WFLD-TV Channel 32, Chicago, Illinois
Thought for Today, Sign-Off and SSB
recorded Autumn 1980

Page modified Friday, 19 June 2020

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).

WEBMASTER'S NOTE: This clip appears here courtesy of The Museum of Classic Chicago Television, a.k.a. FuzzyMemories is a site devoted to the study, acquisition, preservation, exhibition and nostalgic enjoyment of Chicagoland television.

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