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Eyewitness News is a name used by local television newscasts, widely used in different markets across the United States. It is also the name of a very popular music package offered by Gari Communications.

History

Origins

The earliest known use of the Eyewitness News name in American television was in April 1959 when KYW-TV (now WKYC-TV) in Cleveland, owned at the time by Westinghouse Broadcasting, launched the nation's first 90-minute local newscast (under the title Eyewitness), combined with the then 15-minute national newscast. ([1]) The name was then adopted for use by Westinghouse's other television stations -- KPIX in San Francisco, WJZ-TV in Baltimore, WBZ-TV in Boston and KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh -- for its local newscasts.

After KYW-TV moved to Philadelphia in 1965 (the result of a government-ordered reversal of the 1956 Westinghouse/NBC station swap) its then-news director, Al Primo, created the Eyewitness News format. The reporter would be the "eyewitness" to the anchor in the studio and the viewer at home. He used the cue 007 from the 1963 film From Russia with Love as the theme. The format quickly became a hit in Philadelphia and allowed KYW-TV to surge past longtime leader WCAU-TV for first place, a position it kept on and off until the late 1970s. KYW-TV's success spawned rival station WFIL-TV (now WPVI-TV) to develop the Action News format to compete with it. (After NBC was ordered back to Cleveland in 1965, the Eyewitness News name left that city until WEWS adopted it for its newscasts in the 1970s.)

KYW-TV used the name and format until 1991 and readopted it in 1998. All five major stations owned by Westinghouse prior to its 1996 acquisition of CBS have used Eyewitness News as their newscast titles at some point in time; KYW-TV, KPIX, and WJZ-TV continue to do so.

Expansion

In 1968, Primo moved to WABC-TV in New York City and took the Eyewitness News concept there with him, choosing music from the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke -- the "Tar Sequence" cue (composed by Lalo Schifrin) -- as the theme. However, he added a new twist at WABC-TV -- chatter among the anchors, which came to be known as "happy talk". WABC-TV has kept the name and format since then, and has been the highest-rated station in New York for much of that time.

The format, as tweaked by WABC-TV, was copied by many other stations in the United States, with three other stations owned and operated by ABC -- KABC-TV in Los Angeles, WLS-TV in Chicago, and KGO-TV in San Francisco -- using both the format and the Cool Hand Luke theme. (In the case of KGO, since KPIX was already using the Eyewitness News name, KGO named its newscast Channel 7 NewsScene in 1969 and by the late 1980s simply Channel 7 News; KABC and WLS were free to use the Eyewitness News name as did WABC). Ironically, WPVI, which developed the Action News format, is also now an ABC owned-and-operated station.

In addition, U.S. Spanish-language stations also use their own version of Eyewitness News, called Noticias de Primera Plana (Headline News, a concept translation in Spanish of Eyewitness News) on its owned-and-operated stations.

Outside of the United States

In Mexico during the 1970s and 1980s, Televisa's local newscasts also used the Eyewitness News format, also called Noticias de Primera Plana. In some middle-sized markets of Latin America, such as Peru's America TV, they also used the Noticias de Primera Plana but sometimes simply as Primera Plana (in the Peruvian case, they used KNBC/WRC-TV's NewsCenter Signature by Michael Randall). The title was used in Canada, on CTV affiliate CFRN-TV in Edmonton.

In Australia, Network Ten branded its newscasts Eyewitness News or Ten Eyewitness News on all five of its capital city stations, including Sydney's TEN-10 and Melbourne's ATV-10, from the late 1970s until 1995 (excepting a couple of name changes). Regional affiliates, including CTC-7 in Canberra (Ten Capital Eyewitness News) and TNQ-7 in Townsville, also used the Eyewitness News name.

