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  1. Spencer Christian making a return to WABC to fill in this evening. 30 years of GMA weather anchors!
  2. I've read old newspaper articles about it. Pretty much 3rd place except for a brief year or so around 1985, another blip around 1988, and then became a real #1/#2 in the market around 1995 when NBC went on a streak, they cleaned up the presentation, and Pete Wilson / Pam Moore were the leads.
  3. A true 'only in New York' kind of man https://nypost.com/2019/06/08/former-nypd-detective-and-tv-newsman-mike-sheehan-loses-battle-to-cancer-at-71/
  4. Just dawned on me the last notes of the News Series signature represent 'Sevens on the move.'
  5. The man is the #2 most successful weather broadcaster in history. Al Roker, him, and what maybe Jim Cantore. There are only so many national morning slots - he's doing what he loves and frankly this is understudy on Ginger Zee. I can see Sam getting pulled back to GMA at some point if her contract goes another direction.
  6. Looks...newspapery. It's very legible though. How does the open look - saw a promo with a big 3D eye rotating, which kind of goes counter to this flat look.
  7. KPIX, KGO, KRON 1987 clips No opens / closes, but there is the bumper music for KPIX from version 2 of Signature (the 1985 package refresh rarely heard online) at 32:17
  8. The FOX 5 header is nice. The side areas seem strange with the subdued tones. Avoids the 'set in a corner' look but there's not much depth to it or illusion of bigger scale than reality - a problem with so many sets these days.
  9. KICU 1988 promo They're using the '86 cut of the KPRC news open for a station ID. The 'Ten O'Clock News' used the KPRC theme from around 83/84 - 1990.
  10. KSBW 1993 open Also has a 40th anniversary commercial at the beginning They started using Brave New World around 1990 or 91, when they rolled out a new set and refreshed the purple TVBD 1987 era graphics The bones of this set stayed around for over 25 years
  11. KCRA 1985 promo With a cut of a 'Where the news comes first' theme bumper
  12. Cool - didn't realize WOWT was a sister station with KRON (just remembered KAKE). They kept that theme / open longer than KRON. The theme lasted mid 87 - fall 89 at KRON, and the open just from mid 87 to fall of 88.
  13. Well the CBSN New York newscast is a local hour that didn't exist a couple years ago. So in terms of total local production - it's close to a wash.
  14. KCRA 1985 noon preshow bumper The great Mike Boyd and a young Sydnie Kohara (who went on to many years hosting the morning news for KGO and later KPIX) Plus that instant classic authoritative Channel 3 Reports music bed
  15. KRON Midday preshow / open 2/1984 The set would be retired a few months later for a more barebones all blue 'make the talent pop' Frank Magid playbook call. The intro would go 3D about a year later. Lloyd launched the early morning Daybreak newscast in 1986, then was let go in late 1992. He's retired in Pensacola, FL these days - hosted things on the PBS station there several years back.
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