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41 Years Ago Today:Here's a commercial for HoneyComb cereal by Post featuring Marlena the Jungle Queen and a Roller Post...
06/03/2021
HoneyComb Cereal - "Jungle Queen" (Commercial, 1980)

41 Years Ago Today:

Here's a commercial for HoneyComb cereal by Post featuring Marlena the Jungle Queen and a Roller Poster offer.

"Big Big Bite"

This aired on June 3, 1980.

Here's a commercial for HoneyComb cereal by Post featuring Marlena the Jungle Queen and a Roller Poster offer."Big Big Bite"This aired on local Chicago TV on...

39 Years Ago Today:Here are some commercial breaks from WSNS Channel 44 in Chicago showing the Beatles cartoon. This air...
06/02/2021
WSNS Channel 44 - 'The Beatles' Cartoon (Part 1, 1982)

39 Years Ago Today:

Here are some commercial breaks from WSNS Channel 44 in Chicago showing the Beatles cartoon. This aired on local Chicago television Wednesday, June 2, 1982 or Thursday, June 3, 1982. Includes:

Ending of Leave it to Beaver on Channel 44.

Support your Mental Health Association

WSNS Channel 44 and ON TV ID bumper

Beatles on TV 44 card bumper

The Picture Bible

ON TV Subscription Television - Holmes Vs. Cooney promo (a better-quality copy of which can be seen within this clip).

Illinois State Council on Nutrition - Food Groups PSA

Elvis Tribute (with Ral Donner) Sessions record offer - "I've been away for awhile now..."

Here are some commercial breaks from WSNS Channel 44 in Chicago showing the Beatles cartoon. This dates from 1982. Includes:Ending of Leave it to Beaver on...

43 Years Ago Today:Direct from 2" Quad videotape, with the help of your generous donations, and from the collection of f...
06/01/2021
WFLD Channel 32 - 6 O'Clock Movie (Opening, 1978)

43 Years Ago Today:

Direct from 2" Quad videotape, with the help of your generous donations, and from the collection of former WFLD director Don Shannon - here is the opening for the 6 O'Clock Movie on WFLD Channel 32 from 1978! This one has a spinning film reels motif.

We first see a production info sheet that gives the details on the opening. This was number 8792 and was directed by Don Shannon. The opening runs for 20 seconds and was recorded on 6-1-78. (I wonder when they started using this, and what opening it replaced? Were these prepared early for the Fall season or would it have been used immediately?) Notice it says Field Communications, but they still used the Kaiser Broadcasting era 32 font and logo for the opening. The latest airing found so far that still used a Kaiser logo is the Monstrous Movie, which was still using the same opening as late as July of 1981!

Previously we have seen later openings/bumpers of the WFLD Six O'Clock Movie here and here.

The music used in this opening is "K-Jee" by MFSB. (from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack)

I would like to thank Don Shannon for saving this tape from ending up in a Chicago landfill!

This was recorded on June 1, 1978.

Direct from 2" Quad videotape, with the help of your generous donations, and from the collection of former WFLD director Don Shannon - here is the opening fo...

31 Years Ago Today:From a 3/4" Umatic dub of the 1" master tape, here's another "Best Of" edition of Wild Chicago from W...
05/31/2021
WTTW Channel 11 - The Best of Wild Chicago - "The Animals of Wild Chicago" (1990)

31 Years Ago Today:

From a 3/4" Umatic dub of the 1" master tape, here's another "Best Of" edition of Wild Chicago from WTTW Channel 11, this one looking at "The Animals of Wild Chicago." Your host is Ben Hollis.

Includes:

Brief shot of CG slate (with time count) reading:

WTTW/CHICAGO
BEST OF WILD CHICAGO
Show #304
Prod: HOLLIS
Date: 5/31/90
Length: 29:09

Animated WTTW ID
Ben previewing show, reporting from the "Wild Chicago Field Desk", accompanied by stuffed pet animals, followed by opening titles

Segments of this edition are:

- "Parrots Plus" (opening music: "Surfin' Bird" by The Trashmen) at 54 North Milwaukee, with proprietress Claudia showing various bird species

- "Cat House" - a look inside Animal Adoption Associates, with about 60 cats and eight dogs inside; songs written are performed at the house

