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Connecticut’s First Television Station, WTNH, Turns 70!

WTNH(abc) is Connecticut’s oldest television station, and the second oldest in New England. The station has come a long way since June 15, 1948, and in this special we take a look back at our history, complete with memories and stories from News 8 alumni throughout our seven decades. Hosted by Ann Nyberg and Keith Kountz, Read more…

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Fireside Chats With NYBERG, Connecticut TV Meteorologist Joe Furey

Joe Furey is a long time meteorologist in Connecticut, he grew up here and has raised four daughters here as well. He’s all about Connecticut, but there are other things you’ll learn about him on this “Fireside Chats with Nyberg.” 

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Sally Jessy Raphael

In May of 2017, I got to spend some time with the first lady of TV daytime talk, Sally Jessy Raphael. Sally preceded Oprah by about three years. She brought her show to WTNH in June of 1987. I came to the station six months prior, so I got to see her nationally syndicated show Read more…

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Here’s to 30 years, Connecticut!

On this date, January 16th, 1987, 30 years ago, I came to WTNH-TV, I was a mother of one, the twins had not arrived, that would be in 1989. In 1987, which seems like a lifetime ago, we were Action News 8. One gallon of gas cost 89 cents on average, a US Postage Stamp Read more…

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Dick Cavett to Receive The First “Spirit Of Katharine Hepburn Award”

The ‪Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center will hold its annual Summer Gala Saturday August 27th, 2016 on the historic Old Saybrook Town Green. In addition to fantastic eats and fabulous music and dancing, the inaugural Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award will be presented as a graceful statuette sculpted in the likeness of Katharine Hepburn by Kimberly Read more…

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The Finale of “Downton Abbey” At The Shubert Theater

Yes, it’s here, the end of “Downton Abbey. Those six seasons just flew by, so many gorgeous costumes so little time.  If you would like to be in the same place with a whole bunch of fans, here’s your place, the Shubert Theater in New Haven, Connecticut.  

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The Vintage Hi-Fi Museum Is Opening!

The Vintage Hi-Fi Museum is a reality and you are invited to the Grand Opening in West Hartford, CT. Don’t worry if you cannot make the Grand Opening of The Vintage Hi-Fi Museum in West Hartford in two weeks; we will open on Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm or by appointment. Please be patient with Read more…

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David Letterman, Chris Dimino, And The Keyboard Waffle Iron

On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 “The Late Show with David Letterman” wrapped up on television after 33 years. Letterman and the show are iconic. On “NYBERG” we’re delighted to introduce you to one of the guys…the Graphics Art Director…who helped to make the show open you saw every night and other things within the program that Read more…

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The Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut

Well this is a love! After spending most of my life in television news, I could live here…the history of communcations under one room at The Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut. Take a look at the vintage photos they are featuring on their Facebook Page. The museum is located in Windsor, Connecticut.  

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“Cover Me Boys, I’m Going In!”

The former Director of News at News Channel 8, Keith Hirshland was here in the late 1980’s and after he left he went on to be on the ground floor of ESPN 2, and was among the first to be hired in 1994 at the newly-formed Golf Channel where he produced tournaments around the world. Read more…

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