WMUR 60th anniversary special

Kevin Vahey kvahey@gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 17:11:20 EDT 2014

When I was there the news office was the size of a broom closet and
the UPI teletype was next to the Coke machine in the lobby.

ABC in NY called one night to see if we had footage of a plane crash
in Lebanon. What plane crash we replied.

On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 4:24 PM, Mark Watson <markwats@comcast.net> wrote:
> I wasn't able to record the show (sorry Scott), but there was vey little
> historical footage shown, as it was mostly a look at a typical day in the
> WMUR newsroom, from when the morning show producers and anchors start
> arriving for work around 2:30AM till the 11PM anchors leave the building
> just before Midnight. They had cameras sitting in on the daily newsroom
> meetings, the control room during the newscasts, a view of the news set from
> behind the cameras, following reporters in the field, etc. It was a very
> interesting look at all it takes to put the morning, Noon, evening and late
> newscasts together. Going into the commercial breaks they showed brief
> archival clips, one was color home movie footage (with sound) of Uncle Gus
> interviewing a child, probably from the 1970's, next break was a black &
> white videotape clip of the Clyde Joy country music show. next was a news
> promo from the early 1980's.
> This look at WMUR's news operation shows how far they've come from the days
> under United Television ownership when the whole station was run on the
> cheap and they only aired 5 hours of news a week, and the Uncle Gus Show was
> their highest rated show.
> Mark

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