“We have really made this series about Los Angeles, and the big L.A. moments KTTV has shared with our viewers over the past 70 years,” said Pete Wilgoren, KTTV’s managing editor. “We are working hard to retrieve and restore priceless L.A. film archives as part of this anniversary process.”
KTTV, the Fox O&O in Los Angeles, is celebrating 70 years of broadcasting in Southern California.
Pete Wilgoren, KTTV’s managing editor, shared some of what the station is doing during the year to mark the milestone.
“We have really made this series about Los Angeles, and the big L.A. moments KTTV has shared with our viewers over the past 70 years. We are working hard to retrieve and restore priceless L.A. film archives as part of this anniversary process. The restoration part of this project has been very important. This is our piece traveling across the country and FIFTY stories below ground in search of priceless L.A. TV news artifacts.”
Wilgoren said the station is doing 70 stories as part of the year-long salute, and a series of hour-long specials during the year.
“We are 25 pieces into our series so far and looking at everything including The Beatles in L.A.; Marilyn Monroe, the Menendez Brothers, the Rose Parade, L.A.’s first freeways, the Northridge quake, the Nightstalker, the North Hollywood shootout, the opening of Dodger Stadium, the legendary Walk of Fame and many more.”
“We’ve tried to do something expansive, unique, and very historical,” said Wilgoren.
“It’s been such a rewarding project months and months in the planning here in L.A. and we still have six months of KTTV70 pieces left.
Click here to read a really thorough and interesting article from the Los Angeles Times about KTTV’s 70 years on the air in the City of Angels.
Click here to go to KTTV’s 70th anniversary webpage to see more stories and pictures from the station’s celebration.
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