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Shortly before the Tienanmen Square massacre, CNN is ordered -- live on the air -- to stop broadcasting from Beijing:

 

 

 

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The Chris Sloan archive gravy train keeps giving. There's even some rare KHJ from 1988! The 9:00 VO at the time would later do a lot of ABC Sports work in the late 80s and 90s. The 1:00 one was a

Thanks to Mr. Sloan, Christmas came early for me in terms of late 80s Houston content...   Some observations follow as well.   A weekend newscast & a midday newscast from KHOU

You are in for a special treat, because YouTube user 'VPR2B' has uploaded the KTXL NewsPlus music package from 1981.    

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NBC reports on the Loma Prieta earthquake minutes after it struck Candlestick Park before game 3 of the World Series on Oct. 17, 1989:

 

 

CNN coverage of the earthquake - part 1:

 

 

Part 2:

 

 

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Part 6:

 

 

Coverage of the Mexico City earthquake via the CBS Evening News w/Dan Rather from Sept. 19th, 20th, 23rd and 24th:

 

 

 

 

 

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Some really great uploads by btm0815ma; the clips are wonderfully curated and the descriptions have obviously been written by someone with deep knowledge of the history of TV news in this country. Do we know who btm0815ma is? Is he or she a member of this forum? Thank you for all your work if you're reading this.

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From Friday night, September 2, 1983. The LAST 30-minute MacNeil/Lehrer report with that groovy funky Bernard Hoffer theme (wah-wah guitar, bongo drums, etc)

 

 

From the following Monday night, September 5, 1983. The FIRST Hour-Long MacNeil/Lehrer NEWSHOUR with the updated, more symphonic Bernard Hoffer theme (done by an orchestra).

 

 

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50 minutes ago, newsteam13 said:

From Friday night, September 2, 1983. The LAST 30-minute MacNeil/Lehrer report with that groovy funky Bernard Hoffer theme (wah-wah guitar, bongo drums, etc)

 

 

From the following Monday night, September 5, 1983. The FIRST Hour-Long MacNeil/Lehrer NEWSHOUR with the updated, more symphonic Bernard Hoffer theme (done by an orchestra).

 

 

 

Was just coming here to post thereto-- you beat me to it! Noticed that on the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour broadcast, no announcement is made by either MacNeil or Lehrer about the change of direction/focus (that the former MacNeil/Lehrer Report of a half-hour is now an expanded MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour [albeit Robert MacNeil did note at the bottom of the MacNeil/Lehrer Report of 9/2/83 that such a change would be effective w/the broadcast of 9/5/83, which is, incidentally, a bit of celebrity trivia, in that the date of debut of the NewsHour was also the 54th birthday of Bob Newhart]).

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15 hours ago, SoFloTVClassics said:

WTWC and WCTV 1997 News clips.

 

 

 

 

I think that's the same set WCTV used from 1986, right?

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2 hours ago, KnoxvilleTVFan said:

BTM0815MA did it again. Here is CBS News' coverage of the Reagan shooting with an entire WTVF newscast. The WTVF news open with newscast can be seen at 17:22.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj3bc-UZEbU

 

Those come from the Vanderbilt TV News Archive. The date/time super on the top is a telltale sign. 

 

https://tvnews.vanderbilt.edu/

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SEPTEMBER 9, 1985 - The Debut of the NEW and IMPROVED NBC News, Starting with Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. It had the Statue of Liberty opening and closing. It had the anchor desk with newsroom in the background. That was where Brokaw delivered the day's news, while the working behind-the-scenes crew was seen in the background. And, of course, this was also the WORLD PREMIERE of the longest-running theme music in the history of NBC News. The start of something badass that lasted 35 years. I'm talking about The Mission Theme from NBC News by John Williams. The music is still going strong today with brothaman Lester Holt at the helm (Holt the first African-American to be sole anchor of a network evening newscast). What a first night it was for NBC News.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, newsteam13 said:

SEPTEMBER 9, 1985 - The Debut of the NEW and IMPROVED NBC News, Starting with Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. It had the Statue of Liberty opening and closing. It had the anchor desk with newsroom in the background. That was where Brokaw delivered the day's news, while the working behind-the-scenes crew was seen in the background. And, of course, this was also the WORLD PREMIERE of the longest-running theme music in the history of NBC News. The start of something badass that lasted 35 years. I'm talking about The Mission Theme from NBC News by John Williams. The music is still going strong today with brothaman Lester Holt at the helm (Holt the first African-American to be sole anchor of a network evening newscast). What a first night it was for NBC News.

 

 

 

Indeed it was. "The Mission" introduced me to the legendary John Williams.

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WHIO 1978 news close with a piece of music from the Star Wars soundtrack called "The Princess Appears" along with Dayton area commercials:

 

 

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Jackie Nesparals final Today appearance before heading to WTVJ in 1995 where she still works today.

 

WTVJ 1995 promo "4" your health, which obviously lasted a few months until the switch to channel 6

 

WTVJ April 1995, and the beginning of transitions from the channel 4 bug, to WTVJ NBC bug.

 

WTVJ 1995 Today in South Florida.

 

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