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Top Orlando TV news videos on YouTube

If you’ve checked out the channel pages on this site, you’ll know I have lots of video of Orlando TV — past and present. But as much as I have, YouTube has more. (In fact, many of my videos have been posted by others onto YouTube.) I’ve created a YouTube playlist with some of my favorite Orlando TV News videos I’ve spotted on the site. You can take a look here. There are more than 40 clips, representing WCPX, WKMG, WESH, WFTV, WOFL, WKCF and even WAYK (now known as WOPX).

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Hori welcomes twins; see WFTV video from 1978

A couple of quick items to start off the new year …

Congrats to former WESH anchor Shannon Hori, now at WFOR-CBS 4 in Miami. Last week she welcomed twin boys, Colt and Cade. “The best Christmas present ever,” Hori told the Miami Herald. The boys are the first children for Hori, 36, and husband Kendall Cogan, 42. who owns Firehouse Subs franchises. Click here to read more. …

Believe it or not, apparently it wasn’t “all Caylee coverage, all the time” for at least one local station in 2008. WOFL’s Web site, MyFoxOrlando.com, listed its top 10 stories on the site for 2008. Here are the top five:

  1. Girl called racist for wearing Palin T-shirt;
  2. City vehicles painted with anti-Obama sayings; 
  3. Student who took religious icon getting death threats;
  4. Florida teens confront Fox 35 after mom’s arrest;
  5. Car wash mom pleads no contest.

Not sure what that lists says about MyFoxOrlando’s visitors. You can see the full list by clicking here. …

And finally, here’s a trip down video lane: Part of WFTV’s Eyewitness News from 1978, complete with anchor Bob Jordan, weatherman Burd Bullock and sports with Mike James (now of NewsBlues.com fame.) There’s also a credit roll at the end of the show … see if you recognize any of the names.

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Another WESH video on YouTube? Mother-F***er!!!

WESH-2 is one of a handful of TV stations and newspapers (including, ahem, the Orlando Sentinel) that have a partnership deal with YouTube to post video to the popular site.

But it’s the video viewers are posting from WESH that seem to be getting most of the traffic on YouTube. The “Blondes Make Men Dumb” video had more than 11,000 views as of this morning.

And now, another clip has appeared on YouTube of an interview with a robbery victim who drops the M-F bomb live on WESH’s morning news on CW18. Yikes! See below.


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Monday news: WESH’s chopper helps lift UCF

Some musings to start off the work week …

The UCF Knights have to thank WESH for part of their Conference USA Championship. Heavy rains late last week make the field at Bright House Networks Stadium soggy, so the school asked WESH to bring over its chopper to help dry the field. While school officials have been concerned about how fans jump up and down and shake the stadium, from the video, flying a chopper inside the bowl looks far more dangerous. Watch the video. (It’s the second one under the video player.)

Former WKMG reporter Candice Coleman, now working for the Disney News Bureau, did a story about the pardoned Thanksgiving turkey arriving at Disney World for Good Morning America’s Web cast. Here’s a link. (Also, I know it’s Disney Co.-synergy, but do you think ABC News has ever run a PR release video from any other company?) …

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At home with the news (from 1982)

Twenty-five years ago in Orlando TV was a much simpler time. You could conduct a standup at the airport with your main anchors and bump into a sailor. You could talk about weather with a group of people who happen to all have yellow umbrellas to protect you when a sudden rain starts. You could walk by the space shuttle. And you could wear really weird looking pants while watching WCPX’s News Watch 6 with your family. Here’s a classic news promo clip from 1982 — "Heart of Florida, We’re at home with the news." (Click here to watch the clip)


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