Monday, November 3, 2008

WEWS Eyewitness News 1978-Bill Jacocks on "Video Piracy"

The following YouTube video is from an WEWS-TV 5 Eyewitness News report 30 years ago on the new at-that time Video Cassette Recorder. Prices were starting to come down on the devices at the time, and a new era in home entertainment dawned..The aspect of taping your favorite show to watch at a later time began to be a commonplace thing in homes across America.

The report also touched on a subject that is still controversial today..Video Piracy..In 1978 there were already underground networks trading and selling the latest Feature Film Videos..Legitimate Video sales were just beginning..Early home video camera were shown..There was already a mention in this report about Video Laser Discs on the horizon..The Technology has come a long way in the last 30 years with DVR's and YouTube..

Dave Patterson and Ted Henry are the News Anchors here..Ted jokingly goes out to a commercial saying something like, "After the break, Bill Jacocks introduces a 5-part series on Home Video Recorders..So, if you have one, roll your tape when we come back."

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