I loved the News 24 horn - it was very much a sign to sit up and pay attention and those titles had some bite and urgency. That whole china red and cream era was far superior to those that have followed. I was never a fan of the clamshell look.
Agreed about the clamshell look. I'm surprised that look was ever even considered yet alone developed.
However, and with the greatest respect, how can you like/love the abomination of the 1999-2003 title sequence and music?
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