Stations that use or have used the Eyewitness News format or name

Market Name Station Affiliation Currently uses Other notes
Albany, New York WTEN ABC No Identified as 10 Eyewitness News from 1986-1995; known as News 10 since 1995
Albuquerque, New Mexico KOB-TV NBC Yes Identified as "Channel 4 Eyewitness News" until 1996, has identified as "Eyewitness News 4" since 1996
Amarillo, Texas WTBH-TV Disney Channel No Used from 1974-1987, now identifies as "Disney Channel 63 News"
Atlanta WXIA-TV NBC no Used from 1969 to 1972; has identified as 11 Alive News since 1976
WAGA-TV Fox no Used from 1980s-1998; has identified as Fox 5 News since 1998
Augusta, Georgia WRDW-TV CBS no Currently identifies as News 12
Austin, Texas KEYE-TV CBS No Branded itself K-EYEwitness News with its callsign; currently known as CBS 42 News
Bakersfield, California KBAK-TV CBS yes currently Identifies itself as 29 Eyewitness News since 1992
KBFX-CA Fox Yes Currently airs "Eyewitness News on Fox 58" produced by sister station KBAK-TV
Baltimore, Maryland WJZ-TV CBS Yes Currently identifies as "Eyewitness News"
Bangor, Maine WVII-TV ABC no Currently identifies as ABC 7 News
Binghamton, New York WIVT ABC no Currently identifies as NewsChannel 34
Boise, Idaho KBCI-TV CBS Yes Has identified as CBS 2 Eyewitness News since 2007
Boston WBZ-TV CBS no Used from 1966-1993; has identified as WBZ News since 2007
Buffalo, New York WKBW-TV ABC no, but testing Used from 1970 to 2003, although its version of Eyewitness News was in name only and used elements of the Action News format instead. Currently identifies as 7 News but is testing a revival of the Eyewitness News name.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa KCRG-TV CBS No Used name from early-70's to late-80's; Currently identifies as "KCRG TV-9 News"
Charleston / Huntington, W.V. WHTN-TV ABC (Now a CBS affiliate) no Identified as "Eyewitness News" in the early 70's until it was purchased by Gateway, who re-branded the newscast as "Action News".
WCHS-TV ABC yes Used a lowercase "e" logo from 2002-2005 and identified as Eyewitness News 8 since 2002 without using the channel number (8) in their news title.
Charlotte, North Carolina WSOC-TV ABC yes Currently identifies as Channel 9 Eyewitness News
Chattanooga, Tennessee WRCB-TV NBC yes Currently identifies as Channel 3 Eyewitness News
Chicago WLS-TV ABC no Identified as Eyewitness News from 1968-1996; has identified as ABC 7 News since 1996
Cincinnati WLWT NBC no Identified as Eyewitness News 5 from 1998-2004' has been rebranded as News 5 since 2004
WKRC-TV ABC (Now a CBS affiliate) no Identified as Eyewitness 12 News from 1977 to 1992; currently identifies as Local 12 News
Cleveland WEWS ABC No Used from 1967-1990, has identified as NewsChannel 5 since 1990
WKYC-TV NBC No The first station (as KYW-TV) to use the Eyewitness News name, in 1959, used until 1965; currently known as Channel 3 News
Colorado Springs / Pueblo, CO KOAA-TV NBC No Identified as Eyewitness News until 2002, currently identified as "News First"
Columbia, South Carolina WOLO-TV ABC no Currently identifies as ABC Columbia News
Columbus, Ohio WBNS-TV CBS no Known as 10TV Eyewitness News 1977-2007; rebranded as 10TV News HD in April 2007
Corpus Christi, Texas KIII-TV ABC no Identified itself as 3 Eyewitness News (1977-2000); currently Identifies as 3 News
Dallas / Fort Worth KDFW-TV Fox no Identified as Eyewitness News from 1975-1978; has identified as Fox 4 News since 1997
