|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 color.
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