I got an email from Tina Veon, the creative director at KDKA, the CBS-owned affiliate in Pittsburgh, saying that the station did a PSA with some former Steelers/Pens/Pirates players to honor the real life heroes in her town and did I want more info about it. I told her yes, that if she gave me some background, I’d share her story but I would also tell her my Mean Joe Green story.
TV stations have been using helicopters to broadcast images from the air since 1958. And since then, stations have been marketing and advertising their choppers as part of their news brand. And as the aircraft have gotten more high tech, so have the promos.