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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: Former boyfriend said she was ‘having a grand old time’

     
    WESH-Channel 2 anchor Martha Sugalski said, "The state continued in its quest to make Casey out as a party girl." Former boyfriend Tony Lazzaro and four of his acquaintances testified. "All four testifed that when they asked Casey about Caylee, she...
  • Casey Anthony: What’s coming Tuesday morning?

     
    "The biggest trial in Central Florida history," WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Bob Opsahl said in opening the 5 p.m. newscast tonight. The trial, of course, is that of Casey Anthony, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee....
  • Casey Anthony: What will George Anthony say?

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Greg Warmoth wondered if George could take the fall for Casey when testifying and admit what Baez was saying. "That is the $64,000 question," WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said. "We should all be holding our breaths until he...
  • Casey Anthony: Witnesses recount Casey’s mothering, lack of emotion

     
    Judge O.H. Eaton Jr., WESH's legal analyst, said each witness had a bit to offer about Anthony. "They've got to build a house full of these bricks, and it takes each brick to build that house," Eaton said of the prosecution approach. WKMG-Channel 6...
  • Casey Anthony: How powerful was the prosecution’s opener?

     
    Sheaffer acknowledged that he originally believed it wasn't a death-penalty case, but Burdick's opening statement changed his mind. He called it "a powerful opening" and that the state could deliver on everything it said. "There's a real possibility she...
  • Casey Anthony: The defense has everyone talking; is that good?

     
    George and Cindy Anthony's attorney told WESH-Channel 2 that the defense's opening statement was appalling. Baez alleged that George had sexually abused Casey and been present when Caylee drowned. Casey is charged with first-degree murder in Caylee's...
  • Casey Anthony: How is the prosecution doing?

     
    Burdick is illustrating how George and Cindy Anthony tried repeatedly three years ago to get an answer to Caylee's whereabouts -- and how Casey Anthony kept giving different explanations about the 2-year-old. How do you think the prosecution is doing?...
  • Casey Anthony: How did Jose Baez do on cross examination?

     
    Casey Anthony's defense team -- specifically Jose Baez -- was drawing withering reviews for the cross examination of George Anthony this afternoon. "The defense was obviously not prepared," said WKMG-Channel 6 legal analyst Mark NeJame. "It's because they...
  • Casey Anthony: If you missed regular programming

     
    Local stations preempted regular daytime programming Tuesday to carry the Casey Anthony trial. What if you want to catch up?...
  • Casey Anthony trial on ‘Flashpoint’; Buddy Dyer on ‘The Agenda’

     
    WKMG-Channel 6's "Flashpoint" will turn to the Casey Anthony trial this weekend. The program, moderated by anchor Lauren Rowe, airs at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Rowe's guests will be reporter Tony Pipitone and legal analyst Mark O'Mara....
  • Casey Anthony: Is Jose Baez pulling a Columbo?

     
    O'Mara said he hoped that defense attorneys Baez and Cheney Mason had a plan after having two and a half years to prepare. "His beginning is now a Columbo effect of how to present a case," O'Mara said. "He seems to be bumbling, and not making a lot of...