Family Classics (1962–2019)

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A WGN channel 9 Chicago show that the whole family can watch. Family Classics featured good wholesome movies. Premiered on September 14, 1962. Originally broadcast on Friday evenings with ... See full summary »


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20 March 2004 | matlock-6
Well made showcase for classic films
Family Classics aired on WGN Chicago for many years. It was originally hosted by Frazier Thomas (who is probably best known for his children's shows and for his part on the legendary Bozo's Circus). Thomas himself chose films to air and oversaw length and content editing so that they would be appropriate for people of all ages. Movies like "Robin Hood" were very common (and Errol Flynn movies in general seemed popular with Thomas). It aired on Sunday afternoons and was great viewing, especially on rainy days when you couldn't go outside.

After Thomas suddenly passed away in 1985, local Chicago radio legend Roy Leonard assumed hosting duties, and Family Classics continued to air well into the 90s.


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