|WNBC-TV Channel 4, New York City
Sign-Off recorded 22 March 1980
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|A wonderful classic Big Apple clip, this
time it's NBC's flagship station calling it a day. It
commences with a news report (joined in progress)
delivered by the late legendary NBC announcer Don Pardo
of Saturday Night Live and the original Jeopardy!
fame. After that comes a WNBC-TV Editorial by editorial
director Joseph Michaels, which is followed by several
PSAs and a WNBC-TV station ID by Mr. Pardo. Then it's the
Sermonette, delivered by Fr. J. L. Tahaney of
the Brooklyn Diocese. After three more PSAs, its the
pre-recorded sign-off announced by Arthur Gary, featuring
the 1965 NAB Seal of Good Practice, followed by the U.S.
Army Band playing the SSB, then color bars. With no
offense to the late Mr. Gary, the Webmaster would have
loved to have heard Don Pardo himself do the sign-off
Page edited Sunday, 24 August 2014
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