The Matier & Ross column in today’s Chron lists the reasons why Leslie Griffith (left) probably won’t be returning to the KTVU anchor desk. She’s been MIA for more than seven weeks now and the column quotes a source as saying the split is due to the station’s changing newsroom personnel, the pressures of added broadcasts and shorter news stories, and greater news control being exerted by the station’s ownership in Atlanta — plus tensions with longtime co-anchor Dennis Richmond
This ad for KTVU’s “Action News 10 PM” from 1976 is one of many images on a web site celebrating the history of Bay Area TV. The site, www.uhfnocturne.com, “exists to preserve what memories we still have of watching local TV in northern California from its beginnings to the late 1980s.” The site says that not much remains from the early days of Bay Area TV. “TV stations tended to erase and reuse expensive broadcast-quality videotape in the earlier years.