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  Video Archives – The 1990s

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METRO GOLDEN MEMORIES (July 25, 1990) WMAQ-TV, Channel 5 News segment as entertainment reporter Norman Mark visits Chuck Schaden’s show business nostalgia shop in Chicago. (5 minutes).
Archive Date: 1/21/13.

 

LIFESTYLE (November 13, 1990) “The Golden Days of Radio and Early TV.” Host Pat Cheffer talks with guests Joan Benny and Chuck Schaden. Joan talks about her father Jack and their book, “Sunday Nights at Seven.” Chuck remembers the career of Jack Benny. (60 minutes).
Archive Date: 1/22/13.

 

LIFESTYLE (June 3, 1992) “50th Anniversary of film ‘Casablanca’.” Host Pat Cheffer with guests Frank Miller, author of “Casablanca – As Time Goes By”; Pat Principe and the musical ensemble “Tuxedo Junction”; and Chuck Schaden, Those Were The Days host. (58 minutes).
Archive Date: 1/23/13.

  

REMEMBERING CHICAGO RADIO (1993) Featuring comments by Shirley Bell Cole, Chuck Schaden, Sondra Gair, Wesley South, J. Fred MacDonald, Tommy Bartlett, Studs Terkel and Michael Keith.
Telecast on Chicago Continental Cablevision. (60 minutes).
Archive Date: 4/26/14.

 

ART HELLYER ON THOSE WERE THE DAYS (May 8, 1993) Veteran broadcaster and personality Art Hellyer (“radio’s hard-working nice guy”) visits Chuck Schaden during a live broadcast of Those Were The Days from the Radio Hall of Fame studio at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in the Chicago Cultural Center. Art reminisces about his long career. (Approx. 120 minutes). Archive Date: 11/26/12.

 

Salute to 60th ANNIVERSARY OF BREAKFAST CLUB (June 23, 1993) WLS-TV, Channel 7 News segment. Media critic Gary Deeb with Don McNeill, Eddie Ballentine, the Skylarks and Chuck Schaden at a Chicago Museum of Broadcast Communications salute to the long-running radio show. (3 minutes). Archive Date: 1/26/13.

 

AN AFTERNOON WITH THE GREAT GILDERSLEEVE (November 6, 1993)
Chuck Schaden introduces members of the Gildersleeve cast: Willard Waterman, Mary Lee Robb and Shirley Mitchell who talk about the program and join the Those Were The Days Radio Players for a re-enactment of a Gildersleeve script. Also: Songwriter Jay Livingston entertains. (113 minutes). Archive Date: 11/7/12.

 

1993 RADIO HALL OF FAME (November 7, 1993)
Chuck Schaden is inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in this excerpt on video of the ceremonies at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in the Chicago Cultural Center. Larry King hosts and Shirley Bell Cole (Radio’s Little Orphan Annie” inducts Chuck. (Approx. 8 minutes). Archive Date: 11/14/12.

 

DATELINE MORTON GROVE (December 16, 1993)
Host Shel Marcus and guest Chuck Schaden talk about old time radio and present photos and clips from those “thrilling days of yesteryear.” Continental Cablevision. (28 minutes). Archive Date: 1/26/13.

 

LIFESTYLE (December 20, 1993)
Host Pat Cheffer presents a program of “Christmas Memories”. In this segment guest Chuck Schaden reminisces about his Christmases from not-so-long-ago and how the Cinnamon Bear was a part of his holidays every year. Excerpt, Continental Cablevision. (23 minutes). Archive Date: 1/15/13.

 

CNN RADIO HISTORY FEATURE (January 9, 1994)
A look back at the Golden Age of Radio as reported for the Cable News Network by Ralph Wenge at the Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago. Comments by Norman Corwin, Chuck Schaden and Shirley Bell Cole. (5 minutes). Archive Date: 1/20/13.

 

61st ANNIVERSARY OF JACK BENNY’S 39th BIRTHDAY (Feb. 13, 1994)
Honoring old-time radio’s favorite comedian on his centennial birthday. The event opens with a Benny video montage prepared by Brian Johnson. Chuck Schaden welcomes and interviews guests Joan Benny (Jack’s daughter) and Bobby Blumoff (Joan’s son, Jack’s grandson). Later Joan, as Mary Livingston, and Bobby, as a bakery man, join the Those Were The Days Radio Players, including Chicago TV weatherman Harry Volkman as Dennis Day, in the performance of an original script by Ken Alexander, who doubles as Senor Sy. This event was later broadcast April 30, 1994 on Those Were The Days. (Approx. 88 minutes). Archive Date: 11/29/12.

COOPER’S CORNER (April 13, 1994)
Host Beverly Cooper presents “Old-Time Radio Revisited” with guest Chuck Schaden, who has audio clips from vintage broadcasts and comments about his radio programs on WNIB and WBBM.
Highland Park Cable Television. (60 minutes). Archive Date: 9/27/12.

 

FOX THING IN THE MORNING (July 8, 1994) Hosts Bob Sirott and Mariann Murciano with guest Chuck Schaden who offers his review of the new movie, “The Shadow.” Excerpt from the program on Fox TV station WFLD, Chicago, Channel 32. (4 minutes). Archive Date: 1/25/13.

