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On 3/30/2021 at 11:13 PM, VHSgoodiesWA said:

 

KPRC's Ron Stone hosting two episodes of The Eyes of Texas, a short-lived Texas travel magazine. First from late 1987 (partial), second from 1/2/1988. w/ ads - https://archive.org/details/capture-a-114 https://archive.org/details/capture-a-121

 

 

OK - 

I have to call you on this one...

The Eyes of Texas ran for over 30 years (1969-1999, original run; repeats through the 2000s) - definitely not short lived.  Growing up in Houston in the 70s: Saturday Night at 6:30pm on Channel 2 - that was appointment TV!

 

While it was the original, its primary "competitor", 4 Country Reporter/8 Country Reporter/Texas Country Reporter - out of Dallas - is still going strong closing in on 50 years on the air (1972-present), still producing new episodes each year.

 

You don't see many shows like these two much now.

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Out my way, we used to have Northwest Backroads with Grant Goodeve, ex-'Eight is Enough'. KING-TV produced it for many years and it also ran on KGW, KREM and NWCN. Well produced, just like their weeknight counterpart, Evening Magazine. They stopped airing new episodes about 8 years ago and I don't think it repeats on any of the NW TEGNA stations anymore.

 

More goodies, ex-YouTube.

 

KCOP Los Angeles signs off for literally 15 minutes after a very late movie and comes back on again. Two parts, sign-off then sign-on with part of 'In Studio,' a public affairs program. Taped around Nov 1988.

https://archive.org/details/capture-a-320

https://archive.org/details/capture-a-321

 

Ads from USA's old Cartoon Express block, taped 8/27/92

https://archive.org/details/capture-a-336

 

Promos from the defunct Action Pay Per View network, taped in December 1990 (before 'Total Recall'). This was just one of several PPV networks available back in the day. Request and Viewer's Choice were a couple others.

https://archive.org/details/capture-a-290

 

Of course, a lot more than that has been uploaded, but these are just the highlights.

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Sonny Melendrez hosting about half of an episode of  'You and Me, Kid', an early Disney Channel show targeted towards very young children and their parents with activities and play. Rerun taped 3/11/1989.

(When I had my old YT account, Disney never messed with those broadcasts, thankfully.)

https://archive.org/details/capture-a-407

 

KRBC Abilene signing off the air one Sunday night in December 1995. They left that ID bumper on all night, as I fast-forwarded to the end of the tape (~30 minutes past sign-off) and it was still there.

https://archive.org/details/capture-a-369

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