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I thought it would be interesting to start a thread where we could post clips of old television news intros and/or stories. Here is a CBS News 1984 Report, complete with their graphics package, of Gary Hart's upset victory over Walter Mondale in the 1984 New Hampshire Democratic Presidential Primary:

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Though the story I posted above was political, this thread can include news reports on all types of different topics.

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IMO, the best network news theme ever. I was 2 when it debuted, and 17 when it was retired. It was the end of an era when that happened.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keA7vfK_Wbk

And two of the campaign music packages ever. Lord knows I grew up with the second one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLpJRE0MkTo

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

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Goodbye Jessica Savitch.

That was such a tragedy.

IMO, the best network news theme ever. I was 2 when it debuted, and 17 when it was retired. It was the end of an era when that happened.

All of the Big 3 network news themes were superb at the time. I mistakenly thought that this theme debuted in 1987; rather a variant of it did. When Scott Pelley took over as anchor, CBS thankfully dropped the depressing Katie Couric theme and went back to the 87-91 music.

The NBC News Digest theme is wonderful because it is so 80s-ish! And the World News Polka is hilarious!

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They've shown it outside of Chicago for years, so here it is: WGN News at Nine in 1993:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5B8ia3nzsM&feature=related

Tom Skilling is still there today (minus the hair now), and Allison Payne just retired a few months ago.

The World News Polka: Shatner style!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuceDEC2HoU&feature=related

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Some parts of a 48 Hours report (from 1993, I believe) about the 1989 stalking death of Rebecca Schaeffer:

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It's so sad that this event to had to happen before law enforcement took stalking seriously. Andrea Evans was first threatened by her stalker before Schaeffer's murder, but her story got so little press attention at the time.

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And this is my favourite. It was the only National intro that a) stuck in my head and b - made us sound like we had a proper news program in this country.

Side note: My mom and I went to the CBC open house when I was 9, and I sat in the anchor's seat, and did an apparently enviable intro to the 6pm news (the cameramen shouted "woah! Watch out Peter Mansbridge!" when I finished). Unfortunately, they only aired the ones of kids screwing up Suhannah Meharchand's name. I was so sad. :(

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I remember watching the last episode of GL, and being shocked, and saddened, that this was also the end of CBS Newsbreak. I'd gotten so used to that when watching in real time, or at the end of a tape, or going through on the DVR. I'm still not sure why they got rid of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YABnTEm1_4E

Here is a 1977 Newsbreak.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA_YiMf72ho&feature=related

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News but not the news

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and these I remember like it was yesterday how all the networks devoted time to retrospectives.

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