(Left to right) Peter Jennings & George Redpath
WFIL-TV Publicity Handout printed on news stock
In 1965, WFIL-TV legendary newscaster Gunnar Back was replaced as anchor by a much younger reporter, George Redpath. There were a few more anchors before Channel 6 finally selected a young Larry Kane to anchor a new news broadcast called, "ACTION NEWS."
However, before doing his TV anchor stint at Channel 6, George Redpath was a radio newscaster on sister station, WFIL Radio. We have an excerpt of one of those Redpath newscasts. This one dates from November 30, 1964.
From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Photo originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Dr. Francis Davis
Audio originally donated by Aircheck Collector Gary Zimak
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