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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: She’s not in Orlando; she’s not under that jacket

     
    Yet WKMG's Rowe noted that trial followers knew "there was really only one visit to a page dealing with chloroform, not 84 as the prosecution initially claimed." She wanted to know why Bradley was talking now. "He's actually trying to clear his...
  • Casey Anthony: George, Cindy and WFTV send messages

     
    But WFTV news director Bob Jordan stands by airing the footage. In an email, Jordan wrote me: "It's news. It was either Casey Anthony or lawyers once associated with her defense team staging a prank. It is indisputable that the plane that landed at...
  • Casey Anthony: They want to know verdict on ‘Big Brother’

     
    But it's unlikely that CBS would let houseguests, who went into the house before July 5, know the news. I'm told the show doesn't make a habit of including world events in any correspondence from the families, because producers want to keep contestants...
  • Cirque du Soleil spotlighted on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’

     
    Martha Teichner of CBS News goes behind the scenes to look at the acrobatics, the sets and the business. CBS News says that Cirque du Soleil has "more than a dozen different shows running simultaneously around the world, a set that weighs 800,000 pounds,...
  • Casey Anthony: When did she change her story?

     
    DeForest replayed news conferences from October and December 2008 in which Baez said the child had been abducted. DeForest said it's possible that Anthony told attorneys about the drowning from the start, but DeForest concluded that legal experts agree...
  • Guest list: David McCullough talks to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria; Michael Bloomberg on ABC’s ‘This Week’

     
    "This Week" starts at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be a guest with the gay couple he will marry on Sunday: Jonathan Mintz and John Feinblatt. The other guests will be former Sens. Trent Lott, R-Miss. and Tom Daschle, D-...
  • July ratings: WESH wins at 5, 11 p.m.; WFTV in front elsewhere

     
    Bolstered by "America's Got Talent," WESH won a close race in prime time by averaging 79,600 viewers. ABC affiliate WFTV, home of "The Bachelorette," was second with 75,300. CBS affiliate WKMG, with "Big Brother," was third with 72,200. WOFL averaged 61,...
  • Casey Anthony: Judge Belvin Perry bemoans trial as soap opera

     
    Turns out that Judge Perry didn't like the coverage, and he turned media critic in an order today. He likened the coverage to "cheap soap opera-like entertainment," WESH-Channel 2's Bob Kealing reported. Perry also complained that the court proceedings...
  • Casey Anthony: Is she coming back to Orlando?

     
    There has been a lot of noise about whether Anthony might pose for Hustler after Larry Flynt said he offered her $500,000. Anthony's attorneys have dismissed as "nonsense" speculation about her taking the offer. When will the Anthony coverage end? "This...
  • Casey Anthony: Cheney Mason to fight new probation order

     
    Pipitone had an edge on the story because he had talked to Mason, who gave insights into the defense strategy....
  • Joe Biden, John Boehner on ‘CBS Evening News’; Al Gore on ‘Countdown With Keith Olbermann’

     
    Vice President Joe Biden talk to Scott Pelley on the "CBS Evening News." House Speaker John Boehner is another guest, and the newscast has lined up Reps. Andy Harris, R-Md.; Sam Graves, R-Ga.; Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.; and Jim Cooper, D-Tenn. The program...