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December 9, 2012
Here's something pretty cool - the ending of "Sing We Noel" followed by a Christmas Day Station Sign-off on WTTW Channel 11. Also includes:
PBS - Public Broadcasting Service animated logo
WTTW promo for New Year's at Pops (main voiceover by William Pierce) (secondary voiceover by Marty Robinson)
PSA: Yule Connection (with Phil Donahue) (and they were still using the same ad a whole year later) - Made possible by Church Federation of Greater Chicago and WTTW / Public Television.
Station Sign-Off by Marty Robinson - "This is WTTW Channel 11 - Public Television for Chicago. WTTW is owned and operated by the Chicago Educational Television Association, a non-profit corporation. The offices and studios of Channel 11 are located in the Edward L. Ryerson Community Television Center, at 5,400 North Saint Louis Avenue, and at 233 North Michigan Avenue. Transmission facilities are located in the Channel 11 Howard Town Center at Sears Tower. We've now come to the end of our program day, and will rejoin you tomorrow at the regularly scheduled time. Until then, on behalf of Chicago Public Television, this is Marty Robinson bidding you good night.
National Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner with various scenes around Chicago.
Static followed (no colorbars)
This aired on local Chicago TV early Monday, December 25th 1,978.
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