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WLEX Graphics Archive - 1980'S

 

Pretty close - The Network/Affiliate Graphics during the first half are from the 1990-91 era campaign "The Place to Be". Not sure about the news elements on the second half.

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Some Phoenix news clips (but no opens) from 1982 -- all of them about radio station KZZP:

 

EDIT: Well, the video got removed, so I'll take advantage of this break in our regularly scheduled programming to share a a few of my favorite non-news opens.

 

WQED, Pittsburgh; The Infinite Voyage (a science documentary series), 1989:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id=E8DOV2VLTzs;m=1;s=57

 

Yorkshire Television, UK; Whicker's World (a current affairs travelogue), 1980 -- with a truly unforgettable final shot:

 

 

And from 1987, Our World, a short-lived ABC News series that looked back at important periods in recent American history:

 

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Bizarre promo for Canal 13's news service from 1993, which shows a homeless man sleeping in an alley covered with paper sheets while being ignored by a TV news van.

The promo begins at 0:39 and ends at 1:30.

I hope this commercial didn't affect the credibility of the station, which was #1 in news back then.

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Actually the VO was Mike Lewis.

Mike was in the open. John B. Wells does the Lincoln-Mercury commercial before.

 

As long as Tegna owns this website now, it seems right that I should post classic clips from one of it's stations:

A nightime version of their 1979 open, this would have have to been no earlier than 1982, as this was after they moved to their current studios:

 

From September 1983, the first generation of "Clearly The One/The One For You":

 

An updated open from April 1985, this was after they bought a chopper:

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WVEC upload of their coverage of the infamous 1992 April Fools Day prank involving the WNOR-FM "FM 99" morning team of Tommy Rumble and Henry Del Toro (known as Tommy & the Bull) stating that Virginia Beach's Mount Trashmore was about to explode due to a large build-up of methane gas, as reported by Bonita Billingsley (later Harris)

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Here's a real biggie, WOR-TV's sign-on routine and news from July 29, 1984, 16 months after the move to Seacaucus:

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Actually the VO was Mike Lewis.

Wells himself also did some voices for WKYC until late 1989, as they were using Lewis by the San Francisco earthquake

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In honor of the NCAA national championship game tonight, here's the highlight video that aired on CBS after NC State won the 1983 title on a last-second dunk. Accompanying the montage is the Christopher Cross hit "All Right". It would be another four years before "One Shining Moment" would debut.

 

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With the recent report that Lou Dobbs allegidly gives advice directly to Trump through speakerphone, I thought I'd like to remind you of all what he was long before he became Trump's #2 fan:

 

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A five-part series on a disease called PBB that hit Michigan farms in the 70s, from WWTV in 1992:

 

 

And some WPIX from the same year. John Gotti's guilty!

 

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This is some sort of KGTV 1989 news special called "One Night in San Diego". There's some other stuff in the video too.

 

 

And some of KFMB's 11:00 "News Eight" from October 1989. Rain is adding to the misery of the Loma Prieta earthquake. Note the interesting live report by telephone from KMST's weatherman Carl Bell:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id=umoHa5UU3b8;t=459

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