|KTCA-TV Channel 2 (now Twin Cities PBS),|
St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sign-Off with Credit Roll recorded October 1987
Page edited Friday, 11 June 2021
KTCA-TV 2 , operating legally as Twin Cities Public Television, is the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) affiliate station that serves St. Paul/Minneapolis. The station has produced numerous programs for national distribution over PBS over the years as well as their own local/state-oriented shows. KTCA-TV 2 first went on the air in September 1957 as the first non-commercial TV station in Minnesota. Ten years later, KTCA became the first ETV station in the U.S. to telecast in color. In 2000, they were among the first public TV stations to broadcast a digital signal. Twin Cities Public TV also operates KTCI-TV on virtual Channel 17.
The video commences with the closing credits for the PBS music show Austin City Limits, in progress. Following a quick KTCA-TV station ID comes the sign-off, rendered by Dick Langowski, which features clips of then-current PBS and TCPTV programs, and ends with a credit roll listing the personnel of TCPTV. Three other clips here at TV-Signoffs.com feature a station staffer credit roll; the 1980 sign-on of WIS-TV 10 in Columbia SC, a 1986 sign-off for KRBK-TV 31 in Sacramento CA (now KMAX) and the 1994 comedy sign-off for WQEX-TV 16 in Pittsburgh PA (now WINP).
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