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Two things that just came to my mind in seeing the openings of WNEP Newswatch 16 from '83:


--First, the noon edition had a sports anchor (J. Christopher) billed on it (this was also the case with the morning edition). Why did the noon edition have a sports anchor, when noon newscasts are usually simply about local happenings, gardening and pets, among other lighter topics?


--Then, on the evening edition and Update (11), Karen Harch's billing is differently-voiced between the two (on the evening one, it's Harch as in "Noah's Ark", and on the Update, it's Harch as in "Gateway Arch"). Why the difference in those two openings on her billing?


Here are those openings to illustrate what I'm wondering about:


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