Then the number one rated News program in the Twin Cities, KSTP’s Eyewitness News at 6 from November 1979 with Ron Magers, Cyndy Brucato, Dennis Feltgen, and Bob Bruce. A typical November day, agriculture features, politics, cold weather, and losing sports teams. Minneapolis Cable Franchise fight (Minneapolis Cable Systems and Northern Cable and Northern Cable Vision)
Piper Kidnapping Trial II
St. Paul housing shortage
Marjorie Caldwell ordered to pay back money to her mother’s estate
High speed chase in South Minneapolis
Threatened corn crop
John Connolly Presidential Campaign
Teacher’s Strike in Albany
Janet Stein scholarship award
Gopher Football Banquet
A rarity to find a full broadcast with this news team!
Credit: Curt Lundgren and Tom Gavaras


Comments:

Curt Lundgren: Looks great, Tom, I’m frankly surprised how well the tape held up. Thanks for making this broadcast history available online.

Dennis: Love the high tech weather graphics, and the commercials!

Posted on May 2, 2011
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