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Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
34 Years Ago Today

Here's a 1981 segment from NewsCenter5 at 10:00 PM on WMAQ Channel 5, with a Tale of Two (local) Weddings.

Anchor Chuck Henry introduces a report by Carol Marin (produced by Don Mosely) which opened with a shot of the wedding of William's parents, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, and tying it to the wedding of a Chicago couple, Donald Stell(?) and Mitzi Friedland (in that in both nuptials, the groom was older than the bride, and both took place on the exact same day). The Chicago couple came to the County Building at 8:30 AM to commence their wedding; they were the first to arrive. Carol contrasted the royal couple's wardrobe with the Chicago couple, and interviews this "working couple." Also features interviews with marriage clerk Joan Healy and Judge Marilyn Rozmarek Komosa, and shots of Cook County Clerk Stanley Kusper's office where the Chicago couple went after their wedding, feasting on a cheesecake presented by restaurateur Eli Schulman. The Chicago couple's "contingent," after the ceremony, went to the Easy Park on Clark and Wacker where it ended. This local wedding was covered not only by local media such as WMAQ, but also national publications like Newsweek.

Chuck Henry, shown with Linda Yu at the anchor desk, then thanks videotape editor Charles Sanders for putting the piece together. Linda then says some words to the new Chicago couple, commenting how they accepted the media attention "with wonderful grace." They then say good night, flanked by weatherman Jim Tilmon and sportscaster Chet Coppock.

Theatrical movie trailer for the film Tarzan the Ape Man starring Bo Derek, Richard Harris and Miles O'Keeffe (main voice over by Don LaFontaine) (ending voice over by Ed Grennan)

Commercial: People magazine, with Charles and Di on the cover

Commercial: Jewel - Farm Stand Watermelon and Grade A Whole Fryers (voice over by Joe Slattery)

NewsCenter5 closing with shots of set, anchors, weatherman and sportscaster (voice over by Ed Grennan previewing tomorrow's NewsCenter5 at Noon and introducing The Tonight Show)

Promo slide for upcoming outdoor "Shakespeare in the Park" presentation of "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Geneva Summer Theatre Festival, Thursday-Sunday through August 2nd (voice over by Ed Grennan)

This aired on Wednesday, July 29, 1981.

WMAQ Channel 5 - NewsCenter5 at 10pm - "A Tale Of Two Weddings" (1981)

In time for the upcoming Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, here's a 1981 segment from NewsCenter5 at 10pm on WMAQ Channel 5, with a Tale of Two (local) Weddings.

Anchor Chuck Henry introduces a report by Carol Marin (produced by Don Mosely) which opened with a shot of the wedding of William's parents, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, and tying it to the wedding of a Chicago couple, Donald Stell(?) and Mitzi Friedland (in that in both nuptials, the groom was older than the bride, and both took place on the exact same day). The Chicago couple came to the County Building at 8:30am to commence their wedding; they were the first to arrive. Carol contrasted the royal couple's wardrobe with the Chicago couple, and interviews this "working couple." Also features interviews with marriage clerk Joan Healy and Judge Marilyn Rozmarek Komosa, and shots of Cook County Clerk Stanley Kusper's office where the Chicago couple went after their wedding, feasting on a cheesecake presented by restaurateur Eli Schulman. The Chicago couple's "contingent," after the ceremony, went to the Easy Park on Clark and Wacker where it ended. This local wedding was covered not only by local media such as WMAQ, but also national publications like Newsweek.

Chuck Henry, shown with Linda Yu at the anchor desk, then thanks videotape editor Charles Sanders for putting the piece together. Linda then says some words to the new Chicago couple, commenting how they accepted the media attention "with wonderful grace." They then say good night, flanked by weatherman Jim Tilmon and sportscaster Chet Coppock.

Theatrical movie trailer for the film Tarzan the Ape Man starring Bo Derek, Richard Harris and Miles O'Keeffe (main voiceover by Don LaFontaine) (ending voiceover by Ed Grennan)

Commercial: People magazine, with Charles and Di on the cover

Commercial: Jewel - Farm Stand Watermelon and Grade A Whole Fryers (voiceover by Joe Slattery)

NewsCenter5 closing with shots of set, anchors, weatherman and sportscaster (voiceover by Ed Grennan previewing tomorrow's NewsCenter5 at Noon and introducing The Tonight Show)

Promo slide for upcoming outdoor "Shakespeare in the Park" presentation of "The Taming of the Shrew" at the Geneva Summer Theatre Festival, Thursday-Sunday through August 2nd (voiceover by Ed Grennan)

This aired on local Chicago TV on Wednesday, July 29th 1981.

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Viewer Comments

I wonder if that couple is still married.
Comment posted by Smctopia on Thursday, April 28th 2011 at 6:26pm.

Added voiceover info for Jewel commercial.
Comment posted by FuzzyMemories on Thursday, April 28th 2011 at 9:53pm.

Am I the only one tired hearing about the royal wedding? I am tired of seeing it everywhere. Ironically, I am part British and allegedly I am related to the royal family and I still don't care.

Regarding this couple, the idea of getting married at the county clerk's office doesn't appeal to me AT ALL. Personally I would never consider marriage unless it was at a church with a reception. Otherwise I wouldn't marry and any guy who even suggested a wedding like this would never be my husband anyway.

Comment posted by LaPrincess on Thursday, April 28th 2011 at 9:55pm.

Where's the parade of BEEFEATERS?
Comment posted by Dth1971 on Friday, April 29th 2011 at 7:33pm.

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It still has only buffered about 1:14 and the audio is not synced to the picture.


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I checked my updates and once I did that, it was buffering really slowly. So far only the first 3 seconds have played.


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