KUTV News collection, 1977-1979  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
KUTV (Television station: Salt Lake City Utah)
Title
KUTV News collection
Dates
1977-1979 (inclusive)
Quantity
U-matic videocassette
Collection Number
A0303
Summary
The KUTV News collection includes 241 recorded airchecks: January 5, 1977 through March 6, 1979.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
special@library.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Materials must be used on-site; no use of orignal material, access copies will be made available for viewing. Five business days advance notice required. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law, condition of the material, or by donor.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The KUTV station first signed onto the air on September 10, 1954 as an ABC affiliate in Salt Lake City, Utah. The original co-owners of the station were Frank C. Carman & Associates and the Salt Lake Tribune. In 1994, NBC bought the majority control of KUTV from VS&A Communications Partners. Just under a year later, on September 10, 1995, KUTV switched its affiliation to CBS.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

In 1977, the Salt Lake City television station KUTV-2 began recording its nightly news reports off-air onto U-matic videocassette. The KUTV News collection includes 241 recorded airchecks between January 5, 1977 through March 6, 1979 which have been digitized.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: KUTV News collection A0303, Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: A0303.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
video
001 Wednesday, January 05, 1977 6PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News presenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; White, Brad; Smede, Dan; Grossman, Barbara; Brown, Bill; Fleischer, Andrea; Gilmour, Sandy; Allgire, Dick; Marcroft, Bill; Tyre, Adele; Rollin, BettyProctor, Bill; Wirth, Craig; Lewis, George, 1943-; Greer, Spencer; Stein, Reece; Shalit, Gene, 1936-. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • State Health Laboratory test finds traces of radiation in some of Utah's drinking water
  • Utah Supreme Court rules to return spree killers Myron Lance and Walter Kelbach case to Third District Court for resentencing
  • Woman killed in accident when her pickup truck rolled over on I-80
  • Utah Governor Scott Matheson assures public that state's air quality reclassification plan will continue to be modified after public hearings
  • Widow of man killed by Gary Gilmore seeks over $1 million in damages from convict
  • Salt Lake Tribune and KUTV file action in Salt Lake City federal court for the right of the press to cover Gary Gilmore's execution set for January 17, 1977
  • City fathers deny additional licenses application for cab company
  • Senator Orrin Hatch and Congressman Dan Marriott sworn into the 95th Congress
  • Faulty electrical system blamed for small plane crash at Salt Lake City International Airport
  • Weather report
  • Preview of NBC News special documentary,Violence in America
  • Troubleshooter: Gaslight Dinner Theatre's no refund policy
  • Utah is one of four states to receive federal funding to create a strike force against Mexican drug traffic
  • Utah highway patrol trooper suffers bullet wound after accidentally throwing the bullet away in lit fireplace
  • Utah Department of Transportation plans to erase $14.6 million deficit by increasing state gasoline tax
  • National and local sports
  • Anonymous thief pays for missing Salt Lake County golf course property
  • Expectant mothers request elected induction to receive additional income tax deduction in 1976
  • Wirth Watching: Peter Pan Billiards in downtown Salt Lake City
  • Murder witnessed near Green River, WY
  • Decline in food stamp use in Utah, following a national trend
  • Judge rules that a local television station can televise executions in Huntsville, Texas
  • Beech-Nut baby food introduces new recipe without added sugar
  • World and national news headline
  • Stock market report
  • Outdoors: volcano climbing in Snow Canyon State Park
  • 1977 Super Bowl news, Minnesota Vikings vs. Oakland Raiders
  • Extended weather report
  • State of California purchases Volvo sedans for state employees, citing environmental concerns with US-made cars
  • Gene Shalit's seven best movies of 1976
05 January 1977
002 Thursday, January 06, 1977 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Grossman, Barbara; Jamieson, Bob (Reporter); Stern, Carl; Gilmour, Sandy; Eubank, Mark E.; Proctor, Bill; Howard, Bill; Crandell, Jim; Shalit, Gene, 1936. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Investigative committee determines Teton Dam in southeastern Idaho was not properly designed for its location leading to burst in June 1976
  • World and national news headline
  • Former Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver speaks at the University of Utah
  • Mountain Fuel Supply appeals for right to charge lower gas prices
  • Emma Uribe sentenced in Ogden, UT for planning the murder of her husband
  • Attorneys attempt to stop execution of Gary Gilmore by exploring the constitutionality of Utah's death penalty
  • Two University of Utah professors attack state plan for changing Utah's air quality standard; Utah Power and Light supports the plan
  • Report on extreme drought in Princeton, Kansas
  • Local weather report
  • National and local sports
  • Horizons : Signs above stores in late 19th century Utah towns indicated owner's affiliation with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Unionized employees of the Utah Transit Authority ratify a new contract
  • Cache Amusement Company charged with exhibiting alleged pornographic movie, Girls in Trouble;Salt Lake County curbs pornographic content at drive-in theatres
  • Bureau of Reclamation accepts bid to construct the Stillwater Tunnel near Duchesne, UT
  • Gene Shalit's list of the worst movies in 1976
06 January 1977
003 Monday, January 10, 1977 6PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News presenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; White, Brad; Wood, Terry; Grossman, Barbara; Brown, Bill; Allgire, Dick; Johnson, Craig; Rawson, Mike; Marcroft, Bill; Campbell, Arch; Gibson, Roy, 1924-1989; Stein, Reece; Greer, Spencer; Lowry, Terry; Simon, Jeff. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Red Adair firefighter crew extinguishes gas well blaze in southwestern Wyoming
  • Governor Scott Matheson explains the main points of his record-setting $997 million proposed budget to Utah State Legislature
  • Lawyers for murderer Gary Gilmore appeal execution citing unconstitutional death penalty statute; Gilmore maintains that he wants to be executed
  • Suspected murder weapon found by divers in surplus canal
  • Utah Transit Authority doubles ridership in one year
  • Troubleshooter: mail order cosmetic kit scam
  • Weather report
  • Oil drilling begins in Cache County
  • National and local sports; Weber State University's Bruce Collins named Big Sky Basketball Player of the Week
  • Raid on cockfighting arena in Salt Lake County and interview with Lonnie Johnson, director of the humane society
  • Coffee price increase changes shoppers' buying habits
  • MediaMan final report
  • Outdoors: Snow Canyon, Utah
  • Ogden police chief counters criticism at City Council meeting
  • Lawmen thwart extortion and bomb threat attempt against Amoco in Wyoming
  • World and national news headlines
  • Stock market report
  • Continued cold weather in Midwestern United States causes high gas consumption and cost
  • Extended weather report
  • Oakland, CA celebrates Raiders Super Bowl win
  • Former Bringham Young University president Ernest Wilkinson recovers from second heart attack
  • Congressman Gunn McKay asks Congress for money to construct University of Utah metallurgal reaseach facility
  • Cache County maps civil defense plan
  • Senior citizens in San Francisco learn self-defense
10 January 1977
004 Wednesday, January 12, 1977 6PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Grossman, Barbara; Tyre, Adele; Allgire, Dick; Swatt, Steve; Eubank, Mark E.; Wirth, Craig; Marcroft, Bill; Dunbar, Walt; Rawson, Mike; Stein, Reece; Gilmour, Sandy; Burns, Eric; Delaney, Steve; Langheinrich, Frank; Crandell, Jim; Depaulis, Ron; Smith, Sunday. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • US District Court judge hearing testimony regarding whether newsmen should be able to witness the execution of Gary Gilmore
  • Gary Gilmore's prison restrictions relaxed with looming execution, able to visit with family and attorneys
  • KUTV and Salt Lake Tribute maintain that there is a need for the media to be present at the Gary Gilmore execution, but not broadcast the execution
  • A Salt Lake City attorney petitions the Utah Attorney General's Office to stay the execution, says state could be liable for $2.5 million if unconstitutional Gary Gilmore execution occurs; Utah Attorney General Robert Hansen cites he has no power in the matter
  • Draper man injured when his truck was hit by a train
  • Three charged with assaulting a police officer after brawl in Salt Lake City
  • Salt Lake City low-income housing program under attack, tenants question the way units are regulated, citing frequent and fraudulent inspections
  • The Utah State Legislature is considering a posthumous pardon for Joe Hill, who was executed in 1915
  • New Utah Attorney General Robert Hansen hopes to find solution to human resources issues
  • Troubleshooter: free cement sample sent with payment invoice
  • C.B. radio boom begets misuse, endangering safety by clogging emergency channels
  • Weather report
  • Wirth Watching: University of Utah women's basketball team
  • National and local sports including Daytona Beach, Florida Go Kart racing
  • Hill Air Force Base auction
  • Ted Bundy appears before state parole board asking for kidnapping conviction to be overturned
  • Utahn Richard Richards is a candidate to be the new Republican National Party chairman
  • Fathers stay home on childcare leave to take care of babies while women go back to work
  • Utah House of Representatives passes a bill to put a student on the board of regents and to raise workman's compensation payments
  • Salt Lake City lime kilns will be restored by the University of Utah
  • Outdoors: pheasant hunting and 1977 hunting and fishing season dates
  • Report on hearing regarding media presence at the execution of Gary Gilmore
  • Teresa Nicholson will stand trial for alleged murder by neglect of her 19-month-old son
  • Ogden City wants Weber County to build ice skating rink
  • World and national news headlines
  • Stock market report
  • National and local sports
  • Rise in truck hijackings and theft of interstate shipments across the United States
  • Extended weather report
  • Astrologer Joyce Jillson report will be integrated into the local news broadcast in Los Angeles
12 January 1977
005 Thursday, January 13, 1977 10PM news
color, sound, high amount of buzz on tape
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Brown, Bill; Rawson, Mike; Bazell, Robert; Eubank, Mark E.; Kur, Bob; Howard, Bill; Berman, Len; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Gary Gilmore invites witnesses to his execution
  • Federal Judge upholds secrecy law banning members of the public and press from viewing Gary Gilmore's execution
  • World and national news headlines
  • Judge to decide if there will be a second trial of Gerald Hulbert, former chairman of Utah Liquor Control Commission
  • Melvin Dummar discovered to have delivered the Mormon will of Howard Hughes to church offices
  • Record-breaking cold temperatures across the country affects crops, jobs
  • Weather report
  • Elderly man in Mansfield, OH who didn't pay his electric bill freezes to death, public blames electric company
  • Local and national sports
  • Fatal car accident on I-15
  • 14-year-old boy dies after homemade bomb explodes in coat
  • Wirth Watching: clown school
13 January 1977
006 Friday, January 14, 1977 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Brown, Bill; Burns, Eric; Gilmour, Sandy; McCarthy, Lee; Terry, Doug; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Rawson, Mike; White, Brad. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Three Utah defense attorneys seek a new stay in the execution of Gary Gilmore, arguing that Gilmore's execution will impact their clients' appeals
  • District Court in Salt Lake City hears request for restraining order against Gary Gilmore execution, judge throws out request
  • National Coalition Against Death Penalty members arrive in Salt Lake City ahead of Gary Gilmore's execution; death penalty opponents make statements
  • World and national news headlines
  • Utahn Richard Richards not selected as new Republican National Party chair
  • Utah Democrats vote for sudden retirement for Otis Plant, Chairman of the State Liquor Commission; Utah Senate votes to include warning on liquor labels
  • Weather report
  • Salt Lake County receives anti-recession funds distributed by Governor Scott Matheson to improve maintenance
  • Governor Scott Matheson favors gasoline tax
  • National Association of Manufacturers board chairman said Geneva Steel's future looks bright
  • Former Salt Lake County prosecutor files suit against Sheriff's Office
  • Fourth District Court finds Lehi man guilty of manslaughter
  • Horizons: History of photography
  • Local and national sports
  • Los Angeles lawyer says Melvin Dummar gave two versions of the story regarding how he received the Howard Hughes' Mormon will
  • Rosie Coulter, mother of Salt Lake City's first baby of 1977 winner, receives derogatory letters and phone calls
  • Breaking news: Utah Supreme Court justice declines to stay Gary Gilmore's execution
14 January 1977
007 Monday, January 17, 1977 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Brown, Bill; Gilmour, Sandy; Smede, Dan; Ripplinger, Randy; Levine, Irving R.; Fleischer, Andrea; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Stein, Reece; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Gary Gilmore shot to death by firing squad, becoming first criminal executed in the United States in more than ten years
  • Overnight legal battles threatened to postpone Gary Gilmore's execution
  • Reactions to Gary Gilmore's execution
  • Gary Gilmore's ashes to be spread by air across parts of Utah County
  • Supreme Court delays execution of Jarry Jurek
  • Theodore Sorensen asks President Jimmy Carter to withdraw CIA director nomination
  • President Ford hands congress a $440 billion budget for Fiscal Year 1978
  • 23 US sailors and marines die as a barge collided with a freighter in Barcelona Harbor
  • Idaho governor Cecil Andrus, President-elect Jimmy Carter's pick for Interior Secretary, meets little opposition on capitol hill; Orrin Hatch sees Andrus' policies as a benefit for Utah
  • Salt Lake City Judge Paul Grant's testimony could help Melvin Dummar's case surrounding Howard Hughes' Mormon will
  • Orem, UT man killed in stabbing at the Sundowners Motorcycle Club
  • Weather report
  • Special report on Utah's liquor laws determines that current law is so restrictive that full enforcement would make lawbreakers of every liquor-selling establishment
  • Local and national sports; Figure skater Suzie Brahser is the first woman named Utah Sportsman of the Year
  • Outdoors: new regulations for operating outdoor vehicles on National Forest land
  • Wirth Watching: man's house in Silverfork Canyon smaller due to incorrect tape measurer
17 January 1977
008 Friday, January 21, 1977 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Brown, Bill; Gilmour, Sandy; Rawson, Mike; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Marcroft, Bill; Severson, Lucky; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • President Carter's first official act fulfills campaign promise to pardon all draft evaders
  • Most of Utah's war exiles may decide not to return home following President Carter's pardon
  • World and national news headlines
  • Court order determines Utah Highway Patrol officer can continue work despite haircut violation
  • State Board of Education looks into polygamist-run school in Colorado City, AZ
  • Salt Lake Judge Paul Grant gives deposition regarding Howard Hughes' Mormon will
  • Proposed Heritage Mountain ski resort plan delayed for Forest Service review
  • Utah Senate considers raising gas tax by 2 cents per gallon; Utah House of Representatives reviews bill to prevent stock raid due to change in ownership
  • Ogden's 25th Street revitalized by young business owners
  • Coast Guard called to feed birds in New Jersey because of frozen marshes
  • Weather report
  • Uinta High School wrestling dynasty in Vernal, UT
  • Local and national sports
  • Tourism is Utah's second largest industry, but many visitors don't return due to the state's convoluted liquor laws
  • Wirth Watching: cattle auction at Newhouse Hotel in Salt Lake City
  • Johnny Carson files lawsuit against "Here's Johnny" portable toilet business
21 January 1977
009 Saturday, January 22, 1977 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Allgire, Dick; Rose, Charlie; Woodruff, Judy; Dotson, Bob; Johnson, Craig; Howard, Bill; Schaap, Dick, 1934-2001; Taylor, Rand; Smith, Sunday. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Forth anniversary of Roe v. Wade leads to demonstration at Utah State Capitol Building opposing abortion law and counter protest supporting the law
  • March For Life in Washington, DC
  • Power outage due to transformer explosion affects KUTV and downtown Salt Lake City
  • World and national news headlines
  • Fire in Salt Lake City causes $10,000 in damage to home
  • Utah school board informed of 259 students enrolled in polygamist-run school in Colorado City, AZ
  • Melvin Dummar may be given safe passage out of Nevada in exchange for testimony in Las Vegas hearing on Howard Hughes' Mormon will
  • Utah State Legislators worried about voter reaction to 2-cent per gallon tax increase on gasoline
  • Thick layer of fog in Salt Lake Valley causes airplanes to reroute
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Protesters picket a Salt Lake City grocery store over soaring coffee prices
  • Four gunman apprehended after holding up Safeway store in Salt Lake City
  • Southeastern Utah residents unhappy with Bureau of Land Management over new mining regulations
  • Largest college debate tournament begins at the University of Utah
  • Special unit at California prison cares for sick or elderly inmates
  • Utah Valley Kennel Club holds first annual charity dog show in American Fork, UT
22 January 1977
010 Tuesday, January 25, 1977 6PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smede, Dan; Marcroft, Bill; Eubank, Mark E.; Rawson, Mike; Gilmour, Sandy; Grossman, Barbara; Neal, Roy; Brown, Bill; Allgire, Dick; Ryan, Paul. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • State Senator Warren Pugh says there is a power struggle underway between Salt Lake and Weber County over who gets proposed police academy
  • Governor Scott Matheson outlines "SEARCH" program to appoint board and council members
  • Utah House of Representatives passes two bills to deal with earthquake damage prevention
  • Major fire destroys apartment complex in Salt Lake City, investigators suspect arson
  • Officials not putting a price tag on a fire at the Great Salt Lake Magnesium Plant
  • Melvin Dummar admits he lied to lawyers and newsmen about his knowledge regarding Howard Hughes' Mormon will
  • Doctors discover that ultraviolet light can help combat psoriasis
  • Parts of Salt Lake City's east side loses power after contract crew inadvertently shorts out a distribution line
  • Sixty fire fighters struggle to control a fire overnight in Pocatello, ID
  • Salt Lake City commission seeks $5 million in development of better recreation facilities for the Great Salt Lake
  • Troubleshooter: deposits made to used car salesmen are non-refundable
  • Weather report; record-breaking dryness in Alta, UT
  • Local and national sports; salary increases correlate with quality of play decreases for Salt Lake City's Golden Eagles minor league hockey team
  • World and national news headlines
  • Smoking Series: gasses from cigarette smoke cause emphysema
25 January 1977
011 Wednesday, January 26, 1977 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smede, Dan; Gilmour, Sandy; Walker, Gary; Brown, Bill; White, Brad; Rawson, Mike; Layton, Karen; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Howell, Chauncey. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • President Carter sends Congress emergency legislation to alleviate natural gas shortages in deep freeze areas east of the Rockies
  • Utah Governor Scott Matheson concedes defeat of his proposal to put a tax increase on gasoline, and answers questions regarding recent national attention to Utah surrounding Allan Howe, Gary Gilmore, and Melvin Dummar
  • World and national news headlines
  • Women's rights meeting in Salt Lake City updates attendees on legislation for women in Utah, the Equal Rights Amendment, and abortion laws
  • Melvin Dummar swears on a Bible that he's telling the truth about Howard Hughes' Mormon will
  • Hill Air Force Base moves helicopter flight simulator to Kirkland Air Force Base in New Mexico
  • Davis County gets go-ahead a for paramedic program provided by law enforcement officers
  • Farmers report that cold weather in Midwest will affect the price of meat
  • Salt Lake County commissioners want the Utah governor to declare a natural disaster due to severe drought conditions
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; feature on 16-year-old jockey Steve Cauthen
  • Smoking Series: rights of the non-smoker, Utah law bans smoking in public places
  • Funeral of saloon-keeper Toots Shor in New York City
26 January 1977
012 Thursday, January 27, 1977 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Hager, Robert; Rawson, Mike; Eubank, Mark E.; Ryan, Paul; Wirth, Craig; Howard, Bill. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Cold weather and resulting gas shortages prompt emergency action in several states
  • World and national news headlines
  • Senator Gunn McKay appointed as Chairman of the Military Construction Subcommittee
  • Melvin Dummar questioned in a Las Vegas courtroom, lawyers allege that Dummar and his family forged Howard Hughes' Mormon will
  • Dr. Marlin Perkins will address Utah State Legislature in support of a bill that would provide a $3 million for an expansion of the Hogle Zoo
  • Groundbreaking for a new bicentennial arts center in Salt Lake City to begin in March 1977
  • Utah House of Representatives pass resolution to ask Congress to approve warning labels on all liquor bottles sold in US
  • National Education Association reports that Utah has the highest pupil-teacher ratio in public schools
  • Congressman Dan Marriott criticizes Senator Jake Garn and Federal Judge Willis Ritter
  • Salt Lake City withdraws support of Community Action Program
  • United Way of Great Salt Lake Area reaches fundraising goal of $2,450,000
  • Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints fast and pray for moisture in midst of a drought
  • Weather report
  • Smoking Series: methods to quit smoking
  • Wirth Watching: University of Utah basketball game set to classical music
  • Local and national sports
  • Salt Lake School District spelling bee
27 January 1977
013 Friday, January 28, 1977 6PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Grossman, Barbara; Brown, Bill; Gilmour, Sandy; Tyre, Adele; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Stein, Reece. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Convicted kidnapper Ted Bundy leaves Salt Lake City for Aspen, CO to stand trial for first degree murder, tells Utah judge he does not want to fight extradition
  • Plane lands in a field north of Salt Lake City after engine failure
  • Soldier from Dugway Proving Ground remains in serious condition after nerve agent poisoning
  • Salt Lake City cancels 1972 contract with county for jail service
  • Utah motorcycle helmet law ousted by Utah State Legislature
  • Utah Attorney General Robert Hansen asks the Utah Supreme Court to dismiss Hi-Fi killer William Andrews' appeal for being untimely
  • State of Utah is looking at ways to monitor air quality
  • Troubleshooter: residents who purchased light poles from Utah Power and Light feel duped after monthly rate increase
  • Weather report
  • Smoking Series: St. Helena live-in clinic in California helps smokers quit
  • Outdoors: custom rifle maker in Midway, UT
  • Local and national sports
  • World and national news headlines
  • Holy Cross Hospital performs operation to remove watch from patient's stomach
28 January 1977
014 Monday, January 31, 1977 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News presenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; McCarthy, Lee; Wildman, Dianne; Neal, Roy; Smede, Dan; Brown, Bill; Gilmour, Sandy; Johnson, Craig; Ripplinger, Randy; Severson, Lucky; Marcroft, Bill. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Winter of 1977 stories of hardship: death, looting, closures, and lay-offs; snow in southern US states; relief money to growers in Florida for frozen crops; Utah sells natural gas to Indiana
  • World and national news headlines
  • Ted Bundy stands before Colorado judge
  • Sandy, UT home fire sends five firefighters to the hospital
  • Judge salary raise bill passes Utah Senate; bill to put student on the University of Utah Board of Regents passes the Utah House and Senate
  • Consumer action group plans to ask Utah Supreme Court for rehearing of proposed lifeline utility rates
  • One-year moratorium requested for Salt Lake and Provo technical collages by State Board of Regents
  • Investigation begins on nerve gas accident at Dugway Proving Ground
  • Justice department announces that they found nothing improper with Allan Howe's travel expenses
  • Salt Lake City Police Chief Dewey Fillis retires
  • President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints asks members to pray for moisture in Utah and heat in the eastern United States; governor meets with water experts about cloud seeding
  • Weather report; driest four months on record in Salt Lake City
  • Hikers rescued from Y Mountain near Provo
  • Juvenile Detention Series: two investigations into Utah State Industrial School find the school inadequate
  • Local and national sports
  • Smoking Series: response to KUTV's ten-part smoking series
  • Actor Freddie Prinze buried in Beverley Hills, CA
31 January 1977
015 Wednesday, February 02, 1977 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Berger, Marilyn; Smede, Dan; Severson, Lucky; Eubank, Mark E.; White, Brad; Ross, Brian, 1948-; Marcroft, Bill; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • President Carter signs emergency gas legislation; addresses nation in fireside chat
  • Secret Service agents find counterfeit bills in Salt Lake City
  • House fire in Taylorsville, UT
  • Juvenile Detention Series: Children's Behavioral Services in Las Vegas, NV, houses children with foster parents
  • Special selection committee submits candidates for liquor committee chairmanship to Utah governor
  • Apartment rental policies in Provo will be tested in court as woman files sex discrimination case
  • YWCA director in Ogden hopes to open rape crisis center at the facility
  • Water Watch Series: drought in Utah, 1976 was the driest year on record
  • Boy Scout Troop 512 helping people save water during drought by handing out bricks for toilet tanks
  • Heavy snow in Buffalo, NY
  • Weather report
  • Small explosions at drive-in window of downtown branch of Walker Bank in Salt Lake City
  • Year-round fishing at the Bottle Hollow Reservoir for members of the Ute Indian Tribe
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching: arcades and amusement halls
02 February 1977
016 Friday, February 04, 1977 6PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Rawson, Mike; Ripplinger, Randy; Smede, Dan; Grossman, Barbara; Eubank, Mark E.; Stein, Reece; Severson, Lucky; Howard, Bill; Tyre, Adele. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Utah Attorney General Robert Hansen debates capital punishment with Reverend Robert Harris
  • Ogden City Council adopts an ordinance that could close an adult film store; Provo City Commission looks to toughen the city's pornography law
  • Utah Division of Parks and Recreation attempts to move a century-old cabin to Old Deseret Village
  • Utah House of Representatives refused to force the Public Service Commission to study rate structures of public utilities
  • Salt Lake City construction worker falls to his death
  • Weather report
  • Water Watch Series: Utah ski resorts suffer through drought
  • Juvenile Detention Series: students at the Boys Republic in Pomona, CA
  • Humane Society files suit to stop the US Park Service from killing 2-3 thousand wild burros in the Grand Canyon
  • Local and national sports; Monoski inventor Bob Evans
  • Effects of the Eastern United States deep freeze
  • Car wash businesses in Salt Lake City capitalizing on the lack of snow
04 February 1977
017 Saturday, February 05, 1977 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smede, Dan; Ross, Brian, 1948-; Burns, Eric; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Daniels, Dan. (contributor)
News broadcast begins at 00:04:00 mark
Broadcast headlines:
  • World and national news headlines
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officials to call for special prayer and fasting in response to severe weather in Utah and across the nation
  • Executive director of the Utah Environment Center says environmentalists are not represented in state's congressional delegation
  • Utah farmers forecast continued increase in food prices
  • Utah Governor Scott Matheson says that lawyers should become more politically active, lobbies for increase in Utah Supreme Court funding from the Utah State Legislature
  • Tourism officials ashamed of the south shore of the Great Salt Lake, ask state lawmakers for development funding
  • Water Watch Series: reservoirs along Wasatch Front
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Interview with University of Utah Basketball coach Jerry Pimm and player Buster Matheney
05 February 1977
018 Monday, February 07, 1977 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Cunningham, Paul; Brown, Bill; Ripplinger, Randy; Grossman, Barbara; Eubank, Mark E.; Stoddard, Bev; Marcroft, Bill; Howard, Bill; Gilmour, Sandy. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Massacre in Rhodesia, anti-government guerrillas kill seven Roman Catholic missionaries
  • Murderers Myron Lance and Walter Kelbach in court for resentencing
  • KSL television sues Judge Willis Ritter for seizure of its camera and looks into the legality of Ritter's ban on courtroom sketches
  • Mac Helm, former superintendent of Utah Highway Patrol, arrested for drunken driving
  • Utah County solid waste district backs landfill-only operations, leaving expensive machinery unused
  • Utah State Legislature orders Public Service Commission to study utility rate structures after recalled resolution
  • Man shoots down two power transmission lines in Spanish Fork Canyon, causing power outage
  • Water Watch Series: drought in Utah
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • The Contraption Trap Series: preadmission screening machines at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City
  • Local and national sports; Report on basketball at Southern Utah State College
  • Governor Scott Matheson signs proclamations
  • Utah House of Representatives passes Circuit Breaker proposal, break on state inheritance tax, and income-tax cut
07 February 1977
019 Tuesday, February 08, 1977 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Wood, Terry; Lee, Clyde; Stoddard, Bev; Eubank, Mark E.; Gilmour, Sandy; Marcroft, Bill; Howard, Bill. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Tony Kiritsis holds mortgage broker Richard O. Hall hostage in Indianapolis
  • World and national news headlines
  • Idaho State Legislature rescinds approval of Equal Rights Amendment
  • A bill for warning labels in liquor advertising goes to the Utah Senate for a vote
  • The Contraption Trap Series: business and billing by machine
  • Governor Scott Matheson asks Utah State Legislature for cloud seeding funding
  • Water Watch Series: cloud seeding
  • Weather report
  • Ogden boy killed in motorcycle accident, mother attempts suicide
  • Economic and population boost in Utah's Sanpete County
  • Jose Gutierrez files civil rights suit citing police brutality following May 1976 Terrace Ballroom brawl
  • Golfing in St. George, UT
  • Local and national sports
  • Horizons : Kearns Mansion in Salt Lake City
08 February 1977
020 Thursday, February 10, 1977 6PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smede, Dan; Tyre, Adele; Gilmour, Sandy; Ripplinger, Randy; Stoddard, Bev; Eubank, Mark E.; Fleischer, Andrea; Allgire, Dick; Howard, Bill; Stein, Reece. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • 51-year-old Salt Lake City woman found strangled in her apartment
  • 21-year-old Douglas McDonald identified as man shot to death in Salt Lake County trailer court
  • Ronald Mutchko, solider exposed to nerve gas at Dugway Proving Ground, describes hallucinogenic trip
  • 22-year-old killed in accident at Kennecott Copper Mine
  • Utah Department of Transportation releases draft of Provo Canyon road improvement plan
  • The Contraption Trap Series: machines affecting human relationships
  • Box Elder County Board of Education looks for a new superintendent as J.C. Haws announces resignation
  • Salt Lake County Commission reduces penalties for taverns accused of allowing indecent dancing by go-go girls
  • Bountiful Junior High School resumes after flu outbreak
  • Utah State Legislature passes a low-income housing bill, Utah Senate passes Circuit Breaker bill, Utah House of Representatives Judiciary Committee tables death penalty bill
  • Weather report
  • Troubleshooter: door-to-door salesmen contracts
  • Senator Orrin Hatch opposes President Carter's nominee of Paul Warnke to head the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and assume the position of strategic arms chief negotiator
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: Skyline Jeep Club snow rally at Ecker Hill
  • Tuba found in a tree in Salt Lake County
10 February 1977
021 Friday, February 11, 1977 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Bourgholtzer, Frank, 1919-; Smede, Dan; Eubank, Mark E.; Gordon, Cindy; Howard, Bill; Marcroft, Bill; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Drought in Marin County, California leads to water rationing
  • Water Watch Series: the Utah drought is causing areas around the state to be at 30-50% of normal precipitation
  • Snow clearing operations in Buffalo, New York causes misplaced cars
  • World and national news headlines
  • Ronald Mutchko, solider exposed to nerve gas at Dugway Proving Ground, arrives in Denver for further medical testing
  • X-rated movie Emmanuel will play on University of Utah campus despite controversy
  • Bureau of Reclamation's request for extra water from Lake Powell to help meet power generation commitments denied
  • Shootout in Pocatello, ID leaves man in critical condition
  • Utah State Liquor Commissioner Donald Wheeler resigns
  • National Organization for Women will challenge the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' lobbying against the Equal Rights Amendment in Nevada
  • Governor Scott Matheson rehearses for debut with Utah Symphony
  • Weather report
  • Barry Manilow profile
  • Local and national sports; construction of Weber State University's new Dee Events Center is behind schedule
  • Wirth Watching: 87-year-old swimmer Elsie Bullock
  • Brigham Young University survey finds that male students look for a girl with good looks over good spirit
11 February 1977
022 Monday, February 14, 1977 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Wood, Terry; Hager, Robert; Simpson, Carole, 1940-; Brown, Bill; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • White supremacist Fred Cowan kills five people, then himself, in New Rochelle, NY
  • World and national news headlines
  • Family fight leads to shooting in Salt Lake City
  • Humane Society of the United States going to court to stop the National Park Service's plan to kill every burro in Grand Canyon National Park
  • Water Watch Series: effects of the drought on the livestock industry in Sanpete County
  • Weather report
  • Utah House of Representatives declines to purchase Devereaux House and kills bill that would have required automatic review of all death sentences
  • Ogden school children give Valentine's Day money to American Heart Association
  • Salt Lake City Commissioners show excitement for proposed art festival
  • Local and national sports; drought aids long golf season in northern Utah
  • Outdoors: Flaming Gorge Dam trout
  • Wirth Watching: kids spend and save allowance money
14 February 1977
023 Monday, February 28, 1977 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Kadushin, Carol; McCarthy, Lee; Grossman, Barbara; Brown, Bill; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Cummins, Jim; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • World and national news headlines
  • Western governors meet in Washington, DC to discuss water shortage problems
  • Air Force helicopter retrieves bodies of plane crash victims in Uinta Mountains
  • Seven-year-old boy narrowly escapes garage fire in Salt Lake City
  • Murder trial of Johnny Perez in Ogden
  • America declares 200-mile exclusive fishing limit off shores
  • Pleasant Point Reservation to reduce size of their original claim of ownership of the state of Maine
  • Utah state senators pass bill to outlaw redlining
  • Medical Quackery Series: fake doctor Wendell Hoffman in Ogden
  • Eddie "Rochester" Anderson dies of heart failure
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • President Carter complains of receiving 125 memos plus national security reports totaling over 800 pages
  • Utah's First Lady Norma Matheson meets Rosalind Carter
  • Wirth Watching: Millcreek Glass glassblowing
28 February 1977
024 Tuesday, March 01, 1977 6PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smede, Dan; Tyre, Adele; White, Brad; Rawson, Mike; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Brown, Bill; Marcroft, Bill. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Snow in Salt Lake City
  • Salt Lake City employees protest low pay hikes at commission meeting
  • Opening statements at trial of accused murderer Johnny Perez in Ogden
  • Utah Senate passes bill to force officials to hold open door meetings with exceptions
  • Troubleshooter: fireplace fills home with smoke after factory defect
  • Water Watch Series: recent snow's effect on drought conditions
  • Medical Quackery Series: undercover patients used to catch fake doctor Wendell Hoffman
  • New motorized jet ski hits the market
  • Local and national sports
  • Weather report
  • Snow-related car crashes mean business for tow trucks and body shops
01 March 1977
025 Wednesday, March 02, 1977 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Wood, Terry; Grossman, Barbara; Ripplinger, Randy; Allgire, Dick; Tyre, Adele; Eubank, Mark E.; Brown, Bill; Marcroft, Bill. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Utah Senate gives tentative approval to bill that would remove sales tax on food
  • 28-year-old Orem man killed by train in Provo; truck driver killed in crash on US-89; car crashes into grocery store in downtown Salt Lake City
  • Dr. Roger Kiger, superintendent of the Utah state mental hospital is unable to answer press questions about recent audit due to threats from state officials
  • Johnny Perez murder trial continues in Ogden, UT
  • Troubleshooter: partially smoked cigar found in Sprite bottle
  • Snow-packed road in Big Cottonwood Canyon causes travel restrictions
  • Weather report
  • Medical Quackery Series: quacks in Utah exploit teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for financial gain
  • Local and national sports
02 March 1977
026 Friday, March 04, 1977 10PM
color, sound, high amount of buzz on tape
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Wood, Terry; Levine, Irving R.; Hager, Robert; Briggs, Fred, 1932-; Gilmour, Sandy; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Sussman, Bernard. (contributor)
News broadcast begins at 00:03:15 mark
Broadcast headlines:
  • Extreme avalanche danger in backcountry alpine areas
  • World and national news headlines
  • Report on the situation in Uganda under President Idi Amin
  • Testimony continues in trial of Johnny Perez in Ogden, UT
  • Utah House of Representatives kills a landlord-tenant bill
  • Superintendent of Utah State Hospital denies lobbying to stay in office; State Representative Douglas Sonntag hopes to gain more information about hospital mismanagement
  • Intermountain School student dies after cold symptoms
  • Medical Quackery Series: quackery laws and warning signs
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • President Carter will take questions via radio call-in show; short history on presidents using the radio
04 March 1977
027 Monday, March 07, 1977 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Cunningham, Paul; Rawson, Mike; Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Briggs, Fred, 1932-; Brown, Bill; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Earthquake in Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan; aftermath of Romanian earthquake
  • Decision to allow Concord supersonic passenger jet to land at JFK airport delayed
  • Testimony continues in Johnny Perez murder trial
  • Attorney for the executor of Howard Hughes' Mormon will wants more evidence
  • Report on the day's passed and killed bills in the Utah House of Representatives
