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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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  • Jon Stewart, Robert Gates on ‘Fox News Sunday’

     
    Gates and Jon Stewart on "Fox News Sunday." The program starts at 9 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. The panel will be Bill Kristol, Mara Liasson, Fox News contributor Dana Perino and former White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton....
  • Casey Anthony: Jose Baez stunned after Belvin Perry’s rebuke

     
    WESH-Channel 2 reporter Bob Kealing said that Baez looked "stunned at the end of that stinging rebuke from Judge Perry." Kealing noted that the jury was not there to see it, but that it "pretty amazing to witness" Perry's "dressing down Baez in the middle...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: ‘Dateline NBC’ was tops Friday night

     
    HLN's "Nancy Grace," which also focused on the Anthony case, was the No. 4 show Friday. Grace drew 69,900 viewers in the Orlando market. "Dateline" and "Grace" were the No. 1 and 2 programs in the 25-to-54 age group in this market....
  • Casey Anthony: Did Jeff Ashton impress or go overboard?

     
    But attorney Diana Tennis of WOFL-Channel 35, criticized Ashton's style. "The cross examination went well, and then it went too far, and I think Jeff Ashton came off looking like a jerk," she said. Huntington made some good points and the defense did a...
  • Casey Anthony: lost day in court, but who’s to blame?

     
    "Judge Perry should be asking Cheney Mason: Why aren't you handling more important aspects of this case?" Hornsby said. "He [Perry] has Jose Baez, the inexperienced attorney, who's commanding the trial and setting the schedule. Clearly, Jose isn't ready...
  • Casey Anthony: Has Jose Baez improved or is he in over his head?

     
    Judge O.H. Eaton Jr,, a legal analyst for WESH-Channel 2, said, "I thought yesterday was a good day for the defense. It's gotten kind of slow today. But if it continues on the way they were working it yesterday, why, I think they're going to be able again...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: WFTV reached most viewers Thursday

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 was seen in the most households in the morning and the afternoon. WFTV also was the clear favorite of the 25-to-54 age group in the afternoon. In the morning, however, WOFL-Channel 35 edged WESH-Channel 2 for supremacy in the 25-to-54 age...
  • Casey Anthony: No witnesses, no jury, but a whole lot of fury

     
    You know it had to be a pain to Judge Belvin Perry to send these jurors back to their hotel," said WKMG-Channel 6's Mike DeForest. "Apparently, it seems like the judge had no choice."...
  • Casey Anthony: How is Judge Belvin Perry holding up?

     
    Former Judge O.H. Eaton Jr., who is WESH's legal analsyt, said Perry is doing what he can. "There is only so much you can do," Eaton said. "You can't just say, 'We're going to start the trial all over again and you're going to behave.' That isn't going to...
  • Casey Anthony: This isn’t entertainment, folks

     
    The big mystery Thursday: How would Baez perform? Most local TV commentators praised the attorney's work, which was another surprise. Many viewers may disagree with TV's talking heads, but all the praise seemed to put dow the issue of whether Anthony...
  • Casey Anthony: What exactly do George and Cindy believe?

     
    Later last night, Lippman issued a statement disputing how his interview with Tuchman unfolded. I've got a feeling we're going to hear a lot more about it today, because it's not easy representing George and Cindy Anthony. Do you remember how Mark...
  • Casey Anthony ratings: Why are people watching? Crazy stuff

     
    WKMG-Channel 6 stayed with the Anthony story Wednesday afternoon, even though there was no trial. And WKMG placed second in households for those hours and tied for second in the 25-to-54 age group....