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Saturday, April 29th, 2017
39 Years Ago Today

Here's a NewsCenter5 update on WMAQ Channel 5, read (off-camera) by Ed Grennan. Headlines include:

- Anti-nuclear protest outside Rocky Flats nuclear plant in Colorado, calling for plant's closure

- Former President Richard Nixon writes that he considered Watergate "just a public relations problem"

- Northwest Airlines' pilots still on strike

- Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to enter United States

This update concludes with a reminder to set your clocks one hour forward.

This aired on Sunday, April 30, 1978.

WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 Update (1978)

Here's a NewsCenter5 update on WMAQ Channel 5, read (off-camera) by Ed Grennan. Headlines include:

- Anti-nuclear protest outside Rocky Flats nuclear plant in Colorado, calling for plant's closure

- Former President Richard Nixon writes that he considered Watergate "just a public relations problem"

- Northwest Airlines' pilots still on strike

- Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to enter United States

This update concludes with a reminder to set your clocks one hour forward.

This aired on local Chicago TV early Sunday, April 30th 1978.

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Ah, the days when Daylight Saving Time started the last Sunday of April and ended the last Sunday of October...
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Friday, June 7th 2013 at 8:39am.

You mean starting the last day of April, now . . .
Comment posted by W.B. on Friday, June 7th 2013 at 9:37am.

I'm a early April to late October guy myself. Shame that the politicians support the March-November phooey in 2007. :-(
Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Friday, June 7th 2013 at 4:22pm.

WB - thanks, I fixed it...
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Friday, June 7th 2013 at 8:02pm.

This was sort of reminiscent of the sign-off newscasts of their NYC sister station WNBC Channel 4 of the time - except that, as with the 1980 clip already on here, there was (set in the same Helvetica Bold font as this) instead displayed "WNBC-TV News," though the offscreen voiceover (whether Arthur Gary or Jerry Damon or Bill Rippe or who else manned the booth at the time of sign-off) referred to "NewsCenter4" in their script ("Here's a summary of news, sports and weather from NewsCenter4").
Comment posted by W.B. on Sunday, June 9th 2013 at 8:26pm.

"This aired on local Chicago TV early Sunday, April 30th 1978."

I'm wondering if this was done just before WMAQ signed off for the night, or this was just a news update that was 30-seconds long and just an "in-between" program block for continuity purposes (i.e.: before Mary Tyler Moore, or Not For Women Only,) then the long-formatted NewsCenter5 Update Sign-off edition (??????)

IMO, I think the sign-off edition would be longer than 30-seconds; what this clip lacks are the state and local news headlines, sports headlines and the weather forecast.

Just curious.....

Comment posted by Detroit4Chicago on Sunday, June 9th 2013 at 8:43pm.

This clip makes me wonder how close we could be to finding a sign-off newscast from WMAQ.
Comment posted by IAmNomad on Monday, June 10th 2013 at 6:45pm.

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