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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: Chatty prospective juror says system wronged her

     
    Jury selection fiasco," WKMG-Channel 6 called it. The station last night offered an "only on 6" interview with the prospective juror in Pinellas County who is also listed as a witness in the case. By discussing the case in the jury room, Patricia Young...
  • Casey Anthony: Jury selection speeds up; George, Cindy aggrieved

     
    Jury selection picked up speed in the Casey Anthony case today, but George and Cindy Anthony were making headlines, too. They're evidently angry at Brad Conway, their former attorney. No word on their reaction to their daughter Casey, whose defense team...
  • Guest list: Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul on ‘Fox News Sunday’; Newt Gingrich on ‘Meet the Press’

     
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will talk to "Fox News Sunday." Huckabee is expected to announce his intentions tonight about seeking the Republican presidential nomination Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who is seeking the nomination, is another guest. The...
  • Casey Anthony: Donald Trump, Elvis Presley and eloquent words

     
    Jury selection continued this afternoon in the Casey Anthony case, and the memorable responses kept coming. Here were three: 1. One man said he didn't believe everything he read. "I've also read that Donald Trump is an alien and Elvis Presley is still...
  • Casey Anthony: Potential jurors and a possible trial start

     
    WFTV's Kathi Belich described the group: Nine men and eight women. Most were white -- two were African Americans -- and most were in their 40s. They include a nurse, a truck driver, a counselor, a chef and several students. WFTV jury specialist Randy...
  • Katie Couric interviews Hillary Clinton for Couric’s last ‘CBS Evening News’

     
    Katie Couric will depart the "CBS Evening News" tonight. She will look back at highlights from her five years at CBS, so expect footage from those famous interview with Sarah Palin....
  • Casey Anthony: Jose Baez says, please, stop speculating; TV doesn’t

     
    Jose Baez issued a statement this afternoon that today's adjournment in the Casey Anthony trial selection was "a private matter." He added, "Please stop the speculation as jury selection will continue at 8:30 tomorrow morning." Did television stop...
  • Casey Anthony: Are things looking up in jury selection?

     
    Jury selection in the Casey Anthony case was the top story on noon newscasts. "It's looking good for a jury of 12," Kathi Belich of WFTV-Channel 9 reported. She noted that 14 jurors had been seated but not sworn and that Chief Judge Belvin Perry would try...
  • Casey Anthony: When will there be a jury?

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said he believes a jury will be sworn in on Wednesday, Kathi Belich reported. She explained that Chief Judge Belvin Perry had planned to swear in the jurors when the number reached 12, but that the defense had...
  • Casey Anthony: How far along is jury selection?

     
    WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer predicted that the jury-selection process was only about two-thirds completed. Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee....
  • Casey Anthony: Do we have a jury? Nancy Grace talks to ‘GMA’

     
    The plan is for jurors in the Casey Anthony trial to be sworn in Friday afternoon in Pinellas County. "It looks like at 3 p.m. tomorrow, we will finally have a jury of 12 plus alternates," WKMG-Channel 6's Tony Pipitone said tonight. "At least that is the...