|WMAQ-TV Channel 5, Chicago IL
Meditations, Sign-off and SSB
recorded 1 November 1981
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|Another broadcast day has finished for the
NBC-TV Network's owned-and-operated Chicago station. The
video kicks off with a Channel 5 station ID and promo for
Entertainment Tonight. Next up comes the
sermonette Meditations, here delivered by the
Reverend John F. Fahey of St. Clements Church in Chicago.
After this comes the early-1980s version of the NAB TV
Code Seal, which was the final one used by the NAB until
they abolished the Code early in 1983. Then it's the
station's copyright and use statement, which is printed
on the screen using static slides, followed by a WMAQ-TV
5 ID slide for the sign-off announcement. Concluding this
video is an SSB film, which was produced sometime in the
1960s. There was a version of this exact SSB film that
had various subliminal messages embedded in the anthem's
lyrics displayed. The one used this clip does not employ
that technique. WMAQ-TV was using this SSB film as late
as 1984, as evidenced in that year's Channel 5 sign-off
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