-original audio recording courtesy of Jason
As you can see from the title above, this page features a complete local
television news broadcast, including commercials, from 1972. Only the audio
portion of this broadcast exists. I have split this recording into four
parts and uploaded it to YouTube. The news team at the time featured Jerry
Barshia (sp?) as the main anchor, Bill Everett on weather, and Dave Cohen on
Part one starts with the introduction of the news team, followed by commercials for Grants and Exxon (who were changing their name from Esso).
Also included are reports from Hancock Airport and the Everson Museum.
Part two includes commercials for Fays Drugs, Sam Dell Dodge, Shoppingtown and
Fairmount Fair Mall. News reports discussed include a look at local shopping
centers (Shoppingtown, Dey Brothers, Cooks Discount Stores, etc.), Assumption Church mass on Christmas, and Frank DiMarco's nativity scene
on Butternut Street.
Part three includes the weather report, sports (NHL Hockey & SU Orangemen), and commercials.
Part four features commercials, a recap of the top stories, and a visit from Santa Claus.