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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: Is the defense gaining any ground or not?

     
    Attorney Hal Uhrig on WOFL-Channel 35 blasted the defense. "They've done a terrible job of having their own witnesses prepared and prepped," he said. "Too many times, they're asking questions they don't know the answers to, and they don't like the...
  • Casey Anthony: Does this woman look competent to stand trial?

     
    Richard Hornsby, another WESH legal analyst, speculated that the defense motion related to the testimony of Cindy and Lee Anthony on Friday. "I have no doubt that she [Casey] was saying things to Mr. Mason that made him really question her connection with...
  • Casey Anthony: Could competency news mean she’ll take the stand?

     
    WOFL-Channel 35's Shannon Butler was surprised by the competency evaluation coming so late in the trial. "Are you kidding me? You had all of this time," she said. "I don't think there is anyone who really believes Casey Anthony isn't competent to stand...
  • Casey Anthony: Is delay significant or no big deal?

     
    Geraldo Rivera, last night on his Fox News Channel show, called the delay shocking. But he also cited "an unimpeachable source" who said the legal issue "is expected to have no long-term impact on the trial, and further, it is still possible this...
  • Casey Anthony: Is it wise to read her reactions?

     
    WKMG-Channel 6 legal analyst Mark NeJame said it was dangerous to interpret Anthony's reactions, because of her partying after her child, Caylee, disappeared. Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter....
  • Casey Anthony: Tony Pipitone highlights Cindy’s new problem

     
    On Friday night, Pipitone had another good story: He explained a problem with Cindy Anthony's testimony earlier that day. Cindy Anthony testified that she called husband George about the pool ladder in June 2008, the time the defense says granddaughter...
  • Casey Anthony: Why did court recess today? A very big deal?

     
    WESH-Channel 2's Amanda Ober explained that Perry was " very frustrated" over another discovery issue: The prosecution complained that it had not been informed of a defense witness' opinions. "All the players went behind closed closed doors, so there...
  • Casey Anthony: Is defense falling short? When will trial end?

     
    WOFL analyst Tennis also said the defense has fallen short in portraying the family's problems and explaining why Casey is messed up. "What they need is super dysfunctional," she said. "Really, this was kind of garden-variety dysfunctional."...
  • Carol Burnett to return to ‘All My Children’ in September

     
    In 1983, Burnett first played Verla, the long-lost daughter of Langley Wallingford (Louis Edmonds). Burnett also acted with Elizabeth Taylor on "AMC" in 1984, she hosted the soap's 25th anniversary special, and she acted in the 35th anniversary episode in...
  • Casey Anthony: How weird is this family?

     
    WFTV-Channel 9's Steve Barrett kept track of the tears. "Emotional on all sides in the Anthony family," he said. "You just saw Lee Anthony come to tears, but he's not the only one crying this morning. Casey was brought to tears at one point. And Cindy...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: WFTV was tops Thursday

     
    In the afternoon, from 1:30 to 5:15, WFTV averaged nearly 97,000 homes. Here's how the other stations performed: WOFL with 52,400, News 13 with 40,500, WESH with 34,600 and WKMG with 30,300....
  • Casey Anthony: Which way you going, defense team?

     
    One of the more amusing exchanges came Friday morning on WOFL. Attorney Diana Tennis returned to the testimony of Dr. Jan Garavaglia, the medical examiner. Tennis stressed that Garavaglia isn't a behavioral scientist and the defense should have cross...