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  Video Archives – The 1980s

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PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW (March 25, 1980) In this segment of a WBBM-TV Channel 2 News broadcast, reporter Harry Porterfield presents Chuck Schaden, host of Those Were The Days, and includes footage from Schaden’s radio studio in Morton Grove. (3 minutes).
Archive Date: 2/25/13.


 

P.M. MAGAZINE – CHICAGO’S NOSTALGIA KING (January 5, 1982) Hosts Mike Leiderman and JoAnn Williams profile Chuck Schaden in this segment of the magazine show on WFLD, Channel 32 Chicago. Includes footage recorded at Schaden’s Morton Grove radio studio and his Chicago Metro Golden Memories shop. (8 minutes).
Archive Date: 2/26/13.


 

A.M. CHICAGO — COLLECTING (July 26, 1983) Host Robb Weller welcomes antique expert Len Weinzimmer and radio collector Chuck Schaden who comment on antique and collectible items brought to the show by members of the studio audience. WLS-TV, Channel 7 Chicago. (30 minutes).
Archive Date: 2/26/13.


 

CHANNEL 2 NEWS – TIME MACHINE (October 18, 1983) Reporter Bob Sirott reports on “Chuck Schaden’s Nostalgia Empire” during this segment of the WBBM-TV Chicago newscast. They talk about Schaden’s new weeknight program on WCFL Radio and his Metro Golden Memories shop. (4 minutes).
Archive Date: 2/26/13.


 

CHICAGO’S GURU OF OLD TIME RADIO (March 9, 1984) In a segment of the Eyewitness News program on WLS-TV, Channel 7 Chicago, reporter Gary Deeb interviews Chuck Schaden in his Morton Grove broadcast studio. (3 minutes). Archive Date: 2/26/13.

 
 

YOU MAGAZINE (May 5, 1984) Hosts Sheila Gibbins and Peter Karl visit Chuck Schaden’s Morton Grove studio for a look behind the scenes of old time radio. Engineer Todd Nebel is seen at the broadcast controls. Also: a quick stop at Metro Golden Memories on Irving Park Road in Chicago. Excerpt, WMAQ, Channel 5 Chicago. (7 minutes). Archive Date: 3/4/13.


 

TWO ON TWO (October 7, 1984) In a segment of this magazine show on WBBM-TV, Channel 2 Chicago, reporters Harry Porterfield and Bob Wallace talk about “unusual bookstores” and visit Chuck Schaden’s Metro Golden Memories Shop, a U.S. Government Book Store and a Railroad/Transportation book store. First telecast December 11, 1983, repeated on this date. (7 minutes). Archive Date: 3/4/13.


 

A CLOSER LOOK (January 28, 1985) In a segment of this magazine show, recorded for WCFC, Channel 38 Chicago, hosts Mimi Wickliff and Dan Wheeler visit Chuck Schaden in his Morton Grove radio studio during a broadcast of Schaden’s WAIT Radio Theatre (with comments by engineer Todd Nebel). Also: Schaden’s Metro Golden Memories Shop in Chicago. (8 minutes). Archive Date: 3/12/13.


 

CHANNEL 5 NEWS – JACK BENNY EXPRESS (February 17, 1985) In a segment of WMAQ-TV Chicago News, reporter Diane Levin reports on the Those Were The Days/20th Century Railroad Club trip to Waukegan, Illinois to celebrate Jack Benny’s 39th birthday. (2 minutes).
Archive Date: 3/14/13.


 

EYE ON CHICAGO – JACK BENNY TRIBUTE (March 23, 1985) Segment from the WLS-TV Channel 7 Chicago magazine program in which reporter David Sparks covers the Those Were The Days/20th Century Railroad Club trip to Waukegan, Illinois (on 2-17-85). Includes Jack Benny’s home; Jack Benny Junior High School; comments by Chuck Schaden, actor Frank Nelson, actress Veola Vonn. (5 minutes). Archive Date: 3/18/13.


 

CHUCK SCHADEN’S NOSTALGIA (August, 1986)
Program Number 1–The first show of his series of monthly one-hour cable television specials from 1986-87. Topics include Riverview, the World’s Largest Amusement Park; Comic Kingdom; the West End Jazz Band. (60 minutes). NOTE: A copy of this episode is available for purchase from the AudioFile Nostalgia Shop when you visit www.nostalgiadigest.com Archive Date: 10/28/12.

 

CHUCK SCHADEN’S NOSTALGIA (September, 1986)
Program Number 2 – Antique Radio Club of Illinois’ Radiofest, 1986. Featuring Joe Willis, president; radio collector Bert Katz; WGN engineer Paul Crum; Microphone collector Bob Paquette; Dr. Ralph Muchow at his famous radio museum in Elgin, Illinois.
Telecast on Continental Cablevision. (60 minutes). Archive Date: 10/18/12

 

CHUCK SCHADEN’S NOSTALGIA (October, 1986)
Program Number 3 – Movie Serial Cliffhangers. Guest is Serial Historian Jim Schoenberger who recreates Saturday movie matinees when multi-chapter adventures were king. Includes clips from The Hurricane Express; Don Winslow of the Navy; Holt of the Secret Service; Zorro’s Fighting Legion.
Telecast on Continental Cablevision. (60 minutes). Archive Date: 10/20/12

 

CHUCK SCHADEN’S NOSTALGIA (November, 1986)
Program Number 4 – Model Railroading. Guests are Mike Moore, model train historian/restorer and Stan Ray, collector/owner of a magnificent and amazing model train layout.
Telecast on Continental Cablevision. (60 minutes). Archive Date: 10/2/12


 

CHUCK SCHADEN’S NOSTALGIA (December, 1986)
Program Number 5 – Christmas Episode featuring a visit to a Christmas Store; a Walt Disney collector; the Cinnamon Bear TV show; Maybe Land Village. Telecast on Continental Cablevision. (60 minutes). NOTE: A copy of this episode is available for purchase from the AudioFile Nostalgia Shop when you visit www.nostalgiadigest.com Archive Date: 10/31/12.

