KGO ABC7 on Thursday (Feb. 17) became the second station in the market to broadcast its local news programs in high definition. KTVU Channel 2 was the first, making the switch in October. KGO’s high-def newscasts will include coverage from HD cameras installed in the station’s news helicopters. Channel 7 in the San Francisco area, KGO will also air View From the Bay, a daily news show hosted by ex-Good Morning America weatherman Spencer Christian, in high-def. Tvpredictions.com says there are now about 30 stations nationwide that are broadcasting the local news in HDTV.

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