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WKMG-Local 6 was Orlando's first television station and is the area's CBS affiliate. Orignally known as WDBO-TV (for "Way Down By Orlando''), the station went on the air in July 1, 1954. It would become the longtime dominant station in the market with lots of local shows such as Central Florida Showcase (a news discussion show), Uncle Walt's Adventures, Hunting and Fishing and, of course, Romper Room. When Columbia Pictures considered buying the station from Outlet Co. in 1982, the call letters were prematurely changed from WDBO to to WCPX (for Columbia Pictures). The deal didn't go through, but the call letters remained. Meredith Corp. purchased the station in 1997, but it already owned F... Show more »
WKMG-Local 6 was Orlando's first television station and is the area's CBS affiliate. Orignally known as WDBO-TV (for "Way Down By Orlando''), the station went on the air in July 1, 1954. It would become the longtime dominant station in the market with lots of local shows such as Central Florida Showcase (a news discussion show), Uncle Walt's Adventures, Hunting and Fishing and, of course, Romper Room. When Columbia Pictures considered buying the station from Outlet Co. in 1982, the call letters were prematurely changed from WDBO to to WCPX (for Columbia Pictures). The deal didn't go through, but the call letters remained. Meredith Corp. purchased the station in 1997, but it already owned Fox affilate WOFL-Channel 35 -- and at the time such a duopoly wasn't allowed. Meredith decided to keep WOFL and trade WKMG to Post-Newsweek (which had also bid on the station) for a Post-Newsweek station in Hartford, Conn. Post-Newsweek changed Channel 6's call letters a third time, making it WKMG in honor of Post-Newsweek's Katharine M. Graham. Some of the anchors for Local 6 News are Lauren Rowe, Jacqueline London, Tom Terry, David Pingalore or "Ping," Mike Garafolo, Erick Webber, Laura Diaz, Troy Bridges and Erik von Ancken. « Show less

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  • Michelle Parker: Her most humiliating experience has been repeated often

     
    "She said that was 'the most humiliating experience of my life, I don't even ever want to see it,' " Stewart told Gutman. Gutman noted that it wasn't clear if Parker saw the show. But that's how millions have seen her....
  • ‘60 Minutes’: Metzger family getting a place to live

     
    WKMG also staged a phone bank to help the homeless in Orange and Seminole counties. If you want to help in Orange County, go to the website www.homeless.ocps.net or email: helphomeless@ocps.net. The phone: 407-317-3485. Throught the phone bank, WKMG...
  • Michelle Parker: Mom begs media not to print pictures of grandkids

     
    Stewart told WESH-Channel 2: "I was compelled to just look that man in the eyes as a mother who is searching her heart out to find her daughter. Just tell us where she is, so we can bring her home."...
  • Lauren Rowe looks at homeless crisis on ‘Flashpoint’

     
    "Facing Florida With Mike Vasilinda" takes up the death of FAMU drum major Robert Champion. Vasilinda talks to Chuck Hobbs, who has been hired by fired band director Julian White, and grief expert Sally Karioth, who testified at Casey Anthony's trial. The...
  • Lisa Bell of News 13 to join WKMG in January

     
    Lisa Bell, who logged four years at Central Florida News 13, will join WKMG-Channel 6 early next year. “She will report for the 5, 6 and 7 p.m. news and fill in as anchor wherever we need her,” said WKMG General Manager Skip Valet. Bell starts...
  • ‘60 Minutes’ to offer update on Central Florida homeless

     
    CBS' “60 Minutes” this weekend will deliver a short update on its latest report about Central Florida's homeless. You can expect the newsmagazine to return to our region for other reports. At the CBS holiday party Wednesday night in New York,...
  • WFTV’s ‘Case Against Casey Anthony’ wins Emmy

     
    The folks at WFTV-Channel 9 made a terrific showing when Emmys were handed out over the weekend. The ABC affiliate won six categories and took home 18 statuuettes. WFTV's “Case Against Casey Anthony” was named best crime program by the Sun...
  • Barack Obama tells ‘60 Minutes’: I didn’t overpromise on economy

     
    Here's a warning: Football is likely to push back the lineup on WKMG-Channel 6. In addition to "60 Minutes," which usually starts at 7 p.m., CBS will offer the season finale of "The Amazing Race" and a new episode of "The Good Wife."...
  • Patty Sheehan visits News 13’s ‘Political Connections’

     
    In local public-affairs programming this weekend: ***Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan visits “Political Connections.” She discusses a proposed domestic partnership registry and the Occupy Orlando movement. The program airs at 1:30 and...
  • Guest list: Ron Paul on ‘Meet the Press’; Rick Perry on ‘Fox News Sunday’; Michele Bachmann on ‘Face the Nation’

     
    Rick Perry talks to "Fox News Sunday," which airs at 9 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will be another guest. The panel will be Juan Williams, Mara Liasson, Liz Cheney and Paul Gigot of The Wall Street Journal....
  • ‘Face the Nation’ to become hour broadcast; Michele Bachmann blasts ‘Newt Romney’

     
    "This is happening because more and more of you have been turning to 'Face the Nation' during this campaign season, so we thank you," he told viewers at the broadcast's end. "You made it possible. We don't plan to change a thing, no bells and whistles.".....