  • Governor Scott Matheson disappointed with President Carter's handling of the Central Utah Project
  • World and national news headlines
  • Medical Quackery Series: Utah herbalist denied rights to practice medicine
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Shannon Coleman from Butler Junior High becomes first Utah gymnast to be named to a national team
  • Wirth Watching: children's playground
07 March 1977
028 Thursday, March 10, 1977 6PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Wood, Terry; Rawson, Mike; Walker, Gary; Brown, Bill; Grossman, Barbara; Tyre, Adele; Severson, Lucky; Johnson, Craig; Howard, Bill. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Johnny Perez faces life behind bars after conviction of first degree murder
  • 39 Union Pacific train cars derail on I-80
  • US Senate votes for western water project funding including the Central Utah Project
  • Utah Liquor Control Commission swears in two new commissioners
  • Report on the last day of 1977 session of the Utah State Legislature
  • Groundbreaking ceremony for Salt Lake County's bicentennial arts center
  • Water Watch Series: Brian Head, UT is almost waterless
  • Weather report
  • Salt Lake City community pays tribute to businessman Maurice Warshaw
  • Local and national sports
  • Girls junior gymnastics meet at Central Junior High school in Salt Lake City
10 March 1977
029 Friday, March 18, 1977 6PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Grossman, Barbara; Brown, Bill; Tyre, Adele; Fleischer, Andrea; Johnson, Craig; Howard, Bill; Stein, Reece; Marcroft, Bill; Eubank, Mark E.. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Representatives from 15 western states meet in Salt Lake City for energy seminar
  • Salt Lake City's new police chief E.L. Willoughby holds press conference
  • 24-year-old man from Bountiful, UT dies in car crash on I-15
  • Head of National Pilots Association was on cocaine when his plane crashed in Eastern Utah
  • Salt Lake County nuclear and natural disaster test fails
  • NCAA officials blackout regional playoff basketball game
  • Utah state-regulated liquor outlets cannot close doors to women, per the attorney general
  • Utah Attorney General Robert Hansen rules that the secretary of state has the power to allow or deny the use of capitol rotunda
  • US House of Representatives subcommittee holds hearings on a need for national dam safety program
  • Western Electric Plant workers on strike
  • Weather report
  • Outdoors: White Pine Canyon cross country ski race
  • Local and national sports; State 4A highschool basketball championship
  • Weber County Representative Roger Rawson encourages business and civic leaders to get involved in politics
  • Water Watch Series: elementary students on how to save water
18 March 1977
030 Monday, April 04, 1977 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; White, Brad; Augustin, Arnie; Fernandez, Alexis; Eubank, Mark E.; Smede, Dan; Ripplinger, Randy; Marcroft, Bill; Rawson, Mike. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Southern Airways DC-9 jet crashes in Georgia
  • Plane smuggling drugs lands in dry lakebed outside of Delta, UT
  • Elizabeth Harter takes the witness stand at the trial of Ted Bundy in Aspen, CO
  • Ex-communicated Mormon Douglas Wallace claims Church and Salt Lake City police department were conspiring against him
  • Minority and ethnic groups gather to form non-profit low-income housing organization in Salt Lake City
  • Governor Scott Matheson testifies before US House and Senate Appropriations Committees about the Central Utah Project
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Utah County Solid Waste Special Service District opens first landfill
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah football team begins practice with new head coach Wayne Howard
  • Hill Air Force Base demonstrates the use of a helicopter hoist for mountain rescue
04 April 1977
031 Friday, April 08, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Wood, Terry; Grossman, Barbara; Rawson, Mike; Ripplinger, Randy; Eubank, Mark E.; Augustin, Arnie; Tyre, Adele; Howard, Bill; Marcroft, Bill; Taylor, Rand; Woodruff, Judy; Fernandez, Alexis. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • John Madison Raines charged with aggravated robbery and first degree murder of druggist Doug Orchard in Magna, UT
  • FBI searches for prison parolee Michael Olds after sighting in Brigham City, UT
  • Salt Lake police officer Michael Roberts leaves hospital after shooting partner David Olson while on a stakeout of Douglas Wallace in Holladay, UT
  • Springville, UT city fathers decide that they will no longer send fire fighters into unincorporated county areas
  • Bountiful City Council approves an ordinance governing building in foothills
  • Congress will approve funding for Bonneville Unit of the Central Utah Project according to Congressman Gunn McKay
  • Weather report
  • Senator Jake Garn marries Kathleen Bingham
  • 26% of Utah children are not immunized
  • Local and national sports; Equitable Family Ski Challenge in Park City, UT
  • Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, UT
  • Fourth annual Muscular Dystrophy dance-a-thon at University of Utah
10PM headlines:
  • John Madison Raines charged with aggravated robbery and first degree murder of druggist Doug Orchard in Magna, UT
  • FBI says that Michael Olds, suspected kidnapper and murderer, could be anywhere
  • Utah and Idaho power companies ask Idaho Public Utilities Commission for permission to conduct feasibility study for nuclear power plant
  • Utah Health Department's new campaign to stop childhood illness through immunization
  • World and national news headlines
  • Water Watch Series: recent snow raises water levels closer to normal
  • Weather report
  • Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau postpones trip to Snowbird Ski Area
  • Senator Jake Garn marries Kathleen Bingham
  • Local and national sports
  • Muscular Dystrophy dance-a-thon at the University of Utah
  • Good Friday observances throughout the world
  • Cathedral of St. Helena in Helena, MT
08 April 1977
032 Thursday, April 14, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Wood, Terry; Tyre, Adele; Ripplinger, Randy; Eubank, Mark E.; Brown, Bill; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Allgire, Dick; Rawson, Mike; Levine, Irving R.; Terry, Doug; Grossman, Barbara; Fernandez, Alexis. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Salt Lake City Police Chief E.L. Willoughby reveals that bomb threats against Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints prompted the surveillance of Douglas Wallace
  • President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will not testify against Douglas Wallace
  • Narcotics raid in Kamas, UT uncovers hashish laboratory
  • Energy advisor Dr. John McKetta presents on the future energy restrictions at Brigham Young University
  • Weather report
  • Two corruption investigations in Carbon County looking into accusations of crooked police, prostitution, liquor violations, and illegal gambling
  • Local and national sports; Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets practice at University of Utah
  • Outdoors: Utah scuba divers travel to California's Pacific coast
  • Troubleshooter: new regulations for used car dealers
  • Diamond anniversary celebration in Kemmerer, WY honors J.C. Penney
10PM headlines:
  • President Carter discontinues $50 tax rebate
  • President Carter may delay the final decision on Bonneville Unit of Central Utah Project
  • Bureau of Reclamation approves building of Tyzack Dam
  • Governor Scott Matheson predicts that President Carter's energy plan will impact Utah through coal production
  • World and national news headlines
  • Salt Lake City Police Chief E.L. Willoughby reveals that bomb threats against Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saits prompted survaillence of Douglas Wallace
  • Douglas Wallace subpoenas Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Spencer Kimball to appear as witness in court hearing
  • Gerald Brown found guilty of second degree murder and aggravated assult in Provo, UT
  • Salt Lake Zoning and Planning Commission approves the tear down of Hogle Mansion and Second Church of Christ Scientist building
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; NBA scrimmage at the University of Utah, Lakers vs. Rockets
  • Diamond anniversary celebration in Kemmerer, WY honors J.C. Penney
14 April 1977
033 Wednesday, May 11, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smede, Dan; Brown, Bill; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Fernandez, Alexis; Hunt, Richard; Hager, Robert; Stein, Reece; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Police are looking for two women in connection with the murder of polygamist Rulon Allred
  • Douglas Yoakam to be charged with first degree criminal homicide and attempted criminal homicide
  • Attorney for Hare Krishna religious group files writ of habeas corpus on behalf of Genevieve Bronson Ayres in Utah Supreme Court
  • Utah's new abortion law is challenged by the ACLU
  • Chief Judge for 10th Circuit Court of Appeals David Lewis retires
  • Utah Liquor Control Commission staff director asked to resign on June 1
  • Propane explosion at a home in Salt Lake City
  • Utah firm Northwest Pipeline could receive contract to construct natural gas pipeline
  • Salt Lake County employees ask for cost of living wage increase
  • Troubleshooter: Gaslight Dinner Theater closes, patrons ask for refunds
  • Hill Air Force Base begins recycling water
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Mountainland Association of Governments looking into mass transit plans in Provo and Orem areas
  • Commerce Department reports that workers in Utah and Idaho received a larger income increase than the national average
  • House Public Lands Subcommittee will come to Utah to investigate charges that Bureau of Land Management hasn't carried out the intent of Congress
10PM headlines:
  • Murder of polygamist leader Rulon Allred investigated as assassination
  • Douglas Yoakam to be charged with first degree criminal homicide and attempted criminal homicide
  • ACLU files a suit claiming that Utah's new abortion law is unconstitutional
  • World and national news headlines
  • Genevieve Bronson Ayers, Hare Krishna case goes to Utah Supreme Court
  • Utah Liquor Control Commission staff director asked to resign
  • Chief Judge for 10th Circuit Court of Appeals David Lewis retires
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: fishing season around Utah
  • Wirth Watching: Cosmic Aeroplane head shop in Salt Lake City
11 May 1977
034 Friday, May 13, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smede, Dan; Tyre, Adele; Rawson, Mike; Brown, Bill; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Marcroft, Bill; Fernandez, Alexis. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • John Madison Raines ordered to stand trial for aggravated robbery and murder of Magna, UT druggist Doug Orchard
  • FBI report states that Howard Hughes' fingerprints are not on the Mormon will
  • Second of two fires at Tiffany's Attic Theatre Restaurant in Salt Lake City caused by arson
  • Local administrators critique President Carter's plan to limit hospital costs
  • Ogden City Council considers closing animal rendering plant
  • Violence among rival polygamist groups possibly led to the murder of Rulon Allred
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; national long-driving championship at Tri City Golf Course
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints redistributes authority over youth programs
  • Utah Liquor Commission reopens five liquor stores until 10PM
10PM headlines:
  • State Liquor Commission reverses decision to close stores at 7PM, will reopen five stores until 10PM
  • Pilot Jack Johnston lands plane with missing wheel
  • Local administrators critique President Carter's plan to limit hospital costs
  • FBI report states Howard Hughes' fingerprints are not on the Mormon will
  • Hatred among rival polygamist groups lead to death lists, blood atonement, and violence
  • John Madison Raines ordered to stand trial for aggravated robbery and murder of Magna, UT druggist Doug Orchard
  • Utah Supreme Court states it cannot force the release of Genevieve Ayres from her mother to Hare Krishna religious group
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Utah archery champion, Dennis Shallenberger, at East High School
13 May 1977
035 Wednesday, June 01, 1977 6PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; White, Brad; Gilmour, Sandy; Walker, Gary; Brown, Bill; Ripplinger, Randy; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Stein, Reece. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Salt Lake County sheriff dectectives arrest two men in connection with murder of Sandy, UT mailman
  • Senators Orrin Hatch and Utah Secretary of State David Monson engage in a heated debate with Univeristy of Utah students over homosexuality
  • Representative Dan Marriott proposes anti-abortion ammendment to the US Constitution
  • New summer water restrictions go into effect
  • Fire at Clearfield Manufacturing Company
  • Genevieve Ayres writes to judge, says she wants nothing more to do with the Hare Krishna religion
  • Steel imports cost US Steel in Utah jobs and money
  • Troubleshooter: dinner theatres in Salt Lake City
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: planned modifications to Flaming Gorge Dam for fish habitat
  • Representative Dan Marriott says off-road vehicles will be limited to public lands where damage is inflicted
  • West High School students ask Governor Scott Matheson to include Devereaux House on legilative special session agenda
01 June 1977
036 Thursday, June 02, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound, audio levels and sources vary
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Gilmour, Sandy; Fernandez, Alexis; Wood, Terry; Eubank, Mark E.; Allgire, Dick; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Rawson, Mike; Hallet, Judy Dwan, 1941-; Walker, Gary; Stern, Carl; Toyota, Tritia; Burrington, David, 1931-; Brown, Bill. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Granite District Board of Education meets to discuss teacher salary increase
  • Viva Leroy Nash charged in murder of Salt Lake County mailman
  • Fire in a dormitory at the State Youth Development Center in Ogden, UT
  • New York state resident killed in an auto accident after hitting two horses in Salt Lake County
  • Record percentage of University of Utah graduates will find jobs
  • Ogden judge finds adult bookstore guilty of distributing pornographic material
  • Army will rescue wild horses near Dugway, UT because of drought conditions
  • Weather report
  • Troubleshooter: brake fail on Honda motorcycles
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: motorcyclists rebuking tough image
  • Ogden Community Action Program fighting Weber County commissioners
  • Third District Court judges select Peter J. Leary as new administrative judge
  • Last day of school at Granger Elementary
10PM headlines:
  • Granite District Board of Education offers 6% salary increase, teachers continue negotiations
  • Viva Leroy Nash arraigned in murder of Salt Lake County mailman, David Woodhurst; interviews with Woodhurst's friends and colleagues
  • World and national news headlines
  • Report on interview with former Hare Krishna devotee Genevieve Ayres
  • Power bump throughout Wasatch Valley caused by power line burnout
  • Weather report
  • Last day of school at Granger Elementary
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: motorcyclists at Bear Lake
02 June 1977
037 Friday, June 03, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Gilmour, Sandy; Brown, Bill; Grossman, Barbara; Eubank, Mark E.; Tyre, Adele; Marcroft, Bill; Fernandez, Alexis; Palmer, John, 1935-2013; Fleischer, Andrea. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Granite School District teachers vote to accept 6% salary increase
  • Support for the Provo Jordan River Parkway project dwindles
  • William Sartain arraigned on charge of aggravated assault in robbery and murder at jewelery store in Sandy, UT
  • Exclusive interview with Genevieve Ayres, Hare Krishna escapee
  • Interview with Klein family, whose land was destroyed by Teton Dam collapse
  • Weather report
  • Interview with "champagne music" star Lawrence Welk
  • Local and national sports; Highland High School rugby team will travel to Hawaii
  • All Arabian horse show in Ogden, UT
10PM headlines:
  • Government report says Teton Dam collapse preceded by questionable design practices and inadequate surveillance; interview with Klein family, whose land was destroyed by dam collapse
  • Granite School District teachers vote to accept 6% salary increase
  • Lawmen comb foothills above Bountiful, UT for a man who shot at a deputy sheriff
  • Exclusive interview with Genevieve Ayres, Hare Krishna escapee
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Utah "Open-Heart-Open" golf tournament
  • President Carter gifted genealogical chart from Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officials
03 June 1977
038 Saturday, June 04, 1977 10PM news and Sunday, June 05, 1977 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Allgire, Dick; Augustin, Arnie; Woodruff, Judy; Walker, Gary; Marcroft, Bill; Schaap, Dick, 1934-2001; Rawson, Mike; Palmer, John, 1935-2013; Burns, Eric; Eubank, Mark E.. (contributor)
News broadcast begins at 00:04:25 mark
Saturday, June 04, 1977 10PM broadcast headlines:
  • 60-year-old woman dies in a fire in Granger, UT
  • Conflicting stories surround shooting of Salt Lake man
  • Rexburg, ID celebrates volunteers one year after Teton Dam collapse
  • World and national news headlines
  • Automobile accident in Ogden kills one teen, injures two others
  • Salt Lake County sheriff detectives investigating death of young girl in Magna, UT
  • Blind community members meet in Salt Lake City to discuss the issues they face
  • Mexican-American community members in Salt Lake City are upset about President Carter's new immigration proposal
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Utah police participate in run-a-thon
  • Skateboarders slalom race at the University of Utah
Sunday, June 05, 1977 10PM broadcast headlines:
  • World and national news headlines
  • Utah Governor Scott Matheson asks the Great Salt Lake Development Board to complete definitive study of the lake
  • 3,500 Utah National Guardsmen begin training
  • Animal shelter officials seek court order to destroy the three dogs that attacked KUTV anchorman Dan Smede and two other men
  • Denver-bound Frontier Airlines flight fails to depart Salt Lake City after tire blowout
  • Report on one-year anniversary of Teton Dam collapse
  • Weather report
  • State remains in drought even though rainfall in May 1977 was above average for Northern Utah
  • Local and national sports
04 June 1977-05 June 1977
039 Monday, June 06, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Gilmour, Sandy; Callan, Ron; Ripplinger, Randy; Grossman, Barbara; Brown, Bill; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Gellos, Lou, 1954-; Stein, Reece; Fernandez, Alexis; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Amtrak Pioneer train begins service from Seattle to Salt Lake City
  • Central Utah Water Conservancy District breaks ground for Utah County's first decontaminator to process water from the Deer Creek Reservoir
  • Governor Scott Matheson warns that pending federal legislation for minimum hospital bed occupation could hurt Utah
  • Genevieve Ayres speaks out about her religious deprogramming from the Hare Krishna movement
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Trailblazers win NBA title, celebrations in Portland, OR
  • Outdoors: land managers in Utah will not restrict more federal land from off-road vehicles following President Carter's declaration
  • Three Utah utility companies ask for rate increases
  • Utah Travel Council officials forecast best tourism numbers ever in 1977
10PM headlines:
  • World and national news headlines
  • Amtrak Pioneer train arrives in Salt Lake City
  • Genevieve Ayres speaks out about her religious deprogramming from Hare Krishna movement
  • Weather report
  • Central Utah Water Conservancy District breaks ground for Utah County's first decontaminator to process water from Deer Creek Reservoir
  • Cottonwood Hospital opens new wing
  • Utah Travel Council officials forecast best tourism numbers ever in 1977
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: Book Cliffs in Eastern Utah
  • Wirth Watching: Sculptor Avard Fairbanks
06 June 1977
040 Tuesday, June 07, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound, high amount of hiss on tape, audio is low on tape beginning at 00:33:14
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Gilmour, Sandy; Smede, Dan; White, Brad; Grossman, Barbara; Brown, Bill; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Fernandez, Alexis; Francis, Fred; Stein, Reece; Tyre, Adele. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Convicted Utah kidnapper Ted Bundy escapes from Aspen, CO courthouse, subject of police manhunt
  • Ted Bundy background report with footage from KUTV exclusive interview
  • Recent rain alleviates drought conditions for Salt Lake City; water restrictions in place for Salt Lake County
  • Salt Lake City Westside home destroyed by fire
  • Humane Society of Utah's executive director and president resigns
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; profile on karate champion Bill Wallace
  • Bear paw mistaken for human remains in Sandy, UT
  • Women's summer fashion and shopping as an escape
10PM headlines:
  • Convicted Utah kidnapper Ted Bundy remains on the run after escaping from Aspen, CO courthouse
  • Ted Bundy background report with footage from KUTV exclusive interview
  • Three former employees of Ogden Adult Book&Cinema shop jailed for selling pornography
  • Water rationing in the Salt Lake area
  • Utah House of Representatives subcommittee repeals grandfather clause exemption that would allow Utah Chief Federal Judge Willis Ritter to serve over the retirement age of 65
  • Humane Society of Utah's executive director and president resign
  • Weather report; drought ends in Brigham City, Ogden, Salt Lake City, and nearby areas
  • Voters in Miami, FL repeal ordinance prohibiting housing and employment discrimination against homosexuals, singer Anita Byrant celebrates
  • World and national news headlines
  • Local and national sports; drought conditions are responsible for the loss of cutthroat spawners in Strawberry Reservoir
  • Outdoors: coyotes blamed for the decline in Utah's mule deer herd
  • Inside custom built 727 jetliner belonging to Adnan Khashoggi
07 June 1977
041 Wednesday, June 08, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound, high amount of hiss on tape, audio is low on tape
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Gilmour, Sandy; White, Brad; Brown, Bill; Ripplinger, Randy; Rawson, Mike; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Tyre, Adele; Fernandez, Alexis; Kadushin, Carol; Stein, Reece. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Aspen, CO police continue the search for kidnapper and accused murderer Ted Bundy
  • Hare Krishna people say Genevieve Ayres is being controlled by deamons and is telling lies
  • Provo city commissioners consider a new landfill
  • Saint Benedict's Hospital in Ogden will not become a reform school
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Salt Lake International Trade Center opens its doors with family of Adnan Khashoggi
  • Amtrak brings a renewed interest in travelling by train
10PM headlines:
  • Convicted kidnapper Ted Bundy still at large after escaping from a courtroom in Aspen, CO
  • World and national news headlines
  • Celebration of Salt Lake International Trade Center includes a Salt Lake Symphony concert at the Tabernacle
  • Utah congressmen attend a special strategy session designed to overcome President Carter's opposition to water projects
  • US Senate Subcommittee on Public Works Appropriations addresses President Carter's water project hitlist
  • Hare Krishna people say Genevieve Ayres is being controlled by deamons and is telling lies
  • Weather report
  • Utah's entry in the National Spelling Bee makes it to fifth round
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: wildlife biologists trapping coyotes and other predators to record their movements
  • British Commonweath celebrates Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee
08 June 1977
042 Saturday, June 11, 1977 10PM news and Sunday, June 12, 1977 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Allgire, Dick; Palmer, John, 1935-2013; Francis, Fred; Grossman, Barbara; Rawson, Mike; Walker, Gary; Howard, Bill; Leiderman, Mike; Ross, Brian, 1948-; Eubank, Mark E.; Gumbel, Greg; Stein, Reece; Schaap, Dick, 1934-2001. (contributor)
Saturday, June 11, 1977 10PM broadcast headlines:
  • Standoff ends between Moluccan terrorists and Dutch authorities
  • James Earl Ray escapes from prison in Tennessee
  • Colorado authorities find the cabin hideout of Ted Bundy
  • Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office says family fight lead to shooting
  • Anti-abortion picketers at Weber Clinic in Ogden, UT
  • Preparations for next state election begin in Murray, UT
  • University of Utah graduation
  • Utah State Legislature allocates $390,000 for cloud seeding over the next year
  • Utah National Guard family day at Camp Williams
  • World and national news headlines
  • Local and national sports; baseball player Bob Feller at Derks Field in Salt Lake City
  • Provo city fathers extend watering hours
  • Associated Foods semi-truck rodeo
Sunday, June 12, 1977 10PM broadcast headlines:
  • World and national news headlines
  • One-year anniversary of the arrest of Congressman Allan Howe for soliciting sex
  • Two speeding cars lead to one death in Parley's Canyon crash
  • Three people hospitalized after crash on I-15
  • Two Utah National Guard airplanes will fly to Japan
  • Summer camp continues for Utah National Guardsman
  • Weather report
  • Cloud formations oftentimes determine the weather
  • Jazz festival in Park City, UT
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: Granite Community Education fly fishing class
11 June 1977-12 June 1977
043 Monday, June 13, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Gilmour, Sandy; Smede, Dan; Grossman, Barbara; Brown, Bill; Ripplinger, Randy; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Allgire, Dick; Tyre, Adele; Fernandez, Alexis. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Accused killer Ted Bundy captured two miles from Aspen, CO, returns to court with additional charges
  • James Earl Ray captured in the foothills of Tennessee, returned to prison
  • US Army will hold a public auction to sell wild horses at Dugway Proving Ground
  • Ogden man charged with automobile homicide
  • Reverend Robert L. Harris protests in Salt Lake City
  • Spanish Fork landfill closed, Lindon landfill open temporarily
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Troubleshooter: Artistic Carpets goes out of business in Salt Lake City
10PM headlines:
  • Three Girl Scouts found dead at camp in Locust Grove, Oklahoma
  • Accused killer Ted Bundy captured two miles from Aspen, CO, returns to court with additional charges
  • James Earl Ray captured in the foothills of Tennessee, returned to prison; Tennessee Governor asks President Carter to take on Ray as a federal prisoner
  • Utah Governor Scott Matheson lobbies for additonal money for the overcrowded state prison
  • World and national news headlines
  • US Army will hold a public auction to sell wild horses at Dugway Proving Ground
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Utah State University basketball team travels to Australia
  • House-to-house search for unlicensed dogs in Salt Lake City
13 June 1977
044 Monday, August 29, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Gilmour, Sandy; Brown, Bill; Zak, Christine; Rawson, Mike; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Williams, Cliff; Marcroft, Bill; Zone, Joe; Walker, Gary; Lynch, Bill; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Jiminez, Bob; Stein, Reece; Wood, Terry. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Ted Bundy's Utah lawyer, John O'Connell, accuses prosecutors of suppressing evidence in kidnapping case, asks for new trial
  • Bank employee foils robbery in downtown Salt Lake City
  • Seven men and boys from North Ogden report spotting Big Foot in the Uinta Mountains
  • Troubleshooter: "The Slimmer" suit, a faux weight loss method; president of Landmark Insurance unaware of a door-to-door salesman representing the company
  • Weather report
  • Use of hydrogen for vehicles and homes in developing stages
  • Local and national sports
  • Back to school in Utah; kindergartener at Twin Peaks Elementary
10PM headlines:
  • Family of eight Californians die in auto accident on Highway 91, driver who killed them is charged
  • Two girls from Farmington, UT killed in a bicycle accident
  • Ted Bundy's Utah lawyer, John O'Connell, accuses prosecutors of suppressing evidence in kidnapping case, asks for new trial
  • Bank employee foils robbery in downtown Salt Lake City
  • World and national news headlines
  • Back to school in Utah
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: Solitude Ski Resort to reopen with new lifts and facilities
  • History of Brigham Young on the one-hundred-year anniversary of his death
29 August 1977
045 Monday, September 12, 1977 10PM news
color, sound, high amount of hiss on tape, audio is low on tape
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Zak, Christine; Gilmour, Sandy; Rawson, Mike; Woodruff, Judy; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Warren, Larry, 1950-. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Steven Talmage kills his two children, wife, and self in Salt Lake City
  • Florida Governor Reubin Askew orders execution of John Spenkelink
  • Teachers, parents, and students persuade Ogden School Board to allow controversial biology textbook to be taught at Ben Lomond High School
  • World and national news headlines
  • Salt Lake City lawyers advertise with regulations in newspapers after the US Supreme Court approves practice
  • Alabama Governor George Wallace files for divorce
  • Weather report
  • Report filed states that ink used Howard Hughes' Mormon will matches type used by Hughes
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: bird hunting season in Utah
  • Report on Utah family who relocated to Alaska
12 September 1977
046 Wednesday, October 05, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound, loss of video and audio on tape at the 00:17:06 mark, returns at the 00:19:30 mark
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Heyrend, Alyson; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; White, Brad; Greenlaw, Patrick; Wood, Terry; Rawson, Mike; Ripplinger, Randy; Stein, Reece; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • US Attorney for Utah Ramon Child files petition asking that Chief Judge Willis W. Ritter be removed from all federal government cases
  • Utah Civil Air Patrol searches for missing plane near Price, UT
  • Roy, UT woman killed in drunken driving automobile accident
  • Manhunt in Riverton, UT for two men who stole a truck and carpet
  • Utah County receives a payment in lieu of taxes from the federal government for federal lands
  • New Mountain Bell telephone bills will be itemized
  • United Way of Greater Salt Lake kicks off its annual campaign
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
10PM headlines:
  • Passengers aboard Pan American jet that received bomb threat evacuate safely
  • Power outage in Boston, MA
  • Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Dyan meets with reporters regarding Geneva Peace Talks
  • President Carter visits the South Bronx; presidential approval rating drops
  • 59th annual Golden Spike Livestock Show loses $50,000
  • Case lot food sales decline at Utah grocery stores
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: off-road motorcycling in Moab, UT
  • Wirth Watching: Diamondfield Jack horse race
05 October 1977
047 Tuesday, October 18, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Greenlaw, Patrick; Rawson, Mike; Ripplinger, Randy; White, Brad; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Allgire, Dick; Wood, Terry; Zak, Christine; Palmer, John, 1935-2013; Stein, Reece; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Hansen Siamese twins born in Ogden, UT are transferred to the University of Utah Medical Center
  • Man charged with setting two fires Howard Johnson Motor Lodge in Salt Lake City
  • Arson suspected in fire at Anderson Lumber Company in Ogden, UT
  • Ramona Marston and Mark Chynoweth, accused of killing polygamist leader Rulon Allred, claim they are being unjustly held in prison
  • Ted Bundy won't be returned to Utah for appeal hearing
  • President of Geneva Steel Hank Huish says foreign steel imports are affecting business
  • Government witness George King testifies that he bought heroin from numerous defendants and accepted a bribe from ringleader David Jackson in heroin conspiracy trial
  • ACLU suing Utah's eighteen delegates to the International Women's Year Conference for $10,000
  • Equipment malfunction at Mountain Bell leaves thousands without service
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Troubleshooter: Vital Life Flower Essence scam
10PM headlines:
  • Hansen Siamese twins born in Ogden, UT, transferred to University of Utah Medical Center
  • ACLU suing Utah's eighteen delegates to the International Women's Year Conference for $10,000
  • Ramona Marston and Mark Chynoweth accused of killing polygamist leader Rulon Allred claim they are being unjustly held in prison
  • Government witness George King testifies that he bought heroin from numerous defendants and accepted a bribe from ringleader David Jackson in heroin conspiracy trial
  • Hijacking hostages of Lufthansa Flight 181 and rescuers arrive in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Striking coalminers in Stearns, Kentucky violate a court order, leading to violence
  • President of Geneva Steel Hank Huish says foreign steel imports are affecting business
  • Governor Scott Matheson tells a house subcommittee that revision of the 1872 mining law could reduce prospecting
  • Weather report
  • Funeral of Bing Crosby
  • Local and national sports; deer hunting season opener forecast
  • Demolition of the Biltmore Hotel in Oaklahoma City, OK
  • Wirth Watching: Chimney Sweep Doug Alexander
18 October 1977
048 Friday, October 21, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Gilmour, Sandy; Brown, Bill; Rawson, Mike; Tyre, Adele; Koop, Bob; Eubank, Mark E.; Stein, Reece; Kadushin, Carol. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Second Canyon County, ID student dies after collision between a school bus and a dump truck
  • Lloyd Sullivan charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the case of polygamist leader Rulon Allred
  • Defense attorney asks Judge Willis Ritter to exclude himself from further hearings in the heroin conspiracy trial
  • Second District Court judge denies two permanent injunctions that would close Adult Book & Cinema in Ogden, UT
  • Man from Bountiful, UT injured when a freight train broadsides his car
  • Salt Lake City International Airport security officers and passengers worry about hijacking
  • Hansen Siamese twins in fair condition at University of Utah Medical Center
  • Doctors use unique techniques to perform complicated surgeries on infants
  • Governor Scott Matheson will travel to Denver, CO to talk to President Carter about water policy reform and nerve gas bomb transfer to Utah
  • Utah residents travel for the start of the annual deer hunt
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; professional bass tournament at Lake Powell
  • Provo Eagle's Lodge catch a thief by dusting money with invisible powder that turns hands blue
10PM headlines:
  • Congress may reopen Minuteman missile production lines in Utah
  • Judge rules that David Berkowitz, the alleged Son of Sam killer, is sane enough to stand trial
  • Indianapolis jury finds Tony Kiritsis innocent by reason of insanity on all counts of kidnapping
  • Lloyd Sullivan charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the case of polygamist leader Rulon Allred
  • Second District Court judge denies two permanent injunctions that would close Adult Book & Cinema in Ogden, UT
  • President Carter meets with poverty workers and the unemployed in Detroit, MI
  • Ambassador to South Africa returns to the US to brief secretary of state on recent oppression of black South Africans; South African Prime Minister John Vorster calls Carter administration's interest in the matter irrelevant
  • Former Congressman Richard Hanna pleads innocent to forty felony counts in Korean bribery scandal
  • Frontier jet hijacker Michael Hannan commits suicide aboard plane, his body is returned to Nebraska
  • Frontier Pilot Jay Curtis' mother wants answers to how hijacker got through security; Salt Lake City International Airport pilots and passengers worry about hijacking
  • Weather report
  • Official medical examiner's report says Elvis Presley died of a heart attack
  • Local and national sports; professional bass tournament at Lake Powell
  • Hansen Siamese twins in fair condition at University of Utah Medical Center
  • President Carter visits and will spend the night at farm in Indianola, Iowa
21 October 1977
049 Tuesday, October 25, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Brown, Bill; Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Ripplinger, Randy; Rawson, Mike; Eubank, Mark E.; Allgire, Dick; Marcroft, Bill; Terry, Doug; Hager, Robert; White, Brad; Zak, Christine; Stein, Reece; Savitch, Jessica. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Governor Scott Matheson opposes the airlift of Weteye bombs from Colorado to Utah, writes angry letter to President Carter
  • Pentagon identifies body returned by Vietnamese government as Bennie Fryer from Logan, UT
  • Arson suspected as fifth fire breaks out at Howard Johnson Motor Lodge in Salt Lake City
  • Human skull found in Utah Lake may solve the thirteen-year-old mystery of a missing man
  • Defense rests in $100 million heroin conspiracy case
  • Weber County mental health officials worried about 25th Street restoration's impact on the homeless population in Ogden, UT
  • Weather report
  • Troubleshooter: reward for information about suspect who robbed a widow multiple times
  • Local and national sports
  • Dump truck loses breaks and crashes into a living room in Taylorsville, UT
  • "Super" Dee Events Center opens at Weber State College
10PM headlines:
  • Interview with Governor Scott Matheson about his letter to President Carter regarding the transfer of Weteye bombs from Colorado to Utah
  • House Judiciary Committee takes up legislation to remove Federal Judge Willis Ritter
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average drops below 800 mark for first time in over two years
  • United States calls for action from United Nations against South Africa
  • Puerto Rican nationalists take over Statue of Liberty, draping flag over statue's forehead
  • Prosecutor in Colorado files sealed evidence that links Ted Bundy to slaying and disappearance of two Utah girls in 1974
  • Defense rests case in heroin conspiracy trial following the testimony of Huey Auguar
  • Family of Alverda Saltzgiver renovates her house to pre-fire glory so she can return home
  • Lawsuit against North Sanpete County School District Board Members thrown out
  • Weather report
  • Outdoors: Utah ski operators gather for annual winter sports luncheon
  • Local and national sports; number one college football receiver in the state, Rex Macey of Westminster College
  • Suspect identified in the multiple robberies of a Salt Lake City widow
  • Senator Hubert Humphrey returns to Washington, DC after cancer diagnosis
25 October 1977
050 Tuesday, November 01, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Greenlaw, Patrick; Smede, Dan; Terry, Doug; Rawson, Mike; Fernandez, Alexis; Marcroft, Bill; Pettit, Tom, 1931-1995; Augustin, Arnie; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Abandoned baby girl found in Salt Lake City is identified as Milika Cox of Chicago
  • Federal District Judge Willis W. Ritter lashes out at critics, requests appearance before House Judiciary Committee
  • Jury in heroin conspiracy trail spends second day in deliberation
  • Governor's task force meets to discuss relocation of the Intermountain Power Project
  • Hansen Siamese twins are discharged from intensive care and return to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, UT
  • Ogden City Council sells revenue bonds to pay for a downtown shopping mall, some local businesses are forced to relocate
  • Profiles on Salt Lake City commissioner candidates Marilee Latta and Tom Hall
  • All roads but one to Yellowstone Park close for the winter
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; high school football playoffs
  • Osmond family opens television and movie studio in Orem, UT
10PM headlines:
  • Transit workers union strike at Salt Lake City Greyhound bus terminal
  • Abandoned baby girl found in Salt Lake City is identified as Milika Cox of Chicago
  • Bill to extend deadline for Equal Rights Amendment ratification introduced to Congress
  • Building boom causes housing costs to rise in Utah
  • Hansen Siamese twins are discharged from intensive care and return to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, UT
  • KUTV Channel 2 outstanding service award given to Spence Falslev
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Grantsville vs. Lehi high school football playoff game
  • Wirth Watching: Miles City Airport in Montana
