WFLD-TV Channel 32, Chicago IL
Sign-Off from Autumn 1980

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Channel 32 is known today as Fox Chicago, but this sign-off dates from the days of Field Communications, the original licensee. It begins with the final moments of Newstalk with Naurice Roberts. Then it's the inspirational moment Thought For Today, delivered by an off-screen minister. It is followed by a promo for All In The Family with the wrong voice-over (one for Happy Days Again). Then it's the sign-off with night scenes of the Chicago skyline, followed by the Sierra Club-produced SSB film, which is cut short here (apparently, the tape used to record this had reached its end). The Sierra Club SSB was used by at least two other Field Communications stations, WLVI-TV 56 (Boston) and now-defunct WKBS-TV 48 (Philadelphia).

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