The Campaign For DA

12.17.2014

1982 Channel 4 Christmas Commercial



There's Dale Hanson in there before he got fired.  If interested, [Grumpy] Uncle Barky has some background on this.

Back then, Channel 5 was still with NBC and Channel 8 was still with ABC.  However, Channel 4 was actually affiliated with CBS, while Channel 11 was an independent station.  Then at some point (the 1980s?), Channel 11 become an affiliate of CBS and Channel 4 became a Fox outlet.  So suddenly one day, the Channel 4 news crew had "Fox" instead of "CBS" in its graphics. (I'm pretty sure this video was when Channel 4 was still part of CBS. That Fox 4 News graphic in the corner seems to be added later.)

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

That has Anchor Man written all over it, complete with cowboy hat.

Anonymous said...

I just don't dig this whole blog/christmas thing at all.

Anonymous said...

Channel 4 went to Fox and Channel 11 went CBS in about 1994. I recall that I was shocked.

Goober said...

I've watched D/FW newscast all my life (remember ch. 5 weatherman Ron Godby predicting "shattered scours" instead of scattered showers?) but I do not ever remember Chip Moody working @ Channel 4.

Anonymous said...

Clarice Tinsley reminds me of Obammy. She makes over 300 thousand a year to read a teleprompter.

Anonymous said...

Please don't make me watch things like that. I'm lactose intollerant and can't handle all that cheese.

Anonymous said...

Before the network switcharound, channel 33 was the local Fox affiliate.

Anonymous said...

I quit watching Tinsley when she actually had a co-anchor fired for pushing her into a pool during a party--guess she doesn't like how she looks when she's wet!! :-)

DF Dick Ray said...

TINSLEY SUCKS. She needs to take her precious little iPhone and facebook friends an shove them up that fat a**.

Bear said...

Kevin McCarthy rocks.

Anonymous said...

Yea. Paul too.

Anonymous said...

A meteorologist was shot outside a TV station near Waco this morning. I guess somebody didn't like his forecast.

Anonymous said...

And they still can't get rid of Clarice Tinsley!

Bear said...

Kevin McCarthy was the reporter that threw Clarice into the pool. He landed at KLIF talk radio and was great. Remember the "Butt Sketch" guy, or the "dumpster diver". He also did stadium announcing for the Dallas Mavericks for several years. Now he does side kick car talk on weekend radio.

Anonymous said...

These guys are also in the video:

Jack Brown (news and features at channels 4 & 5). Brown owned an old church building in either Willow Park or the old part of Aledo, I think.
Quin Matthews (news reporter at channels 4 & 8)
Bob Phillips (4 Country Reporter, 8 Country Reporter and Texas Country Reporter)
Wayne Shattuck (weather)

Anonymous said...

Kevin McCarthy, John Rody and maybe Jon Dillon are my all time favorite Dallas radio personalities.

Anonymous said...

I remember that commercial. Chip Moody looked a lot more alive and Dale Hanson still looked like a douche nozzle.

Anonymous said...

It's nice that they let the colored people join in on their Christmas!

Anonymous said...

These people don't have families of their own?

Anonymous said...

WHAMMY!!!

CT said...

Yeah, I stopped watching 4 also after clarice got Kevin fired.
such a diva


Chip Moody was a class act.