A time warp to channel 9 in 1978. At this time KMSP was still an ABC affiliate, however not for long. In the spring of 1978 ABC announced they would be moving to KSTP in March of 1979. KMSP blocked out all ABC branding from their station promotions, and even in this case blocked out the national news feed.
In this clip we have the end credits to Taxi, some commercials from the era (including Montgomery Ward), a news update from then KMSP anchor Don Harrison, and the opening to Starsky and Hutch.


TC: What was that song used as the music bed for the News Brief? I know I’ve heard it or something very similar played on classic rock radio.

almostred: It’s “Baba O’Reilly” by The Who.




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