|KABC-TV Channel 7, Los Angeles CA
Sign-Off from circa 1978
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|Sign-off clip of the ABC Television
Network's owned-and-operated L.A. station, and among the
oldest video clips of a TV station sign-off currently
known to exist. After the sign-off announcement,
delivered by Len Beardsley, we are treated to the
wonderful U.S. Air Force "High Flight" film,
with a recitation of the poem of that name composed by
the late John Gillespe Magee, Jr.. Sadly, several seconds
of this poem is missing on this clip, possibly because of
a big glitch in the source video that was edited out (the
High Flight film is in its entirety in the 1982 and 1986
KABC-TV sign-offs linked below). Following that is the
Star-Spangled Banner clip, also produced by the USAF.
This clip is referred to by sign-offs connoiseurs as the
"Moog SSB" because the SSB is played on a Moog
synthesizer. At least two TV stations in the Webmaster's
area in North Carolina ran this SSB clip in the early to
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