Election Day coverage from November 4, 1986. The special newscasts originated from the "University Studio" at 303 Fairlawn Drive in Urbana, at the CableVision office.
The "University Studio" was first used during Fall semester 1981. This newscast also featured a live, multi-camera remote from the Champaign County Courthouse Annex. Each site had it's own Director and TD. An experiment was tried this semester: A consistent anchor team from week-to-week. Campus-wide tryouts were held to select the anchors. Students in the TV 2 class (then Journalism 382) could audition. Not only weren't the male news anchor and weather anchor in the class, they weren't even Journalism students! This was one of the first semesters which featured LIVE "chromakey" weather. The same TD (a student from the "Illini Productions" RSO) volunteered for each newscast to facilitate that difficult switching.
Here is a list of "correspondents" from the show: Marta Carreira, Myra Coggan, Tim Fournier, O. Hurshetsky, Lynda Kaufman, Z. Morailes, Victoria Que, Linda Raker, Abby Rhamey, Kathy Voltmer, Amy Walters, Juliana Wiggins, Steve Litwitz and Kathy Richter.
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