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Darwinism
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Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 9:03 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am wondering if Detroit ever have a full-fledged CBS-affiliated TV station with news reporters and the rest of the crew.
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Itsjeff
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Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 9:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not to speak of, no.
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Lilpup
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Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 9:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Channel 2 was a CBS affiliate from 1955 until 1994, with nightly local newscasts and the whole works
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Ndavies
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Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 10:53 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Channel 2 became a FOX network station after CBS lost the NFL contract to FOX.
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Arab_guyumich
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Itsjeff is funny :-)
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Rustic
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Not only did WJBK channel 2 (CBS) have a local news team, as I recall it was the highest-rated and most authoritative in the 1970's. as I recall Channel 7 over time eventually bumped off channel 2. Shortly after that in the early 80s as I recall Channel 4 strapped itself to the popularity of it's Tigers broadcasts to bump channel 2 into third place and 2 became an afterthought in local news. 4 and 7 fought it out after that. The NFL/FOX/channel2_62 thing was the final straw that killed things but CBS2 local news was a weak third even before that..
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Alexei289
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they still had alot of local programming though...

Shit I remember that... Channel 2 Eyewitness news .. with that corney ass 2 with the dot in the middle... channel 15 for me now... comcast..
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Hamtramck_steve
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Joe Glover, Robbie Timmons, Jac LeGoff, Sonny Eliot. What a team on channel 2.
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Blessyouboys
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Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 12:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

what was the lead anchor's name, Hugh? or something...
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Mikeydbn
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Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 12:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jerry Hodak was an anchor on Channel 2 Eyewitness news,until he moved to 7 and went back to doing weather.
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Lilpup
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Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 12:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ray Lane was there, too, and Dayna Eubanks, who's in Cincinnati now
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Hardhat
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Vic Caputo, Bev Payne...
Remember Red Jamieson? Worse sportsguy ever. I believe he killed himself after leaving Detroit.
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Mcnamara
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Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 4:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hugh Perkins and most of the folks who are on Fox 2 news now where there when it was CBS.
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Mbr
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What happened to Dateline Detroit with Rich Mayk?
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Jjaba
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Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 4:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

WJBK Ch. 2 CBS was an old workhorse from their studios on 2nd Ave., North of Grand Blvd., around Lathrup. They were on the air from the beginning of Detroit television.

Then, Sonny Elliot was on Ch. 4, NBC.

Back then, the big 3 were Ch. 2, Ch. 4, Ch. 7, CBS, NBC, ABC.

Itsjeff may have had other stations out there in Pontiac. CBS was always well-represented in Detroit since the early 1950s.

jjaba.
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Psip
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Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 7:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

TV2
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Jimaz
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Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 8:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Walter Cronkite deserves mention. Not a local but highly respected in those days. He would have drawn a lot of viewers to Ch. 2. Nice to see all those old local names.
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Douglasm
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Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 8:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Weren't Wayne Walker and Van Patrick WJBK sports "reporters"?
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Itsjeff
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Beverly Payne
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Jjaba
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Jack Legoff.

And the way it is, January 31st, 1961.
****Walter Cronkite Reporting.
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Rbdetsport
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Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 11:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

CBS did have a news. I remember, I think there last news broadcast was back in 2000 or so. They definetely had a weather forcast for sure. Channel 15 or Channel 64
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Kathleen
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Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 11:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Macnamara: The name is Huel Perkins, not Hugh Perkins.
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Boshna
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Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 12:19 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My father worked for CBS-62 for about 10 years, until recently. About 3 or 4 years ago corporate asked them to put together a news demo. I guess they were seriously considering putting a news team back together until corporate saw their demo, laughed and changed their minds.
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Jerome81
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Ron Burgundy?
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Dove7
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Bev Payne was a fine ass woman. jjba, detroit is pontiac's source of t.v. always hae been. cbs was number 1 for many years. 70's up to the early mid 80's. i use to luv watching bill bixby playing the 'incredible hulk' get his ass whip just to see his eyes turn green. talk about some funny shit. bill was taking som serious ass whippens every friday for us marvel comic fans...

charlie brown/peanuts was oiginally aired by cbs.
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Themapman
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Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 10:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

CH. 62 had a news broadcast, basically a retread of the 10 pm news on Ch. 50 (same owner), they were going to expand to 5 & 6 as well, but no one watched at 11, so they went back to Raymond reruns. Sometime around 2000-01
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Psip
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Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 - 11:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

December 15, 2002 was when WKBD WWJ shut down the news operation.

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