Dayton, Ohio WDTN NBC no Currently identifies as 2 News
Denver, Colorado KWGN-TV CW No Identified as TV-2 Eyewitness News from 1981 to 1983; has identified as News 2 since September 2006
Des Moines, Iowa WHO-TV NBC no Identified as "Eyewitness News" in the mid-1970's; currently identifies as "Channel 13 News"
WOI-TV ABC no Identified as Channel 5 Eyewitness News from 2001 to 2006; currently known as ABC 5 News
Detroit WJBK-TV Fox no Identified as Eyewitness News from 1970 to 1997. Currently identifies as Fox 2 News
WWJ-TV CBS no Newscast defunct
Duluth, Minnesota WDIO-TV ABC Yes Used since the late 1970s
Durham / Raleigh WTVD ABC yes Used "Eyewitness News" until dropping for "WTVD 11 News" in 1985; this was a clone of WKBW's "Eyewitness News" format. Brought back title in 2000 as ABC 11 Eyewitness News. Also produces Eyewitness News at 10 on CW22 for WLFL-TV.
Elmira, New York WENY-TV ABC no Used from the 1970s through the 1990s. Station now brands as "NewsChannel 36."
Erie, Pennsylvania WSEE-TV CBS No Used from 1968-1978; currently identifies as WSEE NewsWatch
Eugene, Oregon KEZI-TV ABC no Currently known as 9 News
Eureka, California KIEM-TV NBC no Currently known as NewsChannel 3
Evansville, Indiana WTVW-TV Fox No Used from the mid-1970s to 1996; identified as Fox 7 News from 1996 to 2004, then WTVW NewsChannel 7 for about a year from 2004 to 2005 before Fox 7 News returned
Fargo/Grand Forks KXJB-TV CBS no Identified as KX 4 Eyewitness News from 1980 to 1987. Currently identifies as KX 4 News; news department shared with KVLY-TV
Flint / Saginaw / Bay City WEYI-TV NBC no Used Eyewitness News name in parts of the 1970s and 1980s; Used variant WEYI-witness News in the early 1990s; currently known as NewsCenter 25
Florence / Myrtle Beach, S.C. WBTW CBS No Used from the early 1980s to 1995; currently identifies as "News 13"
Fort Myers, Florida WBBH-TV NBC no Identified as TV-20 Eyewitness News from the late 1970s to 1996; currently identifies as NBC 2 News
Fort Wayne, Indiana WPTA ABC no Currently known as Indiana's NewsCenter on 21 Alive
Fresno, California KGPE CBS no Identified as 47 Eyewitness News from 1985-1992; currently identifies as CBS 47 On Your Side News
Grand Rapids / Kalamazoo, Michigan WZZM-TV ABC No Identified as Area 13 Eyewitness News from 1975 to 1984, and Eyewitness News 13 from 1984 to 1995. Currently identifies as WZZM 13 News
Green Bay, Wisconsin WFRV-TV CBS no Used from the mid 1970s to 2001; has identified as CBS 5 News since 2005
Greensboro / High Point / Winston-Salem, N.C. WGHP Fox no Identified as TV-8 Eyewitness News from June 17th, 1974 to 1986; has identified as Fox 8 News since 1995
Greenville / New Bern / Washington, N.C. WITN-TV NBC no Used variant EyeWITNess News for several years; currently known as WITN News
WNCT-TV CBS yes Identified as Eyewitness News 9 since 1998
Greenville / Spartanburg / Asheville WSPA-TV CBS no currently known as NewsChannel 7
Harlingen / Brownsville / McAllen, TX KRGV-TV ABC no Used in the mid-1970's; Now identifies as "NewsChannel 5"
KGBT-TV CBS no Used from 1967 to 1972; has identified as Action 4 News since 2003
Harrisburg / Lancaster / York / Lebanon, PA WHP-TV CBS no Currently identifies as WHP CBS 21 News
WLYH-TV CW no No longer carries a newscast; sister station to WHP-TV
Hartford / New Haven, CT WFSB CBS yes Currently known as Channel 3 Eyewitness News
