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  1. 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:
  2. 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):
  3. Are all his videos back, or is he having to start over?
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. What happened? Did the stations embargo their old newscasts?
  7. 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."
  8. That could be why the Hearst Television stations no longer have them, for one thing-- that's good food for thought.
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. That WTVJ evening edition had Jose Diaz-Balart long before where he is today as weekend anchor on NBC Nightly News.
  12. Love the look of that one, especially the story panel/table of contents to the left of where Hugh Downs sat from our view (Hugh's right).
  13. Former CBS Sports man Irv Cross (he of The NFL Today on Sundays, alongside legends Brent Musburger, Phyllis George, Jimmy "The Greek," et al.) has passed on at 81. https://nypost.com/2021/02/28/irv-cross-nfl-veteran-and-cbs-broadcaster-dead-at-81/ Also, a 1982 edition of The NFL Today, in remembrance:
  14. Highway Patrol (Australian documentary/reality show about the Highway Patrol Down Under): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTXVoeX9e24&list=PL_KQjFE9NyNsPg4Y-9UM7Buj4l901dULs&index=2
  15. Indeed-- I'll look at it this way, too: when it came to Rush and Michael J. Fox, what if the shoe were on the other foot, and Michael J. Fox was the shock jock, and Rush had the same things said about him that Rush said about Michael J. Fox; how would Rush have felt in that situation?
  16. True that, also-- but what if it's just a quiet sense of happiness, one where you do not rub it in the faces of his fans, whether on social media or to those fans' faces?
  17. That is true-- I was never the fan of his (or of his show or style), but he did have many fans, and it would be best not to insult those fans.
  18. Great point! It seems this is a local NYC version of when FOX "News" insisted that they were "Fair and Balanced"-- didn't seem that fair, or even that balanced to me (seemed much too far to the right, IMO).
  19. And sound, too-- a stereo version of the opening title track! In fact, I especially enjoyed seeing the evening edition (LA at 6) openings-- all the other anchors besides Kelly Lange and John Beard not only had their faces shown and names billed just like Kelly and John did, but also had separate smaller title cards beside them for their segments (like in the attached example with sports man Fred Roggin, who had a card to the right of his image [each one alternated] that had the Sports 4LA title and Fred's signature on a dark blue gridded background). To @SoFloTVClassics, thanks for finding these and putting them up-- I had seen evening edition openings aplenty from Channel 4 News/NBC4 News, but never ones from News 4 LA until now!
  20. CITV Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: 10 P.M. late edition of ITV News, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1982, w/main anchors Barbara Kelly and Doug Main, Bill Matheson w/weather, and Lance Brown on sports
  21. 1990 ABC 20/20 promo from WFTV Channel 9 (ABC Orlando, FL), w/1989-90 mirror graphics/titles
  22. Never thought of it that way! Nowadays, you can have full-screen images of any story behind one anchor or both anchors, for one thing.
  23. Something I'd like to know about a certain 1980 broadcast of WGHP TV8 Eyewitness News that is on YouTube in the form of excerpts: Fred Blackman had his name and the newscast name in the lower third, while also having the newscast name and title in an OTS graphic. Why was that title OTS of Fred, instead of an image/graphic of what Fred was reporting on?
  24. Crying shame (but not surprising) that FOX "News" thinks opinion is more important than reporting (or worse, that opinion is reporting).
  25. Never saw that before! That must be the control room/studio from which Don Robertson not only did what is featured here (the CBS ID and the Sports Saturday promo demo), but also his billboards on The NFL Today on Sundays, The Prudential College Football Report on Saturdays, et al.
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