WFLD Channel 32 - Newscope - "The Blizzard of '67" and Other Stories (Part 2, 1967)

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Here's Part 2 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)

Includes:

Patrick reporting on other news:

- A cabin fire during a launch test of Apollo 1 at Cape Kennedy kills astronauts Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Edward H. White and Roger Chaffee (they were rehearsing for a planned space launch of February 21st, which was to be the first three-man space launch; this event will set back the Apollo space program more than a year); film footage of the three astronauts, with biographical background of each, is shown

- U.S. and Russia sign treaty banning nuclear weapons in outer space, and reserving the moon and other celestial bodies for peaceful uses; provisions in place to make sure space stations are not used for military purposes; U.S. signatories are Secretary of State Dean Rusk and U.N. ambassador Arthur Goldberg

- Three U.S. helicopters shot down, and fourth damaged, by Communist ground fire in Vietnam

- Two refugees shot by Communist border guards in Berlin as they were trying to swim to the U.S. Western sector; a third was captured

- U.S. tax court rules on case involving Paul Hornung of the Green Bay Packers, who insisted that a car he was given (after being voted Most Outstanding Player of the NFL's 1961 championship game) was not taxable due to exemptions on prizes given for "artistic, scientific or educational achievement"; the tax court called his argument "a shotgun formation"

This segues into Dave Martin's sports report, with the following items:

- 375 fans show up at DePaul's Alumni Hall to see DePaul beat Niagara 78-65; Errol(?) Palmer and Rich Sheeley(?) each scored 17 points for Blue Demons; both teams have a 9-6 record

- Southern Illinois beats Abilene Christian 58-55 at Carbondale, after trailing 31-21 at halftime

- In NBA action, Boston Celtics beat Detroit Pistons 112-106; Philadelphia 76ers defeat Cincinnati Royals 110-107 (Trivia Note: the latter team is today the Sacramento Kings)

- In golf, Don Massengale leads in the second round of the Los Angeles Open with 10 under par 132; Arnold Palmer is second with two strokes back

- Dave next promotes a "tripleheader" on WFLD on Saturday (the 28th): Drake vs. North Texas in a Missouri Valley game at 1pm, Ohio State at Northwest in Big 10 action at 8pm (provided the Buckeyes make it to Evanston), and Minnesota at Purdue at 10pm (or 8pm if Ohio State doesn't make it)

- A doubleheader at Chicago Stadium was postponed due to the snow (rescheduled for 12:30pm on Sunday), but a tripleheader is still on for Saturday at 6pm; for the rescheduled doubleheader UCLA is to play Illinois at 12:30pm and Brigham Young vs. Loyola at 2:30pm; on the tripleheader it will be Texas Western vs. Brigham Young at 6pm, followed by Loyola vs. UCLA and Illinois vs. Notre Dame

- Middleweight champ Emile Griffith to fight against Italian Nino Benvenuti (which he mispronounces as "Benovuni") in a 15-round match at Madison Square Garden in New York, which he speculates would probably be held in late March (the date would later be set at April 17th; on that date Benvenuti won by decision); Griffith had just won against Joey Archer on January 23rd as shown on Channel 32

Dave then ends his sports report and goes back to Patrick,

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 reporting on other news:

- A cabin fire during a launch test of Apollo 1 at Cape Kennedy kills astronauts Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Edward H. White and Roger Chaffee (they were rehearsing for a planned space launch of February 21st, which was to be the first three-man space launch; this event will set back the Apollo space program more than a year); film footage of the three astronauts, with biographical background of each, is shown

- U.S. and Russia sign treaty banning nuclear weapons in outer space, and reserving the moon and other celestial bodies for peaceful uses; provisions in place to make sure space stations are not used for military purposes; U.S. signatories are Secretary of State Dean Rusk and U.N. ambassador Arthur Goldberg

- Three U.S. helicopters shot down, and fourth damaged, by Communist ground fire in Vietnam

- Two refugees shot by Communist border guards in Berlin as they were trying to swim to the U.S. Western sector; a third was captured

- U.S. tax court rules on case involving Paul Hornung of the Green Bay Packers, who insisted that a car he was given (after being voted Most Outstanding Player of the NFL's 1961 championship game) was not taxable due to exemptions on prizes given for "artistic, scientific or educational achievement"; the tax court called his argument "a shotgun formation"

This segues into Dave Martin's sports report, with the following items:

- 375 fans show up at DePaul's Alumni Hall to see DePaul beat Niagara 78-65; Errol(?) Palmer and Rich Sheeley(?) each scored 17 points for Blue Demons; both teams have a 9-6 record

- Southern Illinois beats Abilene Christian 58-55 at Carbondale, after trailing 31-21 at halftime

- In NBA action, Boston Celtics beat Detroit Pistons 112-106; Philadelphia 76ers defeat Cincinnati Royals 110-107 (Trivia Note: the latter team is today the Sacramento Kings)

- In golf, Don Massengale leads in the second round of the Los Angeles Open with 10 under par 132; Arnold Palmer is second with two strokes back

- Dave next promotes a "tripleheader" on WFLD on Saturday (the 28th): Drake vs. North Texas in a Missouri Valley game at 1pm, Ohio State at Northwest in Big 10 action at 8pm (provided the Buckeyes make it to Evanston), and Minnesota at Purdue at 10pm (or 8pm if Ohio State doesn't make it)

- A doubleheader at Chicago Stadium was postponed due to the snow (rescheduled for 12:30pm on Sunday), but a tripleheader is still on for Saturday at 6pm; for the rescheduled doubleheader UCLA is to play Illinois at 12:30pm and Brigham Young vs. Loyola at 2:30pm; on the tripleheader it will be Texas Western vs. Brigham Young at 6pm, followed by Loyola vs. UCLA and Illinois vs. Notre Dame

- Middleweight champ Emile Griffith to fight against Italian Nino Benvenuti (which he mispronounces as "Benovuni") in a 15-round match at Madison Square Garden in New York, which he speculates would probably be held in late March (the date would later be set at April 17th; on that date Benvenuti won by decision); Griffith had just won against Joey Archer on January 23rd as shown on Channel 32

Dave then ends his sports report and goes back to Patrick,

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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