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  1. Looks like approximately 9:06AM ET is when the Fox network went on with coverage, unless they took FNC for the first several minutes like what WAGA was doing. KDFW Dallas was taking the WNYW Good Day NY feed. Fox stations with no news department may have either gone back to the syndicated program or (more likely) were taking available feeds in those breaks in the special reports during the 9:20-9:50AM timeframe. In the case of any FOX stations that carried Regis & Kelly at 9AM (or even 8AM CT), that may have been the actual R&K feed with WABC. A couple of old VHSgoodies videos have been posted. KCTV 5/3/91 10PM, with Wendell Anschutz and Anne Peterson KNDO NewsCenter 23 10/15/90 with Mary Leonard
  2. A "studio of zombies." An eerie thing for Kelly Ripa to say. I think everyone in NYC/NJ/CT, and eventually the rest of the country and world, ended up like that in one way or another. Seeing the show feed be thrown altogether for ABC News and no 'goodbye' from the hosts is also eerie.
  3. I don't think any station aired that Regis & Kelly episode unless they were an indie or a UPN/WB without a news department...were there any of those affiliates? And by then, especially PT/MT stations would have taken something - CNN, a sister Big 3 network station, etc. with rolling WTC coverage. Actually, FOX was simulcasting Fox News throughout the country especially for those without news departments. UPN took CBS, The WB I believe was taking WPIX and/or CNN as from what I've seen on channel surfing clips from 9/11, especially in the hours after both towers went down. I wonder what it was like in the studio after Regis signed off saying "We'll all watch it together, OK?" (i.e., WABC coverage). My guess is eventually the directors/producers told the cameras to stop filming, and I'm not sure how long the audience stayed in the studio...would they have left around the end of regular filming (around 10AM) or were they told to get out of dodge ASAP and find a way out? If only we had audience member accounts. And a technical blurb: Regis & Kelly fed on Galaxy 4R, ch. 24 every morning, in the days of unscrambled analog feeds. They didn't go back on for a week, so my guess is nothing was fed at the regular LIVE time on 9/12-14. Besides, it was all rolling coverage on the Big 3 networks for 2-3 days afterward. ps: Does anyone know when the Fox network itself went to nationwide coverage? Whether by WNYW or by Fox News? I'm searching the newspapers.com microfilm and find that WFXB-43 Myrtle Beach carried Live with Regis & Kelly...they may have been one of the few that aired this, if the Fox network didn't go to nationwide coverage BEFORE the 2nd plane hit...
  4. That would be KECI in Missoula. A strange daytime schedule, but it is what it is. Hoda and Jenna air at noon. Person, Place or Thing replaced one run of Pictionary two weeks ago.
  5. WGA ending their strike means nothing if the actors don't come up with any deals soon. And this strange era of 'filler TV' continues...thank God for college football!!
  6. I'm surprised there isn't a late-night CBS Evening News repeat at 12:37 and 1:07 left to the affiliates to air 11PM news rebroadcasts or syndicated. How much revenue are they going to get from these Byron Allen repeats? NBC never replaced Lilly Singh when she was canned. Most stations air 11PM news rebroadcasts at 1:37AM now.
  7. Honestly, I think Peter Jennings did the best out of the three networks. He was calm in a tragic situation and didn't care if his suit wasn't on...he still put on a show of professionalism. Still miss him. Anyways, new stuff we've found: WSBT 2/18/90 11PM and the CBS Sunday Night News from that night KREM 2 First News Live, 7/12/1991 (first 9 min.) CNN Headline News with David Goodnow, 2/28/1989 (via KUTP Phoenix)
  8. NEVER FORGET! Hard to believe, 22 years now. I have 4 hours of CBS News (Dan Rather) and 8 hours of CNN (Aaron Brown) from that day, of course everything has been posted on YouTube and then some. The CBS footage comes from KIMA and they put up occasional crawls, I don't think there are any local cut-ins on that recording. I will have to look more closely. It's buried in storage, I can't even remember which tub.