- "Canine Class" - holistic dog instructor Dennis Damon (sp?) teaches dogs with low self-esteem new tricks, with examples shown such as obstacle courses

- "Moo 'n' Oink" at 7158 South Stony Island, definitely not for vegetarians; a beef and pork lover's dream; people in cow and pig suits take Ben through a tour of the establishment, and manager Herbert Lee speaks about the fare sold

- "Jungle Club" - a look at a dance club, X-Zot-Iks Jungle Club (Xzotiks), located on West Madison in Forest Park; people dress as animals or primitives and dance to the music

- "Pet Cemetery" - a visit to Paw Print Gardens where dead pets are given a decent burial, and has a non-denominational chapel on site; even dead horses have gravesites

- "Dumb Question" - viewers on the street asked why the chicken crossed the road

- "Pet Motel" - a look inside the American Pet Motel in Prairie View - reservations required, of course; like a regular motel, except the tenants are various dogs and cats; the motel's founder and proprietor speaks of its purpose and operation

- "Pet Store" - a visit to Animal Kingdom at 2980 North Milwaukee, with unusual animals (including a Bengal tiger, a vulture, Australian crickets and a Mexican red-leg tarantula) alongside the regular fare of cats, dogs, fish, birds and pet supplies

- "Wild Neighbor" - a singing dog, Candy, with bad breath and then some; Ben speaks with the owner, Jon (?) Horoya (?)

Sort-of plug for Farm at the Zoo in Lincoln Park

Ending credits with accompanying pics:

Producer/Host - Ben Hollis
Co-Producer - John Davies
Original Music and Theme - Roger Adler
Camera - Tom Siegel
Audio - Bob Dove
Editor - Harvey Moshman
Camera - Emmett Wilson
Graphics - Steven Larson, Ellen Philips
A Production of WTTW/Chicago
(C) MCMXC WTTW/Chicago
All Rights Reserved

This was recorded on May 31, 1990.

From a 3/4" Umatic dub of the 1" master tape, here's another "Best Of" edition of Wild Chicago from WTTW Channel 11, this one looking at "The Animals of Wild...

41 Years Ago Today:Here's a commercial for McDonald's featuring Ronald McDonald as well as a notice of a public appearan...
05/30/2021
McDonald's - "Elevator Mishap" (Commercial, 1980)

41 Years Ago Today:

Here's a commercial for McDonald's featuring Ronald McDonald as well as a notice of a public appearance by him at the Grand Re-Opening of the 2609 South Kedzie restaurant location on May 31,1980 at 10:30 AM and 2:00 PM.

Voice over by Jim Barton.

This aired on May 30, 1980.

Here's a commercial for McDonald's featuring Ronald McDonald as well as a notice of a public appearance by him at the Grand Re-Opening of the 2609 South Kedz...

39 Years Ago Today:Here's a commercial for Pizza Hut - Pizza To Go - featuring Ally Sheedy of 80's movies and "Brat Pack...
05/29/2021
Pizza Hut - "Pizza To Go" with Ally Sheedy (Commercial,1982)

39 Years Ago Today:

Here's a commercial for Pizza Hut - Pizza To Go - featuring Ally Sheedy of 80's movies and "Brat Pack" fame.

I'd order a pizza from her anytime. (Come to think of it, I would have ordered a pizza from Bea Arthur if it was good enough pizza...)

This aired on Saturday, May 29, 1982.

Here's a commercial for Pizza Hut - Pizza To Go - featuring Ally Sheedy of 80's movies and "Brat Pack" fame.I'd order a pizza from her anytime. (Come to thi...

40 Years Ago Today:Here's the opening for the NBC Thursday Night at the Movies presentation of "Almost Summer" on WMAQ C...
05/28/2021
WMAQ Channel 5 - NBC Thursday Night At The Movies - "Almost Summer" (Opening, 1981)

40 Years Ago Today:

Here's the opening for the NBC Thursday Night at the Movies presentation of "Almost Summer" on WMAQ Channel 5. Includes a WMAQ station ID and PSA voice over at the beginning by Ed Grennan.

Movie intro voice over by Les Marshak.

This aired on May 28, 1981.

Here's the opening for the NBC Thursday Night at the Movies presentation of "Almost Summer" on WMAQ Channel 5. Includes a WMAQ station ID and PSA voiceover a...

