This tape features a 1984 episode of "Time Out," a weekly sports program that is hosted by a number of Chicago area journalists and sportscasters. This week's commentators are John Schulian of the Chicago Sun-Times, Kenny McReynolds, a WBMX Sportscaster and Assistant Coach for DePaul University's Men's Basketball team, WIND reporter Fran Spielman, and John Mengelt, broadcaster and NBA veteran.
00:00Copy video clip URL Black, station ID and sponsor intro.
00:38Copy video clip URL Show intro and overview of this episode.
01:40Copy video clip URL Opening conversation among the hosts, who discuss the upcoming Olympics in Los Angeles and the controversy over whether the Soviet Union will participate. The conversation moves to baseball, with Harold Baines ending the longest game in history with a home run. Mengelt recalls his experience at the Indianapolis 500. Schulian comments on Sugar Ray Leonard’s attempt to come out of retirement, as well.
08:15Copy video clip URL Cut to Bill Veeck, who speaks about Joan Benoit Samuelson, who won the Olympic trials for the marathon, as one of the most amazing sports achievements. This is due to modern science, he comments, because she had a knee injury, had surgery, and won the event. He says that she “ran on courage and guts.”
11:05 Cut back to hosts who comment on the role of women in sports.
12:29Copy video clip URL Cut to taped clip and interview with Lisa Ishikawa, softball pitcher at Northwestern, who has put up some impressive numbers. She comments on the “rise ball” pitch, which is the latest trend in softball pitching, and Northwestern’s chances of winning a national championship.
14:42Copy video clip URL Cut back to studio, where Mengelt interviews John Forsythe, auto racing owner, about the results of the Indy 500 and current trends in auto racing and technology. He also speaks of personalities and salaries in the sport today.
20: 15 Cut to Time Out Sports Almanac, which highlights events on this date in sports history.
21:20Copy video clip URL Cut back to hosts, who speak about auto racing, the USFL, and the Cubs vs. the Sox.
23:32Copy video clip URL Taped clip of Chicago baseball fans, who comment on the question, “Are you a Cubs or Sox fan and why?”
24:15Copy video clip URL Cut back to hosts, who discuss the NBA playoffs between the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks, along with the prowess of the Los Angeles Lakers. They also review last week’s predictions and make new predictions for the upcoming week.
27:00Copy video clip URL Wrap up and final credits over footage of Northwestern softball team in practice.
28:10Copy video clip URL End of tape.