In Search Of... - "Nostradamus" - WGN Channel 9 (Complete Broadcast, 7/18/1982) 📺
The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV)
Published at : 18 Dec 2021
Here's a full edition of In Search Of..., hosted by Leonard Nimoy, as broadcast over WGN Channel 9 (and presented by Bristol-Myers Company).
This episode (S06E15) deals with Nostradamus, his prognostications, whether they were accurate, and how they were used in history. For purposes of brevity, who appears in which segment will be all that's mentioned.
WGN 'Superman' animated ID over picture of lake view of Chicago skyline
Show segment 1: Opening premise and preview (with film footage of Adolf Hitler and paintings of Henry II and Catherine de' Medici), followed by show opening titles (with "This special is presented by The Bristol-Myers Company" voiceover by Jack Taylor)
Extra-Strength Excedrin (featuring actress Petronia Paley)
Promo for Sports Scene - with Jack Brickhouse and Harry Caray, previewing appearance by Lee Stern, owner of Chicago Sting soccer team - for 10pm
Segment 2, about Nostradamus' motivations for his writings, how they were written, and the historical period (the Inquisition) in which he wrote them; with comments from British writer Erika Cheetham (1939-1998) who expounds on some of her interpretations of his predictions; with footage of the blitzkrieg of London and of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor (King Edward VII and "the woman I love," Wallis Warfield Simpson) and King George VI; and the calling up of Hitler and Napoleon
1st Metropolitan Builders with actress actress Lillian Randolph as the mother. Lillian was in many movies and TV shows such as Amos N Andy, and "It's a Wonderful Life" as Annie, the Bailey's housekeeper. She was also the original voice of the maid on some early Tom & Jerry cartoons. (before it was redubbed due to changing attitudes) (ironically her voice is also dubbed in this ad because the phone number changed from when this first aired - anyone know what the original phone number was? I haven't found the original ad yet)
Faience Medicated Fade Cream
Segment 3, continuing with Hitler's obsession with 'Nostro's' works, including comments from former British intelligence agent Ellic Howe about Josef Goebbels' wife reading his books, author John Sladek who doubts the accuracy of 'Nostro's' predictions, and psychic Ron Warmoth who explains about how the future is told; film footage of Benito Mussolini is also shown, as are Ayatollah Khomeini, and Prince Charles and Princess Diana, towards the end
Sea Breeze - Antiseptic for the skin
Clairol Loving Care shampoo - to wash gray right out of their hair (sung to a famous tune from "South Pacific")
Segment 4, with sum-up from Messrs. Sladek and Warmoth, with the once and future Mr. Spock (with moustache) appearing on camera for the finale
Commercial: ShopSmith Mark 5 - Five woodcutting tools in one
Ending sequence and credits (with voiceover promo for "Vendetta For The Saint" for Tuesday at 7pm - recording ends midway through both)
"This series presents information based in part on theory and conjecture. The producer's purpose is to suggest some possible explanation, but not necessarily the only ones to the mysteries we will examine."
This aired on local Chicago TV on Sunday, July 18th 1982 during the 7:00pm to 7:30pm timeframe.
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