01 November 1977
051 Thursday, November 03, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smede, Dan; Gilmour, Sandy; Heyrend, Alyson; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Pettit, Tom, 1931-1995; Augustin, Arnie; Lewis, George, 1943-; Howard, Bill. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Salt Lake County sheriff deputy shoots grocery store robbery suspect
  • Salt Lake City Police Officer David Olson will return to work for the police department after being shot by partner during Douglas Wallace stakeout
  • 24-year-old man stabbed to death during a fight at the Wooden Shoe Lounge in Ogden, UT
  • Ted Bundy waits to hear if evidence from two Utah crimes will be admitted in his murder trial in Aspen, CO
  • Additional criminal charges brought against Joyce McKinney and Keith May in England
  • Head of the Utah Bar Association predicts the state will get a third federal judge on a temporary basis, announces Law Call lawyer referral program
  • Profile on Sandy, UT mayoral candidates Marcell Graham and Paul Thompson
  • Four new illuminated stop signs installed in Salt Lake City
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Utah high school football championship games, Layton vs. Granger
  • Outdoors: Rocky Mountain Ski and Winter Sports Show, freestyle demonstration team including Bob Theobald
  • 14-year-old Steven Dean in Sandy, UT finds Ice Age camel bone in his backyard
10PM headlines:
  • Salt Lake County sheriff deputy shoots grocery store robbery suspect
  • Salt Lake City Police Officer David Olson will return to work for the police department after being shot by partner during Douglas Wallace stakeout
  • Ted Bundy waits to hear if evidence from two Utah crimes will be admitted in his murder trial in Aspen, CO
  • World and national news headlines
  • Head of hte Utah Bar Association predicts a third federal judge could be appointed on November 9, 1977
  • Rising price of housing in Utah
  • Weather report
  • Medical researchers and space scientists create germ-free suit for "bubble boy" David Vetter
  • Local and national sports; Utah high school football championship games, Olympus vs. Orem
  • Pianist Van Cliburn rehearses with Utah Symphony
03 November 1977
052 Monday, November 14, 1977 6PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smede, Dan; Gilmour, Sandy; Brown, Bill; Eubank, Mark E.; Allgire, Dick; Marcroft, Bill; Fernandez, Alexis. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Utah law officers and prosecutors testify at the murder trial of Ted Bundy in Aspen, CO
  • Utah Attorney General's Office will file criminal charges against law officers in Carbon County
  • Legal services attorney charges Utah Attorney General Robert Hansen with unethical conduct
  • Attempted murder in Salt Lake City
  • Man arrested under the suspicion of rape in Provo sets fire to himself in jail cell
  • Ogden's adult bookstore goes to court to stop police arrests and raids
  • Grizzly bear special report: History of the grizzly bears in North America
  • Weather report
  • Troubleshooter: owner of American Roofing Company responds to previous story on customer's leaky roof
  • Local and national sports; big buck contest winners
  • Salt Lake City Council debuts crossing guard assistant program for school zone speed limit violators
14 November 1977
053 Tuesday, November 15, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound, loss of video at 00:54:10 mark, returns at the 00:55:29 mark
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Wood, Terry; Fernandez, Alexis; Heyrend, Alyson; Brown, Bill; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Greenlaw, Patrick; Jamieson, Bob (Reporter); Lord, Bill; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Helper, UT Police Chief Karl Stavar charged with obstruction of justice
  • Pretrial hearing for Ted Bundy continues in Aspen, CO, prosecutors try to connect Bundy to the unsolved murder of Melissa Smith in Utah
  • Jury chosen to hear Howard Hughes' Mormon will case in Las Vegas, NV
  • Salt Lake City residents to vote on parks referendum
  • Audit of Utah State Training School in American Fork uncovers a failure to collect payments and sn inaccurate records inventory
  • Salt Palace Board of Directors approves construction of a multiethnic senior citizens complex
  • The Advocates for Utah Handicapped say state rehabilitation services are ignoring their suggestions for improvement
  • Utah's congressmen call to halt enforcement of a law that limits the size of western farms
  • Grizzly bear special report: grizzly bear attacks in National Parks; Idaho man on trial for killing a grizzly bear cub
  • Weather report
  • Utah's delegates to the International Women's Year Conference hold a press conference to discuss the resolutions they will present
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: skiing exercises
  • Mural depicting Utah's natural arches dedicated in downtown Salt Lake City
10PM headlines:
  • Pretrial hearing for Ted Bundy continues in Aspen, CO, prosecutors try to connect Bundy to the unsolved murder of Melissa Smith in Utah
  • Helper, UT Police Chief Karl Stavar charged with obstruction of justice
  • Violent protests outside the White House over the Shah of Iran's arrival
  • Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin invites Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to Jerusalem to address the Israeli Parliament
  • Salt Palace Board of Directors approves construction of a multiethnic senior citizens complex
  • Grizzly bear special report: Salt Lake City man recounts grizzly bear attack in Yellowstone National Park
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; US Ski Team travels to Vermont and Austria as Park City, UT has no snow
  • Outdoors: skiing exercises
  • Prosecutors in the Ted Bundy trial hope to bolster their case by bringing in evidence from Utah crimes; response from Bundy and his legal advisor Ken Dresner; Utah policemen testify in court
  • Wirth Watching: Salt Lake City Council meeting covered in the style of sports
15 November 1977
054 Friday, November 18, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smede, Dan; Eubank, Mark E.; Zak, Christine; White, Brad; Tyre, Adele; Howard, Bill; Allgire, Dick; Rawson, Mike; Utley, Garrick, 1939-2014; Harris, Don; Hager, Robert. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Big winter storm on the horizon for the Wasatch Valley
  • Utah's majority Mormon delegation under fire as they arrive at the International Women's Year Conference
  • Utah State Bar Association to determine the fate of Utah Attorney General Robert Hansen
  • Heroin distribution across Salt Lake Valley
  • Christmas tree lighting in downtown Salt Lake City
  • Weather report
  • Grizzly bear special report: grizzly bear tracking by US Forest Service
  • Local and national sports; state high school football championship games, Beaver vs. South Summit
  • Troubleshooter: Douglas Optical gives free eyeglasses to a woman who lost hers when home burned down in Magna, UT
10PM headlines:
  • Utah Attorney General Robert Hansen charged with three violations of legal ethics, could be impeached by the Utah State Legislature if disbarred but refuses to leave office
  • Utah's majority Mormon delegation under fire as they arrive at the International Women's Year Conference
  • Utah State Board of Education attempts to ease friction between total and oral communication teaching methods for deaf students
  • Israel prepares to host Egyptian President Anwar Sadat
  • Jury finds Robert Chambliss guilty of murder in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing
  • Ethiopian Airlines plane explodes upon takeoff in Rome
  • Grizzly bear special report: grizzly bears are rarely sighted in Yellowstone National Park as many were shot in the 1960s
  • Man in serious condition after driving his car into a train in Salt Lake City
  • Flight attendants and United Airlines reach agreement prior to strike
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; state high school football championship games, Murray vs. Davis
  • Turkey, cranberry, and yam shortages cause price increases as Thanksgiving approaches
18 November 1977
055 Saturday, November 19, 1977 10PM news and Sunday, November 20, 1977 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Allgire, Dick; Hunt, Richard; Zak, Christine; White, Brad; Brown, Bill; Little, Jim; Howard, Bill; Burrington, David, 1931-; Schaap, Dick, 1934-2001; Rawson, Mike. (contributor)
Saturday, November 19, 1977 10PM broadcast headlines:
  • Highlights from Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's first day in Israel, reactions to his trip from around the world
  • First day activities at the International Women's Year Conference, speakers call for unity among waring groups at the conference; reaction to the Utah delegation
  • Rally at Utah State Capitol to show support for the Utah delegation to the International Women's Year Conference, including remarks from Senator Orrin Hatch
  • Salt Lake City man in critical condition after his car is struck by a train; man who collided his car into a train the previous night has died
  • Grizzly bear special report: saving the grizzly bear from extinction
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; state high school football championship games, Morgan vs. Delta and Skyline vs. Olympus
  • Santa Claus parade in downtown Salt Lake City
Sunday, November 20, 1977 10PM broadcast headlines:
  • Egyptian President Anwar Sadat addresses Israeli Parliament
  • Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat appears at rally, downplays Sadat's visit to Israel
  • International Women's Year Conference votes to endorse Equal Rights Amendment, Utah delegation stands up against the Equal Rights Amendment
  • Portuguese airliner crashes at Funchal Airport on Madeira Island
  • Grizzly bear special report: Future of grizzly bears and coexistence with humans
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Read Brothers horse statue in Ogden, UT to be removed for a new downtown mall
19 November 1977-20 November 1977
056 Monday, November 28, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smede, Dan; Zak, Christine; Mitchell, Doug; Gilmour, Sandy; Fernandez, Alexis; Eubank, Mark E.; Allgire, Dick; Marcroft, Bill; Greenlaw, Patrick; Ripplinger, Randy; Kiker, Douglas; Utley, Garrick, 1939-2014; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Las Vegas jury begins hearing arguments in Howard Hughes' Mormon will case
  • Governor Scott Matheson fires Utah Transportation Director Blaine Kay
  • Mormon Church leader Alma Sonne passed away in Logan, UT
  • Salt Lake City man drowns in Veteran's Administration Hospital pool
  • US Government and the Center for Disease Control search for more soldiers with leukemia after witnessing the "Smokey" atomic bomb blast in 1957
  • Utah Bureau of Air Quality says additional traffic caused by new downtown Salt Lake City mall will not violate environmental standards
  • Hansen Siamese twins leave hospital and go home
  • Weather report
  • Troubleshooter: woman tries to sell pewter pieces to Olsen Auction Galleries
  • Local and national sports; interview with Danny Vranes, University of Utah freshman basketball player
  • Emmett Chapman invents new musical instrument, the stick
10PM headlines:
  • Slow start to the trial surrounding authenticity of Howard Hughes' Mormon will case
  • Governor Scott Matheson fires Utah Transportation Director Blaine Kay
  • Jerry Richard Mills faces hijacking charges
  • Residents of Highland, UT pass an ordinance prohibiting alcohol sales
  • Mormon Church leader Alma Sonne passed away in Logan, UT
  • Senator John McClellan of Arkansas passed away in his sleep
  • Israeli Prime Minister Begin will send two senior officials to Cairo, Egypt for a conference, the United States will also participate
  • World and national news headlines
  • Hansen Siamese twins leave hospital and go home
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; interview with University of Utah basketball coach Jerry Pimm about the opening game lineup
  • Wirth Watching: junkyard business
28 November 1977
057 Tuesday, November 29, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Mitchell, Doug; Smede, Dan; Gilmour, Sandy; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Greenlaw, Patrick; Brown, Bill; Ellerbee, Linda; Augustin, Arnie; Rawson, Mike; Fernandez, Alexis. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Former President Gerald Ford in Salt Lake City to pay tribute to J. Willard Marriott upon the release of his biography by the Deseret Book Company
  • J. Willard Marriott comments on United States' economics and unemployment
  • Attorney Harold Rhoden completes opening statements at Howard Hughes' Mormon will trial in Las Vegas, NV
  • Former President Gerald Ford and Mrs. Ford arrive with J. Willard Marriott and Mrs. Marriott at the Hotel Utah
  • Operator at Geneva Steel killed at work, coworker attempting to help dies of heart attack
  • President Jimmy Carter is following the results of an investigation drawing a link between leukemia and soldiers present at "Smokey" atomic bomb blast in 1957
  • Green River, WY police detective convicted of firearms violation
  • US Senate approves the appointment of Monroe McKay to the court of appeals
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: late-season deer hunts due to overpopulation
  • Utah Supreme Court reverses lower court decision that denied bail to Ramona Marston and Mark Chynoweth, accused murderers of Rulon Allred
10PM headlines:
  • Former President Gerald Ford speaks at banquet honoring J. Willard Marriott
  • Opening statements in the trial of Howard Hughes' Mormon will in Las Vegas, NV
  • US House of Representatives rejects an abortion clause in the appropriations bill from the US Senate
  • US Senate approves appointment of Monroe McKay to the court of appeals
  • Utah Supreme Court reverses lower court decision that denied bail to Ramona Marston and Mark Chynoweth, accused murderers of Rulon Allred
  • Joyce McKinney takes the stand in her own defense at the Kirk Anderson kidnapping trial
  • Douglas Wallace files suit against twenty-four defendants citing conspiracy
  • Nursing home administrators lobby against the construction of a veteran's home in Ogden, UT
  • Weather report
  • Judge Frank Johnson asks that his name be removed from list to head FBI
  • Local and national sports; first basketball game at Weber State University's Dee Special Events Center
  • Salt Lake Housing Authority has funds available for home improvements through the Housing Rehabilitation and Neighborhood Conservation Program
29 November 1977
058 Wednesday, November 30, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Zak, Christine; Heyrend, Alyson; Gilmour, Sandy; Ripplinger, Randy; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Greenlaw, Patrick; Bourgholtzer, Frank, 1919-; Levine, Irving R.; Brown, Bill; Stein, Reece; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Bail set for Ramona Marston and Mark Chynoweth, suspects in the murder of Rulon Allred
  • Tyler John Anderson, accused of taking two hostages at the Hotel Utah in Salt Lake City, is headed to the state mental hospital
  • Vandalism by school kids on UTA public buses
  • Former President Gerald Ford wraps up visit to Salt Lake City after meeting with state Republicans
  • House Judiciary Committee approves permanent third federal judgeship for Utah
  • Handwriting experts to be called in to the Howard Hughes Mormon will trial
  • Defense Department forms a special committee to search for soldiers afflicted with leukemia following exposure to the "Smokey" atomic bomb blast
  • Homeowners in Provo Canyon upset with new construction over water rights
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
10PM headlines:
  • Expert climbers airlifted to Mount Borah in Idaho to search for two missing men
  • F-111 from Mountain Home Air Force Base crashes during simulated combat exercise killing both officers onboard
  • Tyler John Anderson, accused of taking two hostages at the Hotel Utah in Salt Lake City, headed to the state mental hospital
  • Bail set for Ramona Marston and Mark Chynoweth, suspects in the murder of Rulon Allred
  • Ongoing police investigation after eleven young women are found dead in Glendale, CA
  • President Carter discusses proposed tax cuts in press conference
  • Former President Gerald Ford criticizes President Carter in Salt Lake City press conference
  • Housing boom causes shortage of newspapers to make insulation
  • Weather report
  • Amalgamated Transit Union accepts Greyhound's contract offer
  • House Judiciary Committee approves permanent third federal judgeship for Utah
  • Handwriting experts to be called in to the Howard Hughes Mormon will trial
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: year-round fishing in Utah
  • Wirth Watching: Craig Wirth teaches for one day at East Sandy Elementary School
30 November 1977
059 Thursday, December 01, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Gilmour, Sandy; Smede, Dan; Rawson, Mike; Allgire, Dick; Fleischer, Andrea; Cochran, John; Neal, Roy; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Tyler John Anderson, charged with kidnapping in incident at the Hotel Utah, attempts to esacape
  • Attorney James Dillworth tells jury at Howard Hughes' Mormon will trial that Hughes was rarely alone during last 15 years of his life
  • Interview with Noah Dietrich, former Chief Executive Officer of Howard Hughes' business empire and lead witness in the Mormon will trial
  • Lonnie Arbothnot, organizer of nation-wide farmers strike in Utah to advocate for 100% parity law
10PM headlines:
  • High-hazard Utah dams to be inspected by the Army Corps of Engineers
  • Search for two mountain climbers in Southeast Idaho called off due to bad weather
  • Attorneys arguing the validity of Howard Hughes' Mormon will complete opening arguments, former Hughes' empire Chief Executive Officer Noah Dietrich will testify
  • Tyler John Anderson, charged with kidnapping in incident at Hotel Utah, attempts to escape
  • National news headlines
  • Weather report
  • World news headlines
  • Local and national sports; ski areas in Utah open
  • Wirth Watching: changes in school curriculum
01 December 1977
060 Monday, December 05, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Heyrend, Alyson; Wood, Terry; Brown, Bill; Rawson, Mike; Eubank, Mark E.; Gilmour, Sandy; Marcroft, Bill; Greenlaw, Patrick; Lewis, Meredith; Pettit, Tom, 1931-1995; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Kur, Bob. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Investigators say the death of Charles Swasey at Salt Lake County jail may be the fault of the jailers
  • Preliminary hearings begin in polygamist leader Rulon Allred murder trial
  • Arson is the cause of a fire at an LDS ward in Salt Lake County
  • Faulty gas heater to blame in the deaths of two Mormon missionaries in northern England
  • Former personal aide of Howard Hughes testifies at Mormon will trial
  • Jury convicts man of manslaughter in the death of his 20-month-old stepson
  • Weather report
  • Pentagon officials brief Governor Scott Matheson on the move of Weteye bombs to Utah
  • Local and national sports
10PM headlines:
  • Nationwide coal miners' strike begins on the East Coast
  • Effects of the coal miners' strike on the United States
  • Pentagon officials brief Governor Scott Matheson on the move of Weteye bombs to Utah
  • Jury convicts man of manslaughter in the death of his 20-month-old stepson
  • Preliminary hearings begin in polygamist leader Rulon Allred murder trial
  • Faulty gas heater to blame in deaths of two Mormon missionaries in northern England
  • Investigators say the death of Charles Swasey at Salt Lake County jail may be the fault of the jailers
  • Former personal aide of Howard Hughes testifies at Mormon will trial
  • Unionized Carbon County coal miners will strike
  • Weather report; meteor over Salt Lake City
  • World and national news headlines
  • Local and national sports
  • Hunting for Bigfoot in Little Eagle, South Dakota
05 December 1977
061 Tuesday, December 20, 1977 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Warren, Larry, 1950-; Rawson, Mike; Smede, Dan; Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Allgire, Dick; Little, Jim; Stein, Reece; Tyre, Adele; Greenlaw, Patrick; Woodruff, Judy; Levine, Irving R.; Cochran, John; Matson, Boyd; Ripplinger, Randy. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Intermountain Power Plant looks for a new location
  • Salt Lake City control tower tapes confirm that United Flight 2860 crashed into a mountain after veering off its holding pattern; search for the flight recording devices continues
  • Utah farmers' strike is hurting farm equipment dealers in Box Elder County
  • The Utah State Legislature looks into the use of Governor Scott Matheson's emergency fund
  • Governor Scott Matheson names William D. Hurley director of the Department of Transportation
  • Troubleshooter: mail order magic tricks
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; BYU football coach Lavell Edwards is nominated for coach of the year
  • Popular Christmas gifts include Holly Hobbie ovens, Star Wars dolls, remote control race cars, and video games
10PM headlines:
  • President Carter signs a bill to increase Social Security tax
  • President Carter's new tax proposals will give most Americans more money in tax cuts
  • Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus will oppose the Intermountain Power Plant site
  • Investigators look for recording devices at the United Flight 2860 crash site
  • Weber State University begins search for a new president
  • World and national news headlines
  • Increasing world oil prices causes a rift between OPEC member countries at Venezuela meeting
  • High winds and blowing dust cause damage, strand Southern California motorists, and trigger a deadly brush fire
  • Weather report
  • Utah's recent drought caused the water level in Great Salt Lake to decrease by 20%
  • Local and national sports; Westminster football player Rex Macey named to the All-America Team
  • Dancing as rehabilitation at the Utah State Prison
20 December 1977
062 Saturday, December 31, 1977 10PM news and Sunday, January 01, 1978 10PM news
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News presenters and reporters: Walker, Gary; Woodruff, Judy; Harris, Don; Little, Jim; Marcroft, Bill; Gilmour, Sandy; Allgire, Dick; Lewis, Meredith; Mitchell, Doug; Stein, Reece; Fernandez, Alexis. (contributor)
Saturday, December 31, 1977 10PM news headlines:
  • Convicted kidnapper Ted Bundy escapes from the Garfield County Jail in Glenwood Springs, Colorado
  • Salt Lake City man in critical condition after shooting
  • Granger man shot three times while working on pipes under his kitchen sink
  • Charles R. Snelgrove, owner of Snelgrove Ice Cream, dies of old age
  • World and national news headlines
  • John Singer will go to trail for keeping his children home from school
  • Public Service Commission's upcoming rate structure hearing will determine if heat and lights are basic to survival
  • 10-year-old girl survives a plane crash at El Cajon Mountain in California
  • Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to begin public sleigh rides at Hardware Ranch
  • Weather report
  • National and local sports
  • Ted Bundy at large after escaping from the Garfield County Jail in Glenwood Springs, Colorado
  • 1977 headlines year in review
Sunday, January 1, 1978 10PM news headlines:
  • Air India 747 jumbo jet explodes mid-flight
  • President Carter's meeting with Jordanian King Huessein bin Talal
  • President Carter's trip to India regarding the country's return to democracy
  • The search for Ted Bundy continues following his escape from prison on December 31, 1977
  • Few leads and no suspects in 40 murders near Pittsburgh, PA
  • Fire kills three children in Green River, UT
  • Duplex apartment fire in Chelsea, Massachusetts kills three
  • Movie report with locals' reaction to Star Wars; reports on Pete's Dragon and Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • First baby born in Utah in 1978
  • Weather report
  • Oil re-refining at Bonus Oil Refininary in Salt Lake City
  • National and local sports; Utah ski resorts set attendance records
  • 1978 New Year resolutions
31 December 1977-1 January 1978
063 Tuesday, January 03, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smede, Dan; Fernandez, Alexis; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E. ; Marcroft, Bill; Heyrend, Alyson; Greenlaw, Patrick; Zak, Christine; Ripplinger, Randy; Woodruff, Judy; Stern, Carl; Dotson, Bob. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Juvenile court judge rules that the Singer family children can be homeschooled
  • Southern Pacific freight train derails on causeway above the Great Salt Lake
  • Ted Bundy explored overhead crawl space prior to his escape; FBI takes over the search for Bundy and issues fugitive warrant
  • Utah Supreme Court considers a request to rehear the murder trial of Hi-Fi killers Dale Pierre and William Andrews
  • Salt Lake City Health Department searches for rats in the downtown area
  • State Public Service Commission begins to outline utility charge rates
  • Troubleshooter: Sound and Sew business under investigation
  • Chief Deputy US Marshal in Tennessee may become the next US Marshal in Utah
  • Controversy over Randy Newman's song, "Short People"
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Hogle Zoo elephants lack adequate space; Zoo Director Lamar Farnsworth asks the Utah State Legislature for new masterplan funding
10PM headlines:
  • Singer family ordered to retain a tutor for their children's homeschooling
  • Utah Supreme Court upholds lawyer's claim that he didn't need to pay parking fines
  • Utah Supreme Court considers a request to rehear the murder trial of Hi-Fi killers Dale Pierre and William Andrews
  • Ted Bundy explored overhead crawl space prior to his escape; FBI takes over the search for Bundy and issues fugitive warrant
  • Southern Pacific reopens causeway over the Great Salt Lake after train derailment
  • Provo, UT may double in size through ski resort annex
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Coal strikers try to keep non-unionized miners from their jobs
  • Local and national sports
  • Fans camp out in Dallas, TX for Super Bowl tickets
03 January 1978
064 Wednesday, January 04, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; White, Brad; Smede, Dan; Gilmour, Sandy; Tyre, Adele; Mitchell, Doug; Rawson, Mike; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Allgire, Dick; Greenlaw, Patrick; Jamieson, Bob (Reporter); Fernandez, Alexis; Wilson, Warren; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Fire at the Prescott Apartment Building kills one person in Salt Lake City
  • Red Cross aids Prescott Apartment fire survivors
  • Salt Lake County firefighters work to control fire at a lumber yard
  • District Court judge rules that the Public Service Commission must hold open meetings
  • Intermountain Power Project officials meet with Governor Scott Matheson about a new plant site
  • Man matching Ted Bundy's description asks a hotel repairman for directions to a coffee shop
  • Utah Building Board proposes that the Utah State Legislature sets up a recurring fund for state building repairs
  • Report suggests that Weber County Hospital is losing more than $300,000 per year due to poor accounting practices
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: winter trout fishing with no creel limit at Lake Canyon
  • Troubleshooter: rip offs at Sound and Sew business
10PM headlines:
  • Fire at Prescott Apartment Building kills one person in Salt Lake City
  • Red Cross aids Prescott Apartment fire survivors
  • Salt Lake County firefighters work to control fire at a lumber yard
  • World and national news headlines
  • District Court judge rules that the Public Service Commission must hold open meetings
  • Salt Lake County family leaves for Seattle for child's bone marrow transplant
  • Intermountain Power Project officials meet with Governor Scott Matheson about new plant site
  • Ogden Mayor Steven Dirks quits his job at the Bank of Utah
  • Los Angeles police believe they have found actor Sal Mineo's murderer after a two-year search
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: winter trout fishing with no creel limit at Lake Canyon
  • Wirth Watching: discarded Christmas trees
04 January 1978
065 Wednesday, January 11, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Brown, Bill; Smede, Dan; Gilmour, Sandy; Zak, Christine; Fernandez, Alexis; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Meltzer, Al; Allgire, Dick; Greenlaw, Patrick; Simpson, Carole, 1940-; Tyre, Adele; Stein, Reece; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Moose transplant efforts in the Uinta Mountains suspended after state employees accidentally kill a moose
  • Coal miner union officials and Carbon County legislators ask state officials for assistance during strike period
  • Bill introduced to Utah State Legislature calls for the sale of St. Benedict's Hospital in Ogden, UT
  • Utah Supreme Court rules that Judge J. Allan Crockett may remain on the bench for the remainder of his term
  • Federally-funded study looks at the link between diet and colon cancer at the University of Utah and Utah State University
  • Handwriting expert says that Howard Hughes' Mormon will is real
  • Man who sold property to Salt Lake County for a library wants his land back
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Troubleshooter: service contracts investigated by the Federal Trade Commission
10PM headlines:
  • Unemployment rate for December is the lowest in three years
  • Coal miner union officials and Carbon County legislators ask state officials for assistance during strike period
  • Moose transplant efforts in Uinta Mountains suspended after state employees accidentally kill a moose
  • Bureau of Land Management rounds up wild horses west of the Oquirrh Mountains
  • Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph Califano debuts a campaign to discourage smoking
  • World and national news headlines
  • Suicide special report: warning signs of suicidal behavior
  • Salt Lake City Mayor Ted Wilson announces a new committee to help victims of redlining
  • Weather report
  • Utah health officials say thousands of children's immunizations are not up to date
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: dressing for cisco fishing at Bear Lake
  • Wirth Watching: overworked phrases of Utah State Legislature correspondents
11 January 1978
066 Friday, January 13, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Heyrend, Alyson; Smede, Dan; Brown, Bill; Bartholomay, Chuck; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Cummins, Jim; Greenlaw, Patrick; Hart, John, 1932-; Gross, John. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Salt Lake City lawyer Phil Hansen charged with unprofessional conduct
  • Four people accused of killing Rulon Allred will face trial in March 1978; police searching for Ervil LeBaron, who allegedly ordered the murder
  • Utah Supreme Court rules cock fighting and spectatorship illegal
  • Judge in Provo, UT could ban the showing of allegedly obscene movie, Looking for Mr. Goodbar
  • Vice President Walter Mondale reassures western governors that White House will not interfere with states' water rights during a conference in Reno, NV
  • Dr. Lendon Smith will be a KUTV feature regular during the noon broadcast
  • The IRS made a secret list of Idahoans deemed potentially violent towards their agents
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; 1978 Super Bowl report
  • Troubleshooter: refund for a lost gift certificate
10PM headlines:
  • Minnesota Senator Hubert Humphrey dies at home from terminal cancer
  • Montana governor to name a replacement for Senator Lee Metcalf
  • Vice President Mondale, Interior Secretary Andrus, and Agriculture Secretary Bergland meet with western governors about state water rights in Reno, NV
  • Salt Lake City lawyer Phil Hansen charged with unprofessional conduct
  • Ontario mine in Park City to close
  • Four people accused of killing polygamist leader Rulon Allred will face trial in March 1978
  • Salt Lake City truck driver shot near hotel in Huntington, CA
  • Suicide special report: talking openly about suicide to high school students
  • World and national news headlines
  • Fog in Utah County causes several travel hazards
  • Weather report
  • Congressional subcommittee looking into the connection between leukemia and soldiers who witnessed the "Smokey" atomic bomb testing
  • Local and national sports
  • Utah Supreme Court rules cock fighting and spectatorship illegal
13 January 1978
067 Tuesday, January 17, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Gilmour, Sandy; Ripplinger, Randy; White, Brad; Zak, Christine; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Hillman, Bob; Greenlaw, Patrick; Walker, Gary; Davis, Rick; McCarthy, Lee; Brown, Bill. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Report on the one-year anniversary of Gary Gilmore's execution
  • Local police officers are concerned over leaks of confidential information
  • Wyoming Attorney General Frank Mendicino and Neil Compton present secret testimony in Wyoming grand jury corruption investigation
  • Utah State Senator Frances Farley wants to phase out food sales tax
  • University of Utah's speech reading program for adults with hearing impairment
  • One-minute power outage at 4:30 p.m. in Salt Lake City
  • Weather report
  • Outdoors: spawning run of Bonneville cisco in Bear Lake
  • Local and national sports; report on the University of New Mexico basketball team
  • Bureau of Land Management will bring stallions from Wyoming to Utah
10PM headlines:
  • Local police officers are concerned over leaks of confidential information
  • Salt Lake City Capitol Hill residents to file suit to stop St. Mark's Hospital from becoming a prison diagnostic center
  • Provo, UT city officials sign an agreement with California developers to build $20 million hotel
  • Vernal, UT doctor lost in South Lake Tahoe, CA area found safe
  • Public hearing in Sandy, UT to prohibit number of beer outlets in the city
  • Opponents of the death sentence mark the one-year anniversary of Gary Gilmore's execution with a vigil at the State Capitol steps
  • World and national news headlines
  • Flooding in California's Russian River valley
  • Weather report
  • Ski resorts in Vermont attempt to set limits for liability in downhill injury cases
  • Local and national sports; BYU plays the USSR in an exhibition basketball game
  • Outdoors: Utah Division of Parks and Recreation assists with snowmobile activities
  • Interview with public television personality Dick Cavett
17 January 1978
068 Thursday, January 19, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Fernandez, Alexis; Wood, Terry; Tyre, Adele; Heyrend, Alyson; White, Brad; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Gumbel, Greg; Greenlaw, Patrick; Brown, Hilary; Ripplinger, Randy; Leiderman, Mike; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Salt Lake County Commissioner Bill Hutchinson is accused of drug offenses and engaging in sexual activity with minors
  • Interview with Congressman Gunn McKay regarding the potential defunding of the Central Utah Project
  • The Utah State Legislature moves to create a committee to investigate the rate making procedures of the Public Service Commission
  • Salt Lake City Capitol Hill residents oppose a prison diagnostic center at the former St. Mark's Hospital
  • Moab man sentenced for reckless manslaughter
  • Stray dogs kill a rancher's sheep herd in Sandy, UT
  • Strike at the Navajo Power Plant
  • Utah Attorney General Robert Hansen strikes down Governor Scott Matheson's plan to aid striking coal miners
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Resident group wants to change the name of Sandy, UT
10PM headlines:
  • Per Congressman Gunn McKay, the Central Utah Project's funding may be cut by President Carter
  • President Carter's first State of the Union Address
  • Salt Lake County Commissioner Bill Hutchinson accused of drug offenses and engaging in sexual activity with minors
  • World and national news headlines
  • Salt Lake City Capitol Hill residents oppose a prison diagnostic center at the former St. Mark's Hospital
  • Juab County Courthouse in disrepair
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching: how newspapers are made
19 January 1978
069 Friday, January 20, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Fernandez, Alexis; Zak, Christine; Ripplinger, Randy; Mitchell, Doug; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Greenlaw, Patrick; Brown, Bill; Rawson, Mike; Stein, Reece. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Chairman of the Salt Lake County Republican Party asks for the resignation of County Commissioner Bill Hutchinson
  • Residents of Capitol Hill lose their battle to stop officials from opening a prison diagnostic center in the former St. Mark's Hospital
  • Utah County jail inmates move to new facility in Provo
  • Report on the Utah State Legislature's twelfth day in session
  • Editorial opinion on the bonding proposals submitted by Governor Scott Matheson
  • Troubleshooter: mislabeled 8-track tape
  • Provo City Commission annexes Provo Peak for Heritage Mountain Resort
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Tooele, UT man wins a ten-day trip to Europe
10PM headlines:
  • Chairman of the Salt Lake County Republican Party asks for the resignation of County Commissioner Bill Hutchinson
  • Long-standing city policies will change in Tooele, UT to curb city employee's illegal misappropriation of resources
  • World and national news headlines
  • Residents of Capitol Hill lose their battle to stop officials from opening a prison diagnostic center in the former St. Mark's Hospital
  • Ogden Police Chief debuts a youth detective program to cut juvenile crime
  • Extreme winter weather on the East Coast
  • Weather report
  • Utah Senate passes bill to allow for commercial warehouse liquor at Utah's Freeport Center; Legislative subcommittee votes to a create commission on the status of the family
  • Editorial opinion on the bonding proposals submitted by Governor Scott Matheson
  • Local and national sports; high school basketball, Cottonwood vs. Highland
  • Outdoors: Bonneville cisco run at Bear Lake reaches its peak
  • Snowstorm in New York causes cancellations in mayoral schedule, Ed Koch attends a wedding
20 January 1978
070 Thursday, February 09, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Brown, Bill; Tyre, Adele; Stein, Reece; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; White, Brad; Hunt, Richard; Rowan, Ford; Ripplinger, Randy; Bazell, Robert. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Paul Cooper, soldier who witnessed "Smokey" atomic bomb testing, dies from leukemia; Congressional committee investigates a link between radiation exposure and leukemia
  • Deseret News reports that the security at Tooele Army Depot is inadequate
  • Tyler John Anderson declared too incompetent to stand trial in Hotel Utah hostage case
  • Escaped kidnapper Ted Bundy makes the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list
  • Accountability for tax-payer funded youth programs
  • Outdoors: National Park Service proposes cutting permits for commercial rafting trips
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; interview with University of Utah Basketball coach Jerry Pimm about the WAC championship
  • Webster Elementary School brings kids to County Health Department for immunizations
10PM headlines:
  • Paul Cooper, soldier who witnessed "Smokey" atomic bomb testing, dies from leukemia; Cooper's legacy and the radiation exposure study
  • FBI says Ted Bundy is suspected of killing three dozen women, puts Bundy on the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list
  • Ogden, UT man will stand trial for a first degree murder charge
  • Kansas City man handing out two dollar bills part of publicity stunt for local radio station
  • City West Jordan, UT attempts to drum up support for a new hospital
  • World and national news headlines
  • Brigham Young University professor says young boys are discriminated against in classrooms
  • Ballet West holds a special performance for junior high and high school students
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; interview with BYU basketball player Danny Ainge
  • Russian Flu is sweeping the US
09 February 1978
071 Thursday, March 16, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Gilmour, Sandy; Wood, Terry; Heyrend, Alyson; Ripplinger, Randy; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Walker, Gary; Greenlaw, Patrick; Wallace, Chris; Cunningham, Paul; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Stay of execution granted for Hi-Fi killers William Andrews and Dale Pierre while their case is heard by US Supreme Court; appeal expected for the scheduled execution of three men convicted of killing a motorcycle gang member
  • Trial date set for Salt Lake County Commissioner Bill Hutchinson
  • Provo Police Department's manhunt for burglars ends in arrest
  • Governor Scott Matheson signs an executive order calling for energy conservation practices by all state agencies
  • Troubleshooter: shoe repairman loses boot
  • United Airlines expanding service in Salt Lake City
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Utah senators oppose the Panama Canal Neutrality Treaty ratified by the US Senate
  • Granite School District spelling bee
10PM headlines:
  • Utah senators oppose the Panama Canal Neutrality Treaty ratified by the US Senate
  • World and national news headlines
  • Stay of execution granted for Hi-Fi killers William Andrews and Dale Pierre while their case is heard by US Supreme Court; appeal expected for the scheduled execution of three men convicted of killing a motorcycle gang member
