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  1. Was just coming here to post thereto-- you beat me to it! Noticed that on the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour broadcast, no announcement is made by either MacNeil or Lehrer about the change of direction/focus (that the former MacNeil/Lehrer Report of a half-hour is now an expanded MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour [albeit Robert MacNeil did note at the bottom of the MacNeil/Lehrer Report of 9/2/83 that such a change would be effective w/the broadcast of 9/5/83, which is, incidentally, a bit of celebrity trivia, in that the date of debut of the NewsHour was also the 54th birthday of Bob Newhart]).
  2. Bumping this up: long before social media provided the storylines of the daily serials at the click of a mouse or the press of a phone key, the networks then did their own promos for what was to come on the daily serials, and you never knew what would happen unless you followed those serials very closely. Here's a promo from May '81 for Another World (using NBC's Proud N and Serif Gothic promo font of the time):
  3. Great point! That is why I said "or Tegna to make them that way" in parentheses: because I wasn't sure who was behind this (whether it was the station, or the owner). All that said, I appreciate the clarification; nonetheless, that is sad that one of the last remaining holdouts of the EWN title on NBC stations is no longer (we are now down to 3: WBRE Channel 28 in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA; WRCB Channel 3 in Chattanooga, TN; and KOB Channel 4 in Albuquerque, NM).
  4. What would possess WTHR to no longer be Eyewitness (or Tegna to make them that way; don't know which)?! This makes Indy a seemingly vanilla town where news titles are concerned now, because when WTHR was Eyewitness, they had something that stood out for an NBC station.
  5. Not long ago was the 66th anniversary of that classic CBS See It Now broadcast w/the late, great Edward R. Murrow, March 9, 1954, on Sen. Joseph McCarthy-- here is that broadcast from YouTube.
  6. That they were on KNBC in the City of Angels then-- that said, here's a late edition from 10/14/88 where John Beard is in with Kelly (Keith must have been off for some reason): And the morning edition (Today in L.A.) from 10/13/88 (headline is the Dodgers' defeat of the Mets to advance to that legendary 1988 World Series [legendary owing to what would eventually be Kirk Gibson's famous 2-run homer off Dennis Eckersley]):
  7. That was also after the title of the daily show lost the day-of-the-week modifiers that it had under Schieffer, and started simply to be called Morning.
  8. More from btm0815ma: the full broadcasts of Sunday Morning for Dec. 6, 1981 and Dec. 2, 1984 (for which only the openings existed before; now we can see the full broadcasts of each, commercials and all)
  9. He's gonna be missed up there in Iowa after that good, long run!
  10. KCRG Channel 9 (ABC Cedar Rapids, IA): TV-9 Eyewitness News evening edition, July 22, 1987
  11. WNBC NYC '85: inside what it took to put together the evening edition of News 4 New York then
  12. Not to me either-- I like how the sunrise and sunset times are connected by a curved line above the sun icon (curving upward for sunrise, and downward for sunset). I also like how that wind speed figure has the arrow pointing to 6 mph, between the S and W on the compass (to indicate southwest).
  13. KNBC L.A.: full 11 P.M. Channel 4 News Nightside late edition from Dec. 10, 1987 (Keith Morrison [still w/NBC News, last I recall], Kelly Lange, Fritz Coleman w/weather, Fred Roggin on sports, the late Jess Marlow w/a Cover Story, and David Sheehan, entertainment [Fritz and Fred are still on the evening edition on NBC4 today alongside Chuck and Colleen, IIRC; also includes short promo for Metro Traffic on Today in L.A. morning edition, mornings at 6:30)
  14. KTRE Channel 9 (ABC Lufkin/Nacogdoches. TX): East Texas News evening edition opening, 1989
  15. What I'd like to see is the late 80s from there, when the EWN title was on a slant on a red and gray background, and the talent pictures appeared above it (that was the substance, IIRC).
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