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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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  • Oprah Winfrey repeats Barbra Streisand-Robert Redford reunion

     
    Redford's appearance was a surprise, and the Winfrey folks said it was the first interview the two stars had ever done together. It's very amusing as Streisand keeps interrupting Redford....
  • ‘The View’: Beyonce, Katie Couric on guest list

     
    Beyonce will perform live on Thursday's edition of “The View.” She is set to sing “Best Thing I Never Had” and “1 + 1.”  A hot topic for discussion: She is set to act in a new version of “A Star Is Born”...
  • ABC News interviews hotel maid who accuses Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attack

     
    ABC's Robin Roberts has landed an interview with Nafissatou Diallo, the New York hotel maid who accuses Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attacking her. The interview will air Monday on “Good Morning America,” “World News With Diane Sawyer&#...
  • Casey Anthony: George, Cindy and WFTV send messages

     
    But WFTV news director Bob Jordan stands by airing the footage. In an email, Jordan wrote me: "It's news. It was either Casey Anthony or lawyers once associated with her defense team staging a prank. It is indisputable that the plane that landed at...
  • Guest list: David McCullough talks to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria; Michael Bloomberg on ABC’s ‘This Week’

     
    "This Week" starts at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be a guest with the gay couple he will marry on Sunday: Jonathan Mintz and John Feinblatt. The other guests will be former Sens. Trent Lott, R-Miss. and Tom Daschle, D-...
  • Caylee’s Law a topic on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’

     
    Guest Aubrey Jewett, the political professor at the University of Central Florida, also will 2012 races for the U.S. Senate, Congress and Orlando mayor. Jewett will discuss how Alan Grayson and Val Demings would fare in a possible matchup for Congress...
  • May ratings: WFTV won in households, 25-to-54 age group

     
    The numbers showed that WFTV-Channel 9 remained tops in the 25-to-54 age group (which is most important to advertisers) and in households (which give a clue to a station's overall reach)....
  • Casey Anthony: Are you happy with TV’s trial coverage?

     
    On "Today" this morning, Linda Kenney Baden supplied analysis, and she is particularly interesting because she used to be part of Anthony's defense team. Kenney Baden said "the she-didn't-act-right evidence is really the problem in this case, but it...
  • Casey Anthony: Does defense have to prove sordid allegations?

     
    WKMG anchor Lauren Rowe asked legal analyst Mark NeJame how defense attorney Jose Baez would cross examine Cindy Anthony. "More of the same," NeJame predicted, adding that he had been "very, very unimpressed" with the defense. "Casey's been providing...
  • Casey Anthony: Emotional Cindy, stone-faced Casey, defense blunder?

     
    WKMG-Channel 6 legal analyst Mark NeJame said that Cindy Anthony's testimony was "bone-crushing" for the defense. "She has come across as incredibly credible to this jury and it's going to be a hard task for the defense in any manner to overcome,"...
  • Casey Anthony: How do you keep the imaginary people straight?

     
    WOFL-Channel 35 anchor Bob Frier listed the people that Casey made up. "How do you keep all of these people straight?" Frier said. "It's one thing to make up a nanny, but to make up an entire cast of characters ... amazing." WOFL's Shannon Butler said,...
  • Casey Anthony: Cindy’s emotions draw heavy scrutiny

     
    WKMG-Channel 6 anchor Erik von Ancken said Cindy was "obviously in pain. First she stared crying, then she started sobbing. She put her head down on the witness stand there. She was having such a hard time getting through this."...