City of Dubuque News Releases

CityChannel Dubuque to Air 'From the Archives' New Year's Day Marathon

Craig Nowack
Cable TV Coordinator
563-589-4181 (office)
563-599-2839 (cell)

Dec. 28, 2017 – For Immediate Release

DUBUQUE, Iowa – To ring in the New Year, CityChannel Dubuque will present 14 historic shows in a “From the Archives” New Year’s Day marathon.

“From the Archives” is a showcase of historic video that has aired weekly on CityChannel Dubuque since June 2014.  A different episode airs four times over the course of a week.  Beginning at noon on January 1, CityChannel Dubuque will air 14 consecutive programs in the archives collection, the earliest of them from 1987 and the most recent from 2010.

The “From the Archives” New Year’s Day marathon program lineup is:
12:00 p.m. “Flying the Future Highway” (1988)
12:30 p.m. “The Architect of Eagle Point Park” (1991)
1:00 p.m. “The Trolleys of Dubuque” (1987)
1:30 p.m. “Dubuque from the River” (1991)
2:00 p.m. “City Hall Bell Raising” (1990)
2:30 p.m. “The Grand Excursion” (2004)
3:00 p.m. “Classic Featurettes” #1
3:30 p.m. “The Freeway is Coming” (1989)
4:00 p.m. “Francesco Licciardi” (1989)
5:00 p.m. “The History of Mass Transit in Dubuque” (1989)
5:30 p.m. “Lanes, Planes and Automobiles”
6:00 p.m. “Classic Featurettes #2”
7:00 p.m. “Field of Dreams Press Conference” (1988)
8:00 p.m. “Five Flags – 100 Years” (2010)

This collection of historic video shows a Dubuque that in many ways is much different than the city we know today.  Three of the programs deal with the significant changes coming with the big Highway 61/151 project.  Two of them – “Flying the Future Highway” (12 p.m.) and “Lanes, Planes and Automobiles” (5:30 p.m.) – feature video from a 1988 helicopter flight over the city that shows Dubuque before the highway went through, before the completion of the Northwest Arterial, and before the Upper Bee Branch Creek Restoration Project. City of Dubuque Cable TV Division staff used 21st century technology to label some of the streets and landmarks in this old video to help viewers orient themselves.  Other programs highlight events, personalities, and specific areas of Dubuque history.

The “From the Archives” New Year’s Day marathon will air on CityChannel Dubuque (Mediacom cable channel 8 or digital 117.2) and stream live on the City’s website at  

“From the Archives” airs year-round on CityChannel Dubuque.  Each week a different episode airs on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and 9:30 p.m., Fridays at 2 a.m., and Sundays at 5 p.m.

For more information on City programming, call 563-589-4181 or visit

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