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WFTV-Channel 9, Orlando's ABC affiliate, began broadcasting on Feb. 1, 1958. Channel 9 was the area's third television station and its original call letters were WLOF-TV (which stood for We Love Orlando Florida) . The call letters were changed in 1963 to WFTV (Wonderful Florida Television). Long an also-ran among the Central Florida TV stations, WFTV's fortunes turned in the late 1970s thanks in part to ABC's strong ratings as well as a new tranmission tower that boosted the station's signal. The station is located next to State Road 408 in downtown Orlando. Some of the anchors for WFTV-Channel 9's Eyewitness News are Bob Opsahl, Martie Salt, Tom Terry, Phil Burton, Barbara West, Greg Warmo... Show more »
WFTV-Channel 9, Orlando's ABC affiliate, began broadcasting on Feb. 1, 1958. Channel 9 was the area's third television station and its original call letters were WLOF-TV (which stood for We Love Orlando Florida) . The call letters were changed in 1963 to WFTV (Wonderful Florida Television). Long an also-ran among the Central Florida TV stations, WFTV's fortunes turned in the late 1970s thanks in part to ABC's strong ratings as well as a new tranmission tower that boosted the station's signal. The station is located next to State Road 408 in downtown Orlando. Some of the anchors for WFTV-Channel 9's Eyewitness News are Bob Opsahl, Martie Salt, Tom Terry, Phil Burton, Barbara West, Greg Warmoth and Vanessa Echols. Previous anchors included Bob Jordan, Carole Nelson, John Tesh and Deborah Roberts. « Show less

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  • Lauren Rowe looks at feminism on ‘Flashpoint’

     
    On "Political Connections," anchor Ybeth Bruzual discusses issues facing the Florida Legislature next year with Rep. Scott Plakon from Longwood. Politifact’s Truth-O-Meter examines statements by President Barack Obama, Florida Democratic Party...
  • ‘The View’ lines up Shaquille O’Neal, Diane Keaton, Martin Scorsese

     
    Wednesday: Keaton, author of "Then Again." Thursday: Philbin; Martin Scorsese and Asa Butterfield, promoting the film "Hugo"; latest couple eliminated from ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."...
  • ‘The View’ rips Nancy Grace, Lindsay Lohan, Duggars

     
    "What's more classy than a confused, drug-addicted girl naked," Joy Behar said, a classic line. The studio audience applauded. "I feel bad for the girl. She's in a lot of trouble," Behar added....
  • Cheney Mason hospitalized; ‘he was feeling something he hadn’t felt before’

     
    "He said he was feeling something he hadn't felt before," Pipitone said. "He seemed a little unsteady, as I said, a little bit weak, but he seemed to be his old self, swearing mildly when they lifted up the gurney."...
  • WFTV brings out big gun Bob Opsahl at 11 for sweeps

     
    asked: Is it a case of bringing out the big gun during a ratings period? "You have a keen mind," the normally chatty Jordan told me, and that's all he was saying....
  • Ken Tyndall back on WFTV on Saturdays only

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 news director Bob Jordan is thrilled to have a WFTV veteran back on the air, if just for one day week. Ken Tyndall, who left the ABC affiliate in 1996 after 14 years, is reporting on Saturday mornings. “Nice guy, great experience,...
  • ‘Dancing With the Stars’: Would one edition a season help show?

     
    How to fix a nearly 14 percent declinde in viewership this season? Host Tom Bergeron offers a solution to TV Guide Magazine. "One season a year works very well for 'American Idol,' " Bergeron says. "I certainly think that's one of the things that should...
  • Penn State scandal on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press,’ ABC’s ‘This Week,’ CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’

     
    CBS' "Face the Nation" looks at the Republican field of presidential candidates. The guests include Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Gov. Haley Barbour, R-Miss.; Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md.; and candidate Jon Huntsman. The program starts at 10:30 a.m. on...
  • ‘Dancing With the Stars’: Ricki Lake struts to the front

     
    Four couples fought for three slots tonight on “Dancing With the Stars.” When the music ended, there was little double about which three celebrities will be in the final next week. The four couples each had to perform three dances and share...
  • Dr. Oz marks 400th episode with transformations

     
    As Thanksgiving approaches, Dr. Oz cites a health risk: the combination of sweets with alcohol. "That's sort of a one-two punch, combined with the lack of sleep," Oz says. "It pushes you over the edge in terms of your heath, 'cause when you don't sleep,...
  • ‘Dancing With the Stars’: And the finalists are …

     
    The three finalists and their partners will perform at 8 p.m. Monday in an hour show that will feature Lady Antebellum. The winner will be announced Tuesday....
  • Regis Philbin: ‘Morning Maestro’ makes the rounds

     
    After Regis? Jerry Seinfeld will be Ripa's co-host Monday through Wednesday, helping her out as the November sweeps period ends. Neil Patrick Haris will be the co-host the following week....