In Chicago it's 1975 again

Kevin Vahey
Thu Jul 29 21:27:39 EDT 2010

What I have heard he wants another shot of knocking WLS-TV out of the
top slot. That may well be impossible as ABC7 is just as entrenched as
WPVI in Philadelphia for local news.

I STILL can not understand why WBBM doesn't ditch the CBS mandate and
use the tie in with Newsradio 78 like WBZ did

Yes Roger - same Bill Kurtis

On 7/29/10, Sean Smyth <> wrote:
> On Thu, 7/29/10, Kevin Vahey <> wrote:
>> CBS in a desperate move to jumpstart
>> WBBM-TV's newscasts have decided
>> to bring back Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson to co-anchor
>> the 6 PM
>> news as of September 1.
>> In the 70's into the early 80's WBBM was considered to be
>> the best
>> local newscast in the US.
>> WBBM has been a non-factor for over a decade as it has
>> never recovered
>> from their ill fated attempt. To do a WSVN-WHDH format in
>> Chicago as
>> yellow journalism doesn't fly in the midwest. In fact
>> Chicago is one
>> place Rupert Murdoch failed with a racy tabloid.
> I wonder how much they had to pay Kurtis to come back -- guessing it's a
> tidy sum. I'd be surprised if he's hurting for cash given his commercials,
> Biography programs, etc., but you'd know better.

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