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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: Was Jose Baez like the Little Dutch Boy?

     
    WESH-Channel 2 Jim Payne said that Baez seemed sharper and clearer after lunch. WESH legal analyst Jeff Deen agreed that Baez was effective but also needed to get his thoughts organized. "He's got real good points to make," Deen said of Baez. "What he...
  • Casey Anthony: Jose Baez compared to falling window washer

     
    WFTV-Channel 9 legal analyst Bill Sheaffer was more complimentary and said Baez had fight in him. "Baez keeps getting knocked down and he comes back. He's not a quitter," Sheaffer said. Sheaffer added that Baez was overcoming initial nerves but didn't own...
  • Casey Anthony: Jeff Ashton’s closing argument? Brilliant

     
    WOFL-Channel 35 legal analyst Diana Tennis called the closing brilliant and said Ashton was doing a great job. She said the closing argument had organization and drama. He sent the message as "the defense is a big fat liar."...
  • Casey Anthony: ‘48 Hours Mystery,’ ‘Nightline’ specials tonight; ‘Dateline NBC’ on Friday

     
    ABC's "Nightline" turns to the Anthony story in an hour special at 11:35 tonight. Anchor Terry Moran is in Orlando....
  • Casey Anthony: George and Cindy are in hiding

     
    WESH-Channel 2's Bob Kealing read a statement the Anthonys issued through Lippman. Kealing said, "Now that Casey Anthony may be on the verge of gaining her freedeom, this statement from the Anthony family suggests she may have lost them in the process,"...
  • Casey Anthony: Why didn’t the jury talk?

     
    WOFL-Channel 35 legal analyst Diana Tennis said it was the jurors' story. "They may want to all regroup and maybe decide how best to tell their joint story or not," Tennis said. "They may never talk. They know that this is unpopular. They may not know the...
  • Casey Anthony: Do juries usually get their verdicts right?

     
    Judge O.H. Eaton Jr, legal analyst for WESH-Channel 2, said that juries usually get their decisions right. "It's amazing how they're able to fight through technical evidence and issues and come up with a decision that sometimes just makes good common...
  • Casey Anthony: What’s next for Casey?

     
    "I really believe Jose loves Casey like a daughter," Hornsby said. "Do you send her home to Cindy and George? What do you do? I've gotta think they maybe take her to one of the lawyer's houses, maybe with Dorothy Sims, so they can keep her away from the...
  • Casey Anthony: ‘A very fine day for the defense’

     
    Anthony was biting her nails before the verdict, WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Greg Warmoth noted. The camera caught Anthony doing precisely that as attorney Sims talked to her....
  • Casey Anthony: Verdict is coming at 2:15

     
    Geraldo Rivera told WOFL-Channel 35 that Anthony probably "the second most recognizable person in our country right now." Rivera picked Barack Obama as the most recognizable. Rivera described Anthony's "severe, stoic, very pained face" that is "still...
  • Casey Anthony: Will we ever know the truth about Caylee’s death?

     
    "You might want to know that your Fifth Amendment privileges are not extinguished by way of a verdict of guilty in this case, because there will be appeals," Sheaffer said. Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter....
  • Casey Anthony: How is jury life like ‘Survivor’?

     
    WOFL-Channel 35 legal analyst Diana Tennis compared jury life to "mini-Survivor" because of a group dynamic is in effect from the first day. "They're spending lots of time together, they're getting to know each other, they're making friendships, they're...