  • Convicted kidnapper Ted Bundy dropped as a suspect in the disappearance of 8-year-old Florida girl; search continues in Florida for Kimberly Leach, suspected victim of Bundy
  • Salt Lake County Commissioner Bill Hutchinson enters a not guilty plea
  • Gambling in Utah County continues due to lack of police enforcement
  • US Army explains that leaks led to empty nerve gas containers
  • Weather report
  • Handicapped Utahns frustrated with the State Board of Education's lack of concern for their needs
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching: art classes at Lincoln School in Layton, UT
16 March 1978
072 Monday, March 20, 1978
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Walker, Gary; Smede, Dan; Ripplinger, Randy; Heyrend, Alyson; Allgire, Dick; Little, Jim; Marcroft, Bill; Greenlaw, Patrick; Cunningham, Paul; Rawson, Mike; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Utah coal miners are disappointed with the revised contract proposal
  • Geneva Steel may have to lay off employees if coal strike continues
  • Army reveals nerve gas exposure incidents at Tooele Army Depot
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to host a world conference on genealogical records in 1980
  • Troubleshooter: kitchen remodeling business owner disappears, files for bankruptcy
  • Salt Lake City Historical Society vacating Kearns Mansion for a new home at the Rio Grande Depot
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; interview with Notre Dame basketball coach Digger Phelps
  • Utahns celebrate vernal equinox
10PM headlines:
  • Amoco Cadiz oil spill's effects on the Brittany Coast
  • State Board of Health closes Ace Ambulance Company in Ogden, UT
  • Surviving baby of conjoined twins surgery will be sent home from the hospital
  • Utah coal miners are disappointed with revised contract proposal
  • World and national news headlines
  • Northwest Pipeline Company announces a new leg of the Alaskan pipeline
  • Weather report
  • Proposed hospital in Sandy, UT
  • Local and national sports; Utah regional volleyball team plays King Harbor Spoilers
  • Wirth Watching: improvisational acting at the Greenbriar Theater
20 March 1978
073 Wednesday, March 22, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Gilmour, Sandy; Wood, Terry; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Brown, Bill; Little, Jim; Marcroft, Bill; Gumbel, Greg; Tyre, Adele; Greenlaw, Patrick; Harrington, Gerald; Zak, Christine; Ross, Brian, 1948-; Stein, Reece; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Controller error, pilot error, and electrical problems contributed to a United Airlines cargo plane crash near Kaysville, UT
  • Utah union coal miners to vote on the latest contract proposal; predicted increase in western coal production to keep up with demand
  • Two men arrested in connection with a homicide in Millard County, UT
  • Utah Legislator W. Rex Black will run for Salt Lake County commission seat
  • Utah's ski resorts recover from 1977 drought
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suspends the use of computerized air brakes on school busses
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Utahns may need to take driving test more often
10PM headlines:
  • Miscommunication and other problems contributed to United Airlines cargo plane crash near Kaysville, UT
  • Karl Wallenda falls to his death in Puerto Rico
  • Utah Board of Education forces Salt Lake City residents out of their homes for the Bryant Junior High School expansion
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Dancing lineman in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: summer activities begin in Utah
  • Wirth Watching: mechanisms of phone calls
22 March 1978
074 Thursday, March 23, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smede, Dan; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Heyrend, Alyson; Rawson, Mike; Little, Jim; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Howard, Bill; Ellerbee, Linda; Brown, Bill; Walker, Gary; Ripplinger, Randy. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • An electrical generator played a key role in the crash of United Airlines cargo plane near Kaysville, UT
  • Mysterious memo alleges that Utah Federal Judge Aldon Anderson is in the pocket of the Summa Corporation
  • Western coal shipped east during miner's strike
  • Utah Transit Authority tests no fare experiment; Representative Sam Taylor supports no fare during off-peak hours
  • Controversy at Roy High School as students elect a married couple as prom king and queen
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Cyprus High School swimmer Corey Killpack
  • Utah Board of Examiners' counterprotest is aimed at associations calling Utah taboo after not ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment
10PM headlines:
  • Explosion caused by a natural gas leak destroys home in Ogden, UT
  • Final minutes of United Airlines cargo plane before crash near Kaysville, UT
  • US Attorney's Office in Utah investigating possible perjury and obstruction of justice in Summa Corporation case
  • US Senate sends legislation to President Carter to raise mandatory retirement age to 70
  • Neighbors say landowner has too many horses in Western Salt Lake County
  • Unionized coal miners to vote on a revised contract proposal
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Cyprus High School swimmer Corey Killpack
  • Frog ranchers in Lehi, UT
23 March 1978
075 Monday, March 27, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Walker, Gary; Zak, Christine; White, Brad; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Ripplinger, Randy; Marcroft, Bill; Greenlaw, Patrick; Neal, Roy; Woodruff, Judy; Reynolds, Jack; Gumbel, Greg. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Coal miners in Carbon County, UT are back at work as nationwide strike ends
  • Governor Scott Matheson to call a special session of Utah State Legislature
  • Board of Regents increases tuition at all Utah state colleges and universities
  • High school student in good condition after trying to jump a train
  • Troubleshooter: kitchen remodeler convicted of a felony
  • Weather report
  • Charles "Slats" Jacobs, controversial dog catcher in Lehi, UT
  • Livestock feed grain sent to Navajo Nation
  • Local and national sports
  • Utah Power and Light increases its rates
10PM headlines:
  • F-14 Navy jet crashes on San Diego freeway
  • Coal miners in Carbon County, UT are back at work as nationwide strike ends
  • World and national news headlines
  • Governor Scott Matheson to call a special session of Utah State Legislature
  • Board of Regents increases tuition at all Utah state colleges and universities
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Spencer Kimball's 83rd birthday plans
27 March 1978
076 Friday, March 31, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Smede, Dan; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Eckman, Art; Brown, Bill; Ripplinger, Randy; Walker, Gary; Wilson, Warren; Rawson, Mike; Howard, Bill. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Navajos take over pumping station in San Juan County to protest the actions of oil companies operating in Navajo Nation
  • Intermountain Power Project to study the area around Lynndyl, UT for a new power plant
  • Leak discovered in a nerve gas container at Tooele Army Depot
  • Weather report
  • Family fight leads to double-shooting in Ogden, UT
  • Homemade pipe bomb explodes in Bountiful, UT leaving one dead
  • Local and national sports
  • Teller shot in robbery at Walker Bank branch in downtown Salt Lake City
  • Developers want downzoning for vacant lots in Orem, UT
  • Welcome at Salt Lake City airport as Bob Hope arrives
10PM headlines:
  • Teller shot and money stolen in robbery of Walker Bank branch; car used in robbery found, suspects still at large
  • Chemical fire at an industrial plant in LaPorte County, Indiana leads to evacuations
  • George Shamshak and Peter Jones held as suspects in two of the "Hillside Strangler" murders
  • Clearfield City Council revises a zoning ordinance that will allow home beauty shops
  • World and national news headlines
  • Drought relief project unveiled in Weber County
  • Aide testifies in Mormon will trial that Howard Hughes never left his hotel
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; interview with Golden Richards about violence in professional football
  • Navajos take over oil pumping station in San Juan County to protest the actions of oil companies operating in Navajo Nation
31 March 1978
077 Saturday, April 01, 1978 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Walker, Gary; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Allgire, Dick; Jamieson, Bob (Reporter); Cunningham, Paul; Little, Jim; Howard, Bill; Schaap, Dick, 1934-2001. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Negotaitions begin between Navajo protesters and oil companies at Texaco oil field operations center on Navajo Nation land
  • Body found in Carbon County believed to be remains of missing polygamist Robert Hunt Simons; Ervil LeBaron charged with Simon's murder, Vonda White LeBaron charged with murder of Dean Vest
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Spencer Kimball opens general conference with a criticism of the increase in abortions and divorces
  • President Jimmy Carter makes a foreign policy speech in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Murder suspect Ted Bundy asks Florida judge to be released him from his cell and for reduced bail, legal materials, and typewriter
  • World and national news headlines
  • Seasonal studded snow tires must be removed from Utah cars
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Moab mini marathon
  • Draper, UT cow chip toss
  • Iceberg April Fools' Day prank in Sydney, Australia
01 April 1978
078 Tuesday, April 04, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Smede, Dan; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Ripplinger, Randy; Bain, Jackson; Stein, Reece; Jones, Kenley. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Occupation of oil pump station continues as Navajos draft a list of demands and wait to talk to oil company representatives
  • State Energy Council recommends impact study for a nuclear power plant proposed in Green River, UT
  • Kennecott Copper Corporation in court to establish Utah's legal jurisdiction to stop Curtiss-Wright buyout
  • Governor Scott Matheson calls legislative special session
  • Cedar Valley man pleads guilty in cover up of missing nerve gas bombs at Tooele Army Depot
  • Troubleshooter: con artist family preys on the elderly
  • Recent precipitation in Utah brings an end to the drought
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; interview with Billie Jean King ahead of her match in Salt Lake City
  • Company building new hospital in West Jordan, UT proposes an alternate plan for a smaller facility
10PM headlines:
  • Occupation of oil pump station continues as Navajos draft a list of demands and wait to talk to oil company representatives
  • World and national news headlines
  • Governor Scott Matheson asks a US Senate subcommittee for full funding of the Central Utah Project
  • Cost of living increase after coal miner's strike
  • Congressional hearing looks into frequent train derailments
  • Recent precipitation in Utah brings an end to the drought
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; high school basketball all-state one-on-one games; interview with Billie Jean King ahead of her match in Salt Lake City
  • Tenth anniversary of the assasination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
04 April 1978
079 Wednesday, April 05, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Augustin, Arnie; Smede, Dan; Allgire, Dick; Heyrend, Alyson; Ripplinger, Randy; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Howard, Bill; Levine, Irving R.; Savitch, Jessica; Rzeppa, Zip; Tyre, Adele. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Proposals for new hospital facilities in both Sandy and West Jordan, UT
  • Troubleshooter: search for a con artist family
  • Salt Palace turns down a request to stage Oh! Calcutta! play; Broadway production company sues
  • Three employees acquitted after being accused of planting dummy nerve gas shells at Tooele Army Depot
  • Court says the state of Utah has no right to interfere in Curtiss-Wright takeover of Kennecott Copper Company
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service says endangered woundfin minnow may halt power project plan
  • Negotiations begin between protesters and oil company representatives in occupation of a Texaco pumping station in the Navajo Nation
  • Overnight blackout in Salt Lake City
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; world women's doubles tennis tournament in Salt Lake City
  • Three-year-old kindergartener gets their head stuck in a railing
10PM headlines:
  • Negotiations begin between protesters and oil company representatives in occupation of a Texaco pumping station in the Navajo Nation
  • Democratic caucus votes to cut Social Security taxes
  • World and national news headlines
  • Senator Orrin Hatch opposes Panama Canal treaties
  • Four killed in a highway accident near Wendover, NV
  • Proposals for new hospital facilities in both Sandy and West Jordan, UT
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; world women's doubles tennis tournament in Salt Lake City
  • Stolen Utah horses may have been sold for food
05 April 1978
080 Friday, April 07, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Warren, Larry, 1950-; Smede, DanHeyrend, Alyson; Greenlaw, Patrick; Augustin, Arnie; Ripplinger, Randy; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Meltzer, Al; Woodruff, Judy; Quinn, Charles; Howard, Bill; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Navajo Nation Chairman Peter McDonald asks oil companies to bring in higher-level executives for negotiations in occupation of Texaco pumping station
  • Kimberly Leach found dead in Florida, Ted Bundy is a prime suspect in her murder and of two college women in Tallahassee
  • Utah Liquor Control Commission sets new limits for liquor licenses
  • Weber County Solid Waste Board turns over its incinerator to a California firm
  • Health food stores in Utah
  • Group in Wasatch County wants to stop Sunday beer sales
  • Damage caused after tornado in Idaho
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints plans to build new temple in a Seattle suburb
10PM headlines:
  • Snowstorm in Parleys Summit causes a plane to crash
  • Navajo Nation Chairman Peter McDonald asks oil companies to bring in higher level executives for negotiations in occupation of Texaco pumping station
  • Kimberly Leach found dead in Florida, Ted Bundy is a prime suspect in her murder and of two college women in Tallahassee
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; results from the world women's doubles tennis tournament in Salt Lake City
  • Wirth Watching: baby animals at the Hogle Zoo
07 April 1978
081 Thursday, April 13, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Smede, Dan; Brown, Bill; Heyrend, Alyson; Eubank, Mark E.; Allgire, Dick; Marcroft, Bill; Dotson, Bob; Walker, Gary; Utley, Garrick, 1939-2014; Wyatt, Martin. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Ramona Marston and Mark Chynoweth, top suspects in murder of polygamist leader Rulon Allred, are missing as trial begins
  • Convicted killer Irvin Dunsdon petitions US Supreme Court to review his sentence
  • Ted Bundy bound over for trial in Tallahassee, accused of using stolen credit cards; State of Colorado files extradition papers to have Bundy returned to Aspen for murder trial
  • Bond set for Salt Lake County woman accused of attempting to arrange the murder of her ex-husband
  • Oil representatives return to White Mesa, UT to continue negotiations with Navajo protesters at Texaco pumping station
  • Troubleshooter: con artist family found at campgrounds around Salt Lake City
  • Utah democratic congressional candidates begin campaigning to challenge Dan Marriott
  • Kennecott Copper Corporation will shut down half of its Nevada mining operation
  • Salt Lake County sheriff appointee Rex Vance announces chief deputy
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Salt Lake City police officers pull over courteous drivers, reward them with Ice Capades tickets
10PM headlines:
  • Native Americans from 140 North American tribes meet in Window Rock, AZ to discuss rights and survival
  • New multi-racial government in Rhodesia releases political prisoners
  • Ted Bundy bound over for trial in Tallahassee, accused of using stolen credit cards
  • Polygamist leader Rulon Allred murder trial to begin even though the two top suspects, Ramona Marston and Mark Chynoweth, are missing
  • Convicted killer Irvin Dunsdon petitions the US Supreme Court to review his sentence
  • Salt Lake County sheriff appointee Rex Vance announces chief deputy
  • Granger, UT committee asks Salt Lake County Commission for a second chance at incorporation
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • FBI officials fight back against accusations of warrantless searches
  • Salt Lake City police officers pull over courteous drivers, reward them with Ice Capades tickets
13 April 1978
082 Wednesday, April 19, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smede, Dan; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Heyrend, Alyson; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Greenlaw, Patrick; Walker, Gary; Rawson, Mike; Jamieson, Bob (Reporter); Zak, Christine; Howard, Bill; Ripplinger, Randy. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Three men escape from the Utah State Prison; one remains at large
  • Lawyer for Hi-Fi killer William Andrews promises to take action to prevent his client's execution
  • Governor Scott Matheson says Attorney General Robert Hansen should step down from office if he is disbarred
  • Governor Scott Matheson accepts Green River, UT nuclear plant feasibility study
  • Picket line in Emery County continues to keep miners off the job
  • Representative Dan Marriott is sponsoring a bill to remove Vitro Chemical Company uranium tailings
  • IRS battle ends in defeat for Salt Lake City dentist
  • Troubleshooter: car dealer service center warranties
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Jack Nicklaus' plans for a golf course in Park City, UT
  • Search for prison escapee in Butterfield Canyon in Oquirrh Mountains
  • Senior Olympics horseshoe pitching in Salt Lake City's Liberty Park
10PM headlines:
  • Union officials at Hill Air Force Base allege eleven workers have died of cancer due to overexposure to toxic chemicals
  • Third inmate escapee captured by private citizen and returned to Utah State Prison
  • Panamanian leader General Omar Torrijos planned to forcibly shut down the canal if US Senate failed to ratify treaties
  • Utahns' reactions to NBC miniseries Holocaust
  • State of Utah withdraws suit to block attempt by the Curtiss-Wright Company to gain control of Kennecott Copper Corporation
  • Two Salt Lake City men charged with murder of French tourists
  • Dialysis patients travelling to Canyonlands will wear artificial kidney
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; interview with Jack Nickalus about planned golf course in Park City, UT
  • Utah Power and Light will fight Utah County over zoning laws that require building permits for power lines
  • Movie theater warns high school students they will not be admitted to seeLooking for Mr. Goodbar unless they are over 17 years old
19 April 1978
083 Thursday, April 20, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smede, Dan; Greenlaw, Patrick; Rawson, Mike; Brown, Bill; Augustin, Arnie; Little, Jim; Marcroft, Bill; Howard, Bill; Walker, Gary; Hix, Bill; Stern, Carl; Jones, Kenley; Ripplinger, Randy; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • The American Coal Company asks a federal court to order striking coal miners back to work in Emery County
  • Interview with Larry Dibello, Magna, UT resident who apprehended a prison escapee
  • Trichloroethylene, the chemical that Hill Air Force Base union officials claim is killing workers, is listed as a possible cancer agent
  • Officials suspect arson in Salt Lake County apartment fire
  • Tooele, UT city employees ordered to pay back taxes on personal items purchased through the city government
  • Police in Cleveland are looking for Joyce McKinney, who jumped bail after being charged with kidnapping a Mormon missionary in London
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; interview with Jack Nickalus about golfers' fitness
  • Regional American Baptist Convention in Salt Lake City
10PM headlines:
  • Four dead after three explosions at a munitions factory in Cleburne, TX
  • Soviet jets force down a commercial Korean jet in a remote corner of Russia
  • Former FBI director L. Patrick Gray pleads innocent to charges of illegal wiretaps and mail opening
  • Wildcat miner's strike in Emery County spreads to Carbon County
  • Trichloroethylene, the chemical that Hill Air Force Base union officials claim is killing workers, is listed as possible cancer agent
  • Another body found in Columbus, GA in string of strangulation murders
  • Butler County, PA residents send monument to Santaquin, UT in honor of Boy Scout killed at the national jamboree
  • Weather report
  • Minister speaks to the lack of minority delegates at the Regional American Baptist Convention
  • Local and national sports; interview with Coast Guard Academy football coach Bill Hickey in Salt Lake City
  • Wirth Watching: walking in Salt Lake City and at the University of Utah
20 April 1978
084 Wednesday, April 26, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smede, Dan; Heyrend, Alyson; Augustin, Arnie; Brown, Bill; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Greenlaw, Patrick; Rawson, Mike; Briggs, Fred, 1932-; Brown, Hilary; Howard, Bill; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Judge rules that producers of Oh! Calcutta! can stage the performance at Salt Lake City's Salt Palace
  • Salt Lake County commissioners vote to put unification plan on November 1978 ballot
  • Pentagon announces cuts to two Utah military bases
  • Summit County residents speak out against a plan to turn Parley's Summit ski area into a summer resort
  • Troubleshooter: news crew attacked by con artist family
  • Salt Lake County to give up rights to land on south shore of Great Salt Lake to the Parks and Recreation Department
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Skyline High School track star Shauna Vranes
  • Utah Transit Authority board members vote down no fare bus rides
10PM headlines:
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health officials arrive in Salt Lake City to investigate if toxic chemical exposure at Hill Air Force Base led to cancer deaths
  • Italian police search for Aldo Moro after receiving anonymous tip
  • Demonstration for peace in Israel
  • Salt Lake County commissioners vote to put unification plan on November 1978 ballot
  • Judge rules that producers of Oh! Calcutta! can stage the performance at Salt Lake City's Salt Palace
  • World and national news headlines
  • Utah Supreme Court dismisses appeal filed on behalf of the Singer family who refused to send their children to school
  • Kennecott Copper Corporation says proposed air pollution control for the Wasatch Front will restrict economic growth
  • Salt Lake County commissioner to announce his candidacy for county sheriff
  • Salt Lake County commissioners reject salary raises
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; fencing gains popularity in Salt Lake City
  • Breaking news: shooting in Salt Lake City
  • Wirth Watching: Watson Cup Olympics at Alta Ski Resort
26 April 1978
085 Friday, April 28, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Rawson, Mike; Wood, Terry; Walker, Gary; Heyrend, Alyson; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Stein, Reece; Levine, Irving R.; Tyre, Adele; Quinn, Charles; Charles, Nick; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health officials begin fieldwork to determine if there is a link between toxic chemical exposure and cancer deaths at Hill Air Force Base
  • New pipeline will bring fresh water for drinking and washing at the shore of Great Salt Lake
  • Miners return to work at mine near Castle Gate, UT after fatal accident
  • Report on trees for Arbor Day
  • Congressman Gunn McKay seeks reelection
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Drawing for NCAA basketball finals tickets at University of Utah
  • Senior Olympics billiards tournament
10PM headlines:
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health officials begin fieldwork to determine if there is a link between toxic chemical exposure and cancer deaths at Hill Air Force Base
  • Consumer Price Index rises as President Carter debuts a new anti-inflation program
  • Testimony reveals information about woman who may have delivered Howard Hughes' Mormon will to church president
  • State of Utah ordered to stop trying to block the takeover of Kennecott Copper Corporation by Curtiss-Wright Corporation
  • Utah's Association of Women holds its first meeting
  • Investigations begin after a deadly scaffolding collapse in West Virginia
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; interview with winners of NCAA basketball finals tickets
  • Outdoors: Pope-Young Club shows archery trophies
  • Wirth Watching: modern dentistry uses psychology to eliminate fear
  • Senior Olympics billiards tournament
28 April 1978
086 Monday, May 01, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Smede, Dan; Rawson, Mike; Eubank, Mark E.; Stein, Reece; Marcroft, Bill; Gross, John; Greenlaw, Patrick; Jones, Kenley; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Federal Judge rules that Curtiss-Wright Corporation's proxy moves are improper in their attempted takeover of Kennecott Copper Corporation
  • Lark, UT residents arrive in New York City to voice outrage at Kennecott Copper Corporation's annual meeting
  • Salt Lake County Sheriff Deputy captures prison escapee
  • Challenged Utah State Legislature bills ruled constitutional
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health officials say they need more time to analyze data before concluding if toxic chemical exposure led to cancer deaths at Hill Air Force Base
  • Weather report
  • Outdoors: Proposed road development in Canyonlands National Park; Minersville Reservoir to open for 1978 fishing season
  • Local and national sports; rodeo in Fort Worth, TX
  • Governor Scott Matheson at the University of Utah for solar week displays
10PM headlines:
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health officials say they need more time to analyze data before concluding if toxic chemical exposure led to cancer deaths at Hill Air Force Base
  • World and national news headlines
  • Two men charged in Kanab murders will be tried in Provo, UT
  • Council on Wage and Price Stability Director Barry Bosworth reaffirms President Carter's opposition to wage and price controls to fight inflation
  • Tornado in Selma, AL
  • Weather report
  • Proposed road development in Canyonlands National Park
  • Federal Judge bars Curitss-Wright Corporation from further solicitation of proxies in their attempt to takeover Kennecott Copper Corporation; Lark, UT delegation to make presentation at Kennecott's annual meeting
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: deaf rock climbers
  • Wirth Watching: lost and found at the Utah Transit Authority
01 May 1978
087 Tuesday, May 02, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smede, Dan; Gilmour, Sandy; Tyre, Adele; Brown, Bill; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Greenlaw, Patrick; Rawson, Mike; Jones, Kenley; Stein, Reece; Perkins, Jack, 1933-. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Voting at Kennecott Copper Corporation's annual meeting; Lark, UT residents meet with Kennecott Copper Corporation's vice president
  • United Airlines to begin clearing wreckage of a cargo jet near Fruit Heights, UT
  • 15-year-old girl challenges Utah's abortion law citing right to privacy
  • Controversial coyote study in Southern Utah abruptly stopped
  • Public Service Commission holding public hearings to discuss gas and electric company rate reforms
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; BYU quarterback Gifford Nielsen drafted by the Houston Oilers
  • Bench warrant issued at Joyce McKinney's kidnapping trial in London
10PM headlines:
  • Federal chemical investigation expands to all buildings at Hill Air Force Base as some workers are using solvents to get high
  • 18-year-old Tennessee girl back at home after a week-long kidnapping
  • Handwriting expert testifies that handwriting is not Howard Hughes' in Mormon will trial
  • Voting at Kennecott Copper Corporation's annual meeting; Lark, UT residents meet with Kennecott Copper Corporation's vice presidentt
  • Controversial coyote study in Southern Utah abruptly stopped
  • Weather report
  • National sun day organized by Robert Redford raises awareness for solar energy
  • Local and national sports; BYU quarterback Gifford Nielsen drafted by the Houston Oilers
  • Outdoors: state biologists make pre-season surveys of popular fishing spots
  • College students announce Oakland A's baseball games
02 May 1978
088 Wednesday, May 03, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Tyre, Adele; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Brown, Bill; Heyrend, Alyson; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Allgire, Dick; Greenlaw, Patrick; Ripplinger, Randy; Bain, Jackson; Howard, Bill; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Lark, UT residents hold a sit-in at the headquarters of Kennecott Copper Corporation, say they will stay until they receive a firm offer to relocate
  • Reactions to Curtiss-Wright Corporation's potential buyout of Kennecott Copper Corporation in Magna, UT
  • US House of Representatives Public Works Subcommittee restores full funding for the Central Utah Project
  • Crew from United Airlines begin to clean up cargo and mail from a plane crash near Fruit Heights, UT
  • Utah Attorney General's Office charges Global Marketing, Inc. with patent fraud
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Troubleshooter: issues with the upkeep of a little league diamond at Sugar House Park
10PM headlines:
  • US House of Representatives Public Works Subcommittee restores full funding for the Central Utah Project
  • Lark, UT residents stage sit-in at Kennecott Copper Corporation, say they will stay until they receive a firm offer to relocate
  • Utah division of Kennecott releases a statement saying they will purchase homes owned by residents and pay relocation fees to renters in Lark, UT
  • Crew from United Airlines begin to clean up cargo and mail from a plane crash near Fruit Heights, UT
  • Judge denies Ted Bundy's request to hold news conferences prior to trial
  • Utah County Ministerial Association wants schools to stop discrimination against non-LDS students
  • World and national news headlines
  • Sun day promotes solar energy
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Boxer Jeff Shelburg of Salt Lake City
  • Wirth Watching: Highland High School's news cast
03 May 1978
089 Thursday, May 04, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Gilmour, Sandy; Wood, Terry; Tyre, Adele; Heyrend, Alyson; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Walker, Gary; Greenlaw, Patrick; Walker, Gary; Jiminez, Bob; Zak, Christine; Sobel, Scott; Little, Jim; Stein, Reece; Ripplinger, Randy. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Lark, UT delegation returns from New York after sit-in at Kennecott Copper Corporation; Kennecott will announce final relocation plan on May 8, 1978 in Lark, UT
  • Some Lark, UT residents say they were under pressure when they signed a petition saying the New York delegation did not represent them
  • Other towns in Utah swollowed by Kennecott Copper Corporation's open pit mines
  • ACLU lawsuit claims students are unlawfully given class credit for LDS seminary courses by Logan School District
  • Troubleshooter: contractor with no license builds an addition to a historic home in Provo, UT
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Reactions to Richard Nixon's memoir
10PM headlines:
  • Lark, UT delegation arrives at Salt Lake City International Airport feeling victorious after sit-in at Kennecott Copper Corporation sit in
  • Lark, UT delegation hopeful after sit-in and negotiations with officials at the Kennecott Copper Corporation offices in New York City
  • Some Lark, UT residents say they were under pressure when they signed a petition saying the New York delegation did not represent them
  • Labor Department reports that wholesale prices soared during April 1978
  • First graders at John C. Freemont Elementary School receive reading certificates from Governor Scott Matheson at an awards program
  • Tornado in High Point, Florida destroys an elementary school
  • New Doppler radar system used to measure and predict tornadoes in Oklahoma
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Dave England of Skyline High School favored to win decathlon
  • Brigham Young University engineers develop a less expensive voice controlled wheelchair
04 May 1978
090 Sunday, May 07, 1978 10PM news and Take Two
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Allgire, Dick; Walker, Gary; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Harrington, Gerald; Laurie, Jim, 1947-; Little, Jim; Howard, Bill; Tank, Ron; Gilmour, Sandy. (contributor)
10PM headlines:
  • Kennecott Copper Corporation thinks Lark, UT residents will be pleased with their relocation offer; Chairman of Kennecott Copper Corporation Frank Milliken makes a surprise visit to Lark, UT; leader of Lark, UT delegation Hilda Grabner returns home from New York City
  • Salute to Israel Parade in New York City; Prime Minister Menachem Begin speaks at a rally in Central Park
  • Shed burns to the ground on North Wall Street in Salt Lake City
  • Salt Lake residents to vote on a bond to complete airport expansion
  • Protest outside of new airport in Narita, Japan
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Study looks into students using calculators versus long hand in math class
Take Two: Discussion with UFO expert Ken Calder
07 May 1978
091 Monday, May 08, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smede, Dan; Gilmour, Sandy; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Walker, Gary; Brown, Bill; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Augustin, Arnie; Greenlaw, Patrick; Hager, Robert; Rawson, Mike; Stein, Reece; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Residents of Lark, UT to meet with Kennecott Copper Corporation officials about their relocation proposal for homeowners and renters
  • Utah may lose all Amtrak rail service due to budget cuts
  • Man in custody after four-hour siege in Sandy, UT
  • Two followers of outlaw polygamist leader Ervil LeBaron in Salt Lake City court
  • District court judge rules parental-consent abortion law constitutional after challenge from a 15-year-old girl
  • Troubleshooter: service station rip-off
  • Both sides rest their case in trial to determine the validity of Howard Hughes' Mormon will
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Donny and Debbie Osmond wed at Salt Lake Mormon Temple
10PM headlines:
  • National Airlines Flight 193 crashes into the Gulf of Mexico
  • Residents of Lark, UT meet to discuss Kennecott Copper Company's relocation proposal, meeting devolves into a fight about committee member representation
  • Son of Sam killer pleads guilty to murder charges
  • San Francisco judge says convicted serial killer Juan Cornoa will get a new trial
  • Controversy arises as Ogden School Board pledges to help Logan School District in seminary court battle with the ACLU
  • Utah may lose all Amtrak rail service due to budget cuts
  • World and national news headlines
  • Both sides rest their case in trial to determine the validity of Howard Hughes' Mormon will
  • Donny and Debbie Osmond wed at Salt Lake Mormon Temple
  • Weather report
  • First reports claim no fatalities in National Airlines Flight 193 crash
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: wildlife sculptor Merlin Anderson
  • Wirth Watching: jousting with the Society of Creative Anachronism
08 May 1978
092 Tuesday, May 09, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound, portions of audio are low on tape
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Wood, Terry; Rawson, Mike; Ripplinger, Randy; Heyrend, Alyson; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Tyre, Adele; Greenlaw, Patrick; Briggs, Fred, 1932-; Jiminez, Bob; Augustin, Arnie; Stein, Reece. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Utah woman among the survivors of National Airlines Flight 193 crash
  • Group of Ogden residents go to court to end 20 years of double taxation on water
  • Fire in abandoned woodworking shop at Lincoln Junior High
  • Buildings sinking in Cedar City, UT
  • Afghan student at the University of Utah concerned about his family after recent fighting in Afghanistan receives a telegram that they survived
  • Florida judge angry as Ted Bundy defies a court order to supply handwriting samples
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Senior Olympics medal ceremony in Salt Lake City
  • Governor's Council on Aging conference addresses issues of senior citizens
10PM headlines:
  • Red Brigade terrorists kill Aldo Moro
  • Lark, UT resident Hilda Grabner discusses the Kennecott Copper Corporation relocation proposal
  • Questions remain surrounding the crash of National Airlines Flight 193; interview with the family of a Utah woman who survived the crash
  • Incorporation issue resurfaces in Granger and Hunter, UT
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: fishing in Willard Bay
  • Florida judge won't turn over information requested by Ted Bundy to defend himself until Bundy supplies handwriting samples
  • Utah County wins court battle to stop the construction of a major Utah Power and Light transmission line
09 May 1978
093 Wednesday, May 10, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound, audio is low on tape
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smede, Dan; Greenlaw, Patrick; Brown, Bill; Gilmour, Sandy; Ripplinger, Randy; Rawson, Mike; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Allgire, Dick; Levine, Irving R.; Tyre, Adele; Stein, Reece; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Explosion and fire destroys a boat factory in Bountiful, UT
  • One-year anniversary of polygamist leader Rulon Allred's murder
  • Lark, UT residents to decide whether or not to accept relocation proposal from Kennecott Copper Corporation; interview with Emma Jean Howland, chairman of the Lark Negotiation Committee
  • State geologists say hydrocompaction is the reason why houses are sinking in Cedar City, UT
  • Train riding on the 109th anniversary of the driving of the golden spike
  • US House of Representatives committee sets up funding to clean up uranium tailings in the western United States including the Vitro mine in Salt Lake County
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Ute football week at University of Utah
  • Troubleshooter: couple who purchased a used car sues the dealer for valve replacement
10PM headlines:
  • Explosion and fire destroys a boat factory in Bountiful, UT
  • President Carter meets with AFL-CIO leaders and asks them to agree to lower pay increases
  • World and national news headlines
  • Ministers from the Salt Lake area give their support for the Lark, UT community amid controversy with Kennecott Copper Corporation
  • Sheep ranchers blame decline in business on coyotes
  • Tickets are now on sale for performances at the refurbished Capitol Theatre
  • Train riding on the 109th anniversary of the driving of the golden spike
  • Weather report; Salt Lake weather balloon launchers win award for accuracy
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: spring skiing at Brighton Ski Resort
  • Wirth Watching: Rosslyn Heights Elementary School playground grand opening
10 May 1978
094 Thursday, May 11, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smede, Dan; Gilmour, Sandy; Ripplinger, Randy; Tyre, Adele; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Brown, Bill; Greenlaw, Patrick; Savitch, Jessica; Pettit, Tom, 1931-1995; Hunt, Richard. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • League of Women Voters conducts a vote on Kennecott Copper Corporation's relocation proposal in Lark, UT
  • State geologist says the sinking building issue in Cedar City, UT is more widespread than initailly thought
  • Two men burned in the Bountiful, UT boat factory explosion are in critical condition at the University of Utah Hospital
  • Ex-liquor commissioners Caleb Shreeve and Zane Alder may appeal Governor Scott Matheson's decision to fire them
  • Utah Power and Light agrees to apply for a building permit to construct power lines in Utah County
  • Pregnant women in California exposed to rubella at area hospitals
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Utah Figure Skating Club's annual show
  • Lawsuit over a 23-cent money order mistake
10PM headlines:
  • Majority of Lark, UT residents voted to accept Kennecott Copper Corporation's relocation proposal
  • Davis County fire chief says improper handling of volatile chemicals is to blame in the Bountiful, UT boat factory explosion
  • Police are searching for a serial bomber in Layton, UT
  • US Senate Foreign Relations Committee reaches a tie vote on President Carter's proposal to sell war planes to nations in the Middle East; description of planes involved in the proposed sale
  • World and national news headlines
  • South Ogden, UT resident wants the city to put a bounty on dogs to help get them off of the streets