40 Years Ago Today:Here's the pre-show commercial break, the opening and (most of) the first story of PM Magazine Chicag...
05/27/2021
WFLD Channel 32 - PM Magazine Chicago - "Cave Club" (Pre-Show Break & Opening, 1981)

40 Years Ago Today:

Here's the pre-show commercial break, the opening and (most of) the first story of PM Magazine Chicago - regarding Willowbrook High School in Villa Park - and their special program for learning the art of rappelling down a cliff. Includes:

Partial ending credits to All in the Family (voiceover by Jim Barton)

Field Communications ID

Commercial: Animated Dean Foods ice cream - "You can taste how much we care."

Commercial: Black and Decker Handy Jack step stool

Movie Trailer for TV: Dead & Buried (ending voiceover by Jim Barton)

Commercial: Homemakers with Shelley Long (1980 Copyright)

WFLD M*A*S*H promo (voiceover by Jim Barton)

PM Magazine Chicago opening (Wednesday version)

The first 3 minutes of the story "Roping Down a Mountain" introduced by Mike Leiderman and featuring the Willowbrook "Cave Club" and its instructior Ron Tyler - who started it in 1969. (unfortunately the recording cut off before they showed how they faired on the cliffs in Utica)

(sound is a little fuzzy)

This aired on May 27, 1981.

Here's the pre-show commercial break, the opening and (most of) the first story of PM Magazine Chicago - regarding Willowbrook High School in Villa Park - an...

40 Years Ago Today:Here's a promo for a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates on WGN Channel 9.V...
05/26/2021
WGN Channel 9 - Cubs Vs. Pirates (Promo, 1981)

40 Years Ago Today:

Here's a promo for a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates on WGN Channel 9.

Voice over by Len Johnson.

This aired on May 26, 1981.

Here's a promo for a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates on WGN Channel 9.Voiceover by Len Johnson.This aired on local Chicago TV o...

35 Years Ago Today:Here is break #2 of WFLD Channel 32's Sunday Showcase airing of The Invisible Man. This aired on Sund...
05/25/2021
WFLD Channel 32 - Sunday Showcase (Break #2, 1986)

35 Years Ago Today:

Here is break #2 of WFLD Channel 32's Sunday Showcase airing of The Invisible Man. This aired on Sunday May 25th 1986. Includes:

International House of Pancakes Restaurant (Jim Barton voice over)

Redken

Open Pit Barbecue Sauce

Q-101 FM Stereo - For Who You Are Now

Celozzi-Ettleson Chevrolet - Where You Always Save More Money!

United Negro College Fund - A Mind is a Terrible Thing To Waste

What's Happening and Mork and Mindy promo (Fox logo) :-(

Here is break #2 of WFLD Channel 32's Sunday Showcase airing of The Invisible Man. This aired on Sunday May 25th 1986. Includes:International House of Panc...

40 Years Ago Today:Here's the pre-show commercial break and opening minute or so of "Everyman" a public affairs show on ...
05/23/2021
WMAQ Channel 5 - Everyman (Pre-Show Break & Opening, 1981)

40 Years Ago Today:

Here's the pre-show commercial break and opening minute or so of "Everyman" a public affairs show on WMAQ Channel 5. Includes:

People Magazine

Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago bumper slide PSA (voice over by Jim Hill)

Homemakers Furniture with Shelley Long

Amma Marine indoor showroom of boats - 400 East Ogden Avenue in Westmont, IL.

WMAQ bumper promo for Tony Brown's Journal

WMAQ-TV Chicago NBC logo slide

Opening of Everyman - produced in cooperation with the Church Federation of Greater Chicago. With Lydia Talbot and Russ Watson.

This aired on May 23, 1981.

Here's the pre-show commercial break and opening minute or so of "Everyman" a public affairs show on WMAQ Channel 5. Includes:People MagazineMental Health As...

31 Years Ago Today:From a 3/4" Umatic dub of the original 1" master tape, here's the complete Show #303 of Wild Chicago,...
05/22/2021
WTTW Channel 11 - The Best of Wild Chicago - "The Women of Wild Chicago" (1990)

31 Years Ago Today:

From a 3/4" Umatic dub of the original 1" master tape, here's the complete Show #303 of Wild Chicago, "Best of" edition - "The Women of Wild Chicago," as aired over WTTW Channel 11. The host is Ben Hollis.

