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"Do You Remember?"
The Earliest days of WTTW Television

Curator's note: This video by Rich Samuels first aired on August 25, 2005 as part of WTTW's celebration of its 50th anniversary. It documents WTTW's earliest days as an "educational" television station where much of the broadcast day was devoted to instructional programming and where "entertainment" of the audience was a secondary consideration. Included in this half-hour broadcast are Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley, Joe Kelly (host of the "Totem Club"), Jim Robertson, Mary Lou Mockus, Don Herbert, Rudolph Ganz, Edward Rosenheim, Knox Hill, Allan Arkin, Severn Darden, Barbara Harris, Mina Kolb, Paul Sand Eugene Troobnick, Ramsey Lewis, Sid McCoy, Gwendolyn Brooks, Edward Ryerson and Ella Jenkins.

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WMAQ radio history | "Amos 'n' Andy" | "Fibber McGee and Mollie" | "The Breakfast Club"
Dick Kay | Television at the Merchandise Mart | 1970 television facilities tour | Channel 5 turns 20
The "Chicago School" of television | "Kukla, Fran and Ollie" | Dave Garroway | Mary Hartline
"Lights Out" | Sound effects | 1930 studio tour | WLS | "Empire Builders" | Barry Bernson
Floyd Kalber | The Queen of Love and Beauty | "Today's Children" | Staff announcers | Carol Marin
Ron Magers | Studs Terkel l "Chicago Tonight" | Channel 5 News scrapbooks |Roger Miller recalls
Zoo Parade | Clifton and Frayne Utley | Val Press | Len O'Connor | Johnny Erp | Bill Ray | Daddy-O
Experimental Television: 1930-1933 | Bob Deservi | Kermit Slobb | Ding Dong School | Quiz Kids
Bob Lemon | The Korshak Chronicles | KYW: The Chicago Years | WENR | O.B. Hanson | Renzo
Jack Eigen | Ed Grennan | The World's Best Cup of Coffee | Glenn Webster | Mr. Piano | Hawkins Falls
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Radio Hall of Fame |The NBC News Night Report: 23 February, 1967
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