  • Attorneys in Howard Hughes' Mormon will trial ask judge for an extension to prepare their closing arguments
  • Pat Boone to pay restitution to anyone who suffered damages after using a pimple medicine he endorsed
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; former University of Utah football player Lonnie Paulos returns for alumni game
  • Composer Irving Berlin turns 90
11 May 1978
095 Friday, May 12, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Rawson, Mike; Wood, Terry; Heyrend, Alyson; Ripplinger, Randy; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Howard, Bill; Walker, Gary; Stroop, Joe; Jiminez, Bob; Brown, Bill; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Layton, UT quadruples the overnight police force in hopes to catch serial bomber
  • Salt Lake City and County police crack burglary ring
  • Cedar City Council looks for a solution to sinking building problem
  • Troubleshooter: door-to-door landscaping service scam
  • KUTV to feature cartoon editorials
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Special Olympics begin in Salt Lake City
  • Students at Nibley Park Elementary School throw party for their retiring teacher
10PM headlines:
  • Evacuations begin as newly dug oil well leaks poisonous gas in West Texas
  • Investigators are checking the altimeters of National Airlines Flight 193 that crashed outside of Pensacola, FL
  • Last restaurant mini bottle liquor license in the state awarded to Dirty John's in Ogden, UT
  • Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner visits Utah to tour the Central Utah Project
  • Pubic outrage over 23-cent money order lawsuit, Utah's bad check laws may be to blame
  • KUTV to feature cartoon editorials
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Special Olympics begin in Salt Lake City
  • Wirth Watching: Morg Keller's collection of handmade wagon models
12 May 1978
096 Tuesday, May 16, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound, portions of audio are low on tape
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smede, Dan; Ripplinger, Randy; Heyrend, Alyson; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Greenlaw, Patrick. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Woman in Panguitch, UT fired after submitting her name to run for Garfield County Recorder
  • Judge in the trial of County Commissioner Bill Hutchinson to decide if the press will be allowed to cover the proceedings
  • Spark and gasoline fumes cause a fire in Salt Lake City's Avenues Neighborhood
  • Electrical fire knocks out power at Kennecott Copper Corporation
  • Governor Scott Matheson sends a proclamation to legislative members announcing start of the special session
  • University of Utah President David Gardner addresses controversies in a speech to the Salt Lake Rotary Club
  • Convicted child molester captured in Montana after escaping from a Utah mental hospital
  • Wheelchair athlete Curt Brinkman is riding from Cedar City to Salt Lake City to raise money for Easter Seals
  • Weather report
  • Outdoors: hatchery fish headed to Utah's lakes and reservoirs
  • Parents and teachers advocate for classes for multi-talented and gifted students
10PM headlines:
  • World and national news headlines
  • Convicted child molester captured in Montana after escaping from a Utah mental hospital
  • Governor Scott Matheson will meet with President Carter to discuss funding of water projects
  • Spark and gasoline fumes cause a fire in Salt Lake City's Avenues Neighborhood
  • University of Utah President David Gardner addresses controversy about showing X-rated movies on campus in a speech to the Salt Lake Rotary Club
  • Weather report
  • Outdoors: hatchery fish headed to Utah's lakes and reservoirs
  • Wheelchair athlete Curt Brinkman arrives in Delta, UT en route to Salt Lake City
16 May 1978
097 Wednesday, May 17, 1978 6PM news
color, sound, audio is low on tape
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Heyrend, Alyson; Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Smede, Dan; Warren, Larry, 1950- ; Brown, Bill; Rawson, Mike; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Allgire, Dick. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Trial of County Commissioner Bill Hutchinson begins
  • Attorney General Robert Hansen suspended from practicing law after not paying his dues to the American Bar Association
  • Governor Scott Matheson meets with President Carter to discuss western water policy
  • Pentagon moving forward with a plan to transfer Weteye bombs from Colorado to Utah; Governor Scott Matheson says he will attempt to appeal the decision
  • Ogden School Board terminates 47 first-year teachers due to declining enrollment
  • Brigham Young statue to remain on Main Street in Salt Lake City
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Troubleshooter: purchased chair never delivered
17 May 1978
098 Friday, May 19, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound, portions of audio are low on tape
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smede, Dan; Heyrend, Alyson; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Tyre, Adele; Ripplinger, Randy; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Greenlaw, Patrick; Brown, Bill; Pettit, Tom, 1931-1995; Gilmour, Sandy; Howard, Bill; Stein, Reece; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Both sides rest their case in the trial of County Commissioner Bill Hutchinson
  • Governor Scott Matheson hopes to persuade Health, Education, and Welfare Secretary Joseph Califano to stop the transfer of Weteye bombs from Colorado to Utah
  • Utah Supreme Court upholds constitutionality of six bills passed by the Utah State Legislature
  • Granite School District concludes teacher contract negotiations
  • Wheelchair athlete Curt Brinkman arrives in Provo, UT on record-breaking journey to Salt Lake City
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Becky Hamblin from Roy Junior High School makes national tumbling team
  • Interview with wheelchair athlete Curt Brinkman upon his arrival in Salt Lake City
10PM headlines:
  • Both sides rest their case in the trial of County Commissioner Bill Hutchinson
  • Lawsuit filed by the family of an inmate killed in fire at Millard County Jail
  • World and national news headlines
  • Dispute between Logan Mayor Walter Nickel and city residents over plan for a vacant lot
  • Utah Supreme Court upholds constitutionality of six bills passed by the Utah State Legislature
  • Editorial from KUTV Vice President Robert Temple urging viewers to vote yes in the airport bond election
  • Wheelchair athlete Curt Brinkman arrives in Provo and Salt Lake City on final leg of his journey from Cedar City, UT
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; long drive contest at the Sizzler Open Golf Gournament in American Fork, UT; major league rodeo at the Utah State Fairgrounds
  • Wirth Watching: University of Utah architecture students dress up as famous buildings
19 May 1978
099 Saturday, May 20, 1978 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Allgire, Dick ; Walker, Gary; Heyrend, Alyson; Mallory, Steve; Laurie, Jim, 1947-; Rawson, Mike; Williams, Barbara; Willing, John; Howard, Bill; Harris, Don. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Salt Lake County Commissioner Bill Hutchinson found not guilty of contributing to the delinquency of a minor
  • Terrorists open fire at Orly Airport in Paris
  • Tokyo International Airport at Narita opens after years of violent protests
  • Former Salt Lake police officer David Olson speaks at a suicide prevention conference at Weber State College
  • Bountiful, UT man dies after home-built experimental plane crashes at Wendover Airport
  • Rescue from a stopped ride at Great America amusement park in Gurnee, Illinois
  • Wheelchair athlete Curt Brinkman finishes his marathon wheelchair trek
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • New poker champion crowned in Las Vegas, NV at World Series of Poker
20 May 1978
100 Friday, May 26, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smede, Dan; Heyrend, Alyson; Gilmour, Sandy; Ripplinger, Randy; Eubank, Mark E.; Walker, Gary; Marcroft, Bill; Howard, Bill; Dotson, Bob; Greenlaw, Patrick; Silver, Michael; Brown, Bill; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Chief witness refuses to tesitfy about alleged relationship with Salt Lake County Commissioner Bill Hutchinson in sexual misconduct trial
  • Utah State Legislature expected to adjourn its special session
  • ACLU to challenge Utah's laws allowing involuntary institutional commitment of the mentally ill in federal court
  • Forest Service to enforce vehicle restrictions in Utah's Lone Peak wilderness area
  • Last day of the school year in Granite School District, kindergarteners' progress over the school year
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; live broadcast of the golden spike Appaloosa horse race at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park
10PM headlines:
  • Shootout between escaped convicts and highway patrol officers in Oklahoma
  • Utah State Legislature's special session adjourns
  • Televised report on marijuana seizure in Martin County, Florida leads to smuggler's arrest
  • Chief witness refuses to testify about alleged relationship with Salt Lake County Commissioner Bill Hutchinson in sexual misconduct trial
  • New mural by artist Lark Lucas at the Salt Lake City Children's Center
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching: Kennecott Copper Corporation Executive Herb Babcock's collection of toys
26 May 1978
101 Wednesday, June 07, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Greenlaw, Patrick; Smede, Dan; Brown, Bill; Eubank, Mark E.; Zak, Christine; Marcroft, Bill; Allgire, Dick; Gilmour, Sandy; Jamieson, Bob (Reporter); Stein, Reece; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • The two men charged in the kidnap and murder of two French tourists in Kanab, UT plead not guilty
  • Jury begins deliberation in the Howard Hughes' Mormon will trial; report on Howard Hughes' businesses and wealth
  • Convicted murderer in Idaho may be the first to be executed by drug injection
  • Politicians want Mountain Bell Telephone Company to drop in-state long distance rates within Davis County
  • Weather report
  • New policy for Utah State Park campground reservations
  • Dialysis patient Peggy Peart featured on KUTV passes away while on vacation
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah basketball players Jeff Judkinks and Buster Matheney prepare for the NBA college draft
  • Troubleshooter: waiter at The Royal Palace restaurant shortchanged
10PM headlines:
  • California votes yes on Proposition 13 to cut property taxes; discussion begins surrounding tax limitations in Utah
  • Jury begins deliberation in Howard Hughes' Mormon will trial
  • The two men charged in the kidnap and murder of two French tourists in Kanab, UT plead not guilty
  • Politicians want Mountain Bell Telephone Company to drop in-state long distance rates within Davis County
  • President Carter addresses the Soviet Union at the Naval Academy commencement, says the United States is prepared for cooperation or confrontation; Soviets respond by attacking President Carter on accusations of human rights violations
  • Illinois House of Representatives votes down the Equal Rights Amendment
  • Southwest Salt Lake County residents plan for a new hospital
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: fishing season begins at Johnson Reservoir
  • Wirth Watching: Touring Utah with Senator Jake Garn
07 June 1978
102 Friday, June 09, 1978, 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News presenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Brown, Bill; Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Neal, Roy; Hager, Robert; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Howard, Bill; Wirth, Craig; Smede, Dan; Heyrend, Alyson. (contributor)
10PM broadcast is first on tape
10PM headlines:
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints announces revelation from Church President Spencer W. Kimball that priesthood will go to all worthy men without regard for race or color
  • Reactions to the racial equality revelation from Church members and non-members
  • Opinions on the racial equality revelation in small Utah towns
  • Controversial move of nine hundred nerve gas bombs from Colorado to Utah delayed due to bomb leaks
  • Presdient Carter's Central Utah Project budget does not include Uinta dam funding, leaving the Ute Indian Tribe concerned
  • NASA makes corrections in orbit of Skylab to avoid crash into populated area
  • Commuter train crashes outside Washington, DC
  • Bob Speca sets a world record in domino spilling
  • Weather report
  • National and local sports; final round of the Wasatch Mountain Homestead Open
  • Wirth Watching: miniature railway in Midway, UT
6PM headlines:
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints announces revelation from Church President Spencer W. Kimball that priesthood will go to all worthy men without regard for race or color
  • Reactions to the racial equality revelation from Church members and non-members; implications of the racial equality revelation beyond the Church
  • Downtown Salt Lake City pedestrian reactions to racial equality revelation
  • Interview with African-American LDS family and their response to the reacial equality revelation
  • News presenters share thier reactions to the racial equality revelation
09 June 1978
103 Sunday, June 11, 1978 10PM news and Take Two (partial)
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Walker, Gary; Augustin, Arnie; Ackerman, Tom; Brown, Bill; Ripplinger, Randy; Willing, John; Howard, Bill; Burrington, David, 1931-; Gilmour, Sandy. (contributor)
10PM headlines:
  • Joseph Freeman, Jr. becomes the first black Mormon ordained to the priesthood; interview with James Dawson, black Mormon Tabernacle Choir member
  • World and national news headlines
  • State Legislators Steve Holbrook and Frances Farley try to provide direction ahead of potential tax revolt in Utah
  • Utah residents' reaction to execution by leathal drug injection
  • Long-suppressed report shows Howard Hughes' may have died of a narcotic overdose
  • Reverand Robert Harris fails to win nomination for state legislator seat at Weber County Democratic Convention
  • Provo City Commission gives conditional approval to Heritage Mountain Ski Resort
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • The antiquated Egyptian telephone service
Take Two (partial): Discussion with three African American members of the Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ruffin Bridgeforth, Joseph Freeman, and James Dawson, regarding the racial equality revelation
11 June 1978
104 Tuesday, June 13, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Zak, Christine; Wood, Terry; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Tyre, Adele; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Ripplinger, Randy; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Greenlaw, Patrick; Augustin, Arnie; Davis, Rick; Gist, Bob; Cunningham, Paul. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • John and Vickie Singer, couple who took their children out of the public school system, granted a one-week stay in their arrest order
  • State Health Department finds high radiation levels in some Salt Lake County buildings due to the presence of vitriol uranium tailings
  • Vandalism leads to a house fire in Granger, UT
  • Utah teenagers look for summer jobs
  • Troubleshooter: investigating $15 vacation packages in Las Vegas, NV
  • New theory cites ice crystals as potential cause of 1976 Teton Dam collapse
  • Teton River flooding washes out a bridge in Southeast Idaho
  • Weather report
  • US Forest Service meets to plan recreational use of the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: desert backpacking with the Sierra Club in Escalante, Utah
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Spencer Kimball dedicates newly remodeled temple in Laie, Hawaii
10PM headlines:
  • Bureau of Reclamation's new theory cites ice crystals as potential cause of 1976 Teton Dam collapse
  • Wyoming woman in critical condition after bear mauling in Yellowstone National Park
  • John and Vickie Singer, couple who took their children out of the public school system, granted a one-week stay in their arrest order
  • Tax increase following property assessments in Salt Lake County leads to a discussion between residents and legislators about tax ceilings
  • Aftermath of Proposition 13 in California including a cut in summer school classes in Los Angeles and San Diego; San Francisco Mayor George Moscone declares a state of financial emergency
  • World and national news headlines
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints President Spencer Kimball dedicates newly remodeled temple in Laie, Hawaii
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • John Ruddle's collection of toy soldiers in his London garden
13 June 1978
105 Monday, June 19, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Connaughton, Ken; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Allgire, Dick; Greenlaw, Patrick; Brown, Bill; Rawson, Mike; Walker, Gary; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Dr. Wilbur Thain of Logan, UT pleads innocent to charges that he provided Howard Hughes with an illegal amount of drugs
  • Utah Supreme Court rules that the Utah Bar Association should give back Attorney General Robert Hansen's license to practice law
  • Concerned Utah Taxpayers group files a petition with the Salt Lake County Clerk to put property tax limitation on the November ballot
  • Wasatch County Commission orders a look into brutality and misconduct by Town Marshall Roger Anderson in Soldier Summit, Utah
  • Armed robbery at a Chuck-A-Rama restaurant in Salt Lake City
  • Salt Lake County Commissioners look for solutions for a fire station exposed to dangerous levels of radiation due to the uranium tails used as landfill during construction
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: Utah biologists repel cliffs to study birds of prey in Echo Canyon
  • Troubleshooter: swimming pool installation rip-off
10PM headlines:
  • Hostility growing between policemen and the city manager over the off-duty use of patrol cars in Bountiful, UT
  • Dr. Wilbur Thain of Logan, UT pleads innocent to charges that he provided Howard Hughes with an illegal amount of drugs
  • World and national news headlines
  • Teachers and students protest the firing and transfer of teachers by the Ogden School Board
  • World and national news headlines
  • Landslide in Box Elder County cuts off water supply to farmlands
  • Concerned Utah Taxpayers group files a petition with the Salt Lake County Clerk to put property tax limitation on the November ballot
  • Rededication of Toronto Cave near Magna, UT
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: Utah biologists repel cliffs to study birds of prey in Echo Canyon, UT
  • Wirth Watching: model aircraft enthusiast Darrell Ballard
19 June 1978
106 Monday, June 26, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Smede, Dan; Brown, Bill; Wood, Terry; Walker, Gary; Eubank, Mark E. ; Marcroft, Bill; Simpson, Jim, 1927-; Greenlaw, Patrick; Lewis, Meredith; Cunningham, Paul; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Governor Scott Matheson asks President Carter to intervene and stop the relocation of Weteye bombs from Colorado to Utah
  • House Interior Subcommittee proposes legislation to clean up uranium tailings in western states
  • Hermit living in Northwestern Nevada accused of killing a Colorado couple and a Nevada prospector
  • Autopsy performed on an unknown man killed in lumberyard fire in Salt Lake City
  • Two men injured in Southwestern Wyoming helicopter crash out of the University of Utah Medical Center's intensive care unit
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Wimbledon men's singles daily recap
  • US Supreme Court rules that news organizations' First Ammendment rights do not automatically grant them access to prison or government information
10PM headlines:
  • Governor Scott Matheson asks President Carter to intervene and stop the relocation of Weteye bombs from Colorado to Utah
  • Air Canada DC-9 jetliner skids off the runway in Toronto killing two
  • World and national news headlines
  • Shootout following a fight at the Swing Apartments in Salt Lake City
  • Terrorist bomb explosion at Versailles Palace in France
  • Utah state officials tell Congress that the states need to have a say in what is done with uranium tailings
  • Autopsy performed on an unknown man killed in lumberyard fire in Salt Lake City
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching: on the set of the Walt Disney film The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again in Kanab, UT
26 June 1978
107 Monday, July 03, 1978 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Zak, Christine; Wood, Terry; Brown, Bill; Stern, Carl; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Second District Court judge rules that John and Vickie Singer can continue to homeschool their children; interview with John Singer at his home following the ruling
  • Thomas Edward Marston, wanted for the murder of polygamist Rulon Allred, is jailed in Texas
  • Fire on Stansbury Island in the Great Salt Lake under control
  • Forest fire continues east of Price, UT
  • Senator Orrin Hatch wants Weteye bombs to stay in Colorado if they are not safe for transport to Utah
  • World and national news headlines
  • US Supreme Court rules on seven dirty words that cannot be said on television or radio
  • Live shot of a fire at a mobile home sales lot in Granger, UT
  • Weather report
  • Fire at Carefree Mobile Home sales lot in Granger, UT possibly started as a grass fire
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching: Basque festival in Lehi, UT
03 July 1978
108 Tuesday, July 04, 1978 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Lynch, Bill; Greenlaw, Patrick; Kur, Bob; Quarles, Norma; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Neal, Roy; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • World and national news headlines
  • Friendly competitions to celebrate Independence Day in Michigan and California
  • Independence Day celebrations across Utah
  • Drought and high winds aid wild fires across Utah
  • Salt Lake City firemen fight grass fire caused by a Roman candle firework
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; brothers and major league baseball players George and Ken Brett
  • Fireworks display at Derks Field in Salt Lake City
04 July 1978
109 Sunday, July 16, 1978 10PM news and Take Two
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News prsenters and reporters: Rawson, Mike; Walker, Gary; Allgire, Dick; Connaughton, Ken; Hunt, Richard; Willing, John; Stein, Reece; Kay, Dick; Gilmour, Sandy. (contributor)
10PM headlines:
  • Boxer Joe Garcia Trujillo dies after a match in Utah
  • Search continues for the body of a man who drowned in Utah Lake
  • Memorial service for a tract of land that will be developed in Summit County, UT
  • World and national news headlines
  • Utah man on his way to get married killed in auto-pedestrian accident
  • Salt Lake Police Department will perform a psychological check on officers and develop a stress awareness program
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Mitch Hyer wins the Utah State Amateur Golf Tournament
  • Couple weds two years after the groom nearly died in a car crash
Take Two: comedian George Gobel
16 July 1978
110 Friday, July 28, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smede, Dan; Greenlaw, Patrick; Tyre, Adele; Augustin, Arnie; Allgire, Dick; Heyrend, Alyson; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Howard, Bill; Rawson, Mike; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Quinn, Charles; Dotson, Bob; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Ted Bundy, charged with two counts of first degree murder, stands mute in Florida court, upset that he was not given the attorney of his choice
  • Report from Tallahassee, Florida as Ted Bundy makes his first appearance in court
  • Utah Attorney General Robert Hansen leaves for vacation not knowing if the Utah Supreme Court will suspend him
  • Chlorine gas leaks into the air at Cottonwood High School swimming pool
  • Utah police are chasing John Myer, a former aide to Howard Hughes, who is charged with obstruction of justice
  • Reservoir break causes flooding near This is the Place Monument in Salt Lake City
  • Troubleshooter: incorrectly piped irrigation canal floods a new home in West Jordan, UT
  • Firefighters contain rubbish fire on Salt Lake City's Westside
  • Hot weather causes mite population increase leading to garden damage
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; horse named Mr. Rhythm entertains at Days of '47 Horse Show
  • "Exodus to Greatness" monument to migration of Mormon pioneers planned for Nauvoo, Illinois
10PM headlines:
  • Davis County Sheriff's Office begins investigation of Davis County Housing Authority for administrative problems
  • Widow of murdered undercover agent Michael Rosa considers a wrongful death suit against the city of Rock Springs, WY
  • Accused murderer Ted Bundy is read the indictment charging him with two counts of first degree murder; report on Ted Bundy from Tallahassee, Florida
  • World and national news headlines
  • Chlorine gas leaks into the air at Cottonwood High School swimming pool
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; interview with University of Utah basketball player Jeff Judkins about the potential of signing with the Boston Celtics
  • Wirth Watching: KUTV softball team
28 July 1978
111 Friday, August 04, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News presenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Tyre, Adele; Allgire, Dick; Gilmour, SandyWalker, Gary; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Ripplinger, Randy; Rawson, Mike; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Jimenez, Bob; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Seven family members of religious leader Immanuel David's family leapt from a balcony at the International Hotel in Salt Lake City; hospital seeks blood donations for the sole survivor
  • Family of religious leader Immanuel David will hold a press conference following David's death; police question whether or not to rule deaths murder or suicide
  • Witness reactions to the Immanuel David family jumping from a hotel balcony
  • Fire at Amoco oil well near Evanston, WY extinguished
  • Utah Valley Hospital starts a pilot program for medical arbitration
  • Northern Utah farmers upset at Utah Power and Light's proposal to increase power rates by 90%
  • House Interior Committee agrees to cut the amount of money Utah will have to pay to clean up uranium tailings
  • Weather report
  • The Department of Energy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are in the final planning stages to build a solar power generator at Natural Bridges National Monument
  • National and local sports; Utah State Amateur Women's Golf Tournament; interview with Washington Bullets coach Dick Motta
  • Court in Milwaukee, Wisconsin dismisses a disorderly conduct suit against a man who speaks only Chinese due to the language barrier
10PM headlines:
  • Dean and Lousanne Longo, family of religious leader Immanuel David hold a press conference following David's death
  • Hospital seeks blood donations for the sole survivor of Immanuel David's family murder-suicide
  • Veteran's Administration grants disability status to Donald Coe, soldier whose exposure to the Operation Smokey atomic bomb explosion in 1957 led to a leukemia diagnosis
  • World and national news headlines
  • Northern Utah farmers upset at Utah Power and Light's proposal to increase power rates by 90%
  • Flooding in West Central Texas
  • Weather report
  • Fire at Amoco oil well near Evanston, WY extinguished
  • National and local sports; BYU golf player Tiru Fernando wins the Utah State Amateur Women's Golf Tournament
  • Scientists go before Congress to ask for an end to the three-year moratorium on test-tube baby research
  • Wirth Watching, best of: Look-a-like contest featuring Tim Conway of the Carol Burnett show
04 August 1978
112 Monday, August 07, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Gilmour, Sandy; Wood, Terry; Brown, Bill; Connaughton, Ken; Willing, John; Allgire, Dick; Rawson, Mike; Howard, Bill; Bittermann, Jim; Zak, Christine; Sternoff, Bill; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Through disability payments to Donald Coe, the Veteran's Administration recognizes that radiation from atomic explosions can cause leukemia; other veterans may now find it easier to claim disability status
  • Doctors perform brain scan on the sole survivor of the Immanuel David family murder-suicide; Salt Lake County will cover the hospital and burial costs for the family
  • Tooele, UT policeman fired during a corruption investigation is suing the city's mayor and police chief
  • Tim Funk of the Utah Coalition of Senior Citizens holds a hokey press conference for older residents in Murray, UT who are afraid they will lose their homes if a new city hall is built
  • Florida judge rules that Ted Bundy cannot have the outtakes of video shot by KUTV during the reading of his indictment
  • Large grass fire in Northwest Salt Lake City
  • Weather report
  • Troubleshooter: Salt Lake City woman refunded for roof paint job
  • Local and national sports; Chris Kirnak plays for the men's hockey team in Portland, OR
  • Catholic monk Father Emmanuel Spillane remembers Pope Paul VI in Huntsville, UT
10PM headlines:
  • Social workers met with the Immanuel David family one year before thier murder-suicides, but lost track of the seven children due to the family's frequent moves
  • People wait to view the body of Pope Paul VI at the papal summer home
  • NBC's new morning show, America Alive, barred by landowners and thus unable to cover John and Vickie Singer's case regarding the education of their children
  • Government may recall Firestone 500 tires because of blowout reports
  • Nuclear power protests lead to mass arrests in San Luis Obispo, California
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Judge throws out a lawsuit against NBC after the plaintiff's lawyer could not prove that the network's broadcast of Born Innocent incited an attack on a 9-year-old girl
  • Wirth Watching, best-of: Utah Stuntman Association show
07 August 1978
113 Tuesday, August 08, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Brown, Bill; Zak, Christine; Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Connaughton, Ken; Willing, John; Heyrend, Alyson; Howard, Bill; Eckelkamp, Glenn; Rawson, Mike; Hager, Robert; Tyre, Adele. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Salt Lake County Attorney's Office lists Mrs. Immanuel David's death as a suicide and her six children's deaths as homicides
  • Sole survivor of the Immanuel David family murder-suicide is Rachel David, as confirmed by a relative
  • Neighbors barricade the road to John Singer's home; John Singer claims rights to his land in an interview
  • Utah Supreme Court rules that Utah Power and Light's recent rate hikes were improperly granted by the Public Service Commission
  • Voters in Murray, UT deciding on a bond issue proposed for the construction and location of a new city hall
  • Man robs Salt Lake City American Express office at gunpoint
  • Weather report
  • Utah Governor Scott Matheson announces a plan for an alternative to welfare
  • Local and national sports; Utah native Walter Williams captures horseshoe pitching title in Des Moines, IA
  • Officials in Tallahassee will not allow Ted Bundy to travel to appear in a Pensacola, FL court
  • Philadelphia police force takes action against the Move: Back-to-Nature group which results in a shootout
10PM headlines:
  • Utah man dies of Legionnaires' disease
  • Philadelphia police force takes action against the Move: Back-to-Nature group results in shootout
  • Sole survivor of the Immanuel David family murder-suicide is Rachel David, as confirmed by a relative
  • Neighbors barricade the road to John Singer's home; John Singer claims rights to his land in an interview
  • Voters in Murray, UT vote down a bond issue proposed for the construction and location of a new city hall
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Utah Supreme Court rules that Utah Power and Light's recent rate hikes were improperly granted by the Public Service Commission
  • Local and national sports
  • Utahns Against Hunger organization says that Salt Lake County is preventing women from accessing the Women, Infants, and Children program
  • Interview with Murray Mayor Larell Muir about the bond vote for construction of new city hall
08 August 1978
114 Wednesday, August 09, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Greenlaw, Patrick; Rawson, Mike; Allgire, Dick; Willing, John; Connaughton, Ken; Howard, Bill; Tyre, Adele; Brown, Bill; Utley, Garrick, 1939-2014; Heyrend, Alyson. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Eight members of the Immanuel David family are buried at a small funeral service
  • Weber County officials investigate Legionnaires' disease death
  • Woman holds up a bank at knife point in Roosevelt, UT
  • Troubleshooter: Salt Lake City man with defective Firestone 500 tires
  • Two men hit with a bolt of lightning in San Juan County
  • Weather report
  • Murray City commission receives the official vote on a proposal to issue bonds for new city hall
  • Local and national sports
  • Florida circuit court judge says Ted Bundy must travel to Pensacola to stand trial on the charges of resisting arrest and battery
  • Hobo village dwindling near Utah railroad tracks
10PM headlines:
  • Eight members of the Immanuel David family are buried at a small funeral service
  • Rachel David, survivor of Immanuel David family murder-suicide taken off her respirator
  • Body of Pope Paul VI returned to the Vatican
  • State health officials are confident that Legionnaires' disease in Utah was an isolated case
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Governor Scott Matheson asks Utahns to volunteer in an educational effort to stop alcohol abuse
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching, best-of: Salt Lake City Council meeting covered in the style of sports
09 August 1978
115 Friday, September 01, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Allgire, Dick; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Wood, Terry; Heyrend, Alyson; Walker, Gary; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Howard, Bill; Marshall, John; Jiminez, Bob; Levine, Irving R.; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • FBI recovers money from a Bank of Utah robbery and arrests suspects
  • Utah Bar Association lawyers request a re-hearing of the disciplinary case against Attorney General Robert Hansen
  • Utah Attorney General's Office appeals a court decision that bars teachers from serving in the Utah State Legislature
  • Homemade pipe bomb explodes in a US Postal Service mailbox in Holladay, UT
  • Davis County High School students lose the fight in a court battle to attend Bountiful High School
  • Profile of Lisa Kuhr, female cement truck driver
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; BYU golfer Bobby Clampett leads in the National Amateur Golf Tournament; interview with Celtic rookie and former University of Utah basketball player Jeff Judkins
  • Inmates at the Utah State Prison ask for designated no smoking areas
10PM headlines:
  • Bank of Utah robbery was the biggest in the state's history, FBI recovers money and arrests suspects
  • Wyoming special statewide grand jury may have issued indictments involving Rock Springs
  • Utah Bar Association lawyers request a re-hearing of the disciplinary case against Attorney General Robert Hansen
  • Iranian students and police clash at a protest in Los Angeles, CA
  • World and national news headlines
  • Decline in the unemployment rate across demographics
  • Pope John Paul I to be officially installed at special mass in St. Peter's Square
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; feature report on BYU golfer Bobby Clampett at the National Amateur Golf Tournament
  • Wirth Watching: Dan Bailey's fly-shop in Livingston, Montana
01 September 1978
116 Tuesday, September 05, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Allgire, Dick; Wood, Terry; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Gilmour, Sandy; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Ripplinger, Randy; Polk, James; Fletcher, Martin, 1947-; Miller, Keith; Stein, Reece; Cunningham, Paul. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Man enlisted in the Air Force pleads innocent to charges of kidnapping a Wyoming woman and her two daughters
  • Authorities looking for a convicted murderer who escaped from the Utah State Prison
  • Wyoming special statewide grand jury indicts at least three Rock Springs residents
  • Four suspects arraigned on federal charges in the robbery of a Bank of Utah branch
  • Commercial Security Bank trailer robbed at gunpoint in Salt Lake City
  • Eddie Marston arraigned in Price, UT and charged with the first degree murder of polygamist Robert Simons
  • Utah Highway Patrol announces staff reorganization in an effort to upgrade the patrol
  • Viewers react to the new fall television show line-up
  • Arsonists set ten fires over two nights in Lehi, UT
  • Weather report
  • Mayor bans all outside watering in Moab, UT due to shortage
  • Local and national sports
  • Utah children will not be allowed back to school unless they have proof of immunization
10PM headlines:
  • Four suspects arraigned on federal charges in the robbery of a Bank of Utah branch, including getaway driver and bank teller
  • Man enlisted in the Air Force pleads innocent to charges of kidnapping a Wyoming woman and her two daughters
  • Wyoming special statewide grand jury indicts at least three Rock Springs residents
  • Nephi Rubber Products factory shuts down as employees strike for higher wages
  • World and national news headlines
  • Two million people flee their homes in India after monsoon flooding
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: Utah marksman to compete at National Shooters League Championships in Laramie, WY
  • Mini-war over the claim to the Principality of Sealand, a World War II gun platform
05 September 1978
117 Wednesday, September 06, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Allgire, Dick; Wood, Terry; Heyrend, Alyson; Tyre, Adele; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Dancy, John; Connaughton, Ken; Hager, Robert; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Soldier Summit, UT Town Marshall Roger Anderson says he will appeal his conviction of a misdemeanor assault charge
  • State officials are unable to identify the body of woman found near Yuba Lake
  • Utah Highway Patrol to increase speed limit enforcement by using radar guns
  • Former Howard Hughes aide John Myer, wanted by police in Utah, is expelled from the Kingdom of Tonga
  • British Osmond Fan Club Travel Service tours Salt Lake City
  • Wyoming drug ring broken up following the indictment of twenty-one alleged conspirators by the state grand jury
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; interview with Utah native football player Golden Richards
  • Troubleshooter: issues with car paint job
10PM headlines:
  • Wyoming drug ring broken up following the indictment of twenty-one alleged conspirators by the state grand jury
  • Information blackout around the first day of Middle East Summit between President Jimmy Carter, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
  • Soldier Summit, UT Town Marshall Roger Anderson says he will appeal his conviction of a misdemeanor assault charge
  • World and national news headlines
  • Doctors concerned about a fever Rachel David contracted during her recovery after a fall from a balcony during the Immanuel David family murder-suicide
  • Local and national sports; interview with Houston Oilers quarterback Gifford Nielsen; former BYU baseball player Don Valgardson signs with the Milwaukee Brewers
  • Wirth Watching: backhoe champion Bennie Velasquez
06 September 1978
118 Friday, September 08, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Heyrend, Alyson; Gilmour, Sandy; Wood, Terry; Rawson, Mike; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; O'Rourke, Jack; Stein, Reece; Woodruff, Judy; Cunningham, Paul; Tyre, Adele. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Congressional primary election in Utah
  • Experimental rabies vaccine flown to Utah from the Center for Disease Control to treat three children recently bitten by rodents
  • State audit shows that Soldier Summit, UT collected nearly $25,000 in speeding fines during a six-month period
  • Mount Pleasant, UT Police Chief Kay Hallows resigns after hitting and killing a motorcyclist
  • State medical examiners trying to identify the body of woman found in Juab County
  • Rachel David, sole survivor of Immanuel David family murder-suicide, is gradually improving
  • Utah Symphony outdoor concert
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Moab World Invitational Hang Gliding Tournament at Dead Horse Point State Park
10PM headlines:
  • Three-and-a-half month-old baby dies in a downtown hotel occupied by transients
  • Four truck drivers become sick after exposure to hydrogen sulfide while driving along the highway near Rock Springs, WY
  • Wholesale price index decline attributed to lower food costs
  • World and national news headlines
  • Candidates Peter Cooke and Ed Firmage discuss their odds against incumbent Dan Marriott in the Utah congressional primary election
  • British Osmond Fan Club Travel Service tour Provo studios and meet Donny Osmond
  • Weather report
  • Experimental rabies vaccine flown to Utah from the Center for Disease Control to treat two children bitten by a bat in Fillmore, UT
