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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

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

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

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On 1/7/2018 at 11:50 PM, hmaxhanson said:

It's Conneticuit News 30 from WVIT in 1997:

 

 

Just came across this video when going down a '90s WVIT rabbit hole on YouTube. Was going to post it here but I see I don't have to. I was shocked to see this totally random newscast today. The townhouse fire at the end of the clip was in the complex my family lived in at the time, we were two townhouses down from the one that caught fire. And that's my dad who Tom Monahan asked if the neighbor was a smoker. I remember that from when it aired back then, but I definitely wasn't expecting to see that clip on YouTube almost 23 years later. Pretty cool.

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ABC WNT, Thurs. June 14, 1979, w/Max Robinson in Washington, and Peter Jennings, Barbara Walters and Frank Reynolds in Vienna (Frank is in a studio in Vienna that I don't think we've ever seen before)...

 

 

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16 minutes ago, hmaxhanson said:

Huh. In between Scott Chapin and Nick Michaels, WBBM had Vic Caroli do the opens:

 

Guess they thought Chapin was too obnoxious? I don’t blame them. ‘BBM made lots of bad decisions in the 90s.

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1 hour ago, hmaxhanson said:

Huh. In between Scott Chapin and Nick Michaels, WBBM had Vic Caroli do the opens:

 

Holy crap.

 

Caroli makes Chapin sound like Erik Thompson. That was a sign they dug DEEPER into tabloid, not a regression.

 

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I don't know that the WBBM VO switch had much to do with content, at that point. Chapin began working for WFLD around that time, and WBBM likely wanted someone that can bring a similar growl to the position. At a later point, WMAQ would bring in Charlie Van Dyke, when they were moving to a more tabloid format. A lot of copycats in Chicago in the mid-90's.

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In things you don't expect to see often: a news story and tease (with The News Image bed) from WNWO "24 Newswatch" in 1989. The Harry-set logo from the WDHO era was still in use.

 

 

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Apropos of this week's events, here's a look at the last time the POTUS was hospitalized for several days...

 

It's 1981, and CNN interrupts a report about China with some dramatic news out of Washington:

 

 

 

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