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  1. 11 points
    Dude. We get it. You don't like Tegna, or Scripps, or basically any other company. Drop. It. These companies weren't "better" back in the 80's and 90's. The whole industry was different in the 80's and 90's. It was the golden age of local TV news. Nobody had to compete against a rectangle in your pocket that gives you live news instantly from 300,000 sources. The golden age for local TV has come and gone. We're in a different world. The industry is struggling. These companies are doing what they can to keep afloat and profitable. Nobody is going to "go back" to producing local news the way it was in the 80's and 90's, and even if they did, it's not going to suddenly make their ratings spike back to the levels they saw back then. That was then, this is now, and the times are a changin'.
  2. 8 points
    Look what I was able to find via the Wayback Machine!
  3. 6 points
    A KTRK open from 3/2/89 with a certain meteorologist missing in the open.... And back to that meteorologist. Here's the news segment on his sudden resignation.
  4. 5 points
    Here's related source material for that clip. The station's promotions department posted some portions of their 1989 sales presentation. The first one here is for news, the second featuring their 6-10am morning schedule- World News This Morning, Eyewitness News This Morning, Good Morning America, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.
  5. 5 points
    (former set in the final shot) source: https://forums.mediaspy.org/t/ten-news-first-content-and-appearance/61/6062
  6. 4 points
    I don't think we've seen this particular 1980 promo from WBBM's legendary "Nobody Does It Better" campaign:
  7. 4 points
    That is how you broach the topic on your own air. Exemplary work in remaining impartial and covering a news story about your own station.
  8. 4 points
    Pro: you have a power source for the ultimate homeless van-life experience. Con: That mast doesn't lubricate itself.
  9. 4 points
    What are the odds of me spotting this same van this morning at the corner of Rancho Bernardo Rd and Via Tazon? Freaky! I didn't bother knocking...cuz that van was rocking...
  10. 4 points
    Tegna and KFMB are seeking your help to pay the bills next month. Only $2900 bucks to own a piece of Midwest Broadcasting history! Just imagine the number of reporters and photographers who have graced the presence of this E250! Gently used, clean, low mileage, no breakdowns, and full of the latest CRT and analog technology! Please, let's make sure that Barbara Lee isn't living in her car on Engineer Road next month. Thank you for your generosity for this worthy cause, and together we can prove that #TegnaCares.
  11. 4 points
    Omaha is quickly becoming one of my favorite TV markets!!
  12. 4 points
    Getting way off topic, folks.
  13. 4 points
  14. 4 points
    The Nexstar executives have been visiting the Tribune stations this month. You always know something important is happening when the station cleans the carpets.
  15. 3 points
    As WTVJ prepares for its 70th anniversary, they're proud to show you some of its back in the day stories.
  16. 3 points
    But they still give them a stinging rebuke. Safe to say any new Sinclair deals are still DOA and they will have a grilling when it comes time to renewing licenses.
  17. 3 points
    KBEX-TV scored an 'All Kill" in the latest ratings period. KBEX-TV is #1 with all demos...even the stupid ones. KBEX-TV staff was treated to a pizza party courtesy of Pepperoni Pete's Pistol Pizza Parlor.
  18. 3 points
    How did we miss this?! Also NewsActive3’s latest video has lots of WHP and WPTM goodies - including their Third Coast open and a 2001 open! @susquvalleywgal I reposted the Third Coast open for my pleasure:
  19. 3 points
    <raising a bottle of water> To John. Thanks for all the hard work you did at WFAA and good luck on your retirement.
  20. 3 points
    KETV in 1982, I sniff some hints of KFVS from the same timeframe here...
  21. 3 points
    Some promos for @Breaking News‘s avatar.
  22. 3 points
    Could 9/7/81 be the day KPIX debuted the “And You” open?
  23. 3 points
    WPLG's special report on the approaching hurricane Andrew, 1992:
  24. 3 points
    Some more insight into WMAR’s TVBD package:
  25. 3 points
    WBKB (now WLS), Chicago; midnight news, 1964:

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