Honolulu, Hawaii KHON-TV Fox No Used from the early-to-late 1970s; has identified as KHON 2 News since 2003
Houston KTRK-TV ABC yes Has identified as 13 Eyewitness News since 1973
Huntsville, Alabama WAAY-TV ABC no Used from 1977 until the late 1990s; currently known as WAAY 31 News
Idaho Falls / Pocatello KPVI NBC no Identified as Channel 6 Eyewitness News during the 1990s; currently known as NBC NewsChannel 6
KIDK CBS yes Has identified as Channel 3 Eyewitness News since 2007
Indianapolis WTHR NBC yes Currently known as Channel 13 Eyewitness News
Jackson, Mississippi WAPT ABC no Used Eyewitness News 16 during the early 1990s; has identified its newscasts as 16 WAPT News since the late 1990s.
Jackson, Tennessee WBBJ-TV ABC yes Currently identifies as ABC 7 Eyewitness News
Jacksonville, Florida WJXT Independent no Identified as Eyewitness News from 1967 to 2005; has identified as Channel 4 News since 2005
Johnson City, Tennessee WJHL-TV CBS no Currently identified as News Channel 11
Kansas City, Missouri KCTV CBS no Used Eyewitness News branding from 1966 to 1984; currently known as KCTV 5 News
Knoxville, Tennessee WATE-TV ABC No Used various versions of the Eyewitness News moniker from 1969 to 2001, currently known as WATE 6 News
Lafayette, Louisiana KLFY-TV CBS Yes "Eyewitness News" is used to identify the 6 & 10 p.m. newscasts
Las Vegas, Nevada KLAS-TV CBS] Yes Currently known as Channel 8 Eyewitness News HD
Lexington, Kentucky WTVQ-TV ABC No Used variant TVQ Eyewitness News for several years; currently known as Action News 36
Lincoln, Nebraska KLKN-TV ABC Yes Uses similar imaging/graphics as sister stations WOI-TV, WHBF-TV, and KCAU-TV, currently known as Channel 8 Eyewitness News
Little Rock, Arkansas KARK-TV NBC No Identified as Channel 4 Eyewitness News from the 1970s to the mid-1980s and again from the late 1980s to 1994. Has identified as KARK 4 News since 2005.
Los Angeles, California KABC-TV ABC yes Currently known as "ABC7 Eyewitness News HD"
Louisville, Kentucky WLKY-TV CBS No Currently known as NewsChannel 32
Lubbock, Texas KCBD-TV NBC no Currently identifies as "Newschannel 11". Used "Eyewitness News" title during 1970s and early 1980s.
Madison, Wisconsin WISC-TV CBS No Identified as TV-3 Eyewitness News from September 13, 1971 to April 24, 1982. Has identified as News 3 since 1989.
WKOW-TV ABC No Used "Eyewitness News" from the mid-1980s to 1995. Currently identifies as "WKOW 27; Making a Difference"
Macon, Georgia WMAZ-TV CBS Yes Currently identifies as "13 WMAZ Eyewitness News"
Medford / Klamath Falls, Oregon KOBI/KOTI NBC No Currently identifies as "NBC 5 News"(KOBI)/"NBC 2 News"(KOTI)
Memphis, Tennessee WHBQ-TV Fox no Identified as Eyewitness News from the early 1970s to 1995 and Fox 13 Eyewitness News from 1995 to 1997. Currently idenifies as Fox 13 News
WPTY-TV ABC yes news department shared with WLMT
Minneapolis-St. Paul KSTP-TV ABC yes Used since the early 1970s
KMSP-TV Fox no Used from 1969-1973; currently known as Fox 9 News
Miami WPLG ABC no Used from 1983-2002; currently identifies as Local 10 News
Milwaukee, Wisconsin WISN-TV ABC No currently known as 12 News
WITI-TV Fox no Identified as TV-6 Eyewitness News from mid-1980s until 1990; currently known as Fox 6 News
Nashville, Tennessee WKRN-TV ABC No Used from 1969 to 1972 as WSIX-TV; has identified as News 2 since 1994
Nashville, Tennessee WTVF CBS No Used from the early 1970s until 1989; currently known as NewsChannel 5
