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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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Here's WJBK 2 Detroit from 1980 (at the time, a CBS affiliate). Most of this video is of a made-for-TV movie called the "Jayne Mansfield Story", but there's a bit of news at the very beginning and end.

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On 6/9/2021 at 2:45 PM, hmaxhanson said:

ArchiveAnnex just unearthed what might be the earliest footage of Ed Hopkins ever: 

 

That would make sense. Tulsa is where Ed got his start.

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KSTW Ten O'Clock News clip, 5/22/87. Charles Johnson and Wendy Mann

In addition, a teaser is found in this block of ads from a Prime Movie broadcast of 'The Hanging Tree' in 1985.

 

And back home for Gary Darigol in this KNDO 11:00 newscast from August 30th, 2004

 

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Some rare WBBJ recordings from the collection of former anchor John Scofield, first up is this 1985 one with NewScore as the theme: 

There's also this 6pm newscast from 1986 which John anchored, using Cascom effects along with what I assume is production music: 

And theres this piece from his last newscast in 1992, which features part of an open from 1988 with the ABC Something's Happening news theme, and closes with the music from the first VidAmerica logo: 

 

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KDKA Noon Feb 1985, with the 1984 - 85 (or 86) version of the 'Eye-wit-ness-news' melody package and no Fort Pitt tunnel open. Uses a trolley instead, maybe just for the Noon.

 

We know the prior theme from before the  '84 wall of monitor set was a Klein & work, so maybe this and the mid / late 80s package with the sax closing was as well.

 

 

 

 

KDKA Feb 1985 Pittsburgh Number One special

 

 

KDKA May 1991

 

Here's a strange one...

 

A beta version of the blue set with the 80s logo in the header and ice blocks on the side. KPIX would debut its blue set in early 92 with similar ice blocks but no header.

 

Theme is an update of the Eyewitness News melody that might have only aired for months (there's a Dec 1990 clip on YT using the mid/late 80s version).

 

Lower thirds use the Futura font KPIX tried out from 1990 to early 92 - I'm guessing the Futura took a cue from the CBS Evening News, the way Serifa and the blue line on KDKA was borrowed from the network. Both KD and KPIX wouldswitch to the red line with italic Univers Condensed by early 92 along with with copycats of the 3D metallic Welch ABC O&O look for their opens

 

 

Here's that Dec 1990 clip with graphics, set music basically unchanged from the mid/late 80s.

 

At the very end of the video, it switches to another recording where you get a glimpse of yet another interim set or flashcam newsroom backdrop - looks like a grey world map with the 1984 - 1991 logo. Not sure how long that lasted but looks like 1990-1991 was a revolving door of creative elements.

 

 

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On 6/9/2021 at 11:45 AM, hmaxhanson said:

ArchiveAnnex just unearthed what might be the earliest footage of Ed Hopkins ever: 

 

There is also a Hello Tulsa promo (with Gari vocals!) at the end.  Too bad it's incomplete...

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With Phoenix once again shattering daily temperature records, I thought I'd repost this -- and by the way, the meteorologist in the clip, Royal Norman, is still at KTVK:

 

 

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Partial KAPP 11PM news from 3/16/02

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMrM99vVA3Q

 

Brief KIMA News clip, 5/29/1997

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWw48dFmA00

 

The 5:30 News from KRTV Great Falls, taped May 13th, 1997. Anchor is Shannon Everts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8YcRZafXkg

 

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For those curious about the 1989 computer scandal that affected WTSP and WTVT, here is a brief segment covering the players/culprits in a 1990 retrospective aired on WTSP "Ten on Ten: Tampa Bay's Decade":

 

 

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On 6/19/2021 at 1:25 PM, SoFloTVClassics said:

KOMU-TV 50th anniversary 

 

 

A commercial station/network affiliate owned by a University? AWESOME! Usually, most colleges and universities own PBS member stations. But owning a commercial station and network affiliate? KICK-ASS!

IMO, the anchors and reporters of tomorrow get their start today (at NBC 8 KOMU) while they're still in college (at the University of Missouri, which KOMU is owned by). I'm sure that's the case at two other college-owned commercial station: WVUA Channel 23 in Tuscaloosa Alabama (owned by University of Alabama) and fellow NBC affiliate WNDU Channel 16 in South Bend, Indiana (owned by Notre Dame University until 1998). You can say that it's every student's First Broadcasting Job WHILE IN COLLEGE instead of after. 

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A commercial station/network affiliate owned by a University? AWESOME! Usually, most colleges and universities own PBS member stations. But owning a commercial station and network affiliate? KICK-ASS!

IMO, the anchors and reporters of tomorrow get their start today (at NBC 8 KOMU) while they're still in college (at the University of Missouri, which KOMU is owned by). I'm sure that's the case at two other college-owned commercial station: WVUA Channel 23 in Tuscaloosa Alabama (owned by University of Alabama) and fellow NBC affiliate WNDU Channel 16 in South Bend, Indiana (owned by Notre Dame University until 1998). You can say that it's every student's First Broadcasting Job WHILE IN COLLEGE instead of after. 

Actually, WNDU was owned by the University until it was sold to Gray Television in 2005. The sale closed in 2006.

 

 

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