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WFTV-Channel 9, Orlando's ABC affiliate, began broadcasting on Feb. 1, 1958. Channel 9 was the area's third television station and its original call letters were WLOF-TV (which stood for We Love Orlando Florida) . The call letters were changed in 1963 to WFTV (Wonderful Florida Television). Long an also-ran among the Central Florida TV stations, WFTV's fortunes turned in the late 1970s thanks in part to ABC's strong ratings as well as a new tranmission tower that boosted the station's signal. The station is located next to State Road 408 in downtown Orlando. Some of the anchors for WFTV-Channel 9's Eyewitness News are Bob Opsahl, Martie Salt, Tom Terry, Phil Burton, Barbara West, Greg Warmo... Show more »
WFTV-Channel 9, Orlando's ABC affiliate, began broadcasting on Feb. 1, 1958. Channel 9 was the area's third television station and its original call letters were WLOF-TV (which stood for We Love Orlando Florida) . The call letters were changed in 1963 to WFTV (Wonderful Florida Television). Long an also-ran among the Central Florida TV stations, WFTV's fortunes turned in the late 1970s thanks in part to ABC's strong ratings as well as a new tranmission tower that boosted the station's signal. The station is located next to State Road 408 in downtown Orlando. Some of the anchors for WFTV-Channel 9's Eyewitness News are Bob Opsahl, Martie Salt, Tom Terry, Phil Burton, Barbara West, Greg Warmoth and Vanessa Echols. Previous anchors included Bob Jordan, Carole Nelson, John Tesh and Deborah Roberts. « Show less

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  • ‘Jeopardy!’: Did Orlando player engineer another victory?

     
    Tom Kunzen hopes to take part in the "Jeopardy" Tournament of Champions. That would be his next time on the game show, because his run ended tonight after six days. The University of Central Florida grad collected a grand total of $134,402....
  • Casey Anthony: What was most memorable moment of day?

     
    Vinnie Politan of "In Session" called it "the biggest moment of the day" at the Casey Anthony hearing today. Dr. Arpad Vass of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee discussed his reaction to opening a can containing a carpet sample from Casey...
  • Casey Anthony: How crucial will latest hearings be?

     
    Stations tonight provided previews of Wednesday-through-Friday hearings on admitting scientific evidence in the Casey Anthony case. She is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee. WKMG-Channel 6's Tony Pipitone set up the...
  • Casey Anthony: hair, dogs and an outburst — all in a day at court

     
    WFTV-Channel 9's Steve Barrett called today's testimony very serious and very technical. WESH-Channel 2's Amanda Ober said there was a lot of technical testimony and a surprising outburst. Adam Longo of Central Florida News 13 said that Casey Anthony...
  • Elizabeth Taylor: Debbie Reynolds, Larry King, ‘Nightline,’ ‘General Hospital’ pay tribute; TCM, Fox Movie Channel plan marathons

     
    Film legend Elizabeth Taylor, who has died at 79, will receive well-deserved tributes from movie channels and show-business news programs. Debbie Reynolds, whose husband Eddie Fisher left her for Reynolds, is talking to "Access Hollywood." The interview...
  • ‘Shark Tank’: How about a $4 million offer? Would you take it?

     
    ABC's "Shark Tank" offers up a memorable moment in reality television this week. The show's self-made investors -- the sharks -- escalate the offers to an entrepreneur who has entered the tank. The amount climbs to $4 million, the most in the show's...
  • Casey Anthony: Analyst Bill Sheaffer bolsters WFTV

     
    Local stations devote a lot of time to the Casey Anthony case, but the legal analysts have enlivened the hours. You may not agree with what they're saying, but they do make you think....
  • Sunday guest list: Ted Koppel on two shows; Hillary Clinton on three

     
    You're going to be seeing a lot of the same people on Sunday morning programs this weekend. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates will be guests on three programs: CBS' "Face the Nation," ABC's "This Week" and NBC's "Meet...
  • Britney Spears to give ‘Femme Fatale’ big push next week

     
    Tuesday will be a big day for Britney Spears. Her latest album, "Femme Fatale," comes out that day. You can see her perform that day on ABC's "Good Morning America," the syndicated "Ellen DeGeneres Show" and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live." "GMA" and Kimmel air...
  • Casey Anthony: Did you hear WFTV’s theory about George?

     
    New witnesses in the Casey Anthony case suggest the defense might be changing its strategy, WFTV-Channel 9 speculated tonight. "The defense may try to show that [Casey's father] George was abusive -- abusive to Casey and that she is suffering from post-...
  • ‘Dancing With the Stars’: How big a deal is it in Orlando?

     
    When "Dancing With the Stars" returned to the schedule last week, the folks at ABC affiliate WFTV-Channel 9 could have gone into a dance of their own. The dance contest was the most popular program for the week by a wide margin. "Dancing" drew 418,100...