|WLS-TV Channel 7, Chicago IL Sign-off
from 25 January 1981 (with sermonette)
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|A 3 AM sign-off from Chicago's first
television station........NOT!! (WBBM-TV 2, the CBS
O&O station was actually the first: WLS-TV was the
third behind WBBM-TV and WGN-TV). The ABC Television
Network's O&O ended its broadcast day with Reflections,
this installment features a Roman Catholic priest telling
an Oriental story abouit a saint who visits Hell. The
live sign-off announcement follows, the visuals
consisting only of the "Circle 7" ID slide and
the NAB's Seal of Good Practice. The SSB film is chock
full of historic paintings depicting the American
Revolution and The U.S.'s Founding Fathers, which was also used
by WLS-TV at sign-on time.
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