Streaming Video of the NBC Tower Gala: October 21, 1989

Curator's note: The five-minute video referenced on this pages features Doc Severinsen and the "Tonight Show Orchestra" (of blessed memory) during the course of the gala celebrating the opening of WMAQ-TV's NBC Tower facilities. This was not broadcast forthe public. Rather, it was performed for those in attendance (primarily sponsors and ad-agency folks) at a rather elaborate and very costly bash in one of the still-uncompleted studios on the second floor of the building.

Above: Doc Severinsen and the "Tonight Show" Orchestra in the NBC Tower's studio A.

Right: Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and NBC CEO Bob Wright in the lobby of the NBC Tower on October 21st, 1989 during the course of the gala celebrating the move of WMAQ-TV from the Merchandise Mart to the NBC Tower.

The video: You would do well to read Roger Lee Miller's account of the gala prior to watching the video. But you may click here if you wish to view it without further ado.

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