Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Big Four-Oh, The - Channel 2 Birthday Party (1988) (TV)

In May of 1988, KCBS-2 the CBS affiliate in Los Angeles celebrated their 40th birthday. This is a definitive walk through of television history led ably by the late local legend Ralph Story. A live, daytime formal black-tie television broadcast from the site of the first Academy Awards ceremony, the role call is numbing. Almost everyone is in attendance, Morey Amsterdam AND Rose Marie are here, for instance. It's two hours of that, one surprise after the other and with classic and unique video and still photo archival footage the whole thing is excellent. There is a short color POV video clip of a car traveling east on Hollywood Blvd., as it passes the Chinese Theatre you can see the signage for the then-current feature "Trader Horn" from 1931.

For those in the Los Angeles markets, you might notice Steve Edwards and Dorothy Lucey of the Fox 11 Morning News among the co-hosts.

The Big Four-Oh - Channel 2 Birthday Party (1988) (TV)
Hosts: Ralph Story, Steve Edwards, Dorothy Lucey

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