WTCN-TV “News Center 11” from December 21, 1981. 10pm broadcast. A couple years before Gannett purchased WTCN, and a couple years after WTCN became an NBC affiliate. This was a period where Channel 11’s news sagged far behind WCCO and KSTP. In all fairness to WTCN, the network fare at NBC did not help much. (Look for commercials promoting Lucille Ball in Mame)
Still a fun broadcast with John Bachman as anchor and Tom Ryther doing sports.
Matt: After 30 years, some things never change…
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