Monday, July 26, 2010

VIDEO: KTRK 13 weather in 1979 with Ed Brandon



Let's go back in time to 1979 at KTRK 13. Weatherman Ed Brandon was doing the weather without the aid of all the computers he uses today when filling in. Back then it was black and white maps and a pointer.

Who was anchoring back in 1979. This video tells us...it was Diana Fallis. According to Wikipedia, Fallis was KTRK's first African American female anchor and later served as a media relations liaison with Prairie View AandM University.

UPDATE
Ed Brandon comments on this post about this time period.

Thanks, Mike. That is an amazing find. While I don't remember that specific cast (there were 17 years of Sunday night, 7-Day forecasts} it apparently was during the period when we were showing off the latest technological advancement of the day...electronic character generation! The word "Chryon" was spoken in a reverential tone. Ed B.

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5 comments:

  1. Thanks, Mike. That is an amazing find. While I don't remember that specific cast (there were 17 years of Sunday night, 7-Day forecasts} it apparently was during the period when we were showing off the latest technological advancement of the day...electronic character generation! The word "Chryon" was spoken in a reverential tone. Ed B.

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  2. That's some classic stuff.
    The light-up 3-day forecast board looks like something from a game show... and I say that with all due reverance.
    The classic Texas Commerce Bank commercial tops it off.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  3. i don't know why but i love watching these old clips. where on earth do you find these? you must have one hell of a vhs collection.

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  4. My name is Dontryl Alexander, and I was the one who posted the vintage Ed Brandon weather forecast. I collected newscasts from not only Houston, but Austin, Beaumont and all over TX and US.

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