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah football coach Wayne Howard gives a pep talk ahead of the season opener
08 September 1978
119 Monday, September 11, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Gilmour, Sandy; Heyrend, Alyson; Wood, Terry; Rawson, Mike; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Wyatt, Greg; Francis, Fred; Kur, Bob; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Results of NewsWatch 2 polls regarding the upcoming 1978 primary election in Utah
  • Voters to decide on whether or not to incorporate parts of Salt Lake County as Bonneville City, UT
  • University of Utah institutional council approves a small increase in the budget
  • Private research organization concludes a Proposition 13-type tax limit in Utah would cut property taxes by $64 million
  • Government agencies disagree about the source of hydrogen sulfide that lead to motorist poisoning along a highway near Rock Springs, WY
  • Rock Springs, Wyoming transforming its wild west image after heightened press coverage
  • Troubleshooter: man's car towed away unrightfully
  • Dry summer leads to forest and grass fires in the desert western United States
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Musical and pictorial salute to fall
10PM headlines:
  • Under plea bargins, two former Howard Huges aids change thier pleas from not guilty to no contest
  • Marshall law declared and government counterstrike in Masaya, Nicaragua
  • Results of a special experiment aim to determine how many shots were fired during Kennedy assassination presented to the House Assassination Committee
  • Results of NewsWatch 2 polls regarding the upcoming 1978 primary election in Utah
  • Voters to decide on whether or not to incorporate parts of Salt Lake County as Bonneville City, UT
  • State Liquor Commission holds a public hearing to determine a location for a new, bigger liquor store in Sandy, UT
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching: self-service sapphire mines in Helena, Montana
11 September 1978
120 Tuesday, September 12, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Heyrend, Alyson; Augustin, Arnie; Gilmour, Sandy; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Rawson, Mike; Tyre, Adele; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Howard, Bill; Francis, Fred; Ripplinger, Randy. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Low voter turnout in the Utah primary election
  • Explanation of Bonneville City proposal that would incorporate parts of Salt Lake County
  • Primary battle between two county commissioners in Weber County
  • Convicted killer of a State Highway Patrol officer loses his appeal with Utah Supreme Court
  • Memo from the US Surgeon General warns that the Weteye bombs scheduled to be moved to Tooele Army Depot might have structural defects
  • Davis County firm files suit against the Utah office of Occupational, Safety, and Health Services Administration citing illegal searches
  • Western Airlines applies for non-stop flights from Salt Lake City to thirteen new cities
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; profile of boxer and heavyweight contender Young Sanford
10PM headlines:
  • Early results of the Utah primary election
  • Bonneville City proposal to incorporate parts of Salt Lake County voted down
  • Charges of widespread corruption leads to high voter turnout in Sweetwater County, WY
  • Primary election results from across the country
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Foster parents hoping to permanently adopt sixteen-month-old Kerrie Ellen Kuhel are disqualified by the court and State Family Services Division
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Interview with Ed Firmage, the Democratic candidate ahead in second congressional district primary race
  • Election results from across Utah
12 September 1978
121 Wednesday, September 13, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Gilmour, Sandy; Heyrend, Alyson; Wood, Terry; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Connaughton, Ken; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Gumbel, Greg; Stein, Reece; Rawson, Mike; Ripplinger, Randy; Wallace, Chris; Woodruff, Judy; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Winners of primary elections, Ed Firmbage and Nick Morgan, prepare for November elections
  • Wyoming voters turned out in near record numbers amid investigations into crime and corruption in Sweetwater County
  • Salt Lake County commissioners cut mill levy in half and keep the tax budget the same
  • Report explains how Ted Bundy escaped out of Garfield County jail in Colorado
  • Troubleshooter: car air conditioner repair gone wrong
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Hobie 16 national sailing championships on Bear Lake
  • Matt Chugg competes with his jersey cows at the Utah State Fair
10PM headlines:
  • Report explains how Ted Bundy escaped out of Garfield County jail in Colorado
  • Sixteen-month-old Kerrie Ellen Kuhel taken from her foster home in Moab, UT to live in another temporary home; foster parents deemed unfit due to age and familiarity with the child's birth mother
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; cold weather at Hobie 16 national sailing championships on Bear Lake
  • Matt Chugg competes with his jersey cows at the Utah State Fair, wins blue ribbon
  • Wirth Watching: toy builder Gary Johnson
13 September 1978
122 Thursday, September 14, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Ripplinger, Randy; Greenlaw, Patrick; Rawson, Mike; Connaughton, Ken; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Howard, Bill; Walker, Gary; Hager, Robert; Tyre, Adele. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Utah Department of Social Services accused of favoring a staff member over foster parents in the adoption of a sixteen-month-old Kerrie Ellen Kuhel; independent review to be undertaken by a panel of private adoption agencies
  • The coded words Howard Hughes used often during the final year of his life regarding his drug supply are exposed
  • Report reveals how Ted Bundy travelled between Chicago, Ann Arbor, and Tallahassee after his escape from a Colorado jail
  • Salt Lake County Jail inmate files a lawsuit protesting jail conditions
  • Bruce Jenkins, nominated to be a federal judge in Utah, testifies in front of Congress at a confirmation hearing
  • US House of Representatives approves a public works bill that contains full funding for the Central Utah Project
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Jim Nelford, professional golfer from Provo, UT, declines to play in Texas Open
  • The Salt Lake City Airport will not pull out of the Utah Travel Air Commission
10PM headlines:
  • Utah Social Services Department will appoint an independent review panel to decide the long-term placement of sixteen-month-old Kerrie Ellen Kuhel
  • Four Utah children are being treated for rabies after being bitten by animals; anti-rabies campaign in Fillmore, UT
  • Backers of the proposal to unify Salt Lake City and County begin their campaign ahead of the November vote
  • Report reveals how Ted Bundy travelled between Chicago, Ann Arbor, and Tallahassee after his escape from a Colorado jail
  • US House of Representatives approves a public works bill that contains full funding for the Central Utah Project
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah football team reacts to their week off
  • Salt Lake City's Linco Costume Company created the chicken costume for a mascot who will earn $100,000 working for Ted Turner's Atlanta Braves
14 September 1978
123 Friday, September 15, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Ripplinger, Randy; Walker, Gary; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Greenlaw, Patrick; Levine, Irving R.; Quinn, Charles; Wirth, Craig; Stein, Reece; Connaughton, Ken. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • An independent review committee decides that sixteen-month-old Kerrie Ellen Kuhel will get a new parents and not return to her foster family
  • Doctor testifies that drugs were the only pleasure Howard Hughes had left in life
  • Apartment complex in deplorable condition closed to occupancy in Murray, UT
  • Troubleshooter: women hopes to cancel health spa contract
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • 1978 Salt Lake City Greek Festival
10PM headlines:
  • Muhammad Ali regains Heavyweight Champion of the World title
  • Moab, UT couple loses controversial battle over custody of sixteen-month-old Kerrie Ellen Kuhel
  • US Post Office employees accept new contract terms from federal mediators
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Wirth Watching: flight from Salt Lake City to Provo, UT
  • Local and national sports; Salt Lake City's Mike Shearer leads Hobie 16 national sailing championships at Bear Lake
  • Singer Jimmy Rodgers to perform at the Utah State Fair
15 September 1978
124 Saturday, September 16, 1978 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Allgire, Dick; Walker, Gary; Brown, Hilary; Burrington, David, 1931-; Gilmour, Sandy; Cummins, Jim; Willing, John; Howard, Bill; Stein, Reece. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Fighting in Nicaragua continues as government troops recapture the city of Leon; Nicaragua's ambassador to Guatemala is shot and wounded
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints evacuate their missionaries from Nicaragua
  • Church president Spencer W. Kimball calls first fireside chat for Mormon women at the Salt Lake City Tabernacle
  • World and national news headlines
  • Tuition hike expected for University of Utah students
  • Congressman Dan Marriott says his campaign against candidate Ed Firmage will be easy
  • Inmates deadlocked in cells for eight weeks following a riot at a prison in Pontiac, Illinois
  • Governor Scott Matheson visits with National Guardsmen at Camp Williams family day
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Utahns Mike Shearer and Pat Evans win the Hobie 16 national sailing championships
  • Sons of the American Revolution meeting in Salt Lake City
16 September 1978
125 Monday, September 18, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Warren, Larry, 1950- ; Wood, Terry; Connaughton, Ken; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Walker, Gary; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Valeriani, Richard; Cochran, John; Palmer, John, 1935-2013; Briggs, Fred, 1932-; Stein, Reece; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Pre-winter storm in the Salt Lake Valley strands sailors on the Great Salt Lake
  • Dr. Wilbur Thain defends himself on witness stand against charges that he supplied Howard Hughes with drugs for no legitimate purpose
  • First Security Bank in Salt Lake City robbed at gunpoint
  • Hospital staff are waiting for the day that Rachel David, the lone survivor of Immanuel David family murder-suicide, gains consciousness
  • Utah Supreme Court hears arguments on the rights of teachers to serve in the Utah State Legislature
  • Troubleshooter: woman seeks a lumberjack to cut a tree down
  • Recent storm causes flooding and heavy snow around the Salt Lake Valley
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Dead Horse Point State Park hang gliding competition
10PM headlines:
  • President Carter presents the Camp David Accord between Egypt and Israel to a joint session of Congress
  • Celebrations and criticisms in Israel over the Camp David Accord
  • Reactions to the Camp David Accord in Cairo, Egypt
  • Dr. Wilbur Thain defends himself on the witness stand saying he reduced Howard Hughes' codeine dosage
  • Pre-winter storm in the Salt Lake Valley strands sailors on the Great Salt Lake
  • Recent storm causes flooding and heavy snow around the Salt Lake Valley
  • Mexican government issues a warning for residents living in the path of Hurricane Greta
  • Aftermath of the deadly earthquake in Iran
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; profile of BYU quaterback Marc Wilson
  • Wirth Watching: Swiss Army knife on wheels
18 September 1978
126 Tuesday, September 19, 1978 6PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Ripplinger, Randy; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Greenlaw, Patrick; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Judge signs an order stopping the adoption of Kerrie Ellen Kuhel by a new family until the baby's birth mother can ask for her back
  • Dr. Wilbur Thain testifies that when he first started treating Howard Hughes he didn't know Hughes was a drug addict
  • 17-year-old from Kearns, UT dies in car crash
  • Civil Air Patrol investigates an emergency signal near Saint George, UT
  • Second istrict county clerks turns in the official vote totals from the primary election
  • Electronics industry booming in Utah
  • KSTU channel 20 will be the sixth television station to open in Salt Lake City
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah football coach Wayne Howard says the team's morale is the best in the nation
  • Tax increase expected in Salt Lake County
19 September 1978
127 Wednesday, September 20, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Heyrend, Alyson; Gilmour, Sandy; Connaughton, Ken; Greenlaw, Patrick; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Howard, Bill; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Cochran, John; Kiker, Douglas; McCarthy, Lee; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Douglas Yoakum, accused of shooting and wounding a young woman and killing the man who came to her aid, changes plea from not guilty to guilty
  • Two armed men hijack a cab and rob a drug store in Salt Lake County
  • Doctors treating Rachel David, sole survivor of Immanuel David family murder-suicide, cannot predict when she will wake up
  • Former democratic congressional candidate Peter Cooke concedes to Dan Firmage
  • Governor Scott Matheson reports nothing new in attempt to move Weteye nerve gas bombs from Colorado to Utah; Governor Matheson wants guidance from the Utah Supreme Court about whether or not teachers can serve in Utah State Legislature
  • US Senate approves nomination of Bruce Jenkins as Utah's second federal court judge
  • Troubleshooter: residents fed up with road construction
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Utah Prospectors W.B.A. basketball league salaries
10PM headlines:
  • Douglas Yoakum, accused of shooting and wounding a young woman and killing the man who came to her aid, changes plea from not guilty to guilty
  • Two Saint George, UT police officers denied appeal after firing
  • Former Democratic congressional candidate Peter Cooke concedes to Dan Firmage
  • Middle East leaders react to the Camp David Accord; squatters opposed to the peace agreement continue to occupy the West Bank
  • President Carter addresses inflation in front of steelworkers at a conference in Atlantic City, NJ
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; tryouts for the Utah Prospectors Western Basketball Association team
  • Wirth Watching: art at the new court building in Salt Lake City
20 September 1978
128 Thursday, September 21, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Rawson, Mike; Greenlaw, Patrick; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Augustin, Arnie; Eubank, Mark E.; Brown, Bill; Walker, Gary; Connaughton, Ken; Mallory, Steve; Cochran, John. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Ogden jury finds Dr. Wilbur Thain not guilty of supplying Howard Hughes with an illegal amount of drugs
  • ACLU files a class action lawsuit against Provo Canyon School citing physical mistreatment of juvenile students
  • Spokesmen for the Kennecott Copper Corporation and Standard Oil of Indiana say the two companies could merge
  • Support builds for the unification of Salt Lake City and County; Jacksonville, FL officials visit Salt Lake City to explain the benefits of unification
  • Truck safety inspections at the Echo Point of Entry at the Wyoming-Utah border
  • Weather report
  • Courtroom reactions as jury finds Dr. Wilbur Thain not guilty of supplying Howard Hughes with an illegal amount of drugs
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah cheerleaders introduce victory flickers
  • Garden art contest at Roosevelt Elementary School
10PM headlines:
  • Dr. Wilbur Thaine's reaction to his acquittal from charges that he supplied Howard Hughes with an illegal amount of drugs
  • Arnold Miller, president of the United Mine Leaders of America, attends a convention in Price, UT
  • World and national news headlines
  • ACLU files a class action lawsuit against Provo Canyon School citing physical mistreatment of juvenile students
  • Truck safety inspections at the Echo Point of Entry at the Wyoming-Utah border; Governor Scott Matheson on the truck safety problem in Utah and his plans to cope with the issue
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; interview with University of Utah alum and Boston Celtics rookie Jeff Judkins; tryouts for the Utah Prospectors Western Basketball Association team
  • Showbiz duo Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy split up
21 September 1978
129 Friday, September 22, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Greenlaw, Patrick; Ripplinger, Randy; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Walker, Gary; Rawson, Mike; Brown, Hilary; Stein, Reece; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Douglas Yoakum sentenced to life in prison for shooting and wounding a young woman and killing the man who came to her aid
  • Legislative auditor general confirms that truck safety in Utah is inefficient and makes recommendations
  • Administrators at Provo Canyon School deny the ACLU's charges that administrators are mistreating students
  • Utah Supreme Court hands down a decision that allows teachers to serve as state legislators
  • Amoco floating oil and gas rig on the Great Salt Lake
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • University of Utah marching band training camp at Camp Williams
10PM headlines:
  • Douglas Yoakum sentenced to life in prison for shooting and wounding a young woman and killing the man who came to her aid
  • Ogden post office to shut down, Ogden mail will be processed in Salt Lake City
  • World and national news headlines
  • Amoco gambles with a new floating oil rig on the Great Salt Lake
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; pro boxing matchups at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City
  • With Watching: Royal Lichtenstein Quarter-Ring Sidewalk Circus
22 September 1978
130 Saturday, September 23, 1978 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Walker, Gary; Allgire, Dick; Palmer, John, 1935-2013; Milne, Michelle; Sternoff, Bill; Willing, John; Howard, Bill; Jones, Kenley. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Roof of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration office building in Salt Lake City caves in
  • President Anwar Sadat returns to Egypt to a hero's welcome
  • World and national news headlines
  • Federal agency says computerized brakes did not cause the accident that killed four Magna, UT teens during the summer of 1977
  • Bombs destroyed at Tooele Army Depot
  • Governor Scott Matheson travels to Vernal, UT to dedicate the new dinosaur gardens
  • Republicans campaign across the nation calling for tax cuts
  • Air pollution in downtown Salt Lake City reaches a record high
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Mule Day celebration in Benson, North Carolina
23 September 1978
131 Wednesday, September 27, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound, the second segment that begins at the 00:27:40 mark has low audio
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Greenlaw, Patrick; Ripplinger, Randy; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Delaney, Steve; Oliver, Don; Wallace, Chris; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • National railroad strike stops railway traffic
  • 18-year-old admits he tried to blackmail Salt Lake County Commissioner Bill Hutchinson
  • Court battle over sixteen-month-old Kerrie Ellen Kuhel continues between foster parents and the Division of Family Services
  • US Senate gives final approval of the public works spending bill that contains full funding for the Central Utah Project; President Carter objects to the bill and threatens veto
  • Bluffdale, Utah's newest incorporated city, replaces water line with help from community volunteers
  • Troubleshooter: 12-year-old wants to join the KISS fan club
  • Congressman Gunn McKay wants Box Elder County declared a disaster area due to early-winter storm crop damage
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; interview with WAC player of the week BYU quarterback Jim McMahon
  • Dog finds a new home in Salt Lake City, other animals are not so lucky
10PM headlines:
  • Israeli parliament unites behind the Camp David Accord
  • US Senate gives final approval of the public works spending bill that contains full funding for the Central Utah Project; President Carter objects to the bill and threatens veto
  • US Senate passes the natural gas price deregulation bill, a key part of President Carter's energy package
  • Investigators still looking for the cause of a fatal midair collision in San Diego
  • National railroad strike stops railway traffic
  • World and national news headlines
  • Defense rests its case in the morals trial of County Commissioner Bill Hutchinson
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; interview with University of Utah basketball alum Jeff Judkins who will likely play for the Boston Celtics
  • Wirth Watching: the circus comes to Salt Lake City
27 September 1978
132 Thursday, September 28, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Wood, Terry; Heyrend, Alyson; Connaughton, Ken; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Howard, Bill; Rawson, Mike; Ripplinger, Randy; Mitchell, Andrea. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Jury goes out on the morals case of County Commissioner Bill Hutchinson
  • Governor Scott Matheson says Utah is enjoying a boom economy and that the taxpayers will see a tax relief
  • Two prisoners still at large after an escape from the Utah State Prison
  • Injured and out of work woman struggles to receive state aid
  • Striking railroad clerks ordered to appear in federal court in Salt Lake City
  • Federal appeals court issues a ruling that could reopen the fight for Curtiss Wright to take over Kennecott Copper Company
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; over-the-hill basketball player's noon game at the University of Utah includes coach Tracy Tripucka
  • Students from the Utah School for the Deaf in Ogden, UT participate in a mainstreaming program where they live with local families
  • No announcement from rhe jury in the case of County Commissioner Bill Hutchinson
10PM headlines:
  • Jury still deliberating the case of County Commissioner Bill Hutchinson who is accused of having sexual relations with a minor
  • Utah Senator Jake Garn calls off a plan to filibuster the extension of the Equal Rights Amendment
  • Marine Corps classifies Utah soldier dead after being declaired missing in action thirteen years ago in Vietnam
  • President Carter orders end to railway strike
  • Officials of the rail clerk union ordered to appear in federal court in Salt Lake City
  • Train involved in a non-injury accident in Salt Lake City
  • The Central Utah Project could become a victim of President Carter's war on inflation as he plans to veto the public works bill
  • Two prisoners still at large after an escape from the Utah State Prison
  • US House of Representatives takes action on the controversial 121 computerized air brake system
  • Weather report
  • Hung jury in the case of County Commissioner Bill Hutchinson, judge declares a mistrial
  • Local and national sports; reactions of the University of Utah football players as they enter Houston's Astrodome
  • Students from the Utah School for the Deaf in Ogden, UT participate in a mainstreaming program where they live with local families
28 September 1978
133 Wednesday, October 11, 1978 6PM news (partial)
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Gilmour, Sandy; Ripplinger, Randy; Heyrend, Alyson; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill. (contributor)
Game two of the 1978 World Series begins at 00:16:40 mark and runs through end of tape
Broadcast headlines:
  • Two escaped prisoners are recaptured after kidnapping 16-year-old Gary Barker from Magna, UT
  • Idaho man in jail for the execution-style killing of three migrant men
  • Wife in jail after her miner husband was found shot to death in Wyoming
  • Families living in a mobile home park want to stop a developer from rezoning their land to build a mall in Provo, UT
  • Army revising an environmental impact statement for the move of Weteye bombs from Colorado to Utah
  • Third district court judge rules that Utah's required filing fee for congressional candidates is unconstitutional
  • New Western Airlines terminal at the Salt Lake City International Airport will have jet ways
  • Weather report
11 October 1978
134 Thursday, October 12, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Greenlaw, Patrick; Rawson, Mike; Connaughton, Ken; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Schaap, Dick, 1934-2001; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Wallace, Chris; Delaney, Steve; Walker, Gary; Harris, Don; Stein, Reece. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • John Singer, man who fought the state to keep his children out of public schools, marries a second woman
  • Federal Judge Bruce Jenkins' first day
  • Utah Supreme Court rules that teachers' names may remain on the November ballot for the Utah State Legislature
  • Thirteen-year-old boy accused of shooting a highway patrolman is referred to juvenile court
  • Phyllis Schlafly calls the extension of the Equal Rights Amendment unethical during speech at BYU
  • Salt Lake City federal grand jury finds three men connected with the Provo Silver Mint Company guilty of mail fraud
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Becky Hamblin from Roy, UT wins bronze medal in world tumbling championships
  • Holstein calf Curly Joe breaks record for days lived with an artificial heart at the University of Utah's Artificial Organs Center
10PM headlines:
  • John Singer, man who fought the state to keep his children out of public schools, marries a second woman
  • World and national news headlines
  • Police and firemen respond to fire alarm from girls' dormitory at Westminster College following string of arson fires
  • Granger, UT residents complain about a contractor who built substandard homes
  • Thirteen-year-old boy accused of shooting a highway patrolman is referred to juvenile court
  • Two men affiliated with Synanon wanted for attempted murder after a lawyer is bit by a rattlesnake they placed inside his mailbox in Los Angeles
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; interview with Utah State quarterback Eric Hipple
  • Disputed election in Nevada decided with a dice roll
12 October 1978
135 Monday, October 16, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Connaughton, Ken; Heyrend, Alyson; Walker, Gary; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Gilmour, Sandy; Palmer, John, 1935-2013; Johnson, Al; Stein, Reece; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • John Singer's second wife, Shriley Black, is in a legal battle over her children with her first husband to whom she is still legally married
  • Medical team hoping to separate the Hansen Siamese twins report in press release that the twins are in good condition after their first operation
  • Three hikers missing in American Fork Canyon for three days make it out safely
  • Rock Springs, WY Mayor Paul Wataha files a $62 million lawsuit against CBS and several Wyoming news organizations
  • Work temporarily stopped on the construction of the Crossroads Mall in downtown Salt Lake City due to incorrect permits and materials
  • Troubleshooter: man struggles to receive Ford Motor Company pension
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; season opener for University of Utah basketball and season predictions from coach Jerry Pimm
  • Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected as Pope John Paul II; reactions to the new Polish Pope from Salt Lake City Catholics
10PM headlines:
  • Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected as Pope John Paul II
  • Polish Catholics in Chicago celebrate new the Pope
  • Reactions to new Polish Pope from Salt Lake City Catholics
  • John Singer's second wife, Shriley Black, is in a legal battle over her children with her first husband to whom she is still legally married
  • Rock Springs, WY Mayor Paul Wataha files a $62 million lawsuit against CBS and several Wyoming news organizations
  • Debate between second district congressional candidates Dan Marriott and Ed Firmage at a Ministerial Association luncheon
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; freestyle skier Frank Bare practices at the Nordic Valley Resort
  • Wirth Watching: hanging by a rope below a helicopter with the Army National Guard
16 October 1978
136 Wednesday, October 18, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Rawson, Mike; Greenlaw, Patrick; Ripplinger, Randy; Heyrend, Alyson; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E. ; Marcroft, Bill; Leiderman, Mike; Rowan, Ford; Augustin, Arnie; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Hansen Siamese twins celebrate their first birthday
  • Dan and Edna Murdock, accused of running illegal boarding house, face five felony counts in a Provo court
  • Soldier Summit Town Marshall Roger Anderson and former Justice of the Peace Tom Brackenbury charged with witness tampering and failure to appear in court
  • Migrant farm workers picket the Adela Development Corporation calling for the director to resign over the misuse of funds
  • Utah Governor Scott Matheson doesn't approve of legislation that provides for the cleanup of Vitro uranium tailings in South Salt Lake
  • Troubleshooter: misleading door-to-door salesman handbills promise a prize
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah football coach Wayne Howard discusses the upcoming game against Wyoming
  • High school band competition at Rice Stadium in Salt Lake City
10PM headlines:
  • Hansen Siamese twins celebrate their first birthday
  • Radioactive gas leak forces an evacuation of workers from a chemical processing lab in Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • President Carter orders production of modernized warheads that could carry the neutron bomb
  • Dan and Edna Murdock, accused of running illegal boarding house, face five felony counts in a Provo court
  • Meeting of The Citizens Committee for the Protection of Property Rights, a group that opposes the unification of Salt Lake City and County
  • Utah Governor Scott Matheson doesn't approve of legislation that provides for the cleanup of Vitro uranium tailings in South Salt Lake
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching: Shiatsu massage
18 October 1978
137 Thursday, October 19, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound, visible tracking issues until 00:11:23 mark
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Heyrend, Alyson; Greenlaw, Patrick; Augustin, Arnie; Connaughton, Ken; Walker, Gary; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Milne, Michelle; Rowan, Ford; Kur, Bob; Stein, Reece; Dotson, Bob. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • KUTV election telephone poll results; interview with Salt Lake County sheriff candidates Captain Pete Haward and Nick Morgan
  • Debate over the unification of Salt Lake City and unincorporated parts Salt Lake County
  • John Singer's newest wife, Shirley Black, ordered to surrender custody of her children to her estranged husband
  • Second suspect arrested in Idaho Falls, Idaho following a triple murder in Wyoming
  • Students and teachers upset with new opaque windows at Salt Lake City schools
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Utah deer hunt opening weekend
  • Tour of Cottonwood Hospital's short-stay birthing center
10PM headlines:
  • Three undercover agents disguised as reporters attempt to arrest John Singer; John Singer's newest wife, Shirley Black, ordered to surrender custody of her children to her estranged husband
  • Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant in Colorado ordered to begin mass production of plutonium components for neutron weapons
  • White House considers resuming productions of binary nerve gas warheads
  • KUTV election telephone poll results; interview with Salt Lake County sheriff candidates Captain Pete Haward and Nick Morgan
  • National Cancer Institute report shows a sharp increase in incidents of lung cancer among women
  • World and national news headlines
  • Oil industry report says that there is more oil and gas in Utah than in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska; Amoco's first oil well on the Great Salt Lake is complete
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; high school football regional title game, West High School vs. Olympus High School
  • Houston restaurant owner's son promised all Rockets fans free chicken
19 October 1978
138 Friday, October 20, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Connaughton, Ken; Greenlaw, Patrick; Gilmour, Sandy; Heyrend, Alyson; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Rowan, Ford; Dancy, John; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Summit County Attorney's Office charges John Singer with three felony counts of aggravated assault after he pulled a gun on undercover agents disguised as reporters
  • News organizations call the ruse of police posing as reporters deplorable; Governor Scott Matheson does not approve of the practice
  • Utahns polled on their support of the Army's plan to move Weteye bombs from Colorado to Utah
  • Judge dismisses charges of misconduct against former Wyoming Attorney General Frank Mendicino
  • Wyoming gubernatorial candidates Ed Hershler and John Ostlund campaign in Rock Springs
  • Troubleshooter: woman seeks refund for a stereo system
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Interview with Utah Prospectors player Clay Johnson
  • Senator Orrin Hatch asks the Anheuser-Busch president to remove Chelsea, their low-alcoholic beer, from the shelves
10PM headlines:
  • Summit County Attorney's Office charges John Singer with three felony counts of aggravated assault after he pulled a gun on undercover agents disguised as reporters
  • News organizations call the ruse of police posing as reporters deplorable; Governor Scott Matheson does not approve of the practice
  • Judge dismisses charges of misconduct against former Wyoming Attorney General Frank Mendicino
  • Wyoming gubernatorial candidates Ed Hershler and John Ostlund discuss crime and corruption while campaigning in Rock Springs
  • Israel and Egypt ask the United States for economic and military aid
  • Preview of President Carter's anti-inflation program
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching: monster makeover at a Provo hospital
20 October 1978
139 Saturday, October 21, 1978 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Allgire, Dick; Rowan, Ford; Walker, Gary; Ackerman, Tom; Rawson, Mike; Milne, Michelle; Howard, Bill; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Coast Guard boat hit by a freighter in the Chesapeake Bay
  • Idaho man killed in a light plane crash near Mount Timpanagos
  • Rhodesian military command reports 1,500 people died in raids against guerilla bases in Zambia
  • Rededication of the Ogden Union Depot
  • Man released on bail after being accused of helping his son escape after a highway patrol trooper was shot
  • Pope John Paul II defies protocol by stepping down from dais to mingle with reporters
  • Westminster College stages a mock earthquake disaster
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah vs. Wyoming football game recap
  • Outdoors: Utah deer season opening day
  • Anheuser-Busch to stop promoting Chelsea, their low-alcohol beverage
21 October 1978
140 Monday, October 23, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Walker, Gary; Greenlaw, Patrick; Heyrend, Alyson; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Lewis, Meredith; Smith, Chuck; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Summit County Sheriff Ron Robinson is criticized and feels pressure surrounding John Singer case
  • Salt Lake City police captures a serial bank robber
  • Man confesses to the murder of a man whose body was found in Western Utah
  • Candidates for Salt Lake County attorney and commissioner seats in the upcoming election
  • Former President Gerald Ford visits Salt Lake City for fundraising luncheon benefitting Congressman Dan Marriott
  • Troubleshooter: dangerous hole near bus stop in Salt Lake City
  • Civil Aeronautics Board approves non-stop route between Salt Lake City and Saint Louis, MO
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; camps on the eve of Utah deer hunt
10PM headlines:
  • Summit County Sheriff Ron Robinson is criticized and feels pressure surrounding John Singer case
  • Former President Gerald Ford visits Salt Lake City for fundraising luncheon benefitting Congressman Dan Marriott
  • World and national news headlines
  • Man featured on KUTV live camera chased and arrested for jumping bail
  • Weather report
  • Gatling gunmaker Paul Kuhni
  • Local and national sports; Utah Prospectors players hope to play for the NBA
  • Wirth Watching: skydiving couple gets married
23 October 1978
141 Friday, October 27, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Allgire, Dick; Willing, John; Marcroft, Bill; Howard, Bill; Augustin, Arnie; Walker, Gary; Levine, Irving R.; Smith, Chuck; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Claims filed against the government by Utah residents who live in the atomic bomb testing fallout areas with high cancer rates
  • Trial date set for Dan and Edna Murdock, accused of neglecting and exploiting tenants at their boarding house
  • Two men plead guilty to killing French tourists near Kanab, UT
  • Two people remain hospitalized after a deadly car crash in Salt Lake City
  • Utah's AFL-CIO supports the unification of Salt Lake City and unincorporated parts of Salt Lake County
  • Troubleshooter: man wants refund for cancelled airline ticket
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; new University of Utah fieldhouse
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will send missionaries to Nigeria for the first time
  • Unpaid contractor hired to build a wall for the LDS Church's new visitor center places lien on Temple Square
10PM headlines:
  • Claims filed against the government by Utah residents who live in the atomic bomb testing fallout areas with high cancer rates
  • Trial date set for Dan and Edna Murdock, accused of neglecting and exploiting disabled tenants at boarding house
  • Logan Mayor Walter Nickel drops a controversial plan to build a road through a popular park
  • Republican county commissioner candidate says democratic rival bribed elementary school children with ice cream cones in mock political poll
  • World and national news headlines
  • Disabled Vietnam veteran Mike Johnson receives a new tractor
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching: fall birds at the Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City
  • First graders' dance rehearsal
27 October 1978
142 Wednesday, November 01, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Ripplinger, Randy; Greenlaw, Patrick; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Howard, Bill; Stein, Reece; Gilmour, Sandy; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Judge in Provo rules that sixteen-month-old Kerrie Ellen Kuhel will stay with her foster parents, Barbara and Milton Walston
  • Unification of police force in Jacksonville, FL gives a possible template for combining the Salt Lake City police force and Salt Lake County sheriff's office
  • Salt Lake City Commissioner Jennings Phillips opposes Salt Lake City and County unification
  • Hansen Siamese twins admitted to hospital prior to surgery
  • New cases of cattle mutilation in Wyoming
  • Troubleshooter: woman who uses a wheelchair wants to visit a haunted house
  • Utah Republican Party accuses Congressman Gunn McKay of misleading the voters in an attempt to gain re-election
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Ted Giannoulas, the San Diego chicken mascot, visits Salt Lake City
  • Baby hippopotamus born at the Hogle Zoo
10PM headlines:
  • Judge in Provo rules that sixteen-month-old Kerrie Ellen Kuhel will stay with her foster parents, Barbara and Milton Walston
  • Unification of police force in Jacksonville, FL gives a possible template for combining the Salt Lake City police force and Salt Lake County sheriff's office
  • Former Utah Governor Calvin Rampton supports unification of Salt Lake City and County
  • Governor Scott Matheson to decide if Utah Division of Wildlife Resource employees can participate in big game hunt permit drawing
  • Hilda Grabner prepares to leave her home in Lark, UT
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Load of lumber dumped on I-15
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching: law enforcement training
01 November 1978
143 Friday, November 03, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound, audio is low with an audible buzz through 00:28:48
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News presenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Rawson, Mike; Wood, Terry; Connaughton, Ken; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Allgire, Dick. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Hi-Fi killers Dale Pierre and William Andrews sentenced to death by firing squad, attorneys will petition for a stay of execution
