|WPTA-TV Channel 21, Fort Wayne IN,
Sign-Off and ATB recorded circa 1989
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|Fort Wayne's ABC-TV Netwok affiliate,
"21 Alive", calls it a night with this video
featuring scenes of city residents engaged in various
summertime activities as well as some views of Fort
Wayne's skyline. Afterward comes an abbreviated recording
of Ray Charles' rendition of "America The
Beautiful", visually accompanied by images of
Americana. Several seconds of the 21 Alive color bars
rounds out the video. Presumably, this recording was made
prior to September 1989, the time at which Pulitzer
Broadcasting, the owner mentioned in the clip, sold
WPTA-TV to the Granite Broadcasting Corporation.
Currently 21 Alive is owned by the Malara Broadcast
Group, with Granite Broadcasting operating the station
through a local marketing agreement (LMA).
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