New Orleans, Louisiana WWL-TV CBS Yes Currently known as Channel 4 Eyewitness News
New York City WABC-TV ABC Yes Originally identified as just Eyewitness News, then as "Channel 7 Eyewitness News" beginning in 1984; was identified as ABC7 Eyewitness News from 1999-2003 before reverting back to Channel 7 Eyewitness News
Norfolk / Portsmouth / Newport News WTKR CBS no Identified as Channel 3 Eyewitness News from 1992 until 1994. Currently known as NewsChannel 3
WAVY-TV NBC no Identified as Area 10 or Channel 10 Eyewitness News from 1969-1982. Has used WAVY News 10 since 1989
Orlando / Daytona Beach WFTV ABC yes
WRDQ Independent yes WFTV produces newscasts identified as Eyewitness News This Morning and Eyewitness News at 10PM
Philadelphia KYW-TV CBS yes The Eyewitness News format was originally introduced at this station in 1965; dropped name from 1991 to use different names for different dayparts; rebranded as News 3 in 1994 and reverted to Eyewitness News in 1998.
Phoenix KTVK Independent no Used from 1980-1983; currently identifies as NewsChannel 3
KPHO-TV CBS No Used in the 1970s; currently identifies as CBS 5 News
Pittsburgh KDKA-TV CBS no Currently known as KDKA-TV News
Oklahoma City KOCO-TV ABC Yes Has identified as "Eyewitness News 5" since 1998. Previously identified as "Channel 5 Eyewitness News" from 1974 to 1977.
KWTV CBS No Currently identifies as NEWS 9. Used "Eyewitness News" title from 1966 to 1971.
Panama City, Florida WMBB-TV ABC no Currently identifies as News 13
Portland, Maine WMTW-TV ABC No Currently identifies as "News 8 WMTW"
WCSH-TV NBC No Identified as "WCSH Eyewitness News" in the 1970s; currently identifies as "News Center 6"
Portland, Oregon KGW NBC No Used from 1967-1973; has identified as "KGW NewsChannel 8" since January 31, 2008
Providence, Rhode Island WPRI-TV CBS Yes Identified as "Channel 12 Eyewitness News" from 1989-1996, has identified as "Eyewitness News" since 2002, produces "Eyewitness News: First on FOX" for WNAC
Quad Cities WHBF-TV CBS No Used the same imaging/graphics as sister station WOI-TV, Identified as Channel 4 Eyewitness News from 2002-2007, currently identifies as CBS 4 News
WQAD-TV ABC No Identified as Eyewitness News from 1975 to 1978, currently branded as WQAD NewsChannel 8
Reno, Nevada KOLO-TV ABC no Identified as Eyewitness News from mid-70's to early-90's; now "KOLO 8 News Now"
Richmond, Virginia WRIC-TV ABC No Currently identifies as "8 News"
Roanoke, Virginia WSLS-TV NBC No Used during the 1960s and 1980s. Currently identifies as "WSLS 10 On Your Side"
Rochester, New York WHEC-TV NBC No Currently identifies as "News 10 NBC"
Sacramento KXTV ABC No Used from 1978-1985; has identified as News 10 since 1985
St. Louis, Missouri KSDK NBC No Used from the 1970s until 1989; has been known as NewsChannel 5 since 1989
Salt Lake City, Utah KSL-TV NBC yes Currently identities as "KSL 5 Eyewitness News HD"
San Antonio, Texas KENS-TV CBS yes Identified as "Channel 5 Eyewitness News" from 1970 to 1998, has identified as "KENS 5 Eyewitness News" since 1998
San Diego, California KNSD NBC No Used from 1973 to 1977; currently identifies as NBC 7/39 News
San Francisco KPIX CBS yes Identified as "Channel 5 Eyewitness News" from the 1970s to 1995, has identified as CBS 5 Eyewitness News since 1995
KGO-TV ABC no Currently identifies as ABC7 News HD which follows the Eyewitness News format though not in branding