  9. And more to add from same account (whom I work with). KOIN News 6 at 11, 9/15/2005, with Jeff Gianola and Kelley Day. Nicole Sanchez on KIMA News Weekend Edition, 5/8/2004 KAPP News 35 at 11 (5/23/1988), partial with Linda Schactler Another KAPP news clip from 1984! Steve Mumm, before he moved to KXLY, plus an unknown, nervous weather anchor and Steve Beehler on sports. Great find, sorry for the rough video quality.
  10. Has to be on one of the two subchannels, either 4.2 or 4.3, Comet/Charge. The subchannel programming would be reduced to non-CW timeslots, i.e., outside of primetime, Saturday E/I and weekend sports. No way in our dreams that KOMO would drop their decades-long partnership with ABC just so low-rate World's Funniest Weather could have primetime clearance. "CW4" is NEVER happening.
  11. Bryan Norcross is amazing in these clips. He was the link to the outside world for those who couldn't, or refused to, evacuate. Often he was the only link because other Miami FMs, AMs, and TV stations were knocked off the air. But WTVJ stayed on the air. He's to hurricane coverage what James Spann is to tornado coverage. Professional, experienced, and qualified. Soon I will be posting a 48 Hours broadcast from Hurricane Andrew with Dan Rather, but I need to find the tape in storage. Also need to find the 3-4 tapes I have with Price is Right on them now that Bob Barker is no longer with us.
  12. KIMA Action News at 11 on 12/18/2014. With anchor Terry Chick, who would be let go within a few months or so. Bare-bones as can be...I was so glad when this 'set' was sent packing. Terry pre-recorded a 11PM segment from Tri-CIties for the Yakima market. Scott Stovall still does the same thing today.
  13. A few new finds KAPP 7/5/00 11pm (partial) - includes a story about a few youth skaters in Tri-Cities CNN Headline News 5/2/88 off KAYU KAPP 35 News at 5:30 (partial), November 1989 with Dana Cowley and Dave Ettl KNDO NewsCenter 23, 12/29/89 (partial) Mary Leonard, Jim Lewis
  14. The future of Big 3 affiliates in all markets #1-#50. If it ain't network programming, it's news. More news. And more news. Cutlers Court sounds like a CW+ pickup. It's either that or KCYU/KFFX in central WA. Yes, NTT is repeats from the 2021 and 2022 seasons, in 1/2 hour strips. *Could Beat Shazam be next, I wonder? Especialy IF Jamie and Corinne were to return? His latest health update has more good news in it.
  15. He has hundreds of newscasts and some talk programs from Des Moines, and mostly national newscasts or CNN programs. Here's another example, WHO NewsCenter at Noon, from 8/17/1992 You'll also find a lot of national news clips and special reports from the Rodney King riots on that channel.
  16. Anne Trujillo has been there forever, through the CBS-ABC switch and then some. Congrats Anne! She must be one of the last pre-affiliation switch personalities on any Denver station. I wonder if she ever got letters from C-Band viewers?
