Please Enjoy This 1978 Local News Lesson on Disco Dancing

God bless the stalwart local news stations of America for decades’ worth of segments like this, in which the hosts of WBBM’s Noonbreak get a quick dance lesson from Karen Lustgarten, author of The Complete Guide to Disco Dancing.

This moment comes courtesy of the Museum of Classic Chicago Television, an online archive of broadcasts, bumpers and ads. “What’s disco dancing? It means a lot of things to a lot of people,” asks a gentleman wearing a suit with lapels so wide you could land a fighter jet on ‘em. “Show us anything!” chirps his cohost cheerfully.


Ms. Lustgarten’s instructional guide is still available on Amazon.

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