Scranton / Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania WBRE-TV NBC Yes Identified as "28 Eyewitness News" from the 1980s to 2004 and "WBRE Eyewitness News" since 2008
Seattle KIRO-TV CBS yes Used since 1998, previously used from 1981 to 1987
Shreveport KSLA-TV CBS no Used from the 1980s to the 1990s; currently identifies as "KSLA News 12"
Sioux City, Iowa KCAU-TV ABC Yes Uses similar imaging/graphics as sister stations WOI-TV, WHBF-TV, and KLKN, currently idenitfies as Channel 9 Eyewitness News
South Bend, Indiana WSBT-TV CBS No Currently identifies as "WSBT News"
Spokane, Washington KHQ-TV NBC No Identified as "Q-6 Eyewitness News" in the 1970s, currently identifies as "KHQ-6 Local News"
Syracuse, New York WTVH CBS No Identified as "Eyewitness News 5" from 1999-2002, currently identifies as "CBS 5 News"
WSYR-TV (formerly WNYS and WIXT) ABC No Identified as "Eyewitness News" in the early '70s, currently identifies as "Newschannel 9"
WSYT Fox No Identified as "Fox 68 Eyewitness News" from 2000-2006; produced by WTVH. No longer carries a newscast.
Tallahassee, Florida WCTV CBS Yes Currently identifies as "Eyewitness News"
Tampa / St. Petersburg, Florida WTVT Fox no Branded as Channel 13 Eyewitness News from 1989-1996 and briefly as Fox 13 Eyewitness News from 1996-1997; Currently identifies as Fox 13 News
WTSP CBS no Used from the late 1960s to 1978, has identified as Tampa Bay's 10 News since 2002
WTOG-TV CW no Used from late-1970s to late-1980s; no longer has a newscast
Terre Haute, Indiana WTWO-TV NBC no Identified as TV-2 Eyewitness News from 1973 to 1994, has identified as NewsChannel 2 since 1994
Toledo, Ohio WTOL-TV CBS No Used from 1966-1977; currently identifies as "WTOL News 11"
Topeka, Kansas KTKA ABC No Identified as "49 Eyewitness News" before local news was dropped in '02, bought by new owners and brought back news in '06 & currently identifies as "49 News"
Traverse City, Michigan WGTU ABC No Name used in the 1970's; local news now limited on the station
Tucson, Arizona KVOA-TV NBC No Was Eyewitness News at least since the early 1970s, became Eyewitness News 4 in 1999. Changed to "News 4" in February 2006
Tulsa, Oklahoma KOTV CBS No Currently identifies as "The News on 6". Used "Eyewitness News" title 1978 to 1986.
Tyler, Texas KYTX CBS Yes Identifies itself as "CBS 19 Eyewitness News"
Utica, New York WUTR ABC No Identified as Eyewitness News in the 1980s and early-to-mid 1990's. Stopped newscasts in 2003.
Washington, D.C. WUSA CBS no Previously identified as Channel 9 Eyewitness News from 1972 to 2002, currently identifies as 9News Now
West Palm Beach, Florida WPBF ABC no Identified as Eyewitness News 25 from 1998-2004; has identified as WPBF News 25 since 2004
WPEC CBS no Used from the late-1980s to the mid-1990s, has identified as CBS 12 News since February 1, 2008
Wichita, Kansas KWCH-TV CBS Yes Identified as Eyewitness News from 1969-1977 and again from 1983-1995 and then Channel 12 Eyewitness News from 1995-2001. Has identified as KWCH 12 Eyewitness News since 2001
Wichita Falls, Texas / Lawton, Oklahoma KAUZ-TV CBS no Used title Channel 6 Eyewitness News 1974 to 1988; currently identifies as KAUZ Channel 6 News
Wilmington, North Carolina WWAY ABC No Identified as Eyewitness News 3 from 1983-1995; has identified as "NewsChannel 3" since 1995
Youngstown, Ohio WYTV ABC No Identified as "Eyewitness News" from the late 1970s to 1999; currently indentifies as "33 News"