 

CHUCK SCHADEN’S NOSTALGIA (May, 1987)
Program Number 6 – Radio and Television Memories. Guests are Chicago radio personality Eddie Hubbard who talks about his career and shows a film clip of one of his personal appearances; and TV producer Jack Mulqueen who offers a clip from his popular kids’ series, Kiddie-A-Go-Go featuring his wife Elaine as “Pandora.”
Telecast on Continental Cablevision. (60 minutes). Archive Date: 10-12-12.

 

CHUCK SCHADEN’S NOSTALGIA (June, 1987)
Program Number 7 – Vintage Radio Premiums. Guests are Dick Fuss, owner of a fantastic collection of Lone Ranger premiums and items; Jim Swinson, historian and collector of Howdy Doody merchandise; Mike Campo, foremost collector of old-time radio premiums.
Telecast on Continental Cablevision. (60 minutes). Archive Date: 10/3/12

 

CHUCK SCHADEN’S NOSTALGIA (July, 1987)
Program Number 8 – Big Band Soundies. Talking about and showing clips from the “original music videos” from the 1930s and 40s are two members of the “Browsers” club of music collectors: Joe Spery, big band musician and producer; and Karl Pearson, collector and historian. “Soundie” clips include Nat King Cole, Cab Calloway, Eddy Howard, Gene Krupa, Spike Jones and Artie Shaw.
Telecast on Continental Cablevision. (60 minutes). Archive Date: 10/4/12

 

CHUCK SCHADEN’S NOSTALGIA (August, 1987)
Program Number 9 – Kaiser-Frasier Auto Meet. In Janesville, Wisconsin members of the Kaiser-Frasier Owners Club talk about and display their vintage classic vehicles. Guests are Mike Moore, Jack Mueller, Art Sabin, Ken Atkins, Lowell Johnson, Lance Johnson, Dale Hammon, Steve Hilgenberg, John Haller and Ernie & Shirley Bollerud.
Telecast on Continental Cablevision. (60 minutes) Archive Date: 10/5/12

 

CHUCK SCHADEN’S NOSTALGIA (September, 1987)
Program Number 10 – Chicago Art Deco. Guest is Lynn Abbie, president of the Chicago Art Deco Society who discusses numerous aspects of 1920s and ‘30s art deco and presents numerous slides and artifacts as examples.
Telecast on Continental Cablevision. (60 minutes) Archive Date: 10/15/12

 

CHUCK SCHADEN’S NOSTALGIA (October, 1987)
Program Number 11 – Vintage Television Commercials. Chuck reminisces about and takes a look at some memorable TV commercials from the 1950s and 60s.
Telecast on Continental Cablevision. (45 minutes only; last 15 minutes missing). Archive Date: 10/14/12
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CHUCK SCHADEN’S NOSTALGIA (November, 1987)
Program Number 12 – final telecast in the series – Lionel Train Factory. John Hante, vice president of the Lionel Company, takes viewers on a tour of the Mt. Clements, Michigan facility operating at full capacity.
Telecast on Continental Cablevision. (41 minutes only; last 19 minutes missing). Archive Date: 1/5/13.


 

JACK BENNY SHOW RE-CREATION (February 27, 1988) Presented live on the air during a broadcast of Chuck Schaden’s Those Were The Days program from the Museum of Broadcast Communications at River City. Listeners auditioned for the roles and the script was written by Mary Ellen Little. The re-enactment was directed by Yuri Rasovsky and videotaped informally by an unknown benefactor. Archive Date: 11/13/12.


 

WBBM CHICAGO 65th ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM (May, 1988)
Documentary video created in observance of the anniversary of the CBS radio station, narrated by Charles Osgood and based on the book “WBBM Radio, Yesterday and Today” by Chuck Schaden. (14 minutes). Archive Date: 11/21/12.


 

WBBM’S 65th ANNIVERSARY (May 9, 1988)
In this segment of Eyewitness News on WLS-TV Chicago, reporter Gary Deeb reports on an event related to the 65th anniversary of WBBM Radio. At the Wrigley Building in Chicago, shown are Radio Classics host Chuck Schaden with WBBM veterans Tommy Bartlett, Josh Brady, Billy Leach and Jim Conway. (3 minutes).


 

CHICAGO TONIGHT — WBBM’S 65th ANNIVERSARY (May 12, 1988)
Host Bruce DuMont, subbing for John Calloway, discusses the history of radio station WBBM, Chicago, with broadcasters Chuck Schaden, John Hultman and Jim Conway WTTW, Channel 11, Chicago. (28 minutes). Archive Date: 3/28/13.


 

METRO GOLDEN MEMORIES TV COMMERCIAL (June, 1989)
Chuck Schaden speaks on behalf of his show business nostalgia shop in Chicago. (30 seconds).
Archive Date: 11/8/12.


 
 

LIFESTYLE (July 12, 1989)
Host Pat Cheffer interviews guest Chuck Schaden, who tells how he got started collecting old-time radio shows. Includes video clips of Schaden working at WBBM, Chicago; the Museum of Broadcast Communications; Amos ‘n’ Andy TV show; calls from viewers/listeners. Telecast on Continental Cablevision. (60 minutes). Archive Date: 9/27/12.

 

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