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1 hour ago, WWUpdate said:

WMAQ, Chicago; noon news, 1978:

 

 

 

Jerry Taft was clearly going for the whole Gene Wilder-vibe with that hair.

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ABC coverage of the crash of Korean Air Lines 007. 

 

As a bonus, have some TWA 847 coverage too.

 

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15 hours ago, 8Viewer said:

WXFL, Tampa, 1988 promo spot and news teaser:

 

 

That’s a young Brad Pitt in the thumbnail! He appears in a couple of commercials in this upload.

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I knew I remembered print ads from WXFL with the "Time Well Spent" slogan and that image of the house at the end of the promo. 

 

Believe that slogan was a dig at WTSP's hourlong 6 o'clock news experiment from 1986-87. By 1988, 'XFL had largely passed WTSP at 6 o'clock but the 11 o'clock race was still competitive into 1989.  Also probably a dig at WTVT and their hourlong 6 o'clock newscast. 

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KING 5 1987

 

KTUL 1983

 

WSVN reports about WTVJ-4 late 80s- (A saga Ed Ansin dealt with twice in 30 years.)

 

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From Phoenix, a Sunday 10 p.m. edition of KPNX's Action News from 1983:

 

Tease:

 

 

The newscast itself (incomplete):

 

 

By the way, was KPNX the only station to use the Gannett sounder as the sole music in the open? And was this done only on the weekends?

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24 minutes ago, WWUpdate said:

From Phoenix, a Sunday 10 p.m. edition of KPNX's Action News from 1983:

 

Tease:

 

 

The newscast itself (incomplete):

 

 

By the way, was KPNX the only station to use the Gannett sounder as the sole music in the open? And was this done only on the weekends?

No. They did it on weeknights too, as late as 1986 before the logo change:

 

That being said, they might’ve been the only Gannett outlet to use the ID as the open. Indeed, by this point (December 1983) many Gannett stations were phasing in the CGI Deathstar IDs (WTCN I believe was the first).

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Huh, I had always assumed from the other aircheck that the cold open was because Linda Álvarez left...but it seems like it really was a thing for the 10pm at this time.

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