  17. A look back at the old WGN SyndEx feed in 1993 - psychics, timeshares and Rogaine, oh my! These ads aired during the 3AM Late Movie, 'The Neon Ceiling' with Lee Grant. That psychic company bought MULTIPLE ad slots in the overnight hours it seems. Plus, a couple of 900 chat lines to boot. I found one in the part 2 compilation that had a *011* number! That's the international access prefix for North America. and here's an interesting find: Showtime's on a free preview, but Showtime isn't originating the feed. It's Terry Rich live at EPCOT for TCI Cablevision. TCI originated the feed that weekend and pushed hard to subscribe. January 3rd, 1992
  18. New finds made personally: KIRO 11PM 2/6/94, notice the abandoned News out of the Box set behind both Nerissa and David Sharyl Attkisson and Troy Roberts on Up to the Minute later that night KIMA NewsWatch at 11, 9/30/05, with Charisse Yu and Mike Conklin, and of course, Stu Seibel on WX KING 5 News at 11 3/10/86, with Don Porter
  19. I've noticed that on Christmas morning. Here in Yakima, there's no morning news on any stations (KAPP and KIMA go for network news rebroadcasts, KNDO airs holiday specials), but in Seattle, KIRO 7 made their crew work Xmas morning, the last time the holiday fell on a weekday. I can picture a family full of excited kids opening toys at 6am Xmas morning...'"quiet down Johnny, the weather's on!" Byron Allen's 'Happy Holidays America' has been a yearly staple at KNDO on Christmas morning, and I believe KOMO in Seattle also airs it. KIRO USED to air some barter cartoon specials. Red Boots for Christmas often preempted the noon news on 12/25. Some stations also aired The Little Shepherd, and yes, Santa Claus is Comin' to Town was once in local syndication along with ABC's yearly broadcast. I notice fewer and fewer religious specials every year. NBC usually airs a yearly liturgical program but most stations stuff it early in the morning before the kids wake up. This would be a GREAT opportunity for local churches to put their Xmas Eve services on local TV, either that or air local HS/college choirs singing carols. WGN used to do that. Would be a public service at little or no cost to the station. Anyways, nothing's changed with the morning news schedules here. KIMA and KAPP start at 5AM. KNDO starts at 4:30. Even during the height of COVID shutdowns, that never changed. There was a time, 25 years ago, where there was only a half-hour of local morning news on these stations.
  20. And then there's stations like mine in Yakima where the anchor tosses to what seems like a 'live' report, even sounding as such, asking the taped 'reporter' a "question"!! like this: "(Reporter's name) joins us now, (Reporter's first name), what's going on with the city council?" Toss to taped report. They do the same thing with the meteorologist from Tri-Cities 'on tape,' asking the 'tape' a question. Once in a while, the weatherman's report will magically start talking over the anchor's last few words of banter. Can't make this up. Even Missoula stations have a live weatherman at the studio and they are even further down the list of small markets than we are. We're #117, Missoula is #162. One thing I miss about Seattle local news was the reliance on live reports. Here, the reporter...I meant, 'multimedia journalist,' takes a camera, sets it up, does the report pre-recorded (very occasionally live when warranted), edits it before the newscast, boom, done. In this age of streaming and viewing news on social media, perhaps the trend might be changing, however.
  21. I was plenty shocked when I first heard him talk. I expected a young anchor out of college or a Latino anchor given the demographics of our area (we just passed 50% Hispanic/Latino in the last census). I bet he has plenty of stories to share from his days of covering Eurovision and his time growing up in England. *Has there ever been another British lead anchor in a US local news department before? I know we had Jenni Hogan who did traffic in Seattle, mostly KIRO, for a few years, and she's from Australia or New Zealand...and I know KTVV Austin had Anne Fulwood in the 1980s, also from Australia.*
  22. Congrats Liz! Good luck in your future endeavors. Meanwhile, at KIMA Yakima, Jake Taylor is leaving after 6 years at the station. He was our main anchor after Scott Stovall moved down to KEPR. Jake is moving back home, he said (I think he's from Utah). The replacement? A British-accented man. John Kennedy O'Connor, previously of KIEM Eureka and has done tons of work in Europe, especially for the Eurovision Song Contest. Lots of contributions to BBC/Channel 5/Sky News. Congrats John!
  23. PRESQUE ISLE!! From 1984!! but wait there's more from WAGM! One of the rarest markets in the United States to find on tape.
  24. If Basil Bassett Bingo is part of the commercial break, you know that it's WRAL's old C-Band feed and definitely not the Raleigh feed. RARE stuff - and yes, the thumbnail has Basil's eyes popping out There's also some WJLA breaks included. WJLA was the ABC Primetime 24 C-Band affiliate in the mid-1990s. WKRN Nashville eventually replaced them.
  25. A Yakima sign-on that was not found by yours truly! KAPP signs on the air in September 1987 and there's a bunch of Saturday morning commercials that follow. THANKS to the Oddity Archive for this! Be on the lookout from the AVTB account for some rare *1981* Yakima TV clips to come. In fact, it's the earliest example I've ever found of an SLP/EP-speed tape.
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