  • Hansen Siamese twins at the University of Utah Medical Center awaiting the third phase of their separation surgery
  • Arson suspected as the cause of a funraiture store fire in Salt Lake City
  • Examination of unification in Jacksonville, FL; South Salt Lake Mayor Jim Davis opposes the unification plan
  • Medical Examiner Review Board demotes Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Moore to deputy, Dr. Wallace Graham appointed as Acting Chief Medical Examiner
  • Weather report
  • National and local sports; state high school football quarterfinal games
  • Troubleshooter: mismatched carpet
10PM headlines:
  • Hansen Siamese twins awaiting the third phase of their separation surgery, social worker discusses the twins' personalities
  • Hi-Fi killers Dale Pierre and William Andrews sentenced to death by firing squad, attorneys will petition for a stay of execution
  • Medical Examiner Review Board demotes Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Moore to deputy, Dr. Wallace Graham appointed as Acting Chief Medical Examiner
  • Judge I. Daniel Stewart appointed to the Utah Supreme Court
  • Examination of unification in Jacksonville, FL; Salt Lake City Mayor Ted Wilson supports the unification plan
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • National and local sports; state high school football quarterfinal games
  • The RCA Corporation is developing a digital camera
  • University of Utah homecoming activities
03 November 1978
144 Saturday, October 28, 1978 10PM news (partial) and Saturday, November 4, 1978 10PM news
color, sound
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News presenters and reporters: Walker, Gary; Woodruff, Judy; Augustin, Arnie; Allgire, Dick; Modianot, Dina; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Kur, Bob; Willing, John; Howard, Bill; Modianot, Dina; Smith, Chuck. (contributor)
October 28, 1978 10PM news headlines:
  • President Jimmy Carter announces that Egyptian President Anwar Sadat will keep peace negotiators in Washington, DC
  • Congressman Dan Marriott threatens investigation if the government does not act on the atomic bomb testing's link to high cancer rates in Southern Utah
  • Utah Attorney General's Office approves the use of emergency money to stop the move of Weteye bombs from Colorado to Utah
  • World and national news headlines
November 04, 1978 10PM news headlines:
  • World and national news headlines
  • Ted Bundy asks for his murder charges to be dropped, argues that he cannot get a fair trial
  • Braniff International Airways and Eastern Airlines announce new routes serving the Salt Lake City International Airport
  • University of Utah holds a garage sale with items from the University's police evidence room
  • University of Utah homecoming ball
  • Wyoming congressional election candidates Bill Bagley and Dick Cheney
  • Utah inmates will be allowed to vote in the 1978 general election
  • Number of registered voters in Wasatch County increased 20% perhaps due to the controversial ballot issue that proposed a ban on Sunday beer sales
  • FDA warns against the artificial sweetener saccharin
  • Weather report
  • First baby Nile Hippopotamus born at Hogle Zoo dies
  • Local and national sports
  • Murchison meteorite from BYU collection is missing
28 October 1978 & 04 November 1978
145 Sunday, November 05, 1978 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Allgire, Dick; Modianot, Dina; Walker, Gary; Palmer, John, 1935-2013; Smith, Chuck; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Brough, Clayton; Howard, Bill; Augustin, Arnie. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • World and national news headlines
  • Fire at Highland Floral building in Salt Lake County
  • Energy Sunday campaign asks Utahns to conserve energy
  • Proponents and opponents of the unification of Salt Lake City and County make last efforts before vote
  • Rock Springs, WY mayoral candidates Rose Belmain and Keith West
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Recent earthquake in Salmon, ID reminds Utah residents of the state's high earthquake potential
05 November 1978
146 Monday, November 6, 1978 6PM and 10pm news
color, sound
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News presenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Heyrend, Alyson; Gilmour, Sandy; Greenlaw, Patrick; Connaughton, Ken; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Rawson, Mike; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Allgire, DickLewis, Meredith; Bittermann, Jim; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Election 1978 NewsWatch 2 poll results and analysis with John Clark
  • Nashville Fiscal Officer Robert Horton speaks to Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce regarding the benefits of city and county unification
  • Rock Springs, WY Public Safety Director Ed Cantrell seeks a trial lawyer to defend him of a first degree murder charge in death of undercover officer Michael Rosa
  • Former Weber State College President William Miller dies in Ogden, UT
  • Weber State College newspaper sues university, asking for the release of faculty and staff salaries
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: the nation's only huntable buffalo heard in Utah's Henry Mountains
  • Troubleshooter: Utah resident seeks help with visa
10PM headlines:
  • Election 1978 NewsWatch 2 poll results and analysis with John Clark
  • Salt Lake Police investigating a murder in Salt Lake City's Avenues Neighborhood
  • Weber State College newspaper sues university, asking for the release of faculty and staff salaries
  • Utah State Prison inmate fails to return after special home visit
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; opening of the 15th annual buffalo hunt season in Utah's Henry Mountains
  • Wirth Watching: classic car restorer Glen Cox
06 November 1978
147 Tuesday, November 07, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Connaughton, Ken; Greenlaw, Patrick; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Heyrend, Alyson; Rawson, Mike; Ripplinger, Randy; Walker, Gary; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Severson, Lucky; Gilmour, Sandy; Smith, Chuck; Howard, Bill. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Lynn Pierson shot and killed near Panguitch, UT
  • Man found murdered in Salt Lake City Wells Apartment Building; second murder in the building within one year
  • Election day reports from around Utah
  • Granite School District will give lunch to kids even if they forget their money
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Governor Scott Matheson says State Division of Wildlife Resources employees will no longer be able to participate in the special hunting permit drawing
  • Amoco Production Company's first oil and gas well in the Great Salt Lake comes up dry
10PM headlines:
  • Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Lynn Pierson shot and killed near Panguitch, UT
  • Salt Lake County residents turn out in high numbers to vote on the controversial Salt Lake City and County government unification proposal
  • Incumbent Utah Congressmen Dan Marriott and Gunn McKay are the projected election winners; reactions from Dan Marriott and Gunn McKay
  • Local election results; interview with Ted Cannon, the projected winner of the Salt Lake County attorney race
  • Local election projections and analysis with John Clark
  • Family fight leads to death of a Salt Lake City man
  • National election results
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Governor Scott Matheson says State Division of Wildlife Resources employees will no longer be able to participate in the special hunting permit drawing; young tennis player Ruth Ann Stevens
  • Latest local election results
  • Interview with Gina Reike of the League of Women Voters who coordinated a campaign for Salt Lake City and County unification
07 November 1978
148 Wednesday, November 08, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Heyrend, Alyson; Greenlaw, Patrick; Rawson, Mike; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Jamieson, Bob (Reporter); Lewis, Meredith; Perkins, Jack, 1933-; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Recent election ends democratic control of the US Senate, giving Democratic Governor Scott Matheson an overwhelmingly Republican Legislature
  • Results of US Congress and Salt Lake County elections; proposed unification of Salt Lake City and County overwhelmingly rejected
  • Congressman Gunn McKay is one of the only Utah Democrats to win in recent election
  • Election results in Weber County
  • Wasatch County proposition to end Sunday beer sales rejected by residents
  • Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, and Nevada election results
  • Brian Stack, accused of killing Utah Highway Patrolman Lynn Pierson, will be arraigned in Panguitch, UT
  • Three construction workers in fair condition after a scaffolding collapse in Salt Lake City
  • Troubleshooter: man wants refund for moped
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Weber State College quarterback and marathon runner Morris Bledsoe
  • Tractor trailer crashes through steel fence at Cottonwood Heights skateboard park
10PM headlines:
  • Republicans sweep elections in Utah House of Representatives and Salt Lake County
  • Congressman Dan Marriott wins re-election and Congressman Gunn McKay is one of the only Utah Democrats to win in the recent election
  • Democrats retain their margin in the US Congress after recent elections
  • National election results
  • Former bank teller found guilty of armed robbery
  • Brian Stack, accused of killing Utah Highway Patrolman Lynn Pierson, will be arraigned in Panguitch, UT
  • Pipeline carrying crude oil ruptures in Farmington Bay spilling 42,000 gallons of oil into grasslands along the Great Salt Lake
  • State of Utah files suit in federal court against cement manufacturers claiming a conspiracy to fix prices
  • Results of an inquiry into why a man was refused admittance to Salt Lake City hospitals
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; KUTV big buck contest winner Major Jeff Prinster
  • Wirth Watching: Charley Pike farm news on KGHL radio in Billings, MT
08 November 1978
149 Thursday, November 09, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Connaughton, Ken; Greenlaw, Patrick; Gilmour, Sandy; Heyrend, Alyson; Rawson, Mike; Eubank, Mark E.; Milne, Michelle; Marcroft, Bill; Howard, Bill; Kensell, Brian; McCarthy, Lee; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Brian Stack arraigned on capital murder charge in the killing of Utah Highway Patrolman Lynn Pierson
  • Utah Governor Scott Matheson declares an official day of mourning for war veterans and Highway Patrolman Lynn Pierson
  • President Carter signs a bill to clean up Vitro uranium tailings in western states including Utah
  • Cancer researcher at the University of Utah says that cancer rates are not significantly higher in Southern Utah than in other parts of the state
  • United Airlines official says new law deregulating the airline industry will benefit Salt Lake City residents
  • Crews continue to clean up Amoco crude oil spill near Farmington Bay in the Great Salt Lake
  • Weather report
  • Elderly woman conned out of $8,000 and two diamonds in downtown Salt Lake City
  • Local and national sports; Salt Lake Golden Eagles player Dick Lamby reflects on Bobby Orr's retirement
  • Repertory Dance Theatre and Children's Dance Theatre perform a tribute to Virginia Tanner
10PM headlines:
  • Brian Stack arraigned on capital murder charge in the killing of Utah Highway Patrolman Lynn Pierson
  • Cancer researcher at the University of Utah says that cancer rates are not significantly higher in Southern Utah than other parts of the state
  • President Carter signs a bill to clean up Vitro uranium tailings in western states including Utah
  • Crews continue to clean up Amoco crude oil spill near Farmington Bay in the Great Salt Lake
  • World and national news headlines
  • Artist Norman Rockwell passes away in Stockbridge, MA
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; annual preview of the University of Utah basketball team
  • Wirth Watching: celebration for Faye Stone and Winifed O'Niel who ride the city bus everyday
09 November 1978
150 Friday, November 10, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Connaughton, Ken; Wood, Terry; Walker, Gary; Augustin, Arnie; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Heyrend, Alyson; Stein, Reece; Palmer, John, 1935-2013. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Highway Patrol Trooper Lynn Pierson buried in Panguitch, UT
  • Fellow Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Phil Barney discusses Lynn Pierson
  • First winter snow storm of the season in Salt Lake City
  • Salt Lake City and County will potentially consolidate some police functions
  • Troubleshooter: couple who purchased hundreds of pounds of meat wants a refund
  • Utah Highway Patrol asks Wasatch Front residents to stay home due to bad road conditions
  • Weather report
  • Ski industry projected to bring in $100 million to Utah this season
  • Local and national sports; Utah state high school football playoffs
  • Halloween castle at the Utah State Hospital in Provo raises $19,000
10PM headlines:
  • Highway Patrol Trooper Lynn Pierson buried in Panguitch, UT; fellow Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Phil Barney discusses Lynn Pierson
  • Utah Highway Patrol asks Wasatch Front residents to stay home due to bad road conditions
  • Weather hampers rescue attempts for a downed plane near Cody, WY
  • First winter snow storm of the season in Salt Lake City
  • Energy prices will likely rise in the wake of President Carter's energy bill
  • President Carter will visit Salt Lake City to speak at National Family Week Observance sponsored by the Mormon Church
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Utah state high school football playoffs, Ben Lomond vs. Judge Memorial, Logan vs. Davis
  • World War I veterans visit England and France for Veteran's Day
10 November 1978
151 Saturday, November 11, 1978 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Allgire, Dick; Rawson, Mike; Heyrend, Alyson; Willing, John; Howard, Bill; Leiderman, Mike; Smith, Chuck. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Severe winter storm causes property damage and downed power lines in Salt Lake and Weber Counties
  • Rescue search for the lone survivor of a downed light plane in Cody, WY called off due to bad weather
  • Hunters blamed for the deaths of cattle belonging to the Utah State Prison
  • FBI arrests Rena Chynoweth in connection with the murder of polygamist leader Rulon Allred
  • Man in jail after shooting an alleged rapist
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Jeff Shelburg and Tony Pulu boxing match at the University of Utah
  • President Carter unveils a plaque honoring Vietnam War veterans at Arlington National Cemetery
  • Veteran's Day tributes in Salt Lake City
11 November 1978
152 Monday, November 13, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Greenlaw, Patrick; Allgire, Dick; Connaughton, Ken; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Mitchell, Andrea; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Preliminary hearing for suspended Public Safety Director Ed Cantrell who is charged with killing an undercover police officer in Rock Springs, WY
  • Gypsy Codianna, Irvin Dundson, and Craig Marvell, convicted killers of Michael Hogan, are sentenced to death
  • Rena Chynoweth, charged with the first degree murder of polygamist leader Rulon Allred, waives federal extradition in Texas
  • Eight people seize the Navajo tribal offices in Window Rock, AZ protesting the general election schedule
  • Troubleshooter: Tri Power Electronics donates television to a woman
  • More than $27,000 in burglaries and thefts reported over the weekend in Salt Lake City and County
  • Utah's ski resorts looking forward to early ski season openings
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Great Northern Baseball Company of Salt Lake City acquires a triple A baseball team for Ogden, UT; West High School Panthers football team profile
  • Poison Control Center warns of carbon monoxide poisoning during the winter months
10PM headlines:
  • Wyoming statewide grand jury to convene for its final session
  • Preliminary hearing for suspended Public Safety Director Ed Cantrell, charged with killing an undercover police officer in Rock Springs, WY
  • Rena Chynoweth, charged with the first degree murder of polygamist leader Rulon Allred, waives federal extradition in Texas
  • Gypsy Codianna, Irvin Dundson, and Craig Marvell, convicted killers of Michael Hogan, are sentenced to death
  • Fire investigators are looking into why a new golf course clubhouse burned down in Rock Springs, WY
  • Eight people seize the Navajo tribal offices in Window Rock, AZ protesting the general election schedule
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Utah's ski resorts look forward to early ski season openings
  • Recent storms lead to flooding in Southeast Utah
  • Local and national sports; Great Northern Baseball Company of Salt Lake City acquires a triple A baseball team for Ogden, UT; Utah Prospectors play their opening game
  • Wirth Watching: Nu-Crisp popcorn store in Salt Lake City
13 November 1978
153 Tuesday, November 14, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Idsvoog, Karl; Greenlaw, Patrick; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Augustin, Arnie; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Governor Scott Matheson calls the federal government's failure to monitor the radiation effects on Utah citizens a case of callous disregard
  • Private land owners near Grand Teton National Park will defend their property against the National Park Service's aggressive land acquisition program
  • Preliminary hearing for Rock Springs murder suspect Ed Cantrell abruptly postponed amid charges of intimidation and harassment by the Wyoming grand jury proceedings
  • Rachel David, sole survivior of the Immauel David family murder-suicide, leaves the intensive care unit and is in fair condition at LDS Hospital
  • Christmas tree planting on Main Street in Salt Lake City
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; 1978 ski season opening day
  • Salt Lake City kids play outside
10PM headlines:
  • Preliminary hearing for Rock Springs murder suspect Ed Cantrell abruptly postponed amid charges of intimidation and harassment by the Wyoming grand jury proceedings
  • Governor Scott Matheson will travel to Washington, DC to find out more about the effects of radiation on the people of Southern Utah
  • Rachel David, sole survivor of the Immauel David family murder-suicide, leaves the intensive care unit and is in fair condition at LDS Hospital
  • World and national news headlines
  • Private land owners near Grand Teton National Park will defend their property against the National Park Service's aggressive land acquisition program
  • Local and national sports; 1978 ski season opening day
  • Christmas tree planting on Main Street in Salt Lake City
14 November 1978
154 Thursday, November 16, 1978 6PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Connaughton, Ken; Greenlaw, Patrick; Wood, Terry; Warren, Larry, 1950- ; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Heyrend, Alyson. (contributor)
News broadcast begins at 00:16:20 mark
Broadcast headlines:
  • NewsWatch 2 survey regarding the construction of a highway belt route
  • Wyoming grand jury adjourns with no new indictments in final meeting
  • National Parks Service in the midst of a controversial land acquisition program of inholdings within parks; National Park Service purchasing buildings in Kelly, WY
  • NGN Enterprises proposes a plan for a theme amusement park on the shore of the Great Salt Lake
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; husband and wife team from Weber State College qualify for the National Cross Country Championships
  • General Telephone and Electronics announces they will build a new manufacturing center in Salt Lake City
16 November 1978
155 Saturday, November 18, 1978 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Allgire, Dick; Walker, Gary; Smith, Chuck; Davis, Rick; Willing, John; Howard, Bill; Milne, Michelle. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • US State Department reports that California Congressman Leo Ryan was shot and killed in Guyana
  • Prison guard injured at the Utah State Prison is out of the hospital
  • Utah Attorney General Robert Hansen says it was stupid and dangerous to move convicted killers Myron Lance and Walter Kelbach from maximum to medium security
  • New Republican majority in the Utah Senate elected Miles "Cap" Ferry as new president; James Hansen is elected speaker in the Utah House of Representatives
  • Simulated crash landing disaster at the Salt Lake City International Airport
  • Rock Springs, WY Mayor Paul Wataha denies accusations that he failed to enforce prostitution laws
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; BYU vs. University of Utah football game
  • Utah Bureau of Land Management hands out Christmas tree cutting permits
18 November 1978
156 Monday, November 20, 1978 6PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Greenlaw, Patrick; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Walker, Gary; Allgire, Dick; Rawson, Mike; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Governor Scott Matheson leaves for Washington, DC to meet with White House and Pentagon officials to ask the government to release all classified cancer and radiation documents pertaining to Southern Utah
  • Rena Chynoweth, charged with the first degree murder of polygamist leader Rulon Allred, arraigned in Salt Lake City
  • Woman found dead in her car off the side of the road in Little Cottonwood Canyon
  • Fire started by a child guts an upstairs bedroom of a Salt Lake City home
  • Salt Lake County commissioners pass a new massage parlor ordinance making it illegal for masseurs to massage clients of the opposite sex
  • Utah Highway Patrolman shot during firing practice
  • Troubleshooter: apology to a TV repairmen
  • Garland, UT residents banding together to block an extension of I-15
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: white geese spotted in Davis County; Bountiful, UT Lions Club clay pigeon shoot
  • U & I Sugar Company's factories and terminals up for sale
22 November 1978
157 Tuesday, November 21, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Greenlaw, Patrick; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Warren, Larry, 1950- ; Rawson, Mike; Bromberg, Debbie; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Francis, Fred. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Utah Governor Scott Matheson in Washington, DC seeking answers to the radiation and high cancer rate issue in Southern Utah and Weteye bomb move
  • Rena Chynoweth, charged with the first degree murder of polygamist leader Rulon Allred, objects to her court appointed attorney
  • Fire breaks out at West Jordan Middle School gymnasium
  • U & I Sugar Company looks for buyer; sugar beet farmers worried about U & I Sugar Company closing
  • New airline routes at the Salt Lake City International Airport
  • Weather report
  • Equal Rights Ammendment supporters urging President Carter to cancel his visit to Utah citing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint's opposition of the amendment
  • Local and national sports; profile of University of Utah quarterback Randy Gomez
  • Utah State Energy Office stages car stuffing contest at area high schools to encourage carpooling
10PM headlines:
  • Stephan Jones, son of Reverand Jim Jones, says father was ill, paranoid, and drugged when he ordered the mass suicide in Guyana
  • Body of California Congressman Leo Ryan arrives in the United States
  • American military personnel arrive in Jonestown, Guyana to identify suicide victims
  • Suspects arrested in the murder of Congressman Leo Ryan
  • Utah Governor Scott Matheson in Washington, DC seeking answers to the radiation and high cancer rate issue in Southern Utah
  • Rena Chynoweth, charged with the first degree murder of polygamist leader Rulon Allred, objects to her court appointed attorney
  • Florida judge refuses to disqualify himself in the trial of Ted Bundy
  • Sugar beet farmers worried about U & I Sugar Company closing
  • World and national news headlines
  • Truck driver's truck catches on fire on I-15
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; new West High School gymnasium and dedicatory alumni basketball game
  • White House Thanksgiving preparations
21 November 1978
158 Thursday, November 23, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Bromberg, Debbie; Greenlaw, Patrick; Gilmour, Sandy; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Willing, John; Marcroft, Bill; Margolies, Marjoire; Francis, Fred; Jackson, Mike; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Thanksgiving celebrations around Utah
  • Governor Scott Matheson gains support from Congresswoman Pat Schroeder in his fight to keep Weteye bombs in Colorado
  • Governor Scott Matheson says his meetings with top federal officials in Washington, DC were successful
  • Westminster College students will return to dorms after fire
  • Park City, UT seasonal workers have a difficult time finding affordable places to live
  • President Carter will be the guest of honor at the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Tabernacle
  • Iranian students to demonstrate against President Carter upon his arrival in Salt Lake City
  • Beetles are killing birch shade trees in Utah County
  • Nationwide Conservation Group ranks Utah's Senators at the bottom of efforts to protect the environment
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Utah collegiate basketball coaches make predictions about the Old Oquirrh Bucket finish
  • Pet skunk owner appeals new anti-skunk ordinance in Fairfax County, Virginia
10PM headlines:
  • Mounting controversy over how many people escaped the Jonestown Massacre in Guyana; two planeloads of bodies arrive at Dover Airbase in Delaware
  • World and national news headlines
  • Governor Scott Matheson says his meetings with top federal officials in Washington, DC were successful
  • Mountain Fuel Supply makes substantial oil and gas discovery in Southwest Wyoming
  • Utah officials will purchase compact cars in hopes to cut the state's gasoline bill
  • Thanksgiving celebrations from around Utah and the nation
  • Weather report
  • Park City, UT seasonal workers have a difficult time finding affordable places to live
  • Local and national sports; BYU basketball coach Frank Arnold makes prediction about the Old Oquirrh Bucket finish
  • Wirth Watching: A Christmas Carol play at the Promised Valley Playhouse
23 November 1978
159 Friday, November 24, 1978 6PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Greenlaw, Patrick; Connaughton, Ken; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Walker, Gary. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Polygamist John Singer in self-imposed exile and will not leave his property for fear of being arrested
  • National Cancer Institute might pay for a study that will look into the high cancer rates in Southern Utah
  • Eisenhower Junior High School newspaper conducts a survey about swearing
  • Officials from seven states along the Colorado River will meet to discuss how the river water should be used
  • Troubleshooter: man who uses a wheelchair needs a new shower in his mobile home
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah basketball coach Jerry Pimm makes prediction about the Old Oquirrh Bucket finish
  • All-American Indian Rodeo finals at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City
  • First day of Christmas shopping; Granger, UT Christmas parade
24 November 1978
160 Saturday, November 25, 1978 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Allgire, Dick; Francis, Fred; Walker, Gary; Bittermann, Jim; Smith, Chuck; Brough, Clayton; Howard, Bill; Weisbaum, Herb. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Final body count after mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana amounts to 910 dead
  • World and national news headlines
  • Armed robbery at Capital City bank in South Salt Lake
  • Utah State Prison making preparations for the execution of five death row inmates including Gypsy Codianna, Irvin Dundson, Craig Marvell and the Hi-fi killers Dale Pierre and William Andrews
  • Tooele County residents polled for their opinion on the potential transfer of Weteye bombs from Colorado to the Tooele Army Depot
  • Mountain Fuel Supply Company asks the Utah Public Service Commission for a rate increase
  • Women's race in Salt Lake City's Sugarhouse Park
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah vs. Utah State University football game; University of Utah vs. Boise State season opening basketball game
  • Increase in Christmas catalog shopping
  • Shortages and inflation affecting Christmas tree lots
25 November 1978
161 Monday, November 27, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Heyrend, Alyson; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Greenlaw, Patrick; Gilmour, Sandy; Rawson, Mike; Eubank, Mark E. ; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Bromberg, Debbie; Davis, Rick; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • President Jimmy Carter is in Salt Lake City to receive an award from the Mormon church at the National Family Week celebration
  • President Carter met by demonstrators outside Temple Square, protesting the United States' support of the Shah of Iran
  • President Carter addresses conference attendees and praises the Mormon church
  • President Carter issues a statement directing federal government to look into cancer rates in Southern Utah after a discussion with Governor Scott Matheson
  • A National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health study that looked into whether chemical exposure led to cancer among workers at Hill Air Force Base is inconclusive
  • University of Utah police investigating the disappearance of Chinese jade objects on loan to the Museum of Fine Arts
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Thanksgiving holiday skiing at Utah resorts
  • Esther Peterson, President Carter's Consumer Affairs Consultant, accepts an award on behalf of the President for his support of the Equal Rights Amendment
10PM headlines:
  • San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk shot dead in their offices by Dan White
  • A National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health study that looked into whether chemical exposure led to cancer among workers at Hill Air Force Base is inconclusive
  • President' Carter issues a statement directing federal government to look into cancer rates in Southern Utah after a discussion with Governor Scott Matheson
  • Federal judge rules that the Army must give up film, tapes, and recordings of nuclear tests to a veteran who filed a lawsuit claiming he got cancer after blast exposure
  • Salt Lake County property tax notices include increases; Copperton, UT widows hit hard by the tax bill
  • Weather report
  • World and national news headlines
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching: Craig Wirth's messy office
27 November 1978
162 Tuesday, November 28, 1978 6PM (partial) and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Howard, Bill; Stein, Reece; Wood, Terry; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Greenlaw, Patrick; Gilmour, Sandy; Levine, Irving R.; Heyrend, Alyson; Eubank, Mark E.; Bromberg, Debbie. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Local and national sports; ski touring at Wasatch Mountain State Park golf course
  • Plan for a wave pool in Salt Lake City garners Senator William Proxmire's Golden Fleece Award for wasteful government spending, Mayor Ted Wilson counters with Golden Hypocrisy Award
10PM headlines:
  • Dean of the University of Utah's College of Medicine says Governor Scott Matheson's concerns about an increase in cancer rates in Southern Utah are justified
  • Escaped inmate from the Utah State Prison recaptured
  • Convicted Hi-Fi killers Dale Pierre and William Andrews are scheduled to die before a firing squad, their lawyers continue to pursue a stay of execution
  • Florida prosecutor says Ted Bundy is stalling by asking for another postponement in his trial for the murders of two Florida co-eds
  • Navajo Tribal Police use clubs to clear park of protesters in Window Rock, AZ
  • World and national news headlines
  • Security tightened at the Salt Lake City County Building following the murders of George Moscone and Harvey Milk in San Francisco
  • Secret Service investigating a possible threat to President Carter during his visit to Salt Lake City
  • Weather report
  • University of Utah doctors postpone surgery on the Hansen Siamese twins
  • Treating Christmas depression
  • Utah State Fair will not move to the Salt Palace due to farmer opposition
  • Local and national sports
  • Plan for a wave pool in Salt Lake City garners Senator William Proxmire's Golden Fleece Award for wasteful government spending, Mayor Ted Wilson counters with Golden Hypocrisy Award
28 November 1978
163 Wednesday, November 29, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Heyrend, Alyson; Greenlaw, Patrick; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Allgire, Dick; Cruz, Frank H.; Sternoff, Bill; Young, Carolyn; Howard, Bill; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Convicted murderer Irvin Dunsdon granted a stay of execution
  • Judge will rule on Ted Bundy's request for a delay in his trial for first degree murder, claiming he needs more time to prepare his defense
  • Governor Scott Matheson vows to keep pushing the federal government to open its files on cancer in Southern Utah
  • Governor Scott Matheson promises that the state will meet federal environmental guidelines by 1982
  • Two children lost in Grand Teton National Park found, one dead and one in critical condition
  • Arrested protesters plead not guilty at their arraignment in Window Rock, AZ
  • Senator Orrin Hatch's annual report to Utah at the Salt Palace
  • Law judge for the Federal Trade Commission says the American Medical Association's ban on advertisement should be lifted
  • 1978 Family of the Year in Utah
  • Slippery roads cause minor accidents in the Salt Lake City area
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: winter camping in motorhomes
10PM headlines:
  • Earthquake in Mexico City
  • Convicted murderer Irvin Dunsdon granted a stay of execution
  • Utah Board of Examiners refuses to pay the legal fees of former State Liquor Control Commissioner Gerald Hulbert
  • Arraignment of Dan White, accused of killing San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, delayed
  • Iranian students charged with rioting and assaulting a police officer during a demonstration in conjunction with President Carter's visit to Salt Lake City
  • World and national news headlines
  • Law judge for the Federal Trade Commission says the American Medical Association's ban on advertisement should be lifted
  • Governor Scott Matheson vows to keep pushing the federal government to open its files on cancer in Southern Utah
  • Two children lost in Grand Teton National Park found, one dead and one in critical condition
  • Weather report
  • Cooper's Capers event in Ariel, WA honors D.B. Cooper
  • Local and national sports; Salt Lake Golden Eagles take first place in the Central Hockey League
  • Wirth Watching: Captain Energy program teaches elementary students about energy
29 November 1978
164 Thursday, November 30, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Heyrend, Alyson; Gilmour, Sandy; Connaughton, Ken; Bromberg, Debbie; Walker, Gary; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Third District Court refuses to stay the execution of Hi-Fi killers Dale Pierre and William Andrews, their attorneys plan to appeal
  • Police find the body of an apparent murder victim in downtown Salt Lake City
  • Utah Chiefs of Police Association's evaluation of the law enforcement policies in Soldier Summit, UT recommends disbandment of the police force and disincorporation
  • X-rated movie theatre operator in Salt Lake City agrees to leave town in exchange for a promise from the city to stop taking him to court
  • Health insurance rip-offs that swindle the elderly
  • The Humane Society of Utah says it will no longer take in stray animals
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; US Cross Country Ski Team trains in West Yellowstone, MT
  • Utah Energy Office's energy fair
10PM headlines:
  • Third District Court refuses to stay the execution of Hi-Fi killers Dale Pierre and William Andrews, their attorneys plan to appeal
  • Police searching for two suspects in the murder of man in downtown Salt Lake City
  • X-rated movie theatre operator in Salt Lake City agrees to leave town in exchange for a promise from the city to stop taking him to court
  • Students protest Richard Nixon's appearance at Oxford University
  • World and national news headlines
  • Last Minuteman Missile assembled at Hill Air Force Base
  • Weather report
  • Health insurance rip-offs that swindle the elderly
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching: saying goodbye to the KUTV news studio
30 November 1978
165 Friday, December 01, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Greenlaw, Patrick; Connaughton, Ken; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Gilmour, Sandy; Walker, Gary; Eubank, Mark E.; Stein, Reece; Allgire, Dick; Woodruff, Judy; Hager, Robert. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Defense lawyers file writs of habeas corpus in federal court hoping to stop the executions of the Hi-Fi killers Dale Pierre and William Andrews
  • Ted Bundy's trial postponed indefinitely after Florida Supreme Court asks Judge John Rudd to show cause as to why he did not recuse himself; Ted Bundy asks for court-appointed lawyer to act in his defense
  • A fire destroys a fire station in Lark, UT leaving town without adequate fire protection
  • Two children received minor burns in a fire at their home in Kearns, UT
  • Soldier Summit Town Marshall Roger Anderson and former Justice of the Peace Tom Brackenbury ordered to stand trial on felony charges of witness tampering
  • Kane County Hospital administrator says he was harassed by FDA blood bank inspectors after resisting an inspection
  • State Air Quality Bureau debuts a numerical system to alert the public about current air quality measurements
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah basketball coach Jerry Pimm talks about an upcoming game against the University of Southern California
  • Troubleshooter: hospital insurance bill received six months late
10PM headlines:
  • Defense lawyers try to delay the scheduled executions of the Hi-Fi killers Dale Pierre and William Andrews
  • Ted Bundy's trial postponed indefinitely after Florida Supreme Court agrees with Bundy that jurors would not want to hear his case over the upcoming holidays
  • Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus meets with inholders at Grand Teton National Park and announces a new land acquisition policy that would leave developed property owners alone
  • Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus prevents inholdings by designating land as a national monument in Alaska
  • Kane County Hospital administrator says an FDA blood bank inspection duplicates a state inspection
  • A fire destroys a fire station in Lark, UT leaving town without adequate fire protection
  • Two children received minor burns in a fire at their home in Kearns, UT
  • Shell Oil reduces gas delivery to its dealers, blames shortage on heavy demand during the fall
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah women's basketball season opening game
01 December 1978
166 Thursday, December 07, 1978 6PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Connaughton, Ken; Greenlaw, Patrick; Heyrend, Alyson; Gilmour, Sandy; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Rawson, Mike. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Jay Jenkins from Sandy, UT shot to death in Rock Springs, WY
  • Salt Lake City police arrest two city employees in connection with the embezzlement of parking meter coins
  • Donations to Salt Lake Food Bank help those in need
  • Hot water shut off at the University of Utah married student housing amid deep freeze conditions
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; interview with body builder Frank Zane
  • Thirty-third anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor; Shikata ga nai special report on Pearl Harbor and Utah's role in the attack on Japanese Americans
07 December 1978
167 Friday, December 08, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Gilmour, Sandy; Rawson, Mike; Bromberg, Debbie; Eubank, Mark E.; Allgire, Dick; Marcroft, Bill; Smith, Chuck; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Sweetwater County law enforcement officer charged with second degree murder in the killing of Sandy, UT construction worker Jay Jenkins in Rock Springs, WY
  • Preliminary hearing begins in Salt Lake City for Rena Chynoweth, suspect in the murder of polygamist leader Rulon Allred
  • Former Justice of the Peace Tom Brackenbury from Soldier Summit, UT in court to answer felony criminal charges
  • Shikata Ga Nai Series: children of Japanese Americans who lost money and businesses when they were sent to internment camps seek redress
  • Hot water turned back on at the University of Utah's married student village apartments
  • Record-breaking cold temperatures lead to record-breaking natural gas use in Utah
  • Weather report
  • Troubleshooter: woman wants deposit returned from an out-of-business energy company
  • Local and national sports; instant replay machine helps with training
  • Canyon Rim Elementary School third graders get photography lessons
10PM headlines:
