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  1. WWL-TV's Eyewitness News at Noon from January 20th, 1989 (Inauguration Day for newly elected President George H.W. Bush): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly9uXn7c68k
  2. WDSU was never the same after the sale to Cosmos (the South Carolina company that owned WAVE and other stations) in 1972. They got rid of a majority of the popular local personalities that were there from the station's first sign-on, they never had a clue as to how to connect with viewers, and they made one mistake after the other in the '80s despite NBC's strong primetime performance (anchor changes, bizarre programming decisions such as pre-empting "Late Night w/David Letterman" entirely for "Thicke of The Night" in 1983, then bringing back Dave but airing him an hour after - of
  3. Right at the beginning of this video, here's a cool mix of the CBS '85 "We've Got The Touch" campaign theme w/VTS' "The Place To Be" campaign for then-new CBS affiliate WRAL in Raleigh (now NBC):
  4. Yes, and that definitely helps. That's the foundation of a solid prime-time weeknight news team, w/Hank Allen as chief meteorologist.
  5. In their earliest days, WGNO at least had a respectable news operation during the Tribune years: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG9zIXyhZkk I haven't checked up on the NOLA market for a while, but it's incredible how far WWL has fallen because of Tegna's mismanagement. WGNO has never truly been a player, but maybe this shift towards regular newscasts (and not the "News With A Twist" format, which I never liked) could help. Of course, they need to get people who are not only homegrown (a plus in a market like New Orleans) but have experience in the market. T
  6. I remember watching it live too, but the report interrupted the second round of the U.S. Open Golf Tournament and Brokaw was there because Brian Williams was overseas and set to anchor NN from wherever location he was (I forget at the moment). It took place on a Friday. And yes, I felt the same way about Brokaw's appearance too. Such a sad day. This was how CBS covered the death of Peter Jennings:
  7. The same channel this copy of the first CNN newscast originated from also has rare rehearsal footage of the first 24 hour newscasts w/Walker and Hart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXJU7VIfrhw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg3tIXoGGgg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_ULpPZH6EA Also, ABC News Nightline w/Ted Koppel previews the then-soon to launch CNN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccNDC1_qf8s
  8. In better condition, video-wise, than other postings of this broadcast on YouTube is the first 3 hours of CNN from June 1, 1980:
  9. Indeed, WDSU used Irish-Saxe Productions for their weekly "SaintSongs" on the 5 and 10 PM newscasts. From the New Orleans Times-Picayune (Sept. 6, 1985):
  10. I think WDSU in New Orleans may have been one of their clients since (as seen in one of the '85 Christmas tapes posted on YouTube by longtime employee Steve Griggs) they had customized musical "highlights" for the '85 Saints season...
  11. WWL in New Orleans used the "SIP 1 (Station Image Package 1)" for their news opens, and the "globe" animation for their movie opens. However, they intercut clips from movies in their library and added their own titles to those opens, as seen here. I'm wondering where the music came from, though. (This was from ewjxn's collection, but I brightened up the original video):
  12. Nightline's tribute to pioneering ABC News/Sports head Roone Arledge on the day of his passing - Dec. 5, 2002 - with comments from Ted Koppel, Peter Jennings, Barbara Walters, Jim McKay and Frank Gifford:
  13. Full CBS News coverage (w/local coverage from KPIX in San Francisco) of the Bush/Dukakis election from November 8, 1988:
  14. NBC reports on the Loma Prieta earthquake minutes after it struck Candlestick Park before game 3 of the World Series on Oct. 17, 1989: CNN coverage of the earthquake - part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Part 4: Part 5: Part 6: Coverage of the Mexico City earthquake via the CBS Evening News w/Dan Rather from Sept. 19th, 20th, 23rd and 24th:
  15. Just got done editing the full 1 minute version of said close from various sources. Here it is, for your listening pleasure. Please feel free to move this to the News Music/Voiceovers board if needed... https://drive.google.com/open?id=1x8unlaIbSXRxcEs7waUVUqsJietgJetw

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