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Thursday, September 18th, 2014
33 Years Ago Today

Here's a tribute to David Brinkley that aired on NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor (locally on our WMAQ Channel 5), to commemorate the veteran anchor/commentator's departure from the "Peacock Network." Seen are clips of Mr. Brinkley over the course of his run with the network, from anchoring Washington, DC cut-ins of the Camel News Caravan with John Cameron Swayze, to his wry comments during the 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976 and 1980 Presidential conventions, to his years with The Huntley-Brinkley Report (with co-anchor Chet Huntley; this partnership lasted from 1956 to 1970), to some of his documentaries (Our Man in Washington, Congress Needs Help, Our Man in Vienna, Our Man in Hong Kong and Our Man in the Mediterranean), finally closing with the final good night of The Huntley-Brinkley Report of July 31, 1970 and segueing to a more recent close from David before John closes the newscast.

Mr. Brinkley would ultimately move to ABC, where he would host what started as This Week with David Brinkley (begun from the ashes of the network's previous Sunday morning discussion show, Issues and Answers) from its debut on November 15, 1981 until his final retirement on November 10, 1996.

This aired on September 19, 1981.

NBC Network - NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor - "David Brinkley 'Retirement' Tribute" (1981)

Here's a tribute to David Brinkley that aired on NBC Nightly News with John Chancellor (locally on our WMAQ Channel 5), to commemorate the veteran anchor/commentator's departure from the "Peacock Network." Seen are clips of Mr. Brinkley over the course of his run with the network, from anchoring Washington, DC cut-ins of the Camel News Caravan with John Cameron Swayze, to his wry comments during the 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976 and 1980 Presidential conventions, to his years with The Huntley-Brinkley Report (with co-anchor Chet Huntley; this partnership lasted from 1956 to 1970), to some of his documentaries (Our Man in Washington, Congress Needs Help, Our Man in Vienna, Our Man in Hong Kong and Our Man in the Mediterranean), finally closing with the final good night of The Huntley-Brinkley Report of July 31st 1970 and segueing to a more recent close from David before John closes the newscast.

Mr. Brinkley would ultimately move to ABC, where he would host what started as This Week with David Brinkley (begun from the ashes of the network's previous Sunday morning discussion show, Issues and Answers) from its debut on November 15th 1981 until his final retirement on November 10th 1996.

This aired on local Chicago TV on Saturday, September 19th 1981.

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He would later die on June 11th, 2003 from complications from a fall.
Comment posted by ER3017 on Wednesday, January 29th 2014 at 8:38am.

Sweet. I remember watching this when it aired originally.
Comment posted by mobilene on Friday, February 28th 2014 at 6:01am.

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Comment posted in Boxcar Willie - King Of The Road - 20 Great Tracks (Record Offer, 1981) by LaPrincess on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 9:20pm CT

My great grandma had this record. Strangely Boxcar Willie looks like he could be related to my guy friend.


Comment posted in Marriott's Great America (Commercial, 1979) by pvx on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 12:49am CT

In reply to Szake's, T.K.'s, and Fuzzy's comments regarding the letters flashing in the corners of the screen at the beginning--I have seen this as well in other national TV commercials on film from this era.

I have a really good hunch as to what this is--going from my experience working master control in local commercial television and handling the physical airing of commercial spots (albeit much later in the early 2000s on videotape and satellite-delivered video files for on-air playout, as opposed to the film print this commercial is most likely from), this is more than likely an ISCI (Industry Standard Commercial Identifier) code, an unique 4 letter & 4 number identification code assigned to national commercial spots that receive national network and/or local affiliate airing. Each ISCI code is unique to the spot for identification for advertisers, ad agencies, post-production staff, and the station's/network's traffic/logging, ad sales, and and master control personnel. A typical ISCI code is usually in the format of ABCD1234.

I'd hazard to guess that it must of been the industry standard in the 70s to have the ISCI code digits show up on the corners of the first few film frames of the spot, to ease identification for the master control/projectionist/editor at a station to know what spot it was while splicing it together with other commercial films to make a spot reel (or when threading the spot by itself up in a film-chain projector) for airing in a local commercial break.

When the transition to delivering commercials to stations/networks on videotape became more common practice, usually the ISCI code was displayed during the slate & countdown before the spot on the beginning of the tape (obviously not aired, unless the MCO screwed up and switched it up too early ;) )).

I wonder of the ISCI code of this spot is something like xMxHx0x3 (the "x"s being whatever letters/numbers displayed at the left side of the screen, which is mostly cut off in this video), say, something like IMGH1023?


Comment posted in Boxcar Willie - King Of The Road - 20 Great Tracks (Record Offer, 1981) by Phantom on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 5:10pm CT

This album came from Suffolk Marketing which also sold records of Slim Whitman, Jim Nabors, Jim Reeves & Cristy Lane.


Comment posted in Marriott's Great America (Commercial, 1979) by T.K. on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 4:04pm CT

I was able to stop on two frames... the first with M in the upper-right corner and H in the lower-right and the second frame with O in the upper-right and 3 in the lower-right. So... MO, H3? If it was flashing M-O-M, I'd think maybe it was a subliminal message to ask your mother to buy a ticket.


Comment posted in Marriott's Great America (Commercial, 1979) by FuzzyMemories on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 1:39pm CT

Seriously though, it seems like the letters change in each corner very quickly, like it is cycling through something. I also see an 'O' in the upper-right hand corner. Can't we get the conspiracy nuts to break this down for us? This is probably bigger than the "subliminal" station sign-off message. ;-)


Comment posted in Marriott's Great America (Commercial, 1979) by FuzzyMemories on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 1:36pm CT

I still see the X. ;-)


Comment posted in WGN Channel 9 - 10th Inning with Jack Brickhouse - "Interview with Bob Lurie" (1976) by T.K. on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 8:51am CT

When Lurie said, "Toronto certainly is a great city and I know the commissioner wants to get a team in Washington," he's referring to the Seattle Mariners, the other American League expansion team that had been announced in January 1976.

The A.L. had been embroiled in a lawsuit with the state of Washington, which accused the league of breach of contract for not allowing a local nonprofit group to purchase the bankrupt Seattle Pilots prior to the 1970 season. (The other owners believed their clubs would be devalued as a result of such an arrangement. Instead, the team was sold to Bud Selig and moved to Milwaukee between the end of spring training and Opening Day 1970.) Granting another expansion franchise to Seattle was the league's way of settling the case and avoid paying $32 million in damages.


Comment posted in Boxcar Willie - King Of The Road - 20 Great Tracks (Record Offer, 1981) by Duck 182 on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 3:40am CT

I think I remember my Grandma and Aunt having this on 8 track.


Comment posted in Marriott's Great America (Commercial, 1979) by ER3017 on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 1:19pm CT

I see it too


Comment posted in Marriott's Great America (Commercial, 1979) by Szake on Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 9:14pm CT

You can see a M in the upper right hand corner, an H in the lower right hand corner and an I in the upper left hand corner one second into the video.


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