The Museum of Classic Chicago Television

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The Museum of Classic Chicago Television
Established 2007
Location Chicago, IL
Type Nonprofit
Curator Rick Klein
Website www.FuzzyMemories.TV

The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (also known as FuzzyMemories.TV) is an online museum dedicated to the preservation of Chicago television broadcasts. Most of the museum's footage originates from "airchecks" of local Chicago channels (and to a lesser extent other cities) that were recorded primarily in the 1970s and 1980s. The registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation displays on its website more than 4000 clips of commercials, news broadcasts, PSAs, bumpers, obscure specials, moments of technical difficulties and other off-air recording excerpts, as well as occasional master tapes donated by former television employees.

On March 17, 2011 the museum announced that it had discovered lost footage of Garfield Goose and Friends and previewed it on its website.[1]

On September 15, 2011 the museum announced that it had discovered and transferred long-lost footage of the original Svengoolie program and subsequently displayed the missing episodes on its website the following Monday.[2]

On November 27, 2012 WGN-TV announced that it would air a 1971 tape of Bozo's Circus that was recovered with the help of the museum.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Take a gander: Website crowing about rare Garfield Goose video". Robert Feder Time Out Chicago Blog. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 
  2. ^ "Chicago hooking up with Social Media Week". Robert Feder Time Out Chicago Blog. Retrieved 2011-09-15. 
  3. ^ "WGN-TV To Air 'Bozo's Circus: The Lost Tape'". Chicagoland Radio and Media. Retrieved 23 January 2013.