|KIII-TV Channel 3, Corpus Christi TX
Sign-Off recorded 5 January 1987
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|"The Spirit of South Texas", as
Corpus Christi's long-time ABC-TV network station branded
itself at the time, calls it a night. Leading off in this
video is the final moments of ABC News Weekend
Edition anchored by Tom Jarriel, who would retire
from ABC News in 1991. Immediately following is the U.S. Air Force's
"split-screen" National Anthem film, with
"Old Glory" resting in the middle of the
screen. After this, the viewers are treated to a midnight
cruise through downtown Corpus Christi, with superimposed
images of neon signs and a passing KIII-TV 3 news van
thrown in. The music is supplied by the rock band
Journey, via their hit recording of "Lights"
(When The Lights Go Down In The City). The sign-off
message says, in essence, "we're outta here, see ya
at sign-on, g'night".
Page edited Tuesday, 11 June 2013
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