 


INDIANA PRAIRIE ARTS COUNCIL (August 9, 1994)
Chuck Schaden talks about growing up during the good old days of radio at a program in Rensselaer, Indiana. Introduced by Bill Oates, area resident and frequent contributor to the Nostalgia Digest. (72 minutes). Archive Date: 1/7/13.

 

 THOSE WERE THE DAYS 25th ANNIVERSARY EVENT (April 23, 1995)
To mark the Silver Anniversary of Chuck Schaden’s long-running radio program, a special event was held in the Grand Ballroom of the Swissotel in Chicago and broadcast the following week on the TWTD radio program. Part 1 — Opening remarks by Museum of Broadcast Communications President Bruce DuMont who honors Chuck Schaden who, in turn, introduces and interviews special guests Shirley Bell Cole (radio’s Little Orphan Annie), Bill Idleson (“Rush” of Vic and Sade”) and Fred Foy (long-time announcer on The Lone Ranger). (Approx. 47 minutes) Part 2 — Chuck presents a “mini-version of TWTD” featuring the day’s special guests and many members of the Those Were The Days Radio Players in reenactments of Little Orphan Annie, Vic and Sade, the Lone Ranger, Charlie McCarthy Show and The Bickersons. Ken Alexander presents The Mighty Metro Art Players. (Approx. 100 minutes) Archive Date: 12/19/12.

CHICAGO; PASSPORT TO THE WORLD (June 8, 1995)
Host Tom Gobby presents “Old-Time Radio” with guest Chuck Schaden as they talk about and listen to many scenes from vintage programs, including Lone Ranger, The Shadow, Inner Sanctum, Fibber McGee and Molly, and more. Telecast on WCIU-TV Chicago, sponsored by LaSalle-Talman Bank. (60 minutes). Archive Date: 10/21/12.

 

LIFESTYLE (August 23, 1995)
Pat Cheffer with guest Chuck Schaden who talks about the 1994 old time radio party presented in honor of the 61st anniversary of Jack Benny’s 39th Birthday. It was a benefit for the Museum of Broadcast Communications and was held at the Chicago Cultural Center. Continental Cablevision Excerpt. (18 minutes). Archive Date: 1/26/13.

 

RADIO’S 75th ANNIVERSARY (November 2, 1995)
The CBS Evening News’ “Eye on America” sends birthday greetings to an “old friend” – Radio. Dan Rather introduces Anthony Mason. (4 minutes). Archive Date: 11/29/12.

 

TRIBUTE TO GEORGE BURNS, DEAD AT 100 (March 9, 1996) WGN-TV Chicago’s Channel 9 News at 9 reports on the death of the famed comedian. (Approx. 11 minutes). Archive Date: 12/4/12.

 


DATELINE MORTON GROVE (July 1997)
Host Shel Marcus and guest Chuck Schaden talk about old-time radio and “tune in” to Jack Armstrong, Superman, Captain Midnight, Backstage Wife, Ma Perkins.
Telecast on MediaOne Cable System. (30 minutes). Archive Date: 9/30/12.

 

DATELINE MORTON GROVE (September 1997) Host Shel Marcus and guest Chuck Schaden discuss news programming and World War II shows from the golden age of radio. Telecast on MediaOne Cable System. (30 minutes).Archive Date: 9/30/12.

 


THOSE WERE THE DAYS RADIO PLAYERS (July 22, 1998)
A video presentation featuring Chuck Schaden who introduces the Northwest Side ensemble of the Those Were The Days Radio Players with a sample of the old time radio re-enactments presented regularly at the Museum of Broadcast Communications and throughout the city. (10 minutes). Archive Date: 1/16/13.

 

STOCK MARKET OBSERVER PROFILE (August 28, 1998)
Host Jack Taylor interviews Chuck Schaden while the stock ticker plays on the bottom half of the screen. Telecast on WCIU, Channel 26, Chicago. (17 minutes).
Archive Date: 12/9/12.

 

1998 BING CROSBY’S INDUCTION INTO THE NATIONAL RADIO HALL OF FAME (November, 1998)
Radio Hall of Famer Chuck Schaden has the honor of inducting the legendary Bing Crosby into the National Radio Hall of Fame. Bing’s widow Kathryn Crosby accepts the award on behalf of her late husband. Casey Kasem is host of this 1998 live radio broadcast. (8 minutes).
Archive Date: 1/5/14.

 

NOT JUST FOR SENIORS (October 4, 1999)
News magazine for senior citizens with host Jay Harriman. Guest Chuck Schaden chats about the glory days of radio. Telecast on Aurora Cable Television. (30 minutes) Archive Date: 9/27/12.

 

‘FRIENDS OF OLD TIME RADIO’ PANEL (October, 1999)
Vintage Radio hosts Chuck Schaden, Garry Yoggy, Bill Eberly and Max Schmid discuss how they began their careers on the air and how they prepare their broadcasts. Informally video recorded before a convention audience in Newark, New Jersey. (Approx. 42 minutes).
Archive Date: 10/9/12.

 

1999 GALE GORDON INDUCTION INTO THE RADIO HALL OF FAME (NOVEMBER, 1999) Radio Hall of Famer Chuck Schaden has the honor of inducting radio and television actor Gale Gordon into the National Radio Hall of Fame.(Approx. 5 minutes). Archive Date: 1/16/14.

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