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  1. And OT, IINM, the same thing was done here in America when Anna Nicole Smith died (practical wall-to-wall coverage).
  2. That could be it-- I think that's the best answer. I got in a frenzy, and assumed the worst-- I appreciate you quoting what I said and reminding me about FOX's daytime program policies. Thanks again!
  3. Just noticed that FOX "News" doesn't have a ticker right now-- have you noticed that?
  4. Neither one is that good-- it would, IMO, be just as much the waste of air time to hear "Republicans this, conservatives that, blah blah blah" for 3 hours, as it would be to hear "Democrats this, liberals that, blah blah blah" for 3 hours.
  5. Looks like the title on KSTP EWN now brings back a lot of memories-- the KSTP logo was that way in the 80s, IIRC (albeit w/o the ABC logo beside it).
  6. Not quite-- this was the version that first would have Hugh Downs by himself, and then would have him and Barbara Walters (it would last, IINM, from 1979-89): The 1989 set I posted recently (I probably didn't make it clear) was apparently the prototype for the 90s set; the version starting in the 90s had the ABC News logo on top of the backdrop to be more defined, and the 20/20 title had the figure attached to it to be slimmed down to a more rectangular shape, as opposed to a large square shape on the 1989 set:
  7. Bumping this up: this is the first version of what the 20/20 set design would look like that would last for the better part of the 90s (captured from WCBD 1989 newsbrief from radioman1968):
  8. Are all his videos back, or is he having to start over?
  9. You bet-- not only do I enjoy that, but I like the same thing when it comes to print; I have a growing collection of old-school newspapers from when I was a boy (and at least one from before that); papers these days, just like television news, are not what they used to be.
  10. Bumping this up-- user Football Forever just put up the Week 16 edition of The NFL Today (Brent Musburger's last regular-season broadcast on CBS), and at the end of the pregame show, there is a rare treat at the 19:10 mark-- an on-camera appearance by the late Don Robertson. Also, a screencap of that appearance...
  11. What happened? Did the stations embargo their old newscasts?
  12. WCVB Boston NewsCenter 5 Tonight late edition billing, Aug. 3, 1998... "You're watching NewsCenter 5 Tonight...coverage you can count on...with Chet Curtis...Natalie Jacobson...meteorologist Dick Albert...and Mike Lynch on sports." (after final hard-hitting drumbeat of Image News) "Now, NewsCenter 5 continues."
  13. That could be why the Hearst Television stations no longer have them, for one thing-- that's good food for thought.
  14. Something I'd like to know about the billing of the anchor team on a newscast (usually called a "talent open/rejoin," but I use the word "billing" for that, because it's seemingly like billing the stars of a movie or television show): why is it sometimes (or was it sometimes) that the anchor team would be billed right at the top of the broadcast (major areas like NYC, Chicago, L.A., etc. on Eyewitness News on ABC O&Os, for instance, way back when), while others waited until the middle of the broadcast, and some didn't bill their anchor team at all?
  15. I never knew that the sports man on WPLG Eyewitness News then (Alvarez) would present himself in his billing in such a manner that the viewers didn't care for (seemingly scary face) in 1991, leading to being billed with a friendlier face in 1992. BTW, the word "billing" as used in this response is (and I realize the official term is "talent open") my use of that word to describe how the anchors are introduced to us, whether at the top like this one is, or somewhere in the middle.

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