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  1. Not too long, WSB's Newsroom became what is known as ACTION NEWS, which it still is today. As for the Newsroom branding, after a two-year hiatus, it moved to WXIA when it became 11ALIVE, which is also still is today. 1976 was the year WXIA resurrected the Newsroom branding to become 11 Alive Newsroom.
  2. Wouldn't be too long until Channel 13 became WNYT and an NBC affiliate. As for CBS, it went to where NBC used to be, which was WRGB channel 6. It was a swaparoony. Moreover, that news theme was Good Company by deWolfe Music, which was also heard on KPRC Houston during its Big 2 News days.
  3. Past the 1:45 mark, you get to see the closing of NewsWatch 4 from Denver's KOA-TV (now KCNC) from 1980. The news theme package was TuesdayG from Tuesday Productions. Wasn't too long before NewsWatch4 was rebranded as NewsCenter4 later that year.
  4. I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm one of the majority of folks that stream an awful lot. I watch very little broadcast TV. I stream my favorite CBS shows on Paramount Plus. I stream some ABC shows on Hulu too. However, I do long for the days of old-school TV news. Where I'm educated and informed without a lot of sensationalism, partisan politics and negativity. I wonder how many local stations are adapting to the idea of streaming local newscasts, where everybody can watch the news at their own convenience.
  5. Looking at the drone footage again, that beautiful drone shot flying away from the red 13 transmitting tower (with the Houston skyline in the background) would make a great ABC13 news close. All KTRK has to do is throw in the copyright tag in the lower 3rd, and they have themselves a news close.
  6. KTRK's former theme pre-Cool Hand Luke played in the background, as the ABC13 drone flies around the studios and offices. Must be in honor of Jim Gardner's retirement from KTRK's longtime sister station 6ABC WPVI in Philly.
  7. Fast forward 40 years later. What has changed in TV news, other than technology, HD broadcasting, or the fact that some anchors have bubbly personalities with opinions (example, Kyle Clark of NBC 9NEWS KUSA in Denver)?
  8. I was looking at out-of-country news clips, and I noticed something from Australian TV stations. TEN Eyewitness News had State Bank on their chopper, while Seven National News had National Australia Bank on their chopper. I wonder if those two banks were sponsoring each network's aerial news coverage. Flying billboard if you will. If that's the case, that idea could work in America local stations. A bank funding the chopper for a local station, and in exchange, having the bank's logo somewhere on the chopper with the station logo on it. Plus, announcing that the aerial coverage sponsored by X Bank, so that the station can provide their bank more business. Either a bank, a real estate chain, or even a grocery store sponsoring a station's helicopter coverage. Example, KCAL 9's helicopter with the Albertson's grocery stores logo on it
  9. When BREAKING NEWS was meaningful and meant something...where the world changes forever. It broke into regular programming. It made the world stand still. Made you drop what you were doing and pay attention. Shocked the sh--t out of you. JFK assassination in 1963 was one of those Breaking News stories where the world changed forever, along with several others: 1986 Challenger Explosion, Sept 11 attacks on World Trade Center in 2001, near assassination of President Reagan in March 1981.
  10. But there IS PROOF that the customized NBC News graphics and animation was used on WALA (now a FOX affiliate)
  11. More of Andrew Ball's take on the old-skool ABC O&O News Opens (KABC and WABC)
  12. An awesome discovery that KOA-TV Denver (now KCNC) has used Move Closer to Your World. Yep, that long-running Philadelphia news theme has invaded the Mile High City back in the 70s. Now, if only we could find proof of Channel 4 Denver using MCTYW in action. A news open, a promo, anything
  13. Plus, in favor of news theme music containing the This is CBS music logo, it looks and sounds like the longtime I Love Chicago, Chicago My Home signature is slowly and gradually sailing off into the sunset
  14. Or how about roller derby and women's tackle football as part of CW SPORTS?
  15. Taking us viewers back to KCNC's NBC O&O days. Think about it. First at 4 reminding us of First News with Larry Green and other co-anchors. A full hour of news at 6 different from news at 5pm with Bob Palmer. Plus, with the 6pm news still running at 6:30pm, that makes us think of Colorado Evening News with Bill Stuart and Reynelda Muse.
  16. DIG that graphics package! Wonder what that package will look like on KCNC Denver, as well as other CBS O&Os.
  17. RIP Eyewitness News (even CBS3 Eyewitness News) - the format which the founding station KYW gave birth to.
  18. You're referring to the 1991-2006 version composed by Patterson, Walz and Fox. That was a DAMN GOOD version. I hope they bring back that version with a twist.
  19. Get set for the possible return of the CW channel # branding on stations like WPIX, KWGN and so on. Two Nexstar-owned CW affiliates in Texas - KDAF Dallas and KIAH Houston - took a break from that branding for few years, and then brought it back. KDAF was CW33 from 2006 until 2008, and then it became THE 33 until September 2011, when the CW33 branding returned. Same deal with sister station KIAH Houston. It was CW39 from 2006 until 2008, then it became 39 KIAH until 2011. CW39 branding came back with an announcer saying CW39...HOUSTON (putting some oomph into the city of license and the city KIAH serves). Now that their parent company Nexstar owns the CW now, and a lot of changes will be made to the network, I wouldn't be surprised if WPIX renamed themselves CW11, KTLA started calling themselves CW5, KWGN called themselves CW2 once again, and so on. In fact, IMHO, the network # branding is music to my eyes and ears.
  20. For one thing, hasn't NBC learned its lesson from the disaster that was the Jay Leno Show? And if NBC was to give up its 10pm/9pm central time slot: NBC Nightly News at 10pm/9pm and local newscast at the 10:30pm/9:30pm. Giving viewers a head start on a good night's sleep. Couldn't hurt to try something bold and do something never done before.
  21. The original and first-ever CBS Evening News theme from 1987...WELCOME BACK BUDDY! Good to hear that fanfare again. Slight remixed and throwing in the 5-note CBS mnemonic at the end was a nice touch.
  22. From KRDO alumni Russell Sylvain's YouTube Channel, check out this 1987-89 news open from KRDO ABC 13 in Colorado Springs/Pueblo. WHERE WFAA MEETS KCRA. The Channel 3 Reports theme - Where the News Comes First by L. Earl Grizzell - was used on NEWS13. Moreover, KRDO had taken cues from WFAA, and made the aerial footage with anchor headshots and john hancocks on lower 3rds. Looks like the aerial footage was shot on film in the chopper to give the news open a big-city look. In the election eve aircheck, you'll hear the directors track throughout the aircheck.
  23. Looks like the CW affiliates owned by Nexstar will be owned by the network itself: KWGN, KTLA, WPIX, and so on.
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