The Museum of Broadcast Communications is a museum located in the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Museum was established in 1985 with the goal of showcasing, collecting and preserving articles of interests related to the world of broadcasting.
The Museum of Broadcast Communications or MBC has preserved a lot of different antiquities related to the radio and television content. The Museum of Broadcast Communications houses over 25,000 television programs, 5,000 radio programs and 12,000 commercials that were aired through the decades.
Visitors of the Museum of Broadcast Communications can catch special screenings of digitized versions of classic television shows and even radio dramas upon visiting the museum. Some of the most viewed pieces that are being highlighted in the museum include the Chicago Tonight Collection, Tom Snyder Collection, Frontline Collection, 10 PM Chicago Television Collection, David Susskind Collection and the Kraft Collection.
Visitors of the Museum of Broadcast Communications can also catch a rare glimpse at some of the most valued objects related to the world of broadcast communication. These items have been essential in not only building the history of television and radio all across the United States but also helped bring about the technology that we are enjoying in our modern homes.
Some of the collections are on display in the Museum of Broadcast Communications includes a collection of vintage radios and televisions. Visitors can also check the MBC?s Kennedy-Nixon Camera. This would be the original camera that was used to cover the historic ?Great Debate? between presidential candidates Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy which was recorded in the studios of WBBM-TV in downtown Chicago.
Another collection that can be seen in the Museum of Broadcast Communications are dozens of different puppets, costumes and props used on television. These would include puppets such as Garfield Goose, Dirty Dragon and Charlie McCarthy. The real costumes that were used by the cast of Bozo and the Grand Prize Game is also housed in the museum.
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