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  Video Archives – The 2000s

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WHAT’S NEW IN LIBRARIES? (June 2000)
The Park Ridge Public Library is featured. Guest Chuck Schaden talks about and shows video clips of the Northwest Suburban group of the Those Were The Days Radio Players.Taped at the Museum of Broadcast Communications. Telecast on the North Suburban Library Cable System. (10 min). Archive Date: 10/12/12.

 

 
DEDICATION OF JACK BENNY STATUE IN WAUKEGAN (June 8, 2002)
WGN-TV Chicago’s Nine O’Clock News covers the dedication of the unveiling of the statue honoring the famous comedian whose hometown was Waukegan, Illinois. (60 seconds). Archive Date: 11/10/12.

  

JACK BENNY STATUE (June 8, 2002)
CLTV Evening News anchor Lee Ann Trotter reports the unveiling of the Jack Benny Statue in Waukegan, Illinois with Benny impersonator Eddie Carroll, Benny fan club president Laura Leff and radio host Chuck Schaden. Chicagoland Television. (2 minutes). Archive Date: 1/9/13.

 

RADIO RIDES THE RAILS (June 7, 2003)
Informal, random video highlights from Chuck Schaden’s Those Were The Days radio program at a broadcast from the Illinois Railway Museum observing the Museum’s 50th anniversary. A temporary broadcast studio was set up on the back platform of a 1910 passenger car where Chuck and Ken Alexander greeted guest Harold Krewer, Superintendent of Operations for the Museum. Video by Rick Garofalo. (Approximately 12 minutes). Archive Date: 1/8/13.



DEATH OF BOB HOPE (July 27, 2003)
Chicago television stations report on the death of the beloved entertainer at age 100. 1. CHANNEL 5 NEWS AT 5 (Approx. 4 minutes), 2. CHANNEL 5 NEWS AT 6 (Approx. 3 minutes), 3. CHANNEL 11 CHICAGO TONIGHT with host Bob Sirott and guests Chuck Schaden and John McDonough. (Approx. 13 minutes), 4. CHANNEL 32 FOX NEWS AT 9 (Approx. 6 minutes), 5. CHANNEL 9 NEWS AT 9 (Approx. 6 minutes).  Archive Date: 12/11/12.

 

CHICAGO TONIGHT (November 25, 2003)
Chuck Schaden talks about his new book “Speaking of Radio” with host Bob Sirott on the “Chicago Tonight” TV program. (Approximately 11 minutes).
Archive Date: 1/4/14.

 

SPEAKING OF RADIO (9/22/04)
Featuring broadcaster/historian Chuck Schaden.
From the Prospect Heights IL. Memorial Library.
Archive Date: 9/8/12.

 

TALK AROUND TOWN (2004)
Hosts Jack and Susan Coomb with guest Chuck Schaden. General conversation about the golden days of radio and Schaden’s book “Speaking of Radio.” Telecast on Northbrook Community Television. (25 minutes)
Archive Date: 9/28/12.

 

CHICAGO TONIGHT (April 27, 2005)
Host Bob Sirott with guest Chuck Schaden on the occasion of the 35th broadcast anniversary of his Those Were The Days radio program. Excerpt, WTTW Channel 11, Chicago. (10 minutes)
Archive Date: 1/11/13.

 

THOSE WERE THE DAYS 35th ANNIVERSARY BROADCAST (April 30, 2005) Part 1
The 35th anniversary program of Chuck Schaden’s long-running radio series was broadcast live from the LaSalle Bank Auditorium in Chicago. The four-hour program was heard on WDCB, Public Radio, College of DuPage. The broadcast was informally video taped by official Those Were The Days photographers Don and Nora Pointer and by Brian Johnson who also edited this presentation. Video highlights include a re-enactment of a Your Hit Parade program from 1944 with the Steve Cooper Orchestra; a Beverly Hills Beavers episode of the Jack Benny Program from 1953 with members of the Northlight Theatre Academy; a facsimile of a Coon-Sanders Nighthawks broadcast from 1929 with the West End Jazz Band; A Swingtime vocal medley by Skylarks Unlimited; and a Tribute to Big Bands Coast-to-Coast with the Steve Cooper Orchestra. Part 1 (28 minutes). Archive Date: 4/28/13.

THOSE WERE THE DAYS 35th ANNIVERSARY BROADCAST (April 30, 2005) Part 2
More video highlights from Chuck Schaden’s 35th Anniversary radio program. Part 2 (30 minutes).
Archive Date: 4/28/13.

 
 

THOSE WERE THE DAYS 35th ANNIVERSARY BROADCAST (April 30, 2005) Part 3
Conclusion of video highlights from Chuck Schaden’s 35th Anniversary radio program. Part 3 (33 minutes).
Archive Date: 4/28/13.

 
 

KEN ALEXANDER CELEBRATES 50 YEARS IN RADIO (April 5, 2009)
Informal, random video highlights of the dinner held at Don Roth’s Blackhawk Restaurant honoring the veteran announcer. Chuck Schaden is emcee. Video courtesy of Rick Garofalo who recorded elements of the event on his hand-held Canon ELPH Power Shot Camera. (Approximately 34 minutes). NOTE: A four-hour 4-Compact Disc set of the “Golden Anniversary Salute to Ken Alexander and his Fifty Years in Radio” as broadcast on Those Were The Days, Saturday, April 4, 2009 is available for purchase from the Audio File Nostalgia Shop when you visit www.nostalgiashop.com Archive Date: 10/26/12.

CHICAGO TONIGHT (June 25, 2009)
Host Phil Ponce interviews Chuck Schaden, who is about to close his 39-year broadcasting career,
and Steve Darnall, who will follow Chuck as host and producer of Those Were The Days. Telecast on WTTW, Chicago. Excerpt. (9 minutes) Archive Date: 11/3/12.

 

CHUCK SCHADEN’S FINAL TWTD BROADCAST (June 27, 2009)
Informal, random video highlights taken at the Morton Grove Civic Center during the radio broadcast of Chuck’s final program as host and producer of Those Were The Days. Video courtesy of Rick Garofalo who recorded elements of the event on his hand-held Canon ELPH Power Shot Camera. (Approximately 35 minutes).
NOTE: The complete four-hour program, as broadcast on public radio station WDCB, is available for purchase on a 4-compact disc set, “Chuck Schaden’s Retirement Party and Open House” from the Audio File Nostalgia Shop when you visit www.nostalgiadigest.com Archive Date: 10/25/12.

 

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