TV News (WSVN) – “Crime Beat” – 1989

In 1989, WSVN in Miami produced a series called TV News following the journalists at Channel 7 News down there. It’s unclear if this program was seen nationally, or had been syndicated as a mini series.

This episode featured once Miami and cable news legend Rick Sanchez going really aggressive to people being arrested by “Metro-Dade Police” and the subject is bit kinky. A few years later, the county was renamed “Miami-Dade”.

The featured snap caught my attention, on the Betacam’s shutter speed, it’s unusual for lights to look that psychedelic; most of the shots were done in low light conditions.

I also wonder why WSVN was using a lot of film for promos. In the open to TV News, you see a lot of 8mm type of shots, that I assume was captured through some monitor, because the same shots were “filmed” were also recorded on video, because another episode on this same YouTuber features the videography. Those same 8mm shots I am referring to were also used in promos around that same time in 1989 to 1990.

I have a Facebook-friend who once worked at WSVN… perhaps I could get an answer to that oddity.

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