Brief shot of CG slate reading:

WTTW/CHICAGO
BEST OF WILD CHICAGO
Show #303
Prod: HOLLIS
Date: 5/22/90
Length: 27:34

Animated WTTW ID (as seen on nationally distributed shows)

Ben, in a dress, introduces what this show will be about

Night aerial shot with helicopter sound effect, followed by Ben in jungle fatigues running around various Chicago sites explaining the show, followed by opening titles (first shown on a CTA bus with TransDot electronic front end destination sign, then the various sights and sounds of the "wilder" parts of the city leading to episode title)

Spotlighted on this show:

- An all-female rock band, "Tough Love" (band members: vocalist Nancy Davis, keyboardist Laura Jerri Bolton, guitarist Katrina Britt, bassist Jean Von Graf, and drummer Courtney Wolfe

- "Mister Alex" - a horse behind Nature's Own fertilizer company, located at Wedgewood Riding Center in Wheeling; Ben speaks with Crystal Kretzky (sp?) who tends to him and explains the significance of the product

- "Eleanor" - a look at Eleanor Flavin, group sales coordinator and public relations for the Trotters at Maywood Park race track (during this, The Turtles' "Elenore," "Oh, Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison and Charlie Rich's "The Most Beautiful Girl" are played); jockey Ron Marsh is interviewed about her, and mutuel manage Mike Nardello (sp?) also speaks

- "Wild Neighbor" Betty Jo De La Garza who lives near ConRail tracks in a house under the skyway; neighbors are interviewed

- "Tamara" - paints scenic backdrops on pieces of canvas for sale or rent

- "Gumshoes" (set to "Miami Vice Theme") - a look inside Star Detective & Security Agency at 813 East 75th Street; the head, Vivian Wilson, her private investigator daughter Almeda Dunn, and Almeda's daughter Volora Clary are interviewed about the agency and its history

- "Lady Boxer" Kris Cruz (sp?), training at Windy City Gym at 4401 West Ogden; Rosemary Hanna (in charge of sales), her trainer, two assistants and Pat Cullman (sp?) are interviewed

- "Impersonators" - a look at female impersonators who do their stuff every Tuesday at Club Normandy at 3401 North Sheffield; on this night "The Kitty Carson Show" is playing

Sort-of plug for Hotel Toledo

Ending credits (with still frames of pertinent people credited):

Producer/Host - Ben Hollis
Producer/Director - John Davies
Original Music and Theme - Roger Adler
Camera - Tom Siegel
Audio - Bob Dove
Editor - Al Williams
Camera - Emmett Wilson
Graphics - Steven Larson, Ellen Philips
A Production of WTTW/Chicago
(C) MCMXC WTTW/Chicago
All Rights Reserved

"Low Definition Mono"

This aired on July 20, 1990 and was recorded on May 22, 1990.

From a 3/4" Umatic dub of the original 1" master tape, here's the complete Show #303 of Wild Chicago, "Best of" edition - "The Women of Wild Chicago," as air...

38 Years Ago Today:Here's an interesting bit of Sven history - the opening to the Son of Svengoolie presentation of "Son...
05/21/2021
KBHK Channel 44 - Son of Svengoolie - "Son Of Frankenstein" (Opening, 1983)

38 Years Ago Today:

Here's an interesting bit of Sven history - the opening to the Son of Svengoolie presentation of "Son of Frankenstein" on one of the Field Communications affiliates - KBHK Channel 44 in San Francisco.

It would be interesting to find out when this bit aired on the WFLD version of "Son of". It's pretty clear that they dubbed in the Tombstone segment at the end just for the KBHK audience.

They must have had different movie packages at different times because the movie on the WFLD Son of Svengoolie for this day was "The Mole People". The WFLD version of Sven would not air "Son of Frankenstein" again until Saturday, October 15, 1983. (Previous to this it was not shown since October 31, 1980)

This aired on May 21,1983.

Here's an interesting bit of Sven history - the opening to the Son of Svengoolie presentation of "Son of Frankenstein" on one of the Field Communications aff...

