I was here during some technical transitions worth mentioning. We shot black-and-white film in spring-wound silent cameras at first. Then, color film revolutionized our daily efforts, along with battery-operated cameras, sound, etc. Next came videotape and electronic editing, replacing the old film splicer, razor blades for emulsion scraping, and a pot of glue. I wasn’t here at the time yet, but the station moved from a totally unsuitable old dance hall on the third floor (no elevator) of the old telephone building on
Now to events. The first big news story of my tenure was the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and what happened here as a result.
Good things happened, though. In 1968, the aging James Walker and Community hospitals (white and black in that order) were replaced by