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WTVS "TV City Room" (1967)

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WTVS "TV City Room" (1967)

Post by ChrisWL1980 » Fri Oct 20, 2023 6:53 pm

During the Detroit newspaper strike in 1967, WTVS 56 experimented with its own newscast during the evening hours, meant to mimic the style of an actual newspaper. The American Archive of Public Broadcasting captured the November 21, 1967 installment (the date says 1968, but it's mentioned it's the day before the four-year anniversary of JFK's assassination; also, as a Peanuts enthusiast, I can date the storyline about Snoopy being traded to Peppermint Patty's baseball team to 1967). Not 2/4/7 quality and it's obvious most of these people were newspaper and not broadcast journalists, but still a fascinating watch.
Anyone remember watching this? Any local programming from WTVS from the NET (pre-PBS) era would seem to be quite a find.

https://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb ... hh6c24rs99



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