLD broadcast (albeit via kinescope); the sound heard in the background on the right channel is of time code as heard on 3/4" Umatic tapes. (this is not our museum's transfer)

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Patrick Muldowney gives the weather report, with fair skies and temperatures to drop to 10 above overnight and 0-5 in the suburbs; mostly sunny skies on Saturday with a projected high of 30; partly cloudy Saturday night with a low of 12-18; and partly cloudy on Sunday.

He then ruminates about the remarkable day that has passed (starting at 12:30pm and continuing up to 11:55pm), giving thanks to all those tuned in to 32 over that period, as well as to Bill Hayes(?) "who turned the newspaper into a television show" and comparing his comic book readings to those of New York City Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia during the 1945 newspaper strike; the thousands who called over the course of the day, especially those who provided eyewitness reports of road conditions; and Mayor Daley and other city, county and state officials for their updates; and the 150 ham operators who gave reports during the day, and over 500 who stood by to give reports. He then signs off about how this ushered in a "new era" of journalism in Chicago.

Ending bumper slide:

Newscope
A Live, Film, & Video Tape Presentation

over which, a voiceover (by Dave Martin) advises that 32, the Daily News and the Sun-Times will be on hand to provide more coverage of the blizzard as events happen; as well as the next regularly scheduled newscast at 10pm Saturday

WFLD station ID slide

This aired on local Chicago TV late Friday, January 27th 1967 during the 11:30pm to 12:00am (Midnight) timeframe.





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Includes:

Patrick Muldowney gives the weather report, with fair skies and temperatures to drop to 10 above overnight and 0-5 in the suburbs; mostly sunny skies on Saturday with a projected high of 30; partly cloudy Saturday night with a low of 12-18; and partly cloudy on Sunday.

He then ruminates about the remarkable day that has passed (starting at 12:30pm and continuing up to 11:55pm), giving thanks to all those tuned in to 32 over that period, as well as to Bill Hayes(?) "who turned the newspaper into a television show" and comparing his comic book readings to those of New York City Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia during the 1945 newspaper strike; the thousands who called over the course of the day, especially those who provided eyewitness reports of road conditions; and Mayor Daley and other city, county and state officials for their updates; and the 150 ham operators who gave reports during the day, and over 500 who stood by to give reports. He then signs off about how this ushered in a "new era" of journalism in Chicago.

Ending bumper slide:

Newscope
A Live, Film, & Video Tape Presentation

over which, a voiceover (by Dave Martin) advises that 32, the Daily News and the Sun-Times will be on hand to provide more coverage of the blizzard as events happen; as well as the next regularly scheduled newscast at 10pm Saturday

WFLD station ID slide

This aired on local Chicago TV late Friday, January 27th 1967 during the 11:30pm to 12:00am (Midnight) timeframe." /> Share

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