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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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  • Casey Anthony: Do tapes show ‘cruelty personified’ or humanize her?

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer saw "cruelty personified" when Anthony talked to her parents in jail. "The way that she keeps lying to her mother is just as cruel as it can be," Sheaffer said....
  • Casey Anthony: She lies; we listen; it’s exhausting

     
    Judge O.H. Eaton Jr., WESH's legal analyst, looked stunned. "This is one of the most fantastic testimonies I've ever heard, and it was just one lie after another after another after another," Eaton said. "They were very organized. I think the jury is...
  • Casey Anthony: Her ‘unruffled’ demeanor stuns TV analysts

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Greg Warmoth said of Anthony, "She was calm, cool and collected for the whole hour, and the investigators were raising their voices and getting highly frustrated." WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer said Anthony was in a room with...
  • Casey Anthony: How wise would it be to have her testify?

     
    "We may very well see them not put her on the stand and just drop the whole molestation theory," Nancy Grace told "GMA." "If they put her on the stand, what's going to happen, it's only going to get worse, if they start cross examining her. You saw what...
  • Casey Anthony: How did expert do with chloroform testimony?

     
    Vass' testimony was "very damning," and "the defense tried to shake him from his conclusions, but often that just resulted in even more damning testimony," WFTV-Channel 9's Kathi Belich said. "Jose Baez tried to cast question on Vass' groundbreaking...
  • Casey Anthony: Did a cadaver dog impress? Did Jose Baez?

     
    WFTV legal analyst Bill Sheaffer pointed to problems in Baez's opening statement. "He promised too much, and he hasn't been able to deliver through cross examination what he promised, " Sheaffer said. Sheaffer agreed with a trial observer, remarking via...
  • Casey Anthony: WESH goes wall to wall with trial Wednesday

     
    The NBC affiliate also will offer a 15-minute recap special, "The Case Against Casey," at 11:35 each weeknight. "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" will begin at 11:50. "A number of people, because of workshifts, don't have time to connect," Carter said. "We...
  • Casey Anthony: Historic testimony, pungent impression

     
    How was Vass' testimony? "Damning," WKMG anchor Laura Diaz said. On "In Session," Casey Jordan said she thought the jury would be impressed by Vass' testimony. Mike Brooks on "In Session" agreed that Vass "looks probably pretty good to the jury" and...
  • Morning anchor Laura Diaz is leaving WKMG — and TV

     
    She told General Manager Skip Valet she wanted out late last week. "This is totally Laura' decision. I've spent the past week trying to talk her out of it," Valet said. "I could say you've got a contract. But Laura and I are friends. I believe she wants...
  • Casey Anthony: WKMG adds live-chat comments during coverage

     
    "It's clear that the community is interested in the trial," said WKMG General Manager Skip Valet. "There have been thousands of viewers in this blog with Tony everyday. Everyone is a pundit in this case."...
  • Casey Anthony: Less coughing in court, and fewer notes, too

     
    Jacqueline Fell of Central Florida News 13 noted that the jurors took fewer notes as Rickenbach testified than yesterday when Dr. Arpad Vass testified Monday. Fell also found found Rickenbach "a little drier" than Vass. But Fell said the jurors seemed...
  • Casey Anthony: more notes, less makeup and Hannibal Lecter

     
    Linda Kenney Baden, a former Anthony attorney, told "In Session" that Casey Anthony had been lying for years. "Why was she like Jimmy Stewart, making up 15 Harveys at the same time?" Kenney Baden said. "She is not Professor Morarity. She is not some...