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LIL' BUDDY'S BLOG - Famed Chicago TV News Anchors Reuniting - Well, for One Newscast, Anyway!

THE CHICAGO IL REAL ESTATE MARKET, AND OTHER THINGS CHICAGO, FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF A LITTLE WHITE DOG!

Buddy and Dean - Lake Elmo MN - July, 2008Aaahh . . . those wistful summer days hangin' out with my Human Dad, Team Leader, Dean.  Those days are now gone for a while - it's about 38 degrees here tonight - down right chilly, even with our fur, you dogs!

Perhaps you lived here in Chicago in the 1970's and 1980's.  Back then - about 100 dogs years ago - two anchors were the kings of local news.  Anchors Bill Curtis and Walter Jacobson co-chaired the WBBM CBS 2 News in those days, and they were the most-watched human newscasters of the era here, each night on the 10 O'Clock News.

Well, the famed news duo is reuniting - for one night only!

Just announced on the WBBM CBS 2 Website today, as reported in the Chicago Tribune Tower Ticket Blog by Reporter Phil Rosenthal, Curtis and Jacobson will handle anchoring chores on the 10 PM Local Chicago News on Friday night, November 13th.  The station's regular news anchor, Rob Johnson, is taking a scheduled day off to attend a wedding.

The Friday Night Channel 2 Newscast will be the first time the duo will present the news together since 1989.  They started as a news team way back in 1973 - way before my great, great, great, dogmother was even born

The 72-year-old Jacobson's last news gig was at rival FOX 32, from which he retired in 2006Kurtis, now 69, most recently, has been a pitchman for AT & T Internet Service.

Attempting to capture its old allure, Channel 2 News recently added Veteran Chicago Reporter Harry Porterfield as a part-time anchor and reporter.  Porterfield was a well-known reporter during the Kurtis-Jacobsen days, before bolting to the ABC Channel 7 News back in 1985.  Virtually without exception, the ABC News has been the ratings leader each night at 10 for over two decades.

Is the News Anchor Reunion simply a publicity stunt, meant to attract viewers during the important Pre-Holiday Rating Period?  Regular Anchor Johnson and others at the station say "no."

But I don't know, you dogs.  It'll be an interesting news show, but I can't believe those at the station didn't have a little notoriety in mind when they brought back to locally-famous pair.

Enjoy the weekend with your humans!  If you behave, perhaps they'll give you an extra walk or two, and rub your bellies extra-long!

YOUR ACE REPORTER ON FOUR PAWS,

BUDDY HOLLY MOSS & DEAN'S TEAM CHICAGO

Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2009 10:32 PM by Dean's Team
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