In the 1960's, local Philadelphia television news was dominated by three news anchors. There was Broadcast Pioneers member John Facenda at WCAU-TV, Gunnar Back at WFIL-TV and Broadcast Pioneers member Vince Leonard at WRCV-TV/KYW-TV. All three have been inducted into our Hall of Fame. The Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia has in its archives, two audio clips of the Leonard television newscasts from 1969.
First, we have a clip from the 6 pm newscast of Wednesday, August 13, 1969. The subject matter was the space program. Note that the end of this clip, Vince does a promo for Tom Snyder (then a local Channel 3 newsman). Listen to the clip!
Next we have a two-minute clip from that same day, but it's from the 11 pm newscast. The subject matter was the parades in American cities for the Apollo 11 astronauts.
From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Photo originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Bill Webber
Audio originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers historian Gerry Wilkinson
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