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News from the Mobile TV Examiner for Monday, July 21st, 2014

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  • Last Saturday, July 19th, a video recording of a local newscast WKRG-TV produced in 1975 was uploaded onto the official YouTube channel for David Sirak, the director of news technology for WFTV-TV in Orlando, Florida (according to David Sirak, the video was copied from a collection of video recordings owned by his former colleague Robert Jordan since he was the news presenter for the newscast (the announcer for the newscast referred to Robert Jordan by his nickname at the time: "Bob Lee"). As for why the last few moments of the newscast are missing, David Sirak had them omitted due to their deterioration).
  • The aspect ratio (or picture format) of WALA-TV's report about last Thursday's (July 17th) liars contest for the 81st annual Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo near Dauphin Island, Alabama (south of Mobile) was more horizontal than the regular aspect ratio for their reports (the report was broadcast on the day after the contest (Friday, July 18th) as part of their local entertainment and lifestyle program "Studio 10").
  • The second halves of WPMI-TV's local 5:00 p.m. newscasts for this past Saturday, July 19th, and Sunday, July 20th, were dedicated entirely to live reports about the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo from Dauphin Island, all of which were provided by their weekday evening news presenter Greg Peterson (the second halves were broadcast between 5:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.).

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