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New footage from 1991
« on: August 13, 2010, 10:22:33 AM »
I received some new footage on Monday from 1991. Below are links to video clips I made from these DVDs. Only a handful will get posted to the site, so enjoy them while they last!

Ads, Promos, and Station IDs
Memorial Day

Ahead - Ski conditions

Boat & Beach Report

Business Travel Forecast

Cable Ace Award

"You're Watching TWC"

International Weather

Michelin Driver's Report

Mideast Weather

Mother's Day

You're watching TWC

You're watching TWC #2

Weather You Can Always Turn To (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Weather You Can Always Turn To (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
School Day Forecast (Embedding disabled, limit reached) (Warning: bad acting!)
Severe Weather coverage (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
The Unforgiving Sky (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Winter features (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Winter Storm Update (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

Local Forecasts
"After The Rain" by Michael Jones (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"Love Struck" by George Howard (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"Quiet City" by Michael Brecker (incomplete) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"Dark Passage" by Clifford Marshall Van Buren (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"Field Day" by Jim Chappell (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"Hopes and Dreams" by Jim Chappell (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"I Just Want You To Be Happy" by Bob Thompson (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"Whose Holding Her Now" by The Rippingtons (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"The Man With The Panama Hat" by David Benoit (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"Valley In The Clouds" by David Arkenstone (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"The Calling" by Stein & Walder (Embedding disabled, limit reached) (notice the end of the TCF)
"Walking In Your Footsteps" by Greg & Bev Smith (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"And You Know That" by The Yellowjackets (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

Travel Forecasts
"Techno" by John Scofield (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"Chattahoochee Field Day" by Patrick O&;Hearn (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"Constructive Critism" by Omar Hakim (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"Field Day" by Jim Chappell (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"The Road Goes On" by Eric Marienthal (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"I Thought I&;d Be Free" by Bob Thompson (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"Love Will Come Again" by Michael Paulo (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"Welcome To The St. James&; Club" by The Rippingtons (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"Spoons" by Eric Marienthal (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"The Man With The Panama Hat" by David Benoit (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"Up To Stay" by Danny Heines (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

Before and After / Local Forecast overhaul
"Clara&;s Heart" by Eddie Daniels (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"First Time Love" by Dave Grusin (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Extended Forecast - Title made lowercase (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Extended Forecast - "Area" removed from the title (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

Before and After / Current Conditions overhaul
"Jesse James" by Skywalk, "Where Are You Now" by Dan Siegel, and "London Interlude" by Lonnie Liston Smith (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"Seguaro" by Lanz & Speer (Embedding disabled, limit reached)

Before and After / On-air overhaul
5 Day Business Planner promo (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
5 Day Business Planner promo (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Local Forecast intro (Embedding disabled, limit reached) (w/"Kei's Song" by David Benoit)
Local Forecast intro (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Stay tuned for the Good Morning Forecast (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Stay tuned for the Good Morning Forecast (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Stay tuned for your local forecast (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Stay tuned for your local forecast (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Stay tuned for This Evening&;s Weather (Embedding disabled, limit reached) (after)
"Wednesday&;s Child" by The Rippingtons (BTF) (Embedding disabled, limit reached) (after; Rich Johnson mentions "the new look"; President Bush on the Houston background for only a few days)

Misc
Cable Ace Awards song (Embedding disabled, limit reached) (not for the faint of heart)
TWC wins the Cable Ace Award (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Cable in every room promo (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Cable TV promo (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Preview Guide - March 6 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Preview Guide - March 21 (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"Flight" by Network Music (Gardening Tips) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Prime Time Tonight - During the Cable Ace Awards (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Prime Time Tonight (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Prime Time Tonight (Embedding disabled, limit reached) (notice the background for "Movies" and the animated moon graphic on "Later Tonight" - look familiar?)
Prime Time Tonight (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Prime Time Tonight (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Vacationer&;s Atlas - Alabama (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
"Flight" by Network Music (Ski conditions) (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
Skiers Forecast West intro (Embedding disabled, limit reached)
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Re: New footage from 1991
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2010, 10:42:47 AM »
Wow, Love Struck by George Howard! i love that song to death.

Thanks Matt for posting these gems.

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Re: New footage from 1991
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2010, 11:33:28 AM »
Wow - thank you so much for posting these!  Some of these clips I practically remember verbatim, even after 19 years!  Whoa... now I have to start thinking about how much things have changed between 1991 and 2010!!

