Audio Vault: WISH-TV 30 Minutes (9/26/1972)

Enjoy this rare audio recording from a September 1972 installment of Indianapolis TV station WISH-TV’s 30 Minutes news magazine. With it unlikely a videotape recording of the broadcast survives, this audio may be a rare and unique example of 30 Minutes.

In 1972, WISH-TV (Channel 8) in Indianapolis, Indiana was a CBS affiliate. The station had several local newscasts, including an evening newscast called The Big News and a late-night newscast called The Big News Final. There was also 30 Minutes, a news magazine hosted by Lee Giles and Mike Ahern. This recording runs approximately 25 minutes and begins with a preview of upcoming stories.

Here’s a list of the stories covered in this installment of 30 Minutes:

  • Amtrak’s Struggles
  • Indiana Repertory Theater – Regional Theater in Indianapolis
  • Gill Williamson, Pool’s 96-Year Old Advocate

The recording ends with a note that 30 Minutes will take a break in October for Channel 8 news coverage of 1972 political campaigns.

About This Recording

Source: Reel-to-reel audio tape
Date: Tuesday, September 26th, 1972
Network: CBS
Station: WISH-TV (Channel 8, Indianapolis)

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