|WABC-TV Channel 7, New York, New York|
Final Analog Sign-off - Friday, 12 June 2009
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The American Broadcasting Company's New York key station terminates their analog transmission at the end of the noon edition of Eyewitness News, anchored by Ken Rosato and Lori Stokes. They then turn things over to Bill Ritter at the transmitter controls atop the Empire State Building. Ritter narrates a brief news story covering the history of U.S. television. Following that, the analog signal is shut off for good, seen here as the "blue screen of death". Apparently, WABC-TV did not join its historic rivals WCBS-TV 2 and WNBC-TV 4 in offering the so-called "nightlight service".
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