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dbl8,233 posts since 11 Jun 2004
London London
Barney Boo posted:
WW Update posted:
Thanks for your support, everyone -- I'll limit my links from now on. Smile

Here's a YouTube video showing a newscast that was really ahead of its time. You may think that having the presenters stand and walk around while delivering the news was a concept that emerged in the 1990s, but these amazing clips are actually from the late 1970s:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNGZ_9croRQ

That music is FABULOUS

Very "cutting edge" for the 70's isn't it, and he is standing, prehaps that's where ITV and BBC News got the idea from. Laughing
WW Update3,689 posts since 6 Feb 2007
Here's another interesting American clip (from the 1970s again):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-yJnUJDdvY


And a few more from Australia...

BTV6, Ballarat, 1987 (opener):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0pV6QpbPr0

NWS9, Adelaide, 1980s (newsbreak open):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzXOZGyktjY

Here's a promo from the same station:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZWfseZCUVg

GWN, Western Australia (opener):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cUnX0pUEhw

MidState Television, NSW, mid-1980s (opener):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUrNKpmhzmg

SCN, Victoria, 1993 (opener):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVuig2Y0Y2Q

SCN, Victoria, 1994 (includes a short closer from ATV10 in Melbourne and various clips of SCN's last-ever newscast):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_4v09iTbtk

VIC TV, Victoria, 1994 (newsbreak):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-11d3Gui0Bw&NR
WW Update3,689 posts since 6 Feb 2007
Anyone familiar with the 1970s instrumental hit Classical Gas by Mason Williams? You can listen to it HERE.

Later on today, I'll post clips of American TV stations using a part of the music (beginning at 1:11 in the clip above) as their news theme.
Kent Brockman35 posts since 19 Jul 2005
Loving this thread, some great finds!

It inspired me to do some more fishing around Youtube and found a few interesting BBC/ITN bits, some of which I've seen elsewhere and others which are new (to me anyway):

The 1st BBC News of the morning of Diana Princess of Wales' death after BBC World's overnight coverage - think it was 6am ?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNsdvhh8_X0

BBC2 newsflash - Kegworth air crash, 1989: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLh7bMnlNyU

Lockerbie air crash news reports:
BBC1/2 and ITN: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgedAlze9P0&mode=related&search=
BBC2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gZxx3fsQXQ

Hillsborough disaster - excerpts from Grandstand and ITV sport from the afternoon, and BBC and ITN news: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GySQFrwCHvQ

Challenger Space Shuttle disaster - Phillip Schofield in the broom cupboard leading into Newsround where the news was first broken: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb0G8Q5Oz_k&mode=related&search=

Emperor Hirohito's death announced - quite surprised that this made 'newsflash' status, but here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kogNv61vsOM

1987 Zeebrugge ferry disaster, BBC News reports: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5xgY8c_xXE

Tiananmen Square massacre 1989, BBC coverage including Kate Adie's famous report: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7PRdz3v-_w

Heysel stadium tragedy, 1985 - ITN newsflash: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty9EHKIexMc
Kent Brockman35 posts since 19 Jul 2005
tesandco posted:
And no-one reuploaded my clip of breaking news on BBC2 of the Queen Mother's death on there? I'm shocked!


Sorry! Embarassed

Can't find it as it happens - haven't seen how news broke on BBC2, do you have a link?
WW Update3,689 posts since 6 Feb 2007
As promised above...

WW Update posted:
Anyone familiar with the 1970s instrumental hit Classical Gas by Mason Williams? You can listen to it HERE.

Later on today, I'll post clips of American TV stations using a part of the music (beginning at 1:11 in the clip above) as their news theme.


...here are two vintage news intros that feature Classical Gas :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skANf_5sGFI (a long clip of a 1980 newscast -- recommended for those interested in American local news)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP-JJkCOa9g
Ant3,437 posts since 11 Mar 2003
STV Central Reporting Scotland
onetrickpony posted:
As the news breaks of a plance crash in New York... 9/11

BBC World
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATdoXjY9ww8

CNN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cUEcgQiEWk

ABC's Good Morning America
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx0P8JHHh6k

Fox News - Fox and Friends
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e273ykJwDZI

Interesting to see BBC World actually going back to the sport even though it was obvious something serious had happened there.