An assortment of news items (updated and annotated) from my Chicago Sun-Times column 25 years ago this week:
- "CBS News has completed a pilot for a '60 Minutes'-type weekly magazine series, covering 'contemporary, relevant' issues and geared specifically to viewers in the 20-to-40-year-old age bracket. . . . Bob Sirott, the WBBM-Channel 2 entertainment reporter, is one of four reporters on the pilot (with a profile of martial arts actor Chuck Norris) and could become a regular contributor, if the series wins network approval." ["West 57th" debuted in August 1985 with correspondents Bob Sirott, Jane Wallace, Meredith Vieira and John Ferrugia. It ran for four years.]
- "Morning man Larry Lujack has emerged the undisputed winner in a behind-scenes power struggle at WLS-AM (890) and WLS-FM (94.7).