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”

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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”

WJZ’s “People are Talking”

The following post was written by guest blogger, Eli Pousson, of Baltimore Heritage. One of the many unique shows in the WJZ-TV collection recently acquired by MARMIA is "People Are Talking"—a morning program most famously hosted by Oprah Winfrey and Richard Sher. Then 24-year-old Winfrey's popularity as a co-host of the program led her to … Continue reading WJZ’s “People are Talking”

MARMIA Acquires the WJZ-TV Collection!

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive (MARMIA) has recently acquired the WJZ-TV Collection, including one-of-a-kind audio and video formats. WJZ-TV is Baltimore’s third television station in history, having first  broadcast in November 1948. The WJZ-TV Collection is extremely rare. There are only a handful of network affiliate station archives in the United States that have … Continue reading MARMIA Acquires the WJZ-TV Collection!

How Do I Love Thee, TV Horror Hosts? Let Me Count the Ways…

By Siobhan Hagan As the Halloween and Dia de los Muertos weekend draws to an end, I feel satisfied with my celebrations and am ready to move forward. After all, it isn't every October that you get to talk to a local TV legend on the phone! I am unfortunately just too young and missed … Continue reading How Do I Love Thee, TV Horror Hosts? Let Me Count the Ways…

Making Chesapeake Airwaves

By Siobhan HaganMarMIA recently published a post about the local news collection held by the University of Baltimore's Langsdale Library Special Collections. In that post there is included a brief history of the local television stations in Baltimore. It is important to research the history of television in Baltimore in much greater depth: to understand … Continue reading Making Chesapeake Airwaves

Movie Maker Profile: Jeff Krulik

By Jeff Krulik, director of independent documentary films and former Discovery Channel producer. Edited by Siobhan Hagan. [I grew up in Bowie, MD] and graduated Bowie High School 1979. Moved there after spending the first two years of my life in Langley Park, MD. My Mom was from Baltimore, my Dad from NYC. He was … Continue reading Movie Maker Profile: Jeff Krulik