WBBM Channel 2 - "Living History (Bloopers)" (Part 1, 1978/1979)
Here's Part 1 of a blooper reel from WBBM Channel 2, of outtakes of taped material that never made it to broadcast and a few live moments where anything could and did happen.
This part starts with a still of a live report with the socket of the CBS eye in the superimposed graphic escaping and falling to the bottom, accompanied by various sounds of breaking glass.
Next is a still taken in the WBBM control room, with titles:
Living History - Volume 1 "The Early Years"
Episode 2 "An Element of Risk"
This starts off innocently enough with a contractor fixing shingles onto the outside of a building wall, before the plank he's on gives way and he falls onto the ground below - which is the cue for the "Turn Us On" music. From there, appearances of screw-ups and other jazz by such luminaries as (in order of appearance): Harry Volkman (speaking at one point about his days working with Floyd Kalber at WMAQ), ?, ?, ?, Bruce Roberts, Irv Kupcinet, Walter Cronkite, Vice President Walter Mondale (asking whether it was Good Morning America), Walter Jacobson, Harry Porterfield, Carrie Cochran, Johnny Morris, Bob Wallace, Susan Anderson, Mort Crim, Muhammad Ali, John Drummond, Bill Kurtis, the "space" station ID, voiceover Ed Roberts, - oh yes, and the Thomson TTV-1518 camera with Q-TV VPS-100 prompter mounted atop the camera lens that was seen at the beginning of many a Channel 2 News broadcast in the newsroom during this period
NOTE: For some portions of this part, parental discretion is advised, and a few segments are not for people with sensitive stomachs.
This was never aired anywhere, but from key reference points and the individuals, the segments therein originated in the 1978-1979 timeframe.
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