the foreground you see ace WMAQ-TV cameraman Paul Nagaro. He was
assisted in this taping by cameraman Hal Bernstein, audio Engineer
Jim MacDonald and lighting director Bob Canman. John Martin (who
else?) was the video tape editor.
Note the RCA model 4A condenser microphone. It is as old as the
studio itself. It (along with a 1932 vintage model 44A velocity
mike) captured the audio for this broadcast. The curator wanted
a vintage sound. As it turned out, the 4A sounded better than WMAQ-TV's
present-day microphones. [The model 4A was restored by Bob Pacquette
of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It's part of Bob's microphone museum, housed
in the headquarters of his Select Sound business. A number of Bob's
vintage mikes appeared in Woody Allen's film Zelig.
"Farewell to the Mart" was the last broadcast produced
in studio A.