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Re: New footage from 1991
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2010, 11:36:26 AM »
There was an "International Weather" segment I used to love, from the late 1980s or very early 1990s.  Focusing on all the changes in Europe back then ("Our country has a new name, your visa is invalid," a customs officer tells an impatient traveler in the commercial), we were told that, even though the weather also changes, The Weather Channel will help keep us prepared. :)

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Re: New footage from 1991
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2010, 03:40:27 PM »
There was an "International Weather" segment I used to love, from the late 1980s or very early 1990s.  Focusing on all the changes in Europe back then ("Our country has a new name, your visa is invalid," a customs officer tells an impatient traveler in the commercial), we were told that, even though the weather also changes, The Weather Channel will help keep us prepared. :)

You mean this one?
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Re: New footage from 1991
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2010, 04:08:24 PM »
There was an "International Weather" segment I used to love, from the late 1980s or very early 1990s.  Focusing on all the changes in Europe back then ("Our country has a new name, your visa is invalid," a customs officer tells an impatient traveler in the commercial), we were told that, even though the weather also changes, The Weather Channel will help keep us prepared. :)

You mean this one?


Wow... you are GOOD!  Many thanks!!  :worship:

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Re: New footage from 1991
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2010, 08:16:27 PM »
Blasts from the past!  :) Like the BTF, the Skiers' Forecast is one of the segments I'll always vividly remember.

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Re: New footage from 1991
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2010, 08:36:10 PM »
I must admit there were some awesome segments back in the 90s. :yes:  I loved the Fall Foliage Forecast that came later in the mid 90s.

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Re: New footage from 1991
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2010, 11:01:39 PM »
I loved the Fall Foliage Forecast that came later in the mid 90s.

Actually, the FFR goes back to at least 1988.

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Re: New footage from 1991
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2010, 11:37:03 PM »
Actually, the FFR goes back to at least 1988.

http://www.twcclassics.com/video/fall-foliage-report.html

Thanks for correcting me, Matt!  I had forgotten seeing those reports before 1993.

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Re: New footage from 1991
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2010, 12:10:37 AM »
I always looked forward to the Fall Foliage Report every year.  I love fall foliage, it was an opportunity for Jim Cantore to do something on his own early in his career before he became TWC's most favored OCM, it was an entirely new (and often redesigned each year) graphics set, and I enjoyed seeing the progression of the foliage across the country.

<sigh> I miss those early days for so many different reasons.  All I have left now are memories and videoclips.  I know certain members of this forum (and administration) don't like this said, but compare The Weather Channel in 2010 with The Weather Channel even 10 years ago, let alone 15+ years ago, and it's truly a different network.

All networks change over time, but sometimes change is for the better, and sometimes it's for the worse.  As far as I know, I'm one of only two regular contributors to this forum (at least those who have voted in my poll) who have been regular viewers of TWC since the 1980s, so I can say with some legitimacy that many of TWC's recent changes have been for the worse, and this began largely when NBC bought the network.  Since then, the focus has changed from the weather (with entertainment provided largely by talented on-camera staff as a welcome afterthought and just as part of their personalities) to a wannabe entertainment network that happens to have an interest in the weather.

People have offered their differing opinions about when TWC was at its peak, but I have to say it's from the late 1980s to the early 1990s, when "You need us for everything you do" was ending and "Weather you can always turn to" was beginning.  This is the most nostalgic era in TWC's history for me.  You knew who the OCMs were, the weather reporting was solid, special programs were actually welcomed and looked forward to because they were so rare, meaning there was ample time to make them GOOD, instead of rushing to complete another deadline.

Sorry for getting a little off-topic, but... I love nostalgia, and I've loved TWC for most of my life, and it does get painful at times to see such a major change, one that, in my own personal opinion, hasn't been an improvement.  And, yes, I do enjoy revisiting the days when I was 8 years old, not 28 years old... :)

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Re: New footage from 1991
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2010, 06:29:56 PM »
I always looked forward to the Fall Foliage Report every year.

The Fall Foliage Report was another of my favorites. The video footage was often stunning while Jim Cantore narrated the segment. The Rippington's were used a lot as the music background.

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Re: New footage from 1991
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2010, 06:05:09 PM »
Local Forecasts
"Quiet City" by Michael Brecker (incomplete)

Check out that HUGE moon and stars in the beginning of local forecast. Whoa! I hope Chazz gets to see this!

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Re: New footage from 1991
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2010, 06:13:30 PM »
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Check out that HUGE moon and stars in the beginning of local forecast.



These larger icons appeared in the 1990-1992 period. Here's another example of the mega-icons.
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Re: New footage from 1991
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2010, 10:35:03 AM »
These larger icons appeared in the 1990-1992 period.
Actually, the big icons only lasted a few months.
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