WGN Channel 9 - 10th Inning with Jack Brickhouse - "Interview with Bob Lurie" (1976)
Here's an edition of the post-game 10th Inning show on WGN Channel 9, hosted by Jack Brickhouse, with guest Bob Lurie who had just assumed majority ownership of the San Francisco Giants. This was after a grueling 14-inning session which saw the Cubs beat the Giants at Candlestick Park, 6-5, in the first game of a doubleheader. This was also from the days when remote broadcasts such as the Cubs / Giants match carried this day by WGN went through separate transmissions (one for the video, another for the audio), with the audio feed consisting of what the old Bell System characterized as Class A / B telco audio with frequency response of 100 Hz - 5 kHz; such "pinched" audio would be heard in many parts of the country well into the end of January 1978, after which video and audio were diplexed and viewers all across the country (including Chicago) were treated to Class AAA 50 Hz - 15 kHz audio everywhere.
Station ID / Promo for The Lawrence Welk Show at 9pm (voiceover by Carl Greyson)
Opening titles of 10th Inning followed by host Jack Brickhouse at Candlestick Park opening the show and introducing, then interviewing, new San Francisco Giants majority owner Bob Lurie. Right off the bat (no pun necessarily intended), Mr. Lurie goes on about how games like this were a tough one to lose for his side, then speaks about the San Francisco fans, a recent transit strike in the city which hurt Giants attendance, the challenge that comes with buying a ball club, his prior involvement with the Giants as a spectator, his father Lou Lurie who was a native of Chicago, and the family's fortune which had been made in real estate (some of which is in Chicago). After the last topic, Jack reminds the viewers who he's speaking with and then signals for the first commercial break, followed by a brief shot of players on the field.
PSA for High Blood Pressure ("a ticking time bomb") - "Treat It . . . and Live" - from The National High Blood Pressure Education Program, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare (voiceover by ??)
Back to the program with Jack interviewing new Giants' part-owner Bob Lurie who, in this section, discusses how he came to buy the team from prior owner Horace Stoneman, and the motivation being to keep the team from moving to Toronto (which, a year after this broadcast, would get the Blue Jays); plus the work it will take to make the team profitable, the other team in the Bay Area (the Oakland A's), the criticism over Candlestick Park's location and the revamping of certain areas of the park, his ownership of such buildings on Chicago's La Salle Street as the La Salle Wacker Building at 221 N. La Salle, the American National Bank building at 33 N. La Salle and the Central National Bank building at 120 S. La Salle, his involvement in the real estate business, the issue of office space in The Loop, Giants announcer Russ Hodges, the weather, the food offered at Candlestick, his assessment of manager Bill Rigney, the other team part-owner Bud Herseth (based out of Phoenix) who partnered with him to buy the Giants, his representing the team at league meetings (and voting against National League expansion), the Commissioner's interest in seeing Washington, DC get a major league team (which wouldn't happen until the former Montreal Expos relocated to the Nation's Capital as the Nationals starting with the 2005 season), the recent player agreement which allowed for free agency, baseball's investments in its players and the role of minor-league teams, his following the old San Francisco Seals, the televising of the first night game for the Giants on the Coast, more people talking him into the deal than out of it, whether Irv Kupcinet spoke to him about the deal, the similarities between San Franciscans and Chicagoans, Giants pitcher Jim Barr's being thrown out of the previous day's game, and umpires' decision making. With this Jack congratulates Bob and the interview ends.
Jack then reads a plug for True Value Hardware Stores, with accompanying slide featuring Sensor digital watches.
Next, he closes the program, with accompanying title slide, as he previews the second game of the Cubs / Giants doubleheader (which the Cubs would also win 6-5, this time in 11 innings).
A WGN Television 9 Sports Presentation
PSA for Salvation Army, with shots of kids in summer camp, building their self-confidence (voiceover by ??)
Commercial: Datsun cars - "Datsun Saves" (recording cuts out just before commercial ends)
This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, May 2nd 1976.
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