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On 4/15/2021 at 6:27 PM, 24994J said:

 

Not just later that year, she left just a month after this broadcast.

 

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And while they never permanently anchored a show together at WLS, this is from their final show together in 2016, just months before both retired.

 

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This was posted here many years ago, but since we're on the subject of Ron Magers' early Chicago career, it's perhaps worth revisiting...

 

KTCA, the PBS station in the Twin Cities, aired a long, thoughtful report about Magers several months after he had moved from KSTP to WMAQ:

 

 

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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

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Starting in like 1983, PAUL Magers picked up where his brother Ron left off in the Twin Cities. 

Meaning that, after Ron left KSTP for Chicago in 1981, his brother Paul came to Minneapolis/St. Paul in 1983 to anchor at rival KARE 11 (WTCN at the time). When it came to giving the Twin Cities the news every night, Paul filled the void that Ron left.

 

Tom Rhyther (sports) and Barry Zevan (weather) couldn't get enough of the Magers brothers in the Twin Cities. After they worked with one brother at one station (Ron at KSTP in the 70s), they went to work with another brother at another station (Paul at WTCN/KARE). 

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And the Ron-a-thon continues, with Carol Marin's farewell speech, as she (and later Magers) famously left WMAQ in protest (May 1997). This Vimeo channel has digitized much of Carol's personal archives, and is on a bit of a posting spree this week.

 

 

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That Vimeo channel is a great find. Among the uploads so far is another farewell by Carol Marin -- the final edition of her 10 p.m. WBBM newscast, an ill-fated experiment from 2000 intended to bring more in-depth, issue-focused reporting to commercial television. You'll find her concluding remarks at the 29:35 mark:

 

 

 

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Lots to reuploads to share this time around.

 

A classic KCTV 'Kansas City's News at Ten' broadcast from October 15th, 1991. With Wendell Anschutz (forever one of the greats in Kansas City TV news), and Anne Petersen.

https://archive.org/details/capture-a-611

 

KOIN NewsRoom 6 from 1/10/92 with Mike Donahue and Shirley Hancock. They ran the newscast at 4PM that day due to Trailblazers basketball.

https://archive.org/details/capture-a-605

 

Gordon Graham on CNN Headline News (fed from TBS), early morning 9/12/1991

https://archive.org/details/capture-a-624

 

KAPP/KVEW Weekend Report (partial) with Robert Kennedy, taped 11/23/1991

https://archive.org/details/capture-a-635

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On 4/18/2021 at 12:48 AM, 24994J said:

And the Ron-a-thon continues, with Carol Marin's farewell speech, as she (and later Magers) famously left WMAQ in protest (May 1997). This Vimeo channel has digitized much of Carol's personal archives, and is on a bit of a posting spree this week.

 

 

 

By the way, here's the above newscast in its entirety:

 

 

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1 hour ago, TexasTVNews said:

I wish we had Ron's final newscast from '97.

 

I know Springer's first commentary surfaced, recently, before Ron walked, with Jerry introduced by a newly-installed Allison Rosati, but I can't see I've seen Ron's last show, either.

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WDAF NewsChannel 4 Primetime, from 10/9/1994. This was less than a month after they went to FOX. Dave Helling (now at the Kansas City Star) and Sue Abrams anchor.

https://archive.org/details/capture-a-668

 

KPIX Eyewitness News at 11, 4/9/2000, with Barbara Rodgers

https://archive.org/details/capture-a-662

 

Also, skip to the end of these commercial breaks for the open of WRC-TV's NBC 4 News at 11, taped 2/8/1999. Late and forever great Jim Vance on this one.

https://archive.org/details/capture-a-660

 

Don't forget that most of these newscasts are also being uploaded on YouTube thanks to a friend of mine who agreed to reupload some of my videos with my permission. He mostly specializes in closing logo compilations, but this time went way above and beyond and has put about 20 of my newscasts (and eventually many commercial breaks and sign-offs) back on YT where they also belong. So thanks, Pepsi9072!

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Continuing with Carol Marin's archives, here's her appearance on-set with Dan Rather on 9/11, plus reports from the following days. She's clearly in shock in that first spot.

 

 

And then there's this. Carol was interviewed on many broadcasts, post-resignation, Good Morning America Sunday with Bill Ritter, followed by CNN's Reliable Sources, and Tom Snyder's Late Late Show.

