|WPVI-TV Channel 6, Philadelphia PA
1971 Sign-off recorded in 1986
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|A wonderful sign-off video from Philly's
long-time ABC affiliate (and ABC's very first, going back
to 1948), using "America The Beautiful" for its
background music. This sign-off was actually produced in
late April 1971 when Capital Cities Broadcasting acquired
Channel 6, then known as WFIL-TV, and changed the call to
WPVI-TV. This sign-off (and the sign-on which used the
exact same video) was used by Channel 6 until Capital
Cities merged with the ABC Network in 1986. It also
features a 1970s-era ABC network logo graphic and the
1965 color version of the NAB's Seal of Good Practice.
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