Liberace’s Wasn’t the Only Famous Television Candelabra

This blog post was researched and written by Chuck Howell, MARMIA donor and volunteer. Introduction These are not Christmas trees pictured atop the TV on MARMIA’s new tee-shirt commemorating Television Hill in Northwest Baltimore’s Woodberry neighborhood (near historic Druid Hill Park)–though buying one as a gift through Charm City Threads  is certainly encouraged. They could … Continue reading Liberace’s Wasn’t the Only Famous Television Candelabra

WJZ’s “Eyewitness News”

The first "Eyewitness News" format began in 1959 at a local television station in Cleveland (now WKYC-TV), which was a Group W-owned station. It was the United States' first 90-minute local newscast and defined the role of the reporter as a “witness” to news events for its audiences. Following its success, the other Group W … Continue reading WJZ’s “Eyewitness News”

WJZ’s “Evening Magazine”

During the summer of 1976, a San Francisco CBS affiliate station (KPIX) owned by Westinghouse Broadcasting (AKA Group W), premiered a local weeknight television news and entertainment series titled "Evening: The MTWTF Show", eventually christened "Evening Magazine". The show was designed to add a local focus to news.  This show was created in reaction to … Continue reading WJZ’s “Evening Magazine”