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The worst news opens of all time

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Speak of KXD they have a new open that unfortunately stands up to the old one.

 

Did he say Susan Bangs? :eek:

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With all of it's funky zooming, the WKBW open reminds me a lot of the opening to Hawaii Five-0. Ya almost expect to see Jack Lord standing on top of 7 Broadcast Plaza. Yikes.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHzxcqUvncw

This was WFTV old open & graphics.

This is WFTV's new open & graphics. Although EWN is still being used and the updated graphics aren't bad, but that production theme in the open is :(. Read the info box for more details.

 

On a separate note, YouTube suspended my account because an WXTV open I uploaded in August. I have a new account now, RGSJenkins88 (new main account) and RGSJenkins8 (back up account)

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Boy, I feel sorry about that man, My old account JBauer2635 got booted in July 2007 because I uploaded some stuff that was questionable. Now I have JackBauer152 and ptb267ii as my accounts although the first account is in limbo due to previous copyright claims, however, I use a 2ndary account to upload my vids.

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Surprised no one has mentioned or friends at WSVI. Take your pick:

 

Old version:

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New version (as of 4/14/09):

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It's pretty sad when internet newscasts have better opens than a licensed TV station.

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WMC 1984: Rather long open, cheesy theme, cheesy graphics. Don't get me started on that tuba!

 

KNSD, then KCST 1986: What, you had to have sketches of the anchors and not real photos?

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WMC 1984: Rather long open, cheesy theme, cheesy graphics. Don't get me started on that tuba!

My first impression when hearing that music made me think someone was attempting to do the "brown noise" on a tuba. Definitely not one of their better opens during that period.

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KNSD, then KCST 1986: What, you had to have sketches of the anchors and not real photos?

 

Awful all around (well, the music was okay).

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WMC 1984: Rather long open, cheesy theme, cheesy graphics.

KNSD, then KCST 1986: What, you had to have sketches of the anchors and not real photos?

 

haha the drawings remind me of the old Family Ties Opening. cant find it on youtube

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KNSD, then KCST 1986: What, you had to have sketches of the anchors and not real photos?

The drawings also reminds me of the old Young and the Restless opens of the early '80s.

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Here's a KSAT Noon open from '97:

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Scott Chapin is this open's ONLY saving grace. The cut of The One And Only they used sounds like a wounded cat. :lol:

 

This cut is from Series 2; it's better than most of the other Series 2 themes I've heard.

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KSAT 12s early 90s open:

 

NO MUSIC BESIDES Random Orchestral Hits

 

Charlie Van Dyke:

"You're Watching San Antonio's News Station. KSAT 12. SALTER!. GHALLAGER! (sp?) This, is 12News Tonight."

 

AWFUL!!

 

I saw that before from TV Ark, and that's not much of an opening. Maybe those random orchestral hits were an attempt to make it sound hard-hitting. Anyway, KSAT could have done a lot better than that, I think. There was much room for improvement there. This just screams "bottom-of-the-barrel."

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That has probably got to be the worst cut of Eyewitness news......

The shadows walking up at :04 look like Zombies..

The voiceover sounds spooky, as does the music...

And to top it all off, the graphics are bland.....

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