Music package

Template:Contradict Eyewitness News is also the name of a syndicated news music package, composed by Frank Gari of Gari Communications.

Since 1968, ABC's large market owned-and-operated stations had used the "Cool Hand Luke" theme on their newscasts. In 1983, they started using News Series 2000, an updated version of the original Schifrin theme, composed by Frank Gari, that had been originally commissioned by WLS-TV in Chicago.

However, in 1993, Schifrin raised his royalties for using Cool Hand Luke and its variations to a level that effectively priced the theme out of the local news market. As a result, Gari was commissioned by WABC-TV in New York to compose a new music package called Eyewitness News. This new package, based slightly on Cool Hand Luke, has been updated several times. WABC-TV currently uses the Series 4 version, which was specifically updated for the station in 1999.

Besides being used in America, the Eyewitness News music package has also been picked up for use overseas. Hong Kong Cable News has been using it for its morning newscast, and POP TV in Slovenia has been using it for its main newscasts. It is also used by Nine Network and its affiliates for their newscasts in Australia.

A station using the Eyewitness News music package might not necessarily use the Eyewitness News title for its newscasts, and vice versa. For example, WXYZ-TV in Detroit uses the music package, but uses the Action News format and branding, and in 2006 KGO-TV started using the Eyewitness News package but brands its newscasts as 'ABC 7 News HD'.

