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WKMG-Local 6 was Orlando's first television station and is the area's CBS affiliate. Orignally known as WDBO-TV (for "Way Down By Orlando''), the station went on the air in July 1, 1954. It would become the longtime dominant station in the market with lots of local shows such as Central Florida Showcase (a news discussion show), Uncle Walt's Adventures, Hunting and Fishing and, of course, Romper Room. When Columbia Pictures considered buying the station from Outlet Co. in 1982, the call letters were prematurely changed from WDBO to to WCPX (for Columbia Pictures). The deal didn't go through, but the call letters remained. Meredith Corp. purchased the station in 1997, but it already owned F... Show more »
WKMG-Local 6 was Orlando's first television station and is the area's CBS affiliate. Orignally known as WDBO-TV (for "Way Down By Orlando''), the station went on the air in July 1, 1954. It would become the longtime dominant station in the market with lots of local shows such as Central Florida Showcase (a news discussion show), Uncle Walt's Adventures, Hunting and Fishing and, of course, Romper Room. When Columbia Pictures considered buying the station from Outlet Co. in 1982, the call letters were prematurely changed from WDBO to to WCPX (for Columbia Pictures). The deal didn't go through, but the call letters remained. Meredith Corp. purchased the station in 1997, but it already owned Fox affilate WOFL-Channel 35 -- and at the time such a duopoly wasn't allowed. Meredith decided to keep WOFL and trade WKMG to Post-Newsweek (which had also bid on the station) for a Post-Newsweek station in Hartford, Conn. Post-Newsweek changed Channel 6's call letters a third time, making it WKMG in honor of Post-Newsweek's Katharine M. Graham. Some of the anchors for Local 6 News are Lauren Rowe, Jacqueline London, Tom Terry, David Pingalore or "Ping," Mike Garafolo, Erick Webber, Laura Diaz, Troy Bridges and Erik von Ancken. « Show less

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  • Casey Anthony staying out of trouble during probation

     
    WKMG-Channel 6 anchor Lauren Rowe highlighted the news that Anthony said she is attending some sort of therapy. Specifics were not revealed because of medical privacy, Rowe added. "Anthony said she did not earn any money last month, she is still out of...
  • Jack Abramoff tells ‘60 Minutes’: Lobbyists are smarter than Congress

     
    And what of those reforms? "The system hasn't been cleaned up at all," he tells "60 Minutes." "There's an arrogance on the part of lobbyists … that no matter what they come up with … we'll just find another way through."...
  • The Andy Rooney Experience: He was one of a kind

     
    In a 1998 PBS special, Rooney said "60 Minutes" wouldn't survive Hewitt's departure. But he was less dire in 2004 because Jeff Fager was replacing Hewitt. "I guess it will survive, but it will never be the same," Rooney said. "It's too bad that...
  • Ron Paul on ‘Fox News Sunday’; Jon Huntsman on ‘Meet the Press’

     
    CNN's "Reliable Sources" looks at the Herman Cain coverage with Kathleen Parker of The Washington Post, Jonathan Martin of Politico and Keli Goff of Loop21.com. The program starts at 11 a.m. Adam Buckman of TVHowl.com and Gail Shister of TVNewser.com...
  • Foreclosure crisis on ‘Flashpoint’; education cuts on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’

     
    "Flashpoint" examines the foreclosure crisis with attorney David Hicks. Lauren Rowe moderates the program at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. Hicks tells her he wouldn't advise anyone to go it alone without an attorney's help during foreclosure....
  • Sunday TV: Andy Rooney tribute; CBS on time; best new series; ‘Walking Dead’ stunner

     
    "The Walking Dead," at 9 on AMC, delivers another stunning episode. The zombie drama reveals its most horrifying creature to date. Yet there are unexpected moments of tenderness about fathers, sons, flowers and faith....
  • LSU-Alabama game: How big was it?

     
    The LSU-Alabama game is likely to be the most-watched program for the week in the Orlando market....
  • FEMA test didn’t air at 2 p.m. ET on all local stations

     
    “Nationwide emergency test fails,” CNN headlined Wednesday afternoon. The Federal Emergency Management Agency conducted a test of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System at 2 p.m. ET. The 30-second test was supposed to air on all radio,...
  • Casey Anthony: Zenaida Gonzalez’s lawyer turns up the heat

     
    WKMG's Mike DeForest explained, "Attorneys representing Zenaida Gonzalez say the Kissimmee woman is still demanding to know why Casey Anthony used her name as the imaginary babysitter who Anthony originally claimed had kidnapped her daughter. They believe...
  • Herman Cain, Regis Philbin to visit David Letterman

     
    Letterman also has lined up good pal Regis Philbin for the Thursday, Nov. 17, show. Philbin steps down the next day as host of "Live! With Regis and Kelly."...
  • Emergency test: Shouldn’t it happen at designated time?

     
    Here's one thing to check: If you say an alert will happen at 2 p.m., shouldn't it happen at that time?...
  • Lauren Rowe looks at feminism on ‘Flashpoint’

     
    On "Political Connections," anchor Ybeth Bruzual discusses issues facing the Florida Legislature next year with Rep. Scott Plakon from Longwood. Politifact’s Truth-O-Meter examines statements by President Barack Obama, Florida Democratic Party...