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  1. In an ongoing effort to revive (or even expand) on the content I posted on my previous YouTube channel - I have launched a third channel called My Severe Weather Archive. It features rolling coverage that I have recorded and given that I live somewhere prone to that kind of activity, there is a fair amount of fresh content this time of year. My first two uploads are from two Wichita stations covering the same events in Southwest Kansas on May 17th of last year. KAKE KWCH
  2. Here's a project I had been working on in my off-time and just have neglected to post. It is probably going to be the clearest version of the "Telmundo 1992 News Theme" out there at this time. Apologies for the changes in quality at the very beginning and at the very end, but the clips were both of stereo and mono mix, with a little bit of toying around in Adobe Audition.
  3. KTRK's 9 AM Sunday Morning Movie, circa 1988. I've been curious about that version of "Hooray for Hollywood" for some time, since I do recall it from this as a child and it appears to have been used by sister-station WPVI at about the same time for a movie intro as well.
  4. I broke up an 8-hour tape I had made of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster from 2/1/2003 into four parts. It features coverage from a few of the networks and some of the Houston stations as well. As the clips go on it becomes more KTRK dominated. I have more tapes from this day since I recall running a couple of VCRs at the same time.
  5. A few clips of KPRC, circa June 1980 - thanks to 'John Dorsey' on vimeo focusing on the Urban Cowboy craze and the premiere of the movie in Houston. Part of the 6 PM newscast covering the premiere - anchored by George Sells, several years before his long run began at WAFB in Baton Rouge. +1 for having KRIV's news van drive into the background and come to an abrupt stop in the final moments of Dan O'Rourke's live shot. Bonus for his review and/or take down of the film itself. A piece from Gilley's in Pasadena, covering the premiere of the movie featuring a package from Dan O'Rourke, whose work ultimately won him accolades over the decade-plus he was with the station. I've always been a fan of his work, and his writing style - including this assessment of the event. The complete version of the package seen in this clip appears in the one below. A bit of the 5 PM program the following day, during the time the "Scene at 5" had become "Ron Stone at 5". Something about the show's open having it's anchor shown being lifted by Andre the Giant and it's weatherman being pecked by a chicken (Wilma the weather chicken, to be specific) in a well-known clip, just makes sense in my opinion.
  6. Thanks to Mr. Sloan, Christmas came early for me in terms of late 80s Houston content... Some observations follow as well. A weekend newscast & a midday newscast from KHOU in April 1989 - featuring a young Arthel Neville in the first weekend story. At about 15:11 (and again at 26:00), is the longest I've ever heard of the sports cut of their 1989 package. Most times during the weekday newscasts they'd cut the first five seconds with the "Spirit of Texas" signature off or opt for a version minus the horns. At 39:40 - the "Job Search" segment has a piece of music which I had previously assumed was either library or from CBS' network-to-affiliate reels from the period - the last 5 seconds play under many psa/station IDs from that time from what I've seen on my tapes. A KHOU 6PM Newscast from October 1989, focusing much of the coverage on the San Francisco earthquake. KPRC's 10 PM newscast from April 1989: The music tracks are somewhat out of sequence for the different blocks to my ear. The cut coming out of the first block and the one teasing the sports segment are swapped. The one teasing the last segment generally would be in between. AND SOMEONE FINALLY LET THE CLOSE PLAY AT THE END. I haven't actually heard it that clear in about 30 years and genuinely liked to hear the music as a young kid - what a trip back! KTRK's Live at Five from May 1989, with part of the 6 PM newscast at the end. Both have opens where Ed Brandon has been excised from the sequence due to his stint in rehab, but prior to the hiring of Joe Diaz. It works better on Live at Five than the 6 PM or the 10 PM, which leads us to... a KTRK 10 PM newscast from April 1989. Good quality audio on the close at the end featuring the "Turn To / News Series 2000" version of their theme. This was a Friday, since it was the only time during the week they'd play this version. Couple of good SLIME IN THE ICE MACHINE! moments from Marvin Zindler in his "Rat and Roach Report".
  7. A couple of clips from KHOU in February 1986... The first is just a few minutes of a 10 PM newscast, focusing on memorials for the Challenger astronauts and the recovery and investigation into the disaster. The second is a newsbreak with Felicia Jeter and Craig Weber (in stereo!) during the Grammy awards. I have most of the newscast (minus the last minute or so) and will eventually upload it.
  8. From KTRK circa 1989 - a spot introducing Joe Diaz as the primary weather forecaster for the station during Ed Brandon's time away from the station.
  9. KTRK's "Legalese" sequence, circa 1989. The version of the SSB in this clip was used until 2009 or so, while the 1986 or 87-era Meditations intro survived into the early 2000s.
  10. Couple from me as I continue skimming through tapes for some "new" vintage materials - stuff that wasn't posted on my previous YouTube channel. An open from a KPRC 10 PM weekend newscast from April 1991. A news update, also from KPRC, from May 1985. I have a complete newscast from the same evening that I'll upload in the near future. An observation during one of the breaks on the same tape: I'm thinking there may have been some demo work that John Christopher Burns may have done which ended up on air prior to the look they ultimately ended up using when they launched the "Channel Two News" brand/logo/set, etc. about three months later. I don't have much from this particular stretch so far, but I hadn't seen it elsewhere. At the least, it sorta feels like some of the stuff he did earlier in the decade...
