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International News Presentation: Past and Present

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I always like it when broadcasters recreate old sets using VR.

ZDF's Heute Journal did something similar for its 40th anniversary:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ym1gMPijkU&t=83


I love the floor monitor Smile
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Speaking of ZDF anniversaries, the channel's Mittagsmagazin ("midday magazine") celebrated its 30th anniversary a few days ago with a look back at its history:

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WPIX, New York, 1983:

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fox1
Yesterday, TeleMadrid revived the old 1989 intro for the 30th anniversary of their newscast TeleNoticias . And used some VR for the set, at least during the first minute.

For this occasion, the first newsreader of the TeleNoticias , Hilario Pino, was present. He works for Cuatro nowadays.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dplFzpaKOt0

And here is some 1989 footage from TeleNoticias , for the record.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk8UxAyJ5HI

That looks freaking awesome! 80s scanlines, metallic elements - love it!
https://www.youtube.com/user/centralgalaxy/
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
[quote:0670701015="WW Update" pid="1189503"]WPIX, New York, 1983[/quote]

And the news theme is still in use at WPVI in Philadelphia.
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And the news theme is still in use at WPVI in Philadelphia.


It was also used in Australia -- along with a WPVI-style opening montage:

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By the way, this is what WPVI's intros look like these days:



WPVI commissioned an updated version of the theme in 1996. It was recorded in London by members of the the London Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra, but public reaction back in Philadelphia was so negative that it was discarded after just a few days, when the old theme was brought back.

Here is that short-lived theme:

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Bootleg disco version of WPVI's Move Closer to Your World.
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If you watched CNN International in the 1990s, chances are you remember Richard Blystone:

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If you watched CNN International in the 1990s, chances are you remember Richard Blystone:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uF5Jkg3Ho4


He sadly passed away earlier this year
BA
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By the way, this is what WPVI's intros look like these days:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmJRPdd4-to

WPVI commissioned an updated version of the theme in 1996. It was recorded in London by members of the the London Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestra, but public reaction back in Philadelphia was so negative that it was discarded after just a few days, when the old theme was brought back.

Here is that short-lived theme:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvbj1webD1w


It's easy to see why - the punchiness of the original theme is lost with the reorchestration.
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A part of a 1977 promotional video for CityTV in Toronto, Canada, including a complete CityPulse intro:

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