41 Years Ago Today:Here is a preview for the upcoming episode of Night Beat on WGN Channel 9 from 1980. Begins with the ...
05/20/2021
WGN Channel 9 - Night Beat With Jack Taylor (Preview, 1980)

41 Years Ago Today:

Here is a preview for the upcoming episode of Night Beat on WGN Channel 9 from 1980. Begins with the ending of WGN Television Presents - "The Maltese Falcon". Jack Taylor previews the following stories:

- Mount St. Helens destruction becoming more visible

- Miami's racial uprising takes 16 lives and injured 400

- Mayor Byrne says she will not oppose the school board

- Chicago White Sox continue their red-hot 1st place streak

This aired on May 20, 1980.

Here is a preview for the upcoming episode of Night Beat on WGN Channel 9 from 1980. Begins with the ending of WGN Television Presents - "The Maltese Falcon"...

43 Years Ago Today:Here's the opening for the pilot of a short-lived spin off series of the Avengers called "Escapade" o...
05/19/2021
WBBM Channel 2 - CBS Network - Escapade (Complete Pilot Broadcast, 5/19/1978) 📺

43 Years Ago Today:

Here's the opening for the pilot of a short-lived spin off series of the Avengers called "Escapade" on WBBM Channel 2. Preceded by the ending of a "The 10 O'Clock News" bumper promo followed by the CBS Special spinning graphic. The episode was entitled "i thought it was someone i knew"

"A Quinn Martin Production"

This aired on May 19, 1978.

Here's the complete broadcast of an unsold pilot entitled Escapade which aired on the CBS Network and, thus, in Chicago via WBBM Channel 2. In spite of this...

39 Years Ago Today:During a broadcast of the movie "Back to the Planet of the Apes", on WGN Channel 9, a Tornado Warning...
05/18/2021
WGN Channel 9 - Tornado Warning - "Goin' Ape Over Synchronicity" (1982)

39 Years Ago Today:

During a broadcast of the movie "Back to the Planet of the Apes", on WGN Channel 9, a Tornado Warning was issued by the National Weather Service and interrupted the movie. Here it is.

Voice over by Jack Taylor.

This aired on Tuesday, May 18, 1982.

During a broadcast of the movie "Back to the Planet of the Apes", on WGN Channel 9, a Tornado Warning was issued by the National Weather Service and interrup...

