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JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
I've been in the Saturn shop on Alexanderplatz in Berlin, and there's a whole aisle of DVDs of East German TV shows, so there's clearly a lot of nostalgia for it there.
WW
WW Update
For those who understand some German, here's an interesting documentary on the TV propaganda war between East and West Germany -- Television in a Divided Country:



Part 2:

NY
NYTV London World News
Back in September 1995, Philadelphia TV stations KYW 3 and WCAU 10 changed networks and ownership. Things started in January the previous year where KYW 3's owners at the time, Group W Television struck a deal with CBS, thus moving the network to KYW and sister station WJZ 13 Baltimore and WBZ 4 Boston. NBC wanted to own a station in Philadelphia, so they traded KCNC Denver and KUTV Salt Lake City to CBS. Also at the same time, NBC station WTVJ and CBS's WCIX in Miami traded broadcasting channels and signals -- WTVJ moved from Channel 4 to 6 and WCIX moved to 4 and renamed WFOR. The swap was similar to one in Miami in 1988 where NBC bought the CBS affiliate WTVJ and had to keep TVJ as a CBS station until the end of 1988, displacing WSVN as an affiliate.
This past September 2020, WCAU celebrated 25 years as an NBC station.
Here is coverage of the swap in 1995, with the late Siani Lee unveiling the new station sign

Here is a collection of WCAU's 25th anniversary as an NBC station
An overall recap on the switch including the impact on said switch

Since The Switch , featuring words from former WCAU employees

Naturally, people were confused by the switch. Also a look back at the 25 years
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Formerly knows as "asnycBBC"
WW
WW Update
Here's a report about another affiliation switch form that era, this one affecting Colorado:

MI
mici0123 World News
From 1984, fragments from the first Heute broadcast from ZDF's new production facility in Mainz:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddZIj4dygYw



That's the first main Heute edition at 7pm.

Here the start of programming that day, with a little in-vision continuity and the intro to the first Heute from the new facilities a 4pm.


(the 4pm edition has a much simpler intro)
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BB
BBI45 Central (East) East Midlands Today

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WW
WW Update
A late-night news update from West 3, which is what WDR's third channel was known at a time, from 1990 -- and you'll recognize the anchor if you regularly watched CNN International in the 1990s:



At the end of the broadcast, Bettina mentions a rebroadcast of AK Zwo -- the late edition of Aktuelle Kamera from the state broadcaster in newly democratic East Germany. I never realized that the program was rebroadcast in the West in 1990 (apart from 3sat)!

This is what AK Zwo looked like in 1990:

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MI
mici0123 World News
A late-night news update from West 3, which is what WDR's third channel was known at a time, from 1990 -- and you'll recognize the anchor if you regularly watched CNN International in the 1990s:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0VFPAiFauA

At the end of the broadcast, Bettina mentions a rebroadcast of AK Zwo -- the late edition of Aktuelle Kamera from the state broadcaster in newly democratic East Germany. I never realized that the program was rebroadcast in the West in 1990 (apart from 3sat)!

This is what AK Zwo looked like in 1990:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DpslWLNBr8


Apparently it was a Trial that started in December 1989. I found an old news item about the start:
Quote:
"AK" also on WDR3

Cologne (dpa) - Since Friday, Westdeutscher Rundfunk in Cologne has been experimentally incorporating the GDR news programme Aktuelle Kamera Zwo into its regional programme "West 3". As the Cologne-based broadcaster announced, the 15-minute news from the second GDR programme will be broadcast on weekdays after the Letzten Nachrichten and repeated the next day after school television. The main news programme of GDR television has already been repeated daily by 3sat on the satellite channel at the end of the programme since 9 November.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

https://taz.de/AK-auch-im-WDR3/!1788932/

Sadly doesn't say why they started doing so, but maybe because not a lot of people satellite receviers back then and thus couldn't watch it on 3sat?
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RD
Roger Darthwell London London
A late-night news update from West 3, which is what WDR's third channel was known at a time, from 1990 -- and you'll recognize the anchor if you regularly watched CNN International in the 1990s:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0VFPAiFauA

At the end of the broadcast, Bettina mentions a rebroadcast of AK Zwo -- the late edition of Aktuelle Kamera from the state broadcaster in newly democratic East Germany. I never realized that the program was rebroadcast in the West in 1990 (apart from 3sat)!

This is what AK Zwo looked like in 1990:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DpslWLNBr8


Apparently it was a Trial that started in December 1989. I found an old news item about the start:
Quote:
"AK" also on WDR3

Cologne (dpa) - Since Friday, Westdeutscher Rundfunk in Cologne has been experimentally incorporating the GDR news programme Aktuelle Kamera Zwo into its regional programme "West 3". As the Cologne-based broadcaster announced, the 15-minute news from the second GDR programme will be broadcast on weekdays after the Letzten Nachrichten and repeated the next day after school television. The main news programme of GDR television has already been repeated daily by 3sat on the satellite channel at the end of the programme since 9 November.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

https://taz.de/AK-auch-im-WDR3/!1788932/

Sadly doesn't say why they started doing so, but maybe because not a lot of people satellite receviers back then and thus couldn't watch it on 3sat?

I think I have an idea on that, you see by the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall on the 9th of November, AK Zwo was being produced without censorship or interference, and so it covered the events in full. In recognition of its reliable coverage, the programme was re-broadcast on 3sat. So presumably AK Zwo was also re-broadcasted on WDR3 because of lack of satellite receivers in the WDR broadcast region, at least this is what I think.
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EL
elmarko Central Reporting Scotland
I’ll do a traditional shout here for the movie Goodbye Lenin! which is just great.
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WW
WW Update
A spectacularly 1970s intro from Detroit:

AG
AxG Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
A spectacularly 1970s weatherman from Detroit. Smile

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