In 1987 – five years before – WCBS-TV was looking like a standard big market newscast for it’s time. Captured the week after Black Monday’s stock market crash; this is when kids the “local news” was on for either an hour or two hours (for the five o’clock news.) In 1988, Channel 2 was the first New York station to roll back the network newscast to start at 6:30, WABC-TV second and WNBC-TV was the last by 1991 (and this apparently hurt their ratings.)
Anyways I was 7 months old and kinda interesting that parts of the New York Stock Exchange looked pretty much the same for nearly a decade before flat panel monitors were installed and the logo changed in the year 2000. Channel 2 News went through a bunch of changes as the 80s came to a close.
at the end, Bree Walker teases the 11:00 news, in a newsroom that predated the multi fake monitor setup; and the theme heard was the infamous Palmer News Package.