Wednesday, March 2, 2011
"Dimension" Cleveland TV History Special-WVIZ--1988
The Classic WVIZ-25 Logo from 1978-From a still of a YouTube video from RobtatSea
Featured in this post will be a YouTube Video-Part of the WVIZ-TV "Dimension" Series of hour long monthly specials. This is from 1988. A History of Cleveland Televison as it was then..40 years in..Hosted by Jack Marschall, who had just weeks/months before this started at WUAB-TV's Ten O Clock News..and Anne Mulligan, who may have been at Channel 8 at this time..Producer was Dennis Goulden, known first at KYW-TV in 1964, then as producer of the long running "Montage" series (1966-84) on WKYC-TV 3..The hour is all too brief, as most shows of this type are. Run in tandem with PBS' "Television" history series (Not "Pioneers Of Television" currently being shown), There are clips galore, though many of them would be reused on later TV station retrospectives..There are a number of "New" Interviews with pioneers and then-current station representatives such as..
Tom Haley, WKYC
Jim Breslin, Don Webster WEWS (Webster was station manager)
Chuck Schodowski, Dick Goddard, Lou Gatozzi WJW
Dennis Thatcher WOIO
Betty Cope, Mike Massa WVIZ
Alice Weston, Gib Shanley WUAB
Also mentioned:WCLQ-61..Which had just recently become WQHS-61, having been purchased by Home Shopping Network..
Interesting look into local TV of the mid-1980's..a few years before HD and digital tv was thought of..