|WNYC-TV 31 (now WPXN), New York City
Final Sign-Off from 30 June 1996
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|For 35 years (1961-1996) New York's Channel
31 was owned and operated by the City of New York itself.
In 1996 the City sells its TV station to a partnership of
Dow Jones and Company and ITT for $209 million. This
clip, aired at 12 midnight, is the last that viewers
would see of WNYC-TV as it would become WBIS-TV the next
day. The final sign-off is a long credit roll of the
names of the station's staff members. For more details
about WNYC/WBIS/WPXN, visit this
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