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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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  • Casey Anthony: How did Caylee skull animation go over?

     
    WKMG-Channel 6's Tony Pipitone said he looked at the jury when the video was shown. "It was clear they were watching every second of it. It lasted about four to five minutes," Pipitone said. His take: Juror No. 4, who has trouble judging others, had a...
  • Casey Anthony: What’s wrong with her? Share your diagnosis

     
    "After a point you just get overwhelmed," said WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer, citing all the evidence that had come in against her. "Defendants who are not used to going through this repeatedly just start breaking down emotionally. I have...
  • Casey Anthony: Why do so many stations cover the trial?

     
    The stations have cited viewers' interest in the Anthony story online and other platforms, but television is the preferred place to watch in Central Florida. Via the long hours on television, stations can remind viewers of their anchor and reporting...
  • Casey Anthony: Jurors watch crime scene photos, not Casey

     
    WFTV's Kathi Belich said some photos were upsetting and that it was also upsetting to see the litter surrounding the toddler's remains. "The jurors were really watching this," Belich said, and they were not watching Casey....
  • Casey Anthony: 84 chloroform searches? That’s a bombshell

     
    WKMG legal analyst Mark NeJame predicted the prosecution will use process of elimination to reveal that only Casey Anthony could have been using the computer at the time of the searches. NeJame also predicted the defense will have an explanation for...
  • Casey Anthony: She cries as jury sees crime scene photos

     
    As the jury saw crime scene photos of Caylee Anthony's skull, local stations relayed images of Casey Anthony weeping, closing her eyes and looking away from a monitor....
  • Casey Anthony: Would taking the stand damage her?

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said Lee's testimony underscored the prosecution's opening theme that "every time Casey gets cornered, what does she do? She comes back with a newer, bigger, better lie." And Sheaffer speculated that "if she...
  • Casey Anthony: Geraldo Rivera shows Caylee’s skull photo

     
    But Rivera showed the Caylee skull image on his Fox News Channel show, "Geraldo at Large," last night. And the animation didn't look pixilated or blurred. "Nothing matches the following animation created by a prosecution witness to show jurors one...
  • Casey Anthony: ‘Good Morning America’ won’t show ‘grisly’ tape

     
    On NBC's "Today," Savannah Guthrie said that Dr. Jan Garavaglia, the medical examiner, provided a strong moment for the prosecution when the defense cross examined her. "We're in the fourth week now, and the testimony starts to all kind of flow together,"...
  • Casey Anthony: Bug expert ‘a spectacular witness’ for state

     
    WKMG-Channel 6 legal analyst Mark NeJame said Haskell had been "a spectacular witness" for the state. The reason? Haskell's timeline about Caylee's body conflicts with the defense theory that someone moved the body. NeJame added more detail to that point,...
  • Guest list: Tim Pawlenty on ‘Fox News Sunday’; Ann Coulter talks to Fareed Zakaria

     
    CNN's "Reliable Sources" looks at coverage of the Rep. Anthony Weiner scandal. The guests will be Chris Cuomo of ABC News, Amy Holmes of America's Radio News, Jane Hall of American University and Dana Milbank of The Washington Post. The program starts...