 

 

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13 hours ago, 24994J said:

 

I know Springer's first commentary surfaced, recently, before Ron walked, with Jerry introduced by a newly-installed Allison Rosati

 

For the record, here's that newscast, with the introduction to Springer's commentary beginning at the 13:30 mark:

 

 

Ron Magers would anchor his last newscast two weeks later.

 

Here's more on the events from that May on the website set up many years ago by former WMAQ reporter Rich Samuels:

 

https://richsamuels.com/nbcmm/era.html

 

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Another informative read about WMAQ's Springer/Marin/Magers fiasco:

 

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1997-05-18-9705180136-story.html

 

Following the turmoil of May 1997, WMAQ adopted a new name for its newscast in June -- NewsChannel 5. Clips from that era are rare on YT, but here's an almost complete (delayed) 10 p.m. newscast from 1998:

 

 

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5 hours ago, WWUpdate said:

Another informative read about WMAQ's Springer/Marin/Magers fiasco:

 

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1997-05-18-9705180136-story.html

 

Following the turmoil of May 1997, WMAQ adopted a new name for its newscast in June -- NewsChannel 5. Clips from that era are rare on YT, but here's an almost complete (delayed) 10 p.m. newscast from 1998:

 

 

If your wondering why the newscast got delayed, it was because of the NBA Finals.

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Found this while goofing around online this afternoon the "Big Switch" in Denver, a throwback segment from KUSA-TV:  (Too bad they don't show the Phil Hartman promo that aired right before the first 9NEWS@5 as an NBC station). 

 

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4 hours ago, DENDude said:

Found this while goofing around online this afternoon the "Big Switch" in Denver, a throwback segment from KUSA-TV:  (Too bad they don't show the Phil Hartman promo that aired right before the first 9NEWS@5 as an NBC station). 

 

 

Man, who could forget what happened in Denver 25 YEARS AGO?

 

FALL 1995...That was the time Mile High City Television (matter of fact TV in ALL of Colorado) had changed forever.

9 became 4 of course. As you see here, NBC had moved from KCNC to KUSA. 4 became 7, because CBS moved from KMGH to KCNC. 7 became 9 because ABC moved from KUSA to KMGH. Indeed it was confusing, but it grew on some of us. 

Along with the switch came changes in partner stations, especially in Colorado Springs. KOAA was a partner station to KCNC, seeing that they were both NBC affiliates. After the switch KOAA's partner station became KUSA. KRDO was partner station to KUSA, because both were ABC affiliates. But KRDO's partner station became KMGH and it still is today. KKTV and KMGH were partner stations (both were CBS affiliates), but now, KKTV's partner station is KCNC.

See how the BIG SWITCH not only affected Denver stations? ALL of Colorado TV changed forever

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Some American Southwest... (More Phoenix on the way later this week...)

 

KVBC (Las Vegas) 5/3/94 5pm (Missing the end of the newscast)

 

KVBC (Las Vegas) 5/11/99 6pm


KVVU (Las Vegas) 5/11/99 10pm

 

KLAS (Las Vegas) 5/11/99 5pm

 

KGUN (Tucson) 11/16/02 5pm

 

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Here are a couple from Green Bay, Wisconsin's oldest TV station (having been on the air for nearly 70 years), former CBS (from 1953-1992) and current ABC affiliate (from 1992 to present day), WBAY-TV 2:

 

WBAY-TV 2, Green Bay, Wisconsin "We've Got The Touch" ID (1983)

 

WBAY-TV 2, Green Bay, Wisconsin (March 1987)

 

WBAY-TV 2, Green Bay, Wisconsin (1988)

 

WBAY-TV, Green Bay, Wisconsin (July 1989)

 

WBAY-TV 2, Green Bay, Wisconsin TV-2 station ID (1989)

 

WBAY-TV 2, Green Bay, Wisconsin "News Update" (1990)

 

WBAY-TV 2, Green Bay, Wisconsin "It Must Be ABC" ID (1992)

 

WBAY-TV 2, Green Bay, Wisconsin (November 1995)

 

WBAY-TV 2, Green Bay, Wisconsin "People You Can Count On" promo (1997)

 

 

 

 

 

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15 hours ago, hmaxhanson said:

A bit of WDAY from 1987:

The same graphics were used up north at WDAZ:

 

 

Interesting to see the late Ed Schultz (MSNBC, RT) in the open.

 

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