The packaged "Eyewitness News" debuted on WABC in New York 45 years ago today. It was started at KYW in Philly before reaching the Big Apple.
Since then it has been used by countless stations across the country. Tow stations, WLS in Chicago and WKBW in Buffalo, both abandoned Eyewitness News and both brought it back.
WABC, the number one station in the number 1 market has stuck with Eyewitness News since that day 45 years ago.
Eyewitness News was started by Al Primo.