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Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 Chicago Cubs Advance To World Series First Pennant Since 1945
On Saturday, October 22nd, the Chicago Cubs won their first pennant in 71 years. Here's a story from Primetime Live about the Chicago Cubs. Features an interview at the end with Ron Santo (in a moderately suspect hairpiece) and Bill Jauss. This aired on September 28, 1989.
Primetime Live - "Chicago Cubs - Wait 'Till This Year" (1989)
Here's a story from Primetime Live about the Chicago Cubs. Features an interview at the end with Ron Santo (in a moderately suspect hairpiece) and Bill Jauss.
This aired on local Chicago TV on Thursday, September 28th 1989.
I remember the night they clinched I was only 9. Comment posted by 1980sfan on Tuesday, April 8th 2008 at 1:34pm.
This was about 3 weeks before the earthquake rocked the Bay Area and suspend the World Series until October 27th of that year. The Battle of the Bay showdown ended on a somber note as a result. Comment posted by ChitownTVFan on Tuesday, April 8th 2008 at 4:25pm.
Look at those ticket prices!!! Comment posted by MST3K1993 on Tuesday, April 8th 2008 at 9:45pm.
There are some fantastic slogans and soundbytes during this report:
"The Cubs Runneth Over"
"The Cubs are like sex, anyone can play"
Fast forward about 15 years and PrimeTime's competitors, Dateline NBC, are dedicating hours to the legal reality that anyone cannot play... at least if Chris Hansen has anything to say about it. ^_^
"There are a few yuppies hanging around"
A few? Comment posted by Melk on Wednesday, April 9th 2008 at 2:36am.
Not even Oprah has lost more than the Cubs? Is that about Oprah's weight?
I think that fan that they talk to at 3:37 looks a lot like Joe Pesci.
Santo is fooling no one with that rug! Comment posted by horacio_27 on Wednesday, April 9th 2008 at 12:36pm.
And they're still waiting for thier moment in the sun.Even the Red Sox won a couple before the Cubs. Comment posted by SoxOnTV44 on Wednesday, April 9th 2008 at 1:07pm.
SoxOnTV44: You are forgetting about another team that took one home before the North-Siders. -_^ Comment posted by Melk on Thursday, April 10th 2008 at 5:05am.
Yeah,Melk.I know!And boy,do I know that the Sox won it all,and i'm still basking in the glory after 3 years!!! Comment posted by SoxOnTV44 on Thursday, April 10th 2008 at 10:59am.
RIP Ronnie. :( Comment posted by APM on Friday, December 3rd 2010 at 7:27am.
It's now been 4 generations since a winner. 1989 was exciting. 21 years since that time, has produced NUTHIN'. Comment posted by GrandPrizeGamer2000 on Friday, December 3rd 2010 at 6:09pm.
OMG Sam Donaldson is a complete dork. I don't think he knows anything about the Cubs or baseball for that matter. Awkward... Comment posted by BoobTube on Friday, December 3rd 2010 at 8:42pm.
This reminds me of a couple of Primetime Live SNL skits from back in the day that I had forgotten along the way. They made fun of the fact that they tried a little too hard to prove they were "LIVE!" It debuted in 1989, so this was in the show's early days.
Dennis Franz look-alike @1:25. :) Those "poor-man's skyboxes" across the street aren't exactly "poor-man's" anymore either. Comment posted by APM on Friday, December 3rd 2010 at 10:08pm.
Yeah, I thought the poor-mans skybox comment was funny. Its cheaper to go into the ballpark than the rooftop seats these days. Comment posted by BoobTube on Saturday, December 4th 2010 at 8:27am.
I'm certainly pullin' for the Cubbies to take the Series, for sure. Someone mentioned the Red Sox - one of the Cubs' execs who helped bring the team to their current position, was in charge at the Red Sox when they assembled the players that took home quite a few World Championships over this century. Comment posted by W.B. on Saturday, October 22nd 2016 at 10:27pm.
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I'm certainly pullin' for the Cubbies to take the Series, for sure. Someone mentioned the Red Sox - one of the Cubs' execs who helped bring the team to their current position, was in charge at the Red Sox when they assembled the players that took home quite a few World Championships over this century.
And New York's Channel 7, WABC, also tended to show badly worn color prints of old movies. One screening of "The Best of Everything"  in the mid-'80's on their "Late Movie" (with Alan Parker's "Unlimited Love" as the theme) was especially yellowish.
As for the bad color on this film, one person on YouTube speculated it may've been due to this being an Eastman print, fading over time.
Can anyone say with certainty what kind of color slide WLS used for their 1974 test pattern (inaugurated the year they began transmitting from their circular polarized antenna atop the Sears [now Willis] Tower), based on the 1984 sign-on and the extreme fading and discoloration seen thereon?
And finally, can anyone envision in their head how the "swirling stars" would have fared with Walter Raim's "Big Show" theme as used for years on WABC's "4:30 Movie" and their other movie shows?
Our channel 7 in Detroit was also known for bad colour quality when they were showing old movies. I have a few movie recordings off of WXYZ from the early 80s, and "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying" has particularly bad colour quality.
I don't think this was asked elsewhere but since he first tried to hack in to WGN and the Channel 11 audio makes several WGN references, is it possible "Max" prerecorded this and wasn't broadcasting it live?
Would anyone out there know what kind of color system was used on that print of "The Guns of Navarone" for the color to go so bad? I know that the print would've been 16mm . . . and what was it about one of the RCA(?) film chains for the blacks on the circle 7 logo to be dark maroonish and the whites almost beigeish? And people thought that no two color cameras of the same model produced the same pictures?
A little more info on this fascinating piece:
The motorcade is proceeding north on Dearborn in Downtown Chicago and it stops on Michigan Avenue in front of the Conrad Hilton Hotel where the CPD scuffle with a Secret Service Agent. You can see the Prudential Building (then the tallest building in the city) in the background. The protesters are demonstrating across the street from the hotel. That evening the President, Mayor Daley and the entourage leave the Conrad Hilton for the banquet at the Original McCormick Place which was totally destroyed by a fire in 1967. This footage is really something. Great find Fuzzy!
Natural gas storage towers were once major sights in many major cities. When growing up in NYC, I used to hear traffic reports on the radio where they would every so often mention traffic tie-ups "along the Elmhurst Gas Tanks" (reference to gas storage towers in Elmhurst, Queens, NY).