Blast from the past: Channel 9 news ad from 1969

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Blast from the Past focuses today on WFTV-Channel 9 and ABC.

This ad is from February 1969, promoting the ratings-challenged news on ABC and Channel 9. Frank Reynolds was the anchor of the “ABC Evening News.” Ray Reuster — who would later have a long career with the Daytona Beach News-Journal — was at the helm of the “Channel 9 News.” (Yep, there really was a time when there wasn’t Eyewitness News on WFTV.)

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