|WMAQ-TV Channel 5, Chicago IL
Sign-off from Saturday, 14 January
1989 (with sermonette)
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|This sign-off of NBC Television's Chicago
O&O station is preceded by a slew of public service
announcements, some featuring celebrities Diahann
Carroll, Vic Damone and Michael Jordan. After all these
and a station ID comes the sermonette Meditation,
with the message delivered by the Reverend Claude Tears
of the First Corinthians Baptist Church. The sign-off
announcement follows, which is followed by an SSB film by
the U.S. Marine Corps, depicting the raising of the
American Flag. WMAQ-TV was the child of the long-time NBC
AM radio station of the same call letters that signed off
for good in August of 2000, after 78 years of
broadcasting. In 1956, WMAQ-TV was also the first TV
station on the planet to air all of its local programs in
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