WFLA Channel 8 - Channel 8 Reports (Part 1, 1965)

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Here's Part 1 of an edition of Channel 8 Reports on WFLA Channel 8 in Tampa / St. Petersburg, Florida, anchored by Arch Deal.

This newscast was transferred from a 2" Quad tape that was found in, of all places, the coat closet of former Chicago TV news anchor Jim Ruddle.

Includes:

Station ID slide with "TV Channel 8" jingle

Arch Deal opening the newscast, followed by sponsor billboard for West Coast Rambler Dealers (voiceover by ??)

Arch reading the following items:

- Tampa honoring its port facilities (hit by a longshoremen's strike at the time of this newscast), with pertinent film accompaniment; Senators Spessard Holland and George Smathers (both D) are seen at Tampa International Airport greeting numerous officials and touring the docks; Port Appreciation Week was declared by Mayor Nick Nuccio; Senator Holland given tour of waterways and port facilities on board yacht christened "Miss Gracye"; and later in the day, port officials, businessmen and invited guests attended a dinner at the Palma Ceia Country Club; among the speakers were Edgar Luckenbach, president of the Luckenbach Steamship Co., Inc.; W. Thomas Rice, president of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; and Nelson C. White, president of International Minerals & Chemical Co.

- Another honor in another part of town, at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, for the widow and children of slain police officer William D. Krikava; with an all-star lineup of area comedians and musical acts - for $1.50 admission (all accompanied by film of event, of course)

Commercial: Rambler '65 cars - with extra added features at no extra cost - on new models such as the Ambassador, intermediate size and American - at Trail Rambler in Sarasota; Brown Rambler Motor Co. in St. Petersburg; B.M. Smith Rambler, Inc. at 1822 South Collins in Plant City; Bradenton Rambler Motors in Bradenton; Grimsley Motors in Wauchula; Nichols Brothers Inc. in St. Petersburg; and Schulstad Rambler at 1111 East Cass Street and 700 North Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa (background music: "When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles At You)") (main voiceover by ??) (ending voiceover by ??)

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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Includes:

Station ID slide with "TV Channel 8" jingle

Arch Deal opening the newscast, followed by sponsor billboard for West Coast Rambler Dealers (voiceover by ??)

Arch reading the following items:

- Tampa honoring its port facilities (hit by a longshoremen's strike at the time of this newscast), with pertinent film accompaniment; Senators Spessard Holland and George Smathers (both D) are seen at Tampa International Airport greeting numerous officials and touring the docks; Port Appreciation Week was declared by Mayor Nick Nuccio; Senator Holland given tour of waterways and port facilities on board yacht christened "Miss Gracye"; and later in the day, port officials, businessmen and invited guests attended a dinner at the Palma Ceia Country Club; among the speakers were Edgar Luckenbach, president of the Luckenbach Steamship Co., Inc.; W. Thomas Rice, president of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; and Nelson C. White, president of International Minerals & Chemical Co.

- Another honor in another part of town, at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, for the widow and children of slain police officer William D. Krikava; with an all-star lineup of area comedians and musical acts - for $1.50 admission (all accompanied by film of event, of course)

Commercial: Rambler '65 cars - with extra added features at no extra cost - on new models such as the Ambassador, intermediate size and American - at Trail Rambler in Sarasota; Brown Rambler Motor Co. in St. Petersburg; B.M. Smith Rambler, Inc. at 1822 South Collins in Plant City; Bradenton Rambler Motors in Bradenton; Grimsley Motors in Wauchula; Nichols Brothers Inc. in St. Petersburg; and Schulstad Rambler at 1111 East Cass Street and 700 North Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa (background music: "When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles At You)") (main voiceover by ??) (ending voiceover by ??)

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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