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  1. The list of locally-produced sitcoms is, unsurprisingly, short. A lot of people in the TV business know of Park Street Under, the sitcom produced by WCVB that's believed to have inspired Cheers and is still remembered by Bostonians of a certain age. On the other hand, you have this: Hamtramck, a production of WDIV in Detroit. A disaster according to almost everyone, it caused the station to be inundated with phone calls from offended viewers, mostly from the Polish community. In fact, according to Mort Crim's memoir, word of the show and it's portrayals made it to Poland itself, and those Poles who heard of it also hated it. In fact, when Crim was on assignment there, his interpreter nearly deserted him when she learned that he worked for WDIV. She stayed on only after Mort and crew convinced her they had nothing to do with Hamtramck. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IZiVLneyHRpQqQuEXlUgRZW8tasZIaEt/view
  2. One of the all-time great station campaigns, WJZ's "Pictures In The Skies". A campaign that, hilariously, Al Sanders did not like. "What does that mean?!", he would exclaim. That tidbit just adds to the campaign's charm, IMHO And I might as well shoehorn this in too, a version of "Pictures" with the incomparable Ernie Anderson.
  3. "Pittsburgh is not a sports town." Yeah, and New Yorkers aren't picky about their pizza. If these are the kind of people CBS are hiring to run their stations, some of you might have a point about a possible sale down the road. These are the actions of a company that doesn't see broadcasting as a priority.
  4. It's an update to a previous theme KPRC used between 83-86, and it's a theme that sounds a lot like Telesound.
  5. That's some unfortunate foreshadowing coming from that logo.
  6. Good luck finding an aircheck this old in this good of quality. WTMJ April 10th, 1968.
  7. Paywalled. Here's the free Yahoo! version: https://news.yahoo.com/bidding-war-cbs-nbc-could-140024162.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAANUOyWS8FP7dIQrNS91Y5MxCj1tjEddWwXVdXUBZ4CgTWc2ST5a8XfIGM9GKb0vsPDV9jXdNguFAYJkqh2wxhQlc0I_GQTgAoiwGZgJAVlSw4ylEHEP30j8Jc896No2US4NBHNxRThJb7rUqhEG4cyPncWgqq1lfbORURAlCaw-f I'm sure some of you remember that the Fox O&Os made a significant push for Wheel and J! last time those shows were up for renewal. It's really a testament to the format, and the genre as a whole, that there's such a desire for the shows even to this day.
  8. Still super weird seeing Clayton Vaughn in New Joisey.
  9. It's just a guess on my part, but maybe Hummingbird Productions?
  10. The weatherman? Dr. George Fischbeck (or simply Dr. George); holder of AMS Seal #92, a bit of an unusual thing to have in LA.
  11. Well, Ernie would get his “revenge” (in a manner of speaking) four years later when he voiced the open for a CBS affiliate. Maybe they were allowed to do voice work for another network’s local stations.
  12. In the open, was that...Danny Dark?!?!?
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