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This is a short montage of Laurel & Hardy clips which appeared at the beginning of some of the 16mm film prints of the L&H feature films (but not the shorts as I recall) when WFLD-Channel 32 briefly ran the package (distributed at the time by Janus Films) in 1982. A (possibly slightly shortened) version of this was used to introduce the L&H shorts when they were shown on "Comedy Classics." That version was redubbed with the short edit of Spike Jones' "Knock Knock, Who's There" which was often used to introduce the Three Stooges shorts. Oddly, when WFLD ran the L&H shorts, they still used the 1978 Three Stooges montage at the end of the show, while announcer Jim Barton told viewers about the following night's short. Unfortunately, L&H didn't last long on that show. But today in 2021, Laurel & Hardy again share a showcase with the Three Stooges and Little Rascals on Me-TV Plus, and the show is again called "Comedy Classics."
What was the undersea show on Garfield Goose? It showed a sting ray in the opening credits. I know it wasn't Diver Dan and I can't seem to find it.
Chicago weatherman John Coleman was the first host of Champaign's WCIA teen dance program "The Hop"
Here is a ultra rare Old Chicago commercial from 1976.
The Creature Features opening re-created mid 90's at SVI Studios in Des Plaines with the Moon-Rays doing the theme music
Anyone remember a show called "Where Were You" hosted by Fahey Flynn? It aired Saturday evenings at 6:30 on WLS-Channel 7 in the early 1980s. Every week they would cover a particular year, with news highlights, movie and TV stuff, old commercials and sometimes an interview. I remember Dick Biondi being on once (this was before he returned to Chicago) and they had video footage of him still doing radio in another city. The 1966 edition featured an interview with Adam West talking about how there were plans to do a new "Batman" movie (which was in the planning stages for years before it was produced). At the time there was kind of a "controversy" because they had flat-out stated they weren't interested in casting Adam West as Batman. "I'm not going to hang up my cape," he said. "My utility belt still fits." The 1973 one covered Watergate. There was a clip of Spiro Agnew saying "I will not resign if indicted. I repeat, I will not resign if indicted." Fahey Flynn's comment: "But he was, and he did." They also had a clip of Martha Mitchell (wife of John Mitchell) saying some stuff to the press and remarking, "and they'll probably end up killin' me." One of the commercials (1976?) was "Nair, for baby smooth legs" with a bunch of girls singing "Short Shorts." I remembered this commercial and it wasn't that old at the time, but I noted it looked pretty beat up compared to how I remembered seeing it (all the time). Probably just the difference between 35mm and 16mm. I loved the show, though I could have done without Barbra Streisand singing. Anyway, I was gonna say I wonder if any of this show still exists -- I found at least one:
This episode was featured on the “Underdog Show” on WFLD-TV and on “Garfield Goose & Friends” on WGN-TV back in the 1970’s.
Who remembers The Magic Door - Kites and Strings is happy to release our most recent interview with the lovely Beverly Feldt. She started as a voice actor at 15 years old on The Magic Door, in Chicago and she continues to voice act. She also co-foundeded and helps run Workplace Interactors, she sings, she writes music, she writes/delivers sermons and she's learning the harp. You can listen via the K&S weibsite at https://www.kitesandstrings.com/episodes/6935606 or wherever you get your podcasts.
At about 1:45 into this video is a promo for Channel 60's "Cartunes" from the summer of 1984. Can anyone identify the background music used in it? I first remember hearing it used for the intro of "Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel" on Channel 60 starting in February 1984 -- Channel 60 ran the shows but didn't have the show opening or closing so they made their own (with clips of the various characters), kind of like WFLD did with some of their cartoon shows like Woody Woodpecker or WGN did for Bugs Bunny. (I'd love to find that Atom Ant/Secret Squirrel WPWR intro -- they only used it for a few months.) "Cartunes" evolved a little during its run. I don't remember Top Cat ever being on it (I think the clip of him saying "another new day" is there because the show aired at 7:00 in the morning). Best as I can recall, when "Cartunes" started it was a mix of music videos and cartoons, with Bruce Wolf as an off-camera voice-over announcer. He would introduce the various segments as well as doing weather, time checks, sports recaps etc. Combining cartoons with music videos was an odd concept but I thought it worked! The show initially featured the cartoons from the "George Of The Jungle" series (including Tom Slick and Super Chicken) as well as "The Funny Company," "Space Angel," "Roger Ramjet," segments of "Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp" and a few public domain Betty Boop cartoons in black and white (this was before WPWR got the rights to the official TV package of redrawn colorized cartoons -- my guess is they were all part of a big package of shorts). I believe the cartoons from the Atom Ant and Secret Squirrel shows were added to "Cartunes" in the summer of 1984. Then in the fall they added "Clutch Cargo," "Gumby," a bunch of 1960s Hanna-Barbera superhero cartoons like "Space Ghost" and others (from the "World Of Super Adventure" series). A whole bunch of pre-1950 Paramount cartoons (including Max Fleischer Color Classics, early Noveltoons, Little Lulu, George Pal Puppetoons along with the colorized Betty Boop) were also added but I'm not sure exactly when. In the fall of 1984 the show moved a half-hour earlier to 6:30 and although it kept the name "Cartunes," I seem to remember the music videos weren't featured any more, but I could be remembering incorrectly. Around the same time, WFBN-Channel 66 had a temporary format of music videos 24 hours a day and I have to wonder if these stations weren't able to run them for free as "promotional." Otherwise I can't see a start-up station showing them around the clock. Ironically, if someone wanted to release these shows on video now, music licensing alone would certainly be astronomical, i.e. we'd never, ever see something like that come out.
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Here are the commercials from WGN-TV back on Thanksgiving 1996 where it was shown during an airing of Disney’s animated film, “The Rescuers” with two Donald Duck cartoons as a bonus. Thanks to “AndresMagicAndMore”. In addition, it features a promo for “Family Classics” with Roy Leonard where it will feature Christmas movies like “White Christmas”, “Miracle on 34th Street”, “Scrooge” and “Disney Classics” like “One Magic Christmas”.
And ... I also met Harry Cary there. Who ... had it better than me? Seriously.