WTTG Channel 5 - Panorama - News at Noon (Ending Segment, 1978)
Here's the ending moments of the Panorama - News at Noon on WTTG Channel 5 in Washington, DC. The main anchor was Pat Mitchell (now the president and CEO of the Paley Center for Media), and the "Total Communication News" (for the deaf or hard of hearing) was delivered in a combination of speaking and sign language by Jim (?)
No shouting a la Garrett Morris on the early "Weekend Update" segments of Saturday Night Live, alas. It is a nice companion to this Fuzzy clip from 1976 though.
Technical Font Note: The "5" logo shown within the news set was in the older Metromedia Television Alphabet font introduced by then-parent Metromedia Television in 1967 - and was used by them through 1979, and WNEW [now WNYW] Channel 5 in New York until early 1977.
Includes these items:
- "Woman Lawyer Told She's Unfit to Take Bar Exam" (for moral reasons; a judge ruled that if she were allowed to practice law, it would lower the public's opinion of the bar)
- "Crossing Signs Are Something to Quack About" (the city of Edmonds, WA is putting up signs warning motorists of ducks crossing the road)
After his report is finished, Pat invites people to listen to WASH 97.1 FM (then a sister station to WTTG) and then tune into The 10 O'Clock News with Alan Smith and Karna Small later in the evening - and promises that the rest of Panorama will return "after these messages."
While not a Chicago recording, this was in a way related - from 1983 onwards, WTTG has been a sister station to our local WFLD Channel 32.
This aired on local Washington, DC TV in July of 1978.
Date Uploaded: 10/26/2012
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