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CNN's first hour (June 1, 1980)

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Greenhorn, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. Greenhorn

    Greenhorn Active Member

    The first several hours are also available on YouTube. Didn't realize Fred Hickman was one of the CNN originals.

    Here's the first hour complete with commercials.

  2. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    The Reggie Jackson getting a gun shot at him over a parking spot story is hilarious.
    So many things that wouldn't be said now, or at least attacked by a PR staff.

    "He had gone out partying to some of his favorite bars..."

    "Jackson, who frequents singles bars..."

    "Two men and Jackson joked about going after the guy..."
  3. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Man, those are memories. I'm old enough to remember both ESPN and CNN signing on. Before that, having cable TV meant getting a couple of out of town stations (WTBS, WOR, WGN, etc.) and a channel that did the weather forecast 24/7.
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