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KPRC tweaked its initial 1994/1995 set (the one that corresponded with the rebrand to News 2 Houston) multiple times before moving to the KPRC News Center, a working newsroom set based upon WSVN’s, in 1998. Even when they dumped the newsroom set and moved back to a more traditional one, it remained the newsroom with many of the fixtures still in place until the building was replaced and then demolished on the same lot about 5 years ago. 

 

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2 hours ago, Greggo said:

KPRC tweaked its initial 1994/1995 set (the one that corresponded with the rebrand to News 2 Houston) multiple times before moving to the KPRC News Center, a working newsroom set based upon WSVN’s, in 1998. Even when they dumped the newsroom set and moved back to a more traditional one, it remained the newsroom with many of the fixtures still in place until the building was replaced and then demolished on the same lot about 5 years ago. 

 

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BDI did the studio set and the desk for the KPRC newscenter. 

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I mentioned earlier that News Desk 2 had of the WEWS 1995 set had 2 different backdrops apart from the sunrise backdrop used for Good Morning Cleveland. Both these images shown have that monitor.

Desk 2 with original skyline

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Desk 2 with skyline featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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WOIO's 12th Street Studio. This is something Good Morning America & The Today Show got to use in terms of Street Side Studios. WOIO still uses this 12th Street Studio for certain things like during the pandemic as a set to be used for social distancing.

 

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NBC Nightly News (1991) my favorite of their various newsroom world map backgrounds. Love that the background changes based on shot, so studio segments dont look monotonus.

 

Third image: I'm surprised the  background had depth. I assumed it was flat and we'd see the newsroom from that angle.

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On 3/17/2022 at 12:28 PM, iron_lion said:

CBS Evening News (late 80s to about 1991). Love the black background, wish the color was used more in news these days.

There is honestly something so real with Dan Rather holding a pointer and pointing at the map. These days that same map and location would be used graphically with highlights.

On 3/26/2022 at 1:25 PM, iron_lion said:

Good Morning America revamp (1999). About as homely and middle America as it could get!

I know people say "oh that doesn't work today" with the old morning sets but you can still have some depth and warmth to a set and have some of the heavy use of technology used today. A perfect example is the 2013 Today set or the 2005 GMA set when they went to HD.

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The WKYC Set from 1993 and its 1999 refurbished version. The weather desk from the 1997 version and the 1999 refurbished version is currently used at the University of Akron in Kobe Hall for their Z-TV. Before that WVPX used it for PAX 23 News. The 1997 version had blue borders on the windows of the Cleveland Backdrop and the NBC logo on the front of the desk. The 1998 version darkened the walls to a red color.

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