In 2005, Gari Communications renamed the Eyewitness News-New Generation news package to the ABC O&O News Collection, as the packages are now only commissable by ABC owned-and-operated stations and affiliates.Template:Dubious Despite this, many still refer to the package as Eyewitness News.
DMA# DMA Name Station Affiliation Years Used Other Notes
1. New York City, New York WABC-TV, formerly WJZ ABC 1994-present First station to commission Series 1 in 1994 & Series 4 in 1999
2. Los Angeles, California KABC-TV, formerly KECA ABC 1995-present First station to commission Series 2 in 1995 & New Generation Series 1 in 2006
5. San Francisco, California KGO-TV ABC 2006-present Commissioned New Generation Series 1
KBWB, Formerly KOFY ABC (secondary) Formerly WB 2007-present 9pm newscasts produced by KGO
8. Washington, DC WJLA-TV, formerly WMAL ABC, formerly CBS 2006-present Commissioned New Generation Series 1
10. Houston, Texas KTRK-TV, formerly KXYZ ABC 1995-present Commissioned Series 1 & 2 in 1995, Series 5 & New Generation Series 1 in 2006
11. Detroit, Michigan WKBD-TV The CW, formerly UPN 2002-2004 Aired a 10pm newscast produced by WXYZ
WXYZ-TV ABC 2001-present Commissioned Series 2 only for its opens, but uses Series 1 for bumpers and Series 4 for closes
12. Saint Petersburg, Florida & Tampa, Florida WFTS-TV ABC 2007-present Commissioned Series 1 & New Generation Series 1
13. Phoenix, Arizona KNXV-TV ABC, formerly Independent, then FOX 2007-present Commissioned Series 2 & New Generation Series 1
17. Cleveland, Ohio WEWS-TV ABC, formerly CBS 2007-present Commissioned New Generation Series 1 after starting high definition broadcasts
18. Denver, Colorado KMGH-TV, formerly KLZ ABC, formerly CBS 1995-1997 & 2006-present Commissioned Series 1 in 1995 after the 3-way affiliation change with KCNC & KUSA, & New Generation Series 1 in 2006
19. Orlando, Florida WFTV-TV, formerly WLOF ABC 1995-1997 & 2006-present Commissioned Series 1 in 1995 & New Generation Series 1 in 2006
WRDQ ABC (secondary) 2007-present Newscasts produced by WFTV
21. St. Louis, Missouri KTVI-TV, formerly WTVI FOX, formerly ABC 1995-1998 Commissioned Series 1 after the affiliation switch with KDNL.
25. Indianapolis, Indiana WRTV-TV, formerly WFBM ABC 2004-present Commissioned Series 4 in 2004 & New Generation Series 1 in 2006
27. San Diego, California KGTV, formerly KOGO ABC, formerly NBC 2006-present Commissioned New Generation Series 1
29. Raleigh, North Carolina & Durham, North Carolina WTVD-TV ABC, formerly CBS 1995-present Commissioned Series 1 in 1995, Series 2 in 2000, Series 4 in 2005, Series 5 in 2006 & New Generation Series 1 in 2007
WLFL-TV The CW, formerly The WB 2006-present 10pm newscasts produced by WTVD
43. Las Vegas, Nevada KTNV-TV, formerly KSHO ABC 2003-present Commissioned New Generation Series 1 in 2006 and New Generation Series 2 in 2007
47. Memphis, Tennessee WHBQ-TV, FOX, formerly ABC 1970-late 1980s
51. New Bedford, Massachusetts & Providence, Rhode Island WNAC-TV, formerly WSTG FOX, formerly ABC 2002-2004 Newscast produced by sister station WPRI
WPRI-TV, formerly WPRO CBS, formerly ABC 2002-2004 Commissioned Series 1 & 4
58. Dayton, Ohio WDTN-TV, formerly WLWD NBC, formerly ABC 2002-2004 WDTN commissioned Series 2 before the affiliation switch with WKEF & the ownership change from Hearst-Argyle to LIN TV.
62. Tulsa, Oklahoma KTUL, formerly KTVX ABC 2006-present Commissioned New Generation Series 1
66. Flint, Michigan WJRT-TV ABC 1997-present Commissioned Series 1 in 1997 & New Generation Series 1 in 2006
69. Green Bay, Wisconsin WBAY-TV ABC, formerly CBS 2006-present Commissioned New Generation Series 1 after a licensing dispute with Stephen Arnold Music, the producer of their previous theme, "Counterpoint".
71. Toledo, Ohio WTVG-TV, formerly WSPD ABC 1997-present Commissioned Series 1 in 1997, Series 4 in 1999, Series 5 in 2005, & New Generation Series 1 in 2006
70. Tucson, Arizona KVOA-TV NBC 1999-2007 Commissioned Series 1 & 4 in 1999
73. Des Moines, Iowa WOI-TV ABC 2006-present Commissioned New Generation Series 1
85. Madison, Wisconsin WMTV-TV NBC, formerly ABC 1999-present Commissioned Series 4, 5 & New Generation Series 1 the only NBC station that currently uses this package
89. Cedar Rapids, Iowa KGAN-TV, formerly WMT CBS 1996-2004 Commissioned Series 1 & 2
90. Burlington, Vermont WVNY-TV ABC 1999-2003 Commissioned Series 1 & 4
97. Savannah, Georgia WJCL-TV ABC, formerly NBC 2005-present Commissioned Series 5
100. Charleston, South Carolina WCIV ABC, formerly NBC 2007-present Commissioned Series 5 & New Generation Series 1
101. Evansville, Indiana WTVW-TV Fox, formerly ABC 2004 & 2005 Commissioned Series 1 & 4
104. Lincoln, Nebraska KLKN, formerly KCAN ABC 2007-present Commissioned Series 1
111. Tyler-Longview, Texas KLTV ABC 2007-present Commissioned New Generation Series 1
125. Salinas, California KION-TV, formerly KMST CBS, formerly UPN 1996-2006 Commissioned Series 3 & 5
126. Bakersfield, California KERO-TV ABC, formerly NBC, then CBS 2007-present Commissioned New Generation Series 1
143. Sioux City, Iowa KCAU-TV, formerly KVTV ABC, formerly NBC 2006-Present Commissioned New Generation Series 1
147 Lubbock, TX KLBK CBS 2007-Present KLBK is owned and operated by Nexstar Broadcasting Group
154. Anchorage, Alaska KIMO ABC 1996-present Commissioned Series 1, flagship station of "Alaska's Superstation" network
180. Jonesboro, Arkansas KAIT-TV ABC 2007-present First station to commission New Generation Series 2
182. Charlottesville, Virginia WVAW-LP ABC 2006-present Commissioned New Generation Series 1
188. Lafayette, Indiana WLFI-TV CBS 1996-2000 Commissioned Series 3

See also

External links


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