WFLA Channel 8 - Channel 8 Reports (Part 4, 1965)

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Here's Part 4 (the final part) of an edition of Channel 8 Reports on WFLA Channel 8 in Tampa / St. Petersburg, Florida, anchored by Arch Deal. Also featuring longtime sports director Milt Spencer.

Includes:

Milt Spencer reading the following sports items:

- High school basketball scores (only one of which was played in Tampa), printed on a long sheet and panned down: Brandon 72, King High 58; East Bay 94, Brewster Tech 46; Pasco 64, Plant City 50 (that ended Plant City's 41 straight Conference wins); Gainesville 107, Winter Haven 71; Zephyrhills 57, Mulberry 47; Santa Fe 90, Berkeley Prep 50; Clearwater 70, Northeast 60; Hardee 84, Auburndale 51; Southeast 74, Sarasota 57; Haines City 67, Kathleen 50; Riverview 63, Venice 49; Lake Wales 61, Bartow 58; Palmetto 76, KMI 64; St. Petersburg 94, Largo 61; and Dixie Hollins 60, Bishop Barry 56; no info as yet on Boca Ciega / Dunedin, Tarpon Springs and Seminole games

- College basketball scores: University of Tampa Spartans defeat Jacksonville 90-82 and move into second place in state conference; Chattanooga Wheels defeat Florida Wheels 50-41; and St. Petersburg Junior College 28, Broward County Junior College 24

- Baltimore Orioles sign third baseman Brooks Robinson to a $50,000 contract - the richest in the club's history to that point; a photo of him with president Lee MacPhail is shown; Robinson was named American League MVP the previous year after hitting .317

- New York Giants quarterback Y.A. Tittle, 38, announces his retirement, but will stay on payroll to do public relations; he had played with team for four seasons

- In golf, Tony Lema fires 6 under par 65 at the Bing Crosby Open (he would tragically lose his life in an aircraft accident on July 24th 1966, aged only 34)

- Daily doubles (horse races): At Jai Alai, a 4-4 combination pays $134.00; at Derby Lane, 6-1 pays $123.80; Shrimper wins feature race at Sunshine Park; Oat Mark and Just Shine (a 9-9 daily double) pay $266.60

- Yale football coach John Pont named head coach of Indiana University, succeeding Phil Dickens

With that, Milt ends his sports report, and Arch reads the final news item of the day:

- A New Mexico town receives a letter from U.S. "War on Poverty" program with 8 cents postage due

Arch then ends the newscast by mentioning the station's 1pm, 6pm and 11pm newscasts on weekdays, plus Saturdays at 6pm and 11pm.

This window into history ends with a brief clip of a very incomplete commercial before the tape runs out.

This aired on local Tampa / St. Petersburg, Florida TV on Friday, January 22nd 1965 during the 11pm to 11:15pm timeframe.


Date Uploaded: 04/16/2013

Tags: News   Black & White Clips (As Originally Aired)   1950s & 1960s     




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Arch then ends the newscast by mentioning the station's 1pm, 6pm and 11pm newscasts on weekdays, plus Saturdays at 6pm and 11pm.

This window into history ends with a brief clip of a very incomplete commercial before the tape runs out.

This aired on local Tampa / St. Petersburg, Florida TV on Friday, January 22nd 1965 during the 11pm to 11:15pm timeframe." /> Share

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