  11. Sign-offs & Sign-ons still occur. I managed to snag this during a recent trip to Abilene, TX. It is the first video I've uploaded as part of my second YouTube channel - TV Travels Archive. I'm looking to bring back the promos & newscasts from around the country that I had on the old HoustonTVNews channel, seperate from the Houston TV History channel I've got up and running. KTXS 12 / KTXE 38 Sign off & Sign on from June 2019
  12. Finally uploaded the KRIV 1991 9 PM open I had teased a while back. Sadly it's the only part of the newscast that was on said tape, and it wasn't the best quality picture...
  13. A couple of news-related uploads from the archive I'm working on rebuilding... A fairly short-lived news capsule offered by KTXH at the end of their evening movie, circa 1985 A news update and part of a sports update from KHTV from November 1988 - just after the music & graphics Gaylord had launched across it's stations was put in place. Can't say I'd heard the brief sports cut before, but it's definitely from that same package.
  14. As much as I dislike necroposting (although is it really necroposting if it's an active thread and I just found this by happenstance while searching for something? Whatever...), I wanted to add a bit to this. I think KRIV's original "set" as such for news updates was a fairly basic silhouette of the downtown skyline. This was before they started doing full newscasts in the mid 80s. I'm reasonably certain that at about the same time, Metromedia provided both stations similar sets, with some lighting tweaks and a different desk between the pair. There's not a substantial amount of either station's news coverage from that period out there, unfortunately. Was able to find this image circa February 1986 though. Came across a 1991 open on one of my "newer" old tapes, and it seemed to be a fairly wide set and desk - something I didn't really catch before. I will get around to uploading this clip at some point in the near future... The chroma-key set set was an interim fix that occurred in 1993-94, and even then the old desk (and parts of the maroon paneling on the farthest edges, for a time) was retained. The WNYW set went into use when Fox started airing NFL games in August of 1994. It survived until they moved to their current facility in 1997. ***Ahem, you may return to your previously scheduled classic video thread...
  15. Thank you for the kind words. Thank you to everyone else who echoed similar sentiments as well! The copyright concern debacle was an interesting one in that NBCU's person(s) chose a number of clips that ran the gamut of what I had uploaded. They included a few of the complete newscasts from Telemundo O&Os KTMD & KXTX to the sign-off of the low-powered WBGH in Binghamton, NY circa 2006 (Because of the peacock on the static image? I don't know...). The few attempts I made to get reversals on decisions regarding a couple of videos were rebuffed. I also had a lot on my plate at the time on the personal and professional front and just let it go. I still have pretty much everything that I uploaded on the original version anyway, so it's just a matter of time before some of it starts to return. As for a dedicated site - stay tuned for news on that front. Both of the sites you mention are great and an inspiration regarding what I would like to accomplish with the content I have down the line.
  16. Hello all, I have started uploading videos at a new YouTube site - Houston TV History. I only have a few clips up right now, but am looking to bring back some old favorites as well as some "new" classic content in the coming days and weeks. The first three are examples of the latter - stuff I haven't posted before. A rare editorial statement from KTRK's Dave Ward on crime from August 1991. A promo for KRIV's 7 PM newscast from mid-1986, during the transition from Metromedia to Fox And not news... (well, there's a quick spot for it prior to the open) but the intro to KRIV's late night movie showcase, "Nightwatch 26" from the same period.
  17. A behind the scenes look at the making of a KTRK promo from the "Houston's Coming Back" campaign, captured by a suburban school's news crew, circa 1988.
  18. KTRK - Live at Five - most (10/20/1994) Though the station couldn't provide a date on their clip, I was able to figure it out based on the live coverage of the same event that I had uploaded almost 2 years ago...
  19. KTRK - A public affairs program called "Issues and Answers" from 5/30/1976 And an edition of The Late Report anchored by Sylvan Rodriguez from 5/11/1982
  20. Down it's going... c/o 'HoustonMidtown' on HAIF
  21. Another from KTRK... Clip is split between a 6 PM Saturday Newscast from 5/24/1986 & half of a 6 PM weekday newscast from 4/25/1986
  22. KTRK - Eyewitness News Tonight (Weekend) 5/24/1987
  23. KTRK continues their uploading spree... 2/21/1986 - Eyewitness News at 6
  24. And more from the above... 5/17/1982 - Eyewitness News Tonight 5/16/1983 - Eyewitness News Tonight 5/20/1983 - Eyewitness News Tonight 5/19/1987 - Eyewitness News Tonight (No commercials, but during the breaks you can see how shots were set up with the virtual set)
  25. They've been adding a fair amount of vintage material in the recent past. Some are parts of newscasts while others are the full ones... minus the close in some cases. 5/11/1976 - The infamous ammonia cloud in Southwest Houston 2/2/1980 - Clips from a weekend newscast 5/15/1980 - The Late Report 5/16/1980 - Live at Five
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