  • Sweetwater County law enforcement officer out on bail after being charged with second degree murder in the killing of a Sandy, UT construction worker Jay Jenkins in Rock Springs, WY
  • Woman charged with attempted criminal homicide for shooting man after holding him hostage
  • Preliminary hearing begins in Salt Lake City for Rena Chynoweth, suspect in the murder of polygamist leader Rulon Allred
  • Fire causes damage to an apartment building in downtown Salt Lake City
  • World and national news headlines
  • Shikata Ga Nai Series: daily life at Topaz Internment Camp and the impact on the nearby town of Delta, UT
  • Record-breaking cold temperatures lead to record-breaking natural gas use in Utah
  • Weather report
  • Seven-year-old engineering student at BYU
  • Local and national sports; Lyle Bradley plays his last game with the Salt Lake Golden Eagles; Joe Frazier attends the weigh-in ahead of a boxing match in Salt Lake City
  • Wirth Watching: reaction to freezing winter temperatures
  • Canyon Rim Elementary School third graders get photography lessons
08 December 1978
168 Saturday, December 09, 1978 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Walker, Gary; Cochran, John; Jiminez, Bob; Allgire, Dick; Smith, Chuck; Sherlock, Diane; Milne, Michelle; Willing, John; Stein, Reece; Neal, Roy. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • World and national news headlines
  • Amnesty International promotes Human Rights Day in Salt Lake City
  • Utah Lung Association official says Geneva Steel needs to be cleaned up as pollutants spewed from the plant may cause cancer
  • New federal law allows the elderly to use food stamps in restaurants
  • Two missing hunters from Moab, UT found alive
  • Christmas shopping in Salt Lake City
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah vs. Denver basketball game
  • NASA sends five probes into Venus' atmosphere
09 December 1978
169 Monday, December 11, 1978 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Stern, Carl; Greenlaw, Patrick; Rawson, Mike; Bromberg, Debbie; Gilmour, Sandy; Eubank, Mark E.; Stein, Reece; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
First broadcast on tape is from KSL-5
Broadcast headlines:
  • United States Supreme Court agrees to hear a new case dealing with reverse job discrimination
  • Judge orders man charged with kidnapping and rape in Utah to be returned to California
  • Rena Chynoweth ordered to stand trial for the murder of polygamist leader Rulon Allred and attempted murder of Verlan LeBaron
  • Burial of Jay Jenkins, Sandy, UT construction worker killed in Rock Springs, WY; Rock Springs City Police Department and Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office investigating a report that police beat a friend who rushed to Jay Jenkin's side
  • Shikata Ga Nai Series: Utahns of Japanese ancestry arrested during the hysteria after the bombing of Pearl Harbor
  • Concorde supersonic airplane lands at Salt Lake City International Airport; Salt Lake County Health Department officials measured the noise of Concorde as it flew over Salt Lake City
  • Lufthansa cargo jet robbed of jewels and cash at JFK Airport in New York
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah vs. Weber State basketball game
  • Wirth Watching: Jon Byrdson, the birdman of Bountiful, UT
11 December 1978
170 Tuesday, December 12, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Gilmour, Sandy; Wood, Terry; Rawson, Mike; Bromberg, Debbie; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Sherlock, Diane; Quarles, Norma. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • City Commissioner Jennings Phillips says parking meter income is up 20% after the firing of meter money collectors
  • Shikata Ga Nai Series: Japanese American Citizens League asks the federal government to pay $25,000 to every man, woman, and child imprisoned in relocation camps during World War II; Salt Lake City Judge Raymond Uno supports restitution
  • Only eight days left for Salt Lake County residents to pay thier property taxes; Salt Lake County Treasurer Arthur Monson thinks his office has been unfairly criticized for property tax increase
  • A new Steel Brothers of Canada, Ltd. limestone production plant will open in Millard County, UT
  • Companies moving west of Main Street in Salt Lake City are renovating old buildings
  • Park City Police Chief Mike Crowley debuts a get tough campaign over ski theft
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: ski resorts will ask the Utah State Legislature to absolve them of responsibility in ski accidents
  • Jason Robards will star as Howard Hughes in an upcoming movie about the Mormon will saga
10PM headlines:
  • Coworkers of the late Jay Jenkins, a construction worker killed in Rock Springs, WY, are nervous to return to work
  • Salt Lake County commissioners argue over the 1978 budget; Salt Lake County Treasurer Arthur Monson thinks his office has been unfairly criticized for property tax increase
  • A state preschool program for mentally and physically handicapped children may be cut back due to budget tightening
  • World and national news headlines
  • Shikata Ga Nai Series: Japanese American Citizens League asks the federal government to pay $25,000 to every man, woman, and child imprisoned in relocation camps during World War II; Salt Lake City Judge Raymond Uno supports restitution
  • A new Steel Brothers of Canada, Ltd. limestone production plant will open in Millard County, UT
  • Companies moving west of Main Street in Salt Lake City are renovating old buildings
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; East High School basketball team's tall players
  • Escaped felon James Shelton appears on television game shows
12 December 1978
171 Wednesday, December 13, 1978 6PM (partial) and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Wood, Terry; Rawson, Mike; Allgire, Dick; Gilmour, Sandy; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Sherlock, Diane; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Southern Utah State College newspaper reports that some students are moonlighting as prostitutes
  • Shikata Ga Nai Series: Japanese Americans continue to feel vestiges of prejudice stemming from World War II
  • Salt Lake City boy in satisfactory condition after a junior high lab explosion
  • Troubleshooter: childcare center in Orem, UT closes unexpectedly
  • Advocates of gay rights accuse the Salt Lake City Police of not properly investigating the recent murders of homosexuals
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; ski resorts hope new law will protect them from skier injury liability, Utah Trial Lawyers Association oppose the law due to financial interest
10PM headlines:
  • Salt Lake County tax payers protest higher property taxes
  • Southern Utah State College newspaper reports that some students are moonlighting as prostitutes
  • Advocates of gay rights accuse the Salt Lake City Police of not properly investigating the recent murders of homosexuals
  • Shikata Ga Nai Series: Japanese Americans continue to feel vestiges of prejudice stemming from World War II
  • World and national news headlines
  • Homecoming for Ricardo Salazar, a Mexican-born Mormon missionary brought back home to Utah thanks to a special act of Congress
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching: water well in Salt Lake City
13 December 1978
172 Thursday, December 14, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Rawson, Mike; Bromberg, Debbie; Greenlaw, Patrick; Heyrend, Alyson; Walker, Gary; Gilmour, Sandy; Connaughton, Ken; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Stein, Reece. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Federal Judge Clarence Brimmer strikes down the Logan School Board's policy of granting high school credit for Mormon seminary classes in a landmark ruling
  • Community reaction to Judge Clarence Brimmer's ruling regarding the Logan School Board's policy of granting high school credit for Mormon seminary classes
  • Initial confusion at the State Board of Education about what Judge Clarence Brimmer's ruling regarding the Logan School District will mean for the rest of the state
  • Rock Springs, WY police department will not take diciplinary action against officers accused of brutality
  • Shooting in downtown Salt Lake City leaves one man dead following a family fight
  • Salt Lake City Commissioner Jennings Phillips fires Deputy City Treasurer Meredith Poulson who was implicated in the parking meter theft scandal
  • Three men attempt to rob a parking meter collector in Salt Lake City
  • Utah State Supreme Court hears Ted Bundy's appeal of his federal kidnapping conviction and Bundy's defense attorney asks for a new trial in this case
  • Helicopter carrying an oil drilling crew crashes in the Great Salt Lake
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Two boys are in the hospital following a car accident in Wyoming that killed their mother
10PM headlines:
  • State and local school district officials analyze ruling by Federal Judge Clarence Brimmer that Mormon seminary cannot be taught in public schools for credit
  • Community reaction to Judge Clarence Brimmer's ruling regarding the Logan School Board's policy of granting high school credit for Mormon seminary classes
  • Initial confusion at the State Board of Education about what Judge Clarence Brimmer's ruling regarding the Logan School District will mean for the rest of the state
  • Rock Springs, WY police department will not take diciplinary action against officers accused of brutality
  • Utah State Supreme Court hears Ted Bundy's appeal of his federal kidnapping conviction and Bundy's defense attorney asks for a new trial in this case
  • Shooting in downtown Salt Lake City leaves one man dead following a family fight
  • Salt Lake City Commissioner Jennings Phillips fires Deputy City Treasurer Meredith Poulson who was implicated in the parking meter theft scandal
  • World and national news headlines
  • Two boys that were hospitalized following car accident in Wyoming that killed their mother leave for their home in Michigan
  • Plans begin for a massive study to determine if fallouts from atomic bomb testing led to high cancer rates in Southern Utah
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; interview with former University of Utah basketball player Bernard Tomlin
  • Lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, DC
14 December 1978
173 Friday, December 15, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Heyrend, Alyson; Allgire, Dick; Augustin, Arnie; Sherlock, Diane; Eubank, Mark E.; Walker, Gary; Stein, Reece; O'Reilly, John; Woodruff, Judy; Bromberg, Debbie; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Gypsy Codianna and Craig Marvell, convicted of the execution-style murder of a former friend, ask a district court judge to postpone thier execution date
  • Salt Lake woman stabbed and robbed in the parking lot of Fashion Place Mall in Murray, UT
  • Troubleshooter: multiple children hit by cars on a dangerous stretch of highway in Salt Lake County
  • Two men found dead by co-workers after inhailing hydrogen sulfide gas
  • Hundreds of angry tax payers gather at the Salt Lake County Clerk's Office to show support for a lawsuit that aims to get some of their tax money back
  • Utah School Board and seminary teachers are reviewing the ruling by Federal Judge Clarence Brimmer that bans school credit for release time religious programs
  • Downtown merchants blaming construction linked to Salt Lake City's beautificiation project for the recent decline in business
  • Reactions to smog in the Salt Lake Valley
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; report ahead of the Hofstra vs. University of Utah basketball game; Utah Youth Soccer League completes their second season
10PM headlines:
  • President Carter announces that the United States and the People's Republic of China have agreed to establish full diplomatic relations
  • World and national news headlines
  • Manufacturing industries in the Salt Lake Valley worry there are not enough skilled workers to fill vacant jobs
  • Gypsy Codianna and Craig Marvell, convicted of the execution-style murder of a former friend, lose bid to postpone thier execution date
  • Police searching for a man who stabbed and robbed a Salt Lake City woman in the parking lot of Fashion Place Mall in Murray, UT
  • Two men found dead by tannery co-workers after inhailing hydrogen sulfide gas
  • Troubleshooter: multiple children hit by cars on a dangerous stretch of highway in Salt Lake County
  • Hundreds of angry tax payers gather at the Salt Lake County Clerk's Office to show support for a lawsuit that aims to get some of their tax money back
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching: cooking for credit at South High School
15 December 1978
174 Monday, December 18, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Wood, Terry; Heyrend, Alyson; Rawson, Mike; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Levine, Irving R.; Sherlock, Diane; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Lawyers for Gypsy Codianna and Craig Marvell ask the Utah Supreme Court to postpone their executions
  • Mark Chynoweth, charged with the killing of polygamist leader Rulon Allred, waived removal proceedings in Texas and will be returned to Utah
  • Ketchum, ID residents oppose the increased cost of ski passes at Sun Valley Resort
  • Non-Mormon seminaries argue that Federal Judge Clarence Brimmer's ruling that seminary cannot be taught in public schools for credit does not apply to them
  • Workmen up right an overturned oil tank at the Amoco Refinery
  • Hazardous household Christmas decorations
  • Radioactive cloud from a Chinese nuclear explosion will pass over Utah
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: ice fishing at Willard Bay
  • New Hampshire shopping center has a computer that outputs probable product categories to aid in Christmas shopping
10PM headlines:
  • Non-Mormon seminaries argue that Federal Judge Clarence Brimmer's ruling that seminary cannot be taught in public schools for credit does not apply to them
  • Mark Chynoweth, charged with the killing of polygamist leader Rulon Allred, waives removal proceedings in Texas and will be returned to Utah
  • Lawyers for Gypsy Codianna and Craig Marvell ask the Utah Supreme Court to postpone their executions
  • World and national news headlines
  • Orem, UT family made up of foreign adopted children will spend Christmas together for the first time
  • Weather report
  • Ketchum, ID residents oppose the increased cost of ski passes at Sun Valley Resort
  • Local and national sports; Utah Prospectors vs. Washington Lumberjacks basketball game; interview with BYU football coach Lavell Edwards
  • Wirth Watching: birdwatching with the Audubon Society
18 December 1978
175 Tuesday, December 19, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Connaughton, Ken; Greenlaw, Patrick; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Heyrend, Alyson; Augustin, Arnie; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Sherlock, Diane; Ryan, Tim; Jones, Kenley; Tuttle, John. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Four men in custody after crackdown on a counterfeiting ring
  • Christmas storm causes hazardous driving conditions on I-15
  • Homeowners paying their highest heat bills ever as fuel prices increase
  • Accused murderers Gypsy Codianna and Craig Marvell receive a stay of execution from the Utah Supreme Court
  • Second suspect arrested in connection with the murder of a Bountiful, UT contractor who was found buried in a shallow grave near the Salt Lake City International Airport
  • Argument at a Westisde Salt Lake City party leads to the stabbing of one man
  • Some Salt Lake County cities look to secede and create a new county
  • Second lawsuit filed by a group seeking a rebate on Salt Lake County property taxes
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: how to determine if the ice covering lakes is safe to walk on
  • Toys for Tots Christmas gift program for low-income families
10PM headlines:
  • Heavy rainfall sends floodwaters through Arizona
  • Effects of a major snow storm in Salt Lake area
  • Home owners paying their highest heat bills ever as fuel prices increase
  • Weather report
  • World and national news headlines
  • Local and national sports
  • Interview with Santa Claus in Bountiful, UT
19 December 1978
176 Wednesday, December 20, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Greenlaw, Patrick; Heyrend, Alyson; Sherlock, Diane; Eubank, Mark E.; Stein, Reece; Stoddard, Hank; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Jensen, Mike; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Governor Scott Matheson says the statewide property tax reappraisal program should be scrapped
  • Owner of a small Ogden, UT grocery store stabbed in an attempted robbery
  • Check-in on a man who survived severe burns after a workplace explosion
  • Westminster College requests funding from the state for their building renovations
  • Remodel of the Utah State Capitol Building will acccommodate more staff and have larger committee meeting rooms
  • Small earthquake near the Utah-Idaho border
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; interview with BYU football coach Lavell Edwards ahead of a game against Navy
  • Granger, UT woman gives birth to twin girls
10PM headlines:
  • Duchesne, UT city council will consider firing the city administrator for saying that the city discriminates against Ute Indian Tribe members
  • World and national news headlines
  • Westminster College requests funding from the state for building renovations
  • Governor Scott Matheson says the statewide property tax reappraisal program should be scrapped
  • KUTV looks into who benefits from Governor Matheson's monthly broadcasted press conference at KUED
  • Former Interior Secretary Stuart Udall will file one hundred claims on behalf of cancer victims and families affected by nuclear bomb testing in Nevada
  • Weather report
  • Check-in on a man who survived severe burns after a workplace explosion
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching: most popular Christmas toys of 1978
20 December 1978
177 Thursday, December 21, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Bromberg, Debbie; Greenlaw, Patrick; Gilmour, Sandy; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Sherlock, Diane; Eubank, Mark E.; Stein, Reece; Walker, Gary; Kur, Bob; Augustin, Arnie. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Stewart Udall serves the Department of Energy with 100 claims from western citizens who believe that atomic testing may have caused cancer and leukemia
  • Air monitoring station shows that fallout from a Chinese nuclear bomb test has not reached Utah
  • David Campbell named as new Salt Lake City Commissioner
  • Duchesne City Council meets to decide the fate of City Administrator Ken Mitchell after accusations of misconduct
  • Long-standing problems at the Youth Development Center in Ogden, UT may lead to deinstitutionalization
  • University of Utah police arrest two people in connection with the robbery of jade pieces from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and recover a painting from Westminster College
  • Weather report
  • Duchesne City Council votes to keep City Administrator Ken Mitchell in his job despite accusations of misconduct
  • Kennecott Copper Company helicopter crashes injuring one passenger
  • Local and national sports; new Brighton Ski Touring Center
  • Cottonwood Hospital doctors and nurses sing Christmas carols to patients
10PM headlines:
  • Stewart Udall serves the Department of Energy with 100 claims from western citizens who believe that atomic testing may have caused cancer and leukemia
  • Air monitoring station shows that fallout from a Chinese nuclear bomb test has not reached Utah
  • Kennecott Copper Company helicopter crashes injuring one passenger
  • Duchesne City Council votes to keep City Administrator Ken Mitchell in his job despite accusations of misconduct
  • David Campbell named as new Salt Lake City Commissioner
  • Upcoming meeting of the Utah State Legislature will be tasked with revamping Utah's method of prosecuting criminal cases
  • World and national news headlines
  • University of Utah police arrest two people in connection with the robbery of jade pieces from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and recover a painting from Westminster College
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; new Brighton Ski Touring Center
  • John and Peggy Steele of Granger, UT adopt a baby girl ahead of Christmas
21 December 1978
178 Friday, December 22, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Greenlaw, Patrick; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Heyrend, Alyson; Walker, Gary; Rawson, Mike; Eubank, Mark E.; Connaughton, Ken; Marcroft, Bill; Campbell, Arch; Johnson, Al. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Florida Supreme Court removes Judge John Rudd from Ted Bundy's case citing a bad trial atmosphere
  • Chairman of a task force committee says that the Roosevelt, UT police discriminate against Ute Indian Tribe members
  • County Democratic Chairman Leonard McGee hopes to rejuvenate the Democratic Party after November election defeats
  • President of National Homebuilders Association Ernest Becker says Utah ranks third in the nation for housing sales and starts
  • Fire station in Southwest Salt Lake City holds an open house
  • New F-16 planes coming to Hill Air Force Base
  • Weather report
  • Controversy over thawed turkey advertised as fresh at Keith Warshaw & Co. in Salt Lake City
  • Local and national sports; Ogden City Council approves plan to host the Ogden Hornets AAA baseball team
  • Mechanical Christmas tree at the International Inn engineers' shop in Washington, DC
  • Kids sing Christmas songs
10PM headlines:
  • World and national news headlines
  • Ted Bundy wins a legal battle as the Florida Supreme Court removes Judge John Rudd from his trial
  • Chairman of a task force committee says that the Roosevelt, UT police discriminate against Ute Indian Tribe members
  • Governor Scott Matheson wants the Utah State Legislature to fund a study of nuclear fallout and its effects on Utahn's health
  • New F-16 planes coming to Hill Air Force Base
  • Fire station in Southwest Salt Lake City holds an open house
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Navy defeats BYU in the Holiday Bowl
  • Tiffany & Co. has its biggest day in history with $1 million in sales
22 December 1978
179 Saturday, December 23, 1978 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Allgire, Dick; Walker, Gary; Rawson, Mike; Valeriani, Richard; Cummins, Jim; Smith, Chuck; Eubank, Mark E.; Stein, Reece; Mitchell, Andrea. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • One of two armed men arrested after terrorizing Northern Utah, search continues for second suspect
  • World and national news headlines
  • Governor Scott Matheson wants the Utah State Legislature to fund a study of nuclear fallout and its effects on Utahn's health
  • State legislatures in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming are being asked to approve amendments to the Bear River Compact
  • Residents that live next to the Murdock Canal in Orem, UT want to keep a fence that keeps children away from the canal
  • The flu virus begins to spread in the Western United States
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • President Carter greeted with protests upon his arrival home for Christmas in Plains, GA
23 December 1978
180 Monday, December 25, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Walker, Gary; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Sherlock, Diane; Smith, Chuck; Willing, John; Stein, Reece; Bittermann, Jim; Brown, Hilary; Cummins, Jim; Howard, Bill; Leiderman, Mike; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Fire at the Swing Apartment building in Salt Lake City kills two
  • Man forces his way into a Salt Lake City home, holds the family hostage, and sexually assaults a woman before being shot by police
  • Police continue to look for a man involved in the weekend shooting spree in Northern Utah
  • Salt Lake County sheriff's office looking for a thief who stole more than $100,00 in jewels from a parked car
  • Pope John Paul II makes his Christmas address; first day of Hanukkah
  • Utah phone operators working on Christmas
  • 17-month-old baby born prematurely is home for Christmas in Mona, UT
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Utah State Legislature will consider a bill outlining the responsibility of skiers and ski resorts
  • Holiday Hospital Projects brings Christmas cheer to Salt Lake City hospitals and convalescent homes
10PM headlines:
  • Investigators look into what started a deadly fire at the Swing Apartment building in Salt Lake City
  • Man forces his way into a Salt Lake City home, holds the family hostage, and sexually assaults the mother before being shot by police
  • Police cut back the search for a man involved in the weekend shooting spree in Northern Utah as they believe he has left the area
  • Salt Lake County sheriff's office arrests jewel thief and recovers half of the stolen goods
  • World and national news headlines
  • Pope John Paul II celebrates first Christmas Mass
  • Christmas celebrated at midnight Mass in Bethlehem
  • Utah phone operators working on Christmas
  • Christmas shopping from catalogues to battle inflation
  • Thief in San Francisco steals 17th century Dutch paintings from the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching: Christmas as remembered by senior citizens
  • Nutritionist says Christmas dinner may be the healthiest meal people eat all year
25 December 1978
181 Tuesday, December 26, 1978 6PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Gilmour, Sandy; Wood, Terry; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Greenlaw, Patrick; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Salt Lake City fire investigators say the cause of the Christmas Day fire in the Swing Apartment building is suspicious
  • Swing Apartment building fire highlights the disappearance of low income and transient housing in Salt Lake City
  • Missouri man arraigned on five felony counts as a result of a weekend shooting spree in Davis County, UT; second suspect still at large
  • Issues surround the exclusive contract between the city of Duchesne, UT and the private local airport
  • Women's groups lash out at a Utah district judge after he overturned a jury's guilty verdict in a rape case
  • David Campbell sworn in as new Salt Lake City Commissioner of Public Utilities
  • Salt Lake City firm Soundstream, Inc. reproduces sound digitally using computer technology
  • Weather report
  • Baby giraffe born at the Hogle Zoo
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: Utah ski economics relies on out-of-state skiers
  • Terrace Ballroom holds its last dance
26 December 1978
182 Wednesday, December 27, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Gilmour, Sandy; Augustin, Arnie; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Burros, Marian Fox; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Leiderman, Mike; Sherlock, Diane; Schulberg, Pete; Upshaw, Jim; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • The cause of the Christmas fire at the Swing Apartment building was likely arson
  • Salt Lake City man seriously burned in the basement of his apartment in the Avenues Neighborhood
  • Murray, UT family is homeless after a house fire
  • Police identify a second suspect in the weekend killing spree that terrorized Northern Utah
  • Salt Lake Attorney's Office says it plans to appeal a Utah district judge's decision to overturn a jury's guilty verdict in a rape case
  • Backhoe operator finds skeleton fragments while digging a sewer line
  • Meat industry executive says that the number of beef cattle is down which could cause a price increase for ground beef
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; international hockey tournament in Bountiful, UT
  • Salt Lake County officials want to cut down the number of signs on Salt Lake Valley streets
10PM headlines:
  • The cause of the Christmas fire at the Swing Apartment building was likely arson
  • Salt Lake City man seriously burned in the basement of his apartment in the Avenues Neighborhood
  • Police identify a second suspect in the weekend killing spree that terrorized Northern Utah
  • People react to a Utah district judge's decision to overturn a jury's guilty verdict in a rape case
  • Oregon jury finds Jon Rideout innocent of charges that he raped his wife
  • World and national news headlines
  • The Federal Aviation Administration unveils a comprehensive air safety program
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Utah vs. Tennessee basketball game at the Rainbow Classic in Hawaii
  • Wirth Watching: salute to the Christmas tree
27 December 1978
183 Thursday, December 28, 1978 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Rawson, Mike; Gilmour, Sandy; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Bromberg, Debbie; Walker, Gary; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Howard, Bill; Sherlock, Diane; Schulman, Heidi; Sternoff, Bill; Randall, Gene; Hunt, Richard. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Winter storm causes two light planes to crash within an hour of each other in Box Elder County
  • Searchers pinpoint the crash site of a third plane near Lewiston Peak in Utah County
  • Sledding accident in Sugar House Park kills a 24-year-old man
  • Gene Andrews Paul, suspect who terrorized a family on Christmas Day, will be arraigned on charges of kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault
  • Utah Senator Orrin Hatch may be considered for national office
  • Sherm Harmer of the Utah Cattlemen's Association disagrees with the American Meat Institute's estimates that beef costs will increase
  • Utah offers land near Price, UT to the Antelope Island Ranching Company in exchange for Antelope Island to create new state park
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; international hockey tournament at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City
  • Utah Department of Public Works making garbage removal more efficient and less expensive
  • Psychiatrist recommends to begin living by resolutions ahead of the new year
10PM headlines:
  • A United Airlines plane crashes near the Portland, OR airport; Braniff Airways jet lands normally after being jolted by severe turbulence in Miami, FL
  • Fog and dakrness halt search efforts for a private plane in the mountains of Utah County
  • Winter storm causes two light planes to crash within an hour of each other in Box Elder County
  • World and national news headlines
  • Gene Andrews Paul, suspect who terrorized a family on Christmas Day, will be arraigned on charges of kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault
  • Utah Senator Orrin Hatch is running for the Chairmanship of the Senate Republican Campaign Committee and may be interested in running for national office
  • US economy declined in November, the first drop in four months; American's bought more abroad than they sold causing the trade deficit to rise
  • Sherm Harmer of the Utah Cattlemen's Association disagrees with the American Meat Institute's estimates that beef costs will increase
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Inventor patents a new cigarette that produces less smoke
28 December 1978
184 Friday, December 29, 1978 6PM news (partial)
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Walker, Gary; Gilmour, Sandy; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • California pilot survives a plane crash in mountains of Northern Utah County
  • Police arrest the suspected arsonist who set the Swing Apartment building fire in Salt Lake City
  • Three California men charged by the FBI with two robberies of the Walker Bank Pioneer Branch in Salt Lake City
  • California pilot who survived a plane crash in the Oquirrh Mountains arrives at the University of Utah Medical Center
  • Utah Supreme Court rules that Ted Bundy will not get a new kidnapping trial
  • Gene Andrews Paul appears in court for arraignment
  • Utah State Legislature will consider a new legal agreement between the state and the Ute Indian Tribe
  • Weather report
  • Utah state liquor stores will be closed on New Year's Eve
  • Local and national sports
29 December 1978
185 Monday, January 01, 1979 10PM news part 1
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Valeriani, Richard; Reynolds, Jack; Upshaw, Jim; Heyrend, Alyson; Smith, Chuck. (contributor)
News bulletin interrupts programming at 00:05:20 mark, broadcast begins at 00:12:19 mark
Special news bulletin headline:
  • Firemen in Salt Lake City battle a three alarm blaze in an Avenues Neighborhood apartment building
Broadcast headlines:
  • Three alarm fire at the Valley Apartments building in Salt Lake City's Avenues Neighborhood
  • China and America officially begin formal diplomatic relations
  • Taiwanese demonstrators protest the Chinese and American diplomatic agreement across the US
  • Over 5 million American workers will receive a raise due to the federal minimum wage increase
  • Salt Lake City man killed in Utah's first fatal car accident of the new year
01 January 1979
186 Monday, January 01, 1979 10PM news part 2
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News prsenters and reporters: Heyrend, Alyson; Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Eubank, Mark E.; Walker, Gary; Howard, Bill; Charles, Nick; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • First baby of 1979 born at Cottonwood Hospital wins the Salt Lake Valley's annual diaper derby
  • Three alarm fire at the Valley Apartments building in Salt Lake City's Avenues Neighborhood
  • Freezing temperatures cause broken pipes, flooding, and record gas use in the Salt Lake Valley
  • Weather report
  • 1979 calendars accommodate individual's interests
  • Local and national sports
  • Firefighters continue to fight the three alarm fire at the Valley Apartments building in Salt Lake City's Avenues Neighborhood
  • Wirth Watching: ski fashion
  • Salt Lake County emergency services director says the three dozen residents displaced by the Valley Apartments building fire will stay at the Hilton Hotel in Salt Lake City
  • The Red Cross will be accepting donations for the residents displaced by the Valley Apartments building fire
01 January 1979
187 Tuesday, January 02, 1979 6PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Heyrend, Alyson; Gilmour, Sandy; Bittermann, Jim; Connaughton, Ken; Bromberg, Debbie; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Sherlock, Diane. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • The cause of fire in an apartment building that killed two in the Avenues Neighborhood in Salt Lake City is unknown
  • Salt Lake City Mayor Ted Wilson proposes an emergency program for fire inspection and an ordnance requiring licensing and regulation of apartment buildings
  • The Red Cross reports that the fire in the Valley Apartments building left 35 people homeless
  • Charges filed against the man accused of starting the Swing Apartment building fire
  • Natural gas pipeline erupts in Salt Lake City
  • World and national news headlines
  • Salt Lake City Mayor Ted Wilson announces that he will not seek reelection
  • Pete Hayward assumes the role of Salt Lake County Sheriff and sets new departmental priorities
  • Below zero temperatures cause frozen pipes and water main breaks across the Salt Lake Valley
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; world record setting fish caught by Ray Johnson in Flaming Gorge
  • Pilot Merle Herris says he survived a plane crash on Lewiston Peak because he didn't panic
02 January 1979
188 Wednesday, January 03, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Greenlaw, Patrick; Heyrend, Alyson; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Sherlock, Diane; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Stein, Reece; Fletcher, Martin, 1947-; Hager, Robert; Bernstein, Gary; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Third victim found in the aftermath of a three alarm fire at the Valley Apartments building in Salt Lake City; investigators say the fire started in the basement and was likely accidental
  • Salt Lake City Building and Housing Department says it's not easy to quickly enforce fire code violations
  • New Salt Lake County Attorney General Ted Cannon drops morals charges against Salt Lake County City Commissioner Bill Hutchinson
  • Federal Judge Bruce Jenkins sentences the bank teller and getaway car driver convicted in a Bank of Utah robbery
  • Salt Lake County Fire Chief Chuck Parris says that without a budget increase two stations will have to close
  • Utah State Legislature will consider one of the smallest budget increases ever
  • Director of State Systems Planning recommends that his office be eliminated
  • Troubleshooter: Santa Claus' workshop in North Salt Lake gets a free new roof
  • Weather report
  • Salt Lake Valley residents react to the new Chinese and American diplomatic agreement
  • Local and national sports; Utah State vs. University of Utah basketball pregame report
  • University of Utah Department of Continuing Education's common medicine course
10PM headlines:
  • Salt Lake County Fire Chief Chuck Parris says that without a budget increase two stations will have to close
  • Federal Judge Bruce Jenkins sentences the bank teller and getaway car driver convicted in a Bank of Utah robbery
  • New Salt Lake County Attorney General Ted Cannon drops morals charges against Salt Lake County Commissioner Bill Hutchinson
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Utah State basketball team defeats the University of Utah
  • Wirth Watching: impressive hotel suites in Salt Lake City
03 January 1979
189 Thursday, January 04, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Stein, Reece; Greenlaw, Patrick; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Heyrend, Alyson; Sherlock, Diane; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Mitchell, Andrea; Dotson, Bob; Walker, Gary; Rader, Bruce. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Half a million acres of National Forest land in Utah set aside as wilderness
  • US Interior Department representatives are in Salt Lake City to discuss a new federal coal management program that could create boom towns in the Western US
  • Utah Governor Scott Matheson approves a state liaison office in Washington, DC
  • Judge Edward Cowart is appointed to preside over the double murder trial of Ted Bundy in Florida
  • Salt Lake City housing inspectors explain fire safeguards in apartment buildings
  • Salt Lake City Commission holds a public hearing about the zoning of the city's historic Avenues district for new development
  • High winds, snow, and rain cause property damage and disrupt traffic in Great Britain
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • A Canadian goose interrupts the morning commute in downtown Salt Lake City
10PM headlines:
  • Salt Lake City Commission holds a public hearing about zoning the city's historic Avenues Neighborhood for a new development
  • World and national news headlines
  • Statehood Day in Fillmore, Utah
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Implosion of a hotel in Atlantic City
04 January 1979
190 Friday, January 05, 1979 6PM and 10pm news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Wood, Terry; Heyrend, Alyson; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Bromberg, Debbie; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Sherlock, Diane; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Allgire, Dick; Gilmour, Sandy; Stern, Carl; Howard, Bill. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Multi-millionaire Maurice Warshaw dies in Salt Lake City
  • Salt Lake City housing inspectors are planning a massive survey of apartment buildings to identify fire safety code violations
  • Employees at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration national lab in Salt Lake City vacate their building due to structural integrity concerns
  • Women's groups accuse District Judge Bryant Croft of making sexist remarks during a rape trial, say comments such as his keep women from reporting rape
  • Rachel David, the sole survivor of the Immanuel David murder-suicide, will be moved to a rehabilitation ward at the University of Utah Medical Center
  • The increasing popularity of mobile homes is causing urban congestion
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: Ski Instructor Robert Vrooman invents a ski machine
  • Troubleshooter: Army surplus Jeep scam
10PM headlines:
  • The Federal Government files a suit against nine major oil companies for overpricing natural gas liquids
  • World and national news headlines
  • Multi-millionaire Maurice Warshaw dies in Salt Lake City
  • A group of Mexican-Americans confront Utah Labor Commissioner Milt Saathoff with alligations of discrimination
  • Women's groups accuse District Judge Bryant Croft of making sexist remarks during a rape trial, say comments such as his keep women from reporting rape
  • Salt Lake City housing inspectors are planning a massive survey of apartment buildings to identify fire safety code violations
  • Rachel David, the sole survivor of the Immanuel David murder-suicide, will be moved to a rehabilitation ward at the University of Utah Medical Center
  • In a landmark settlement, the State of Virginia agrees to pay damages to Henry Tucker who was partially paralyzed while imprisoned
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; second annual Copper Classic women's basketball tournament in Ogden, UT
  • Female weight lifting coach at South High School
05 January 1979
191 Monday, January 08, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Greenlaw, Patrick; Bromberg, Debbie; Heyrend, Alyson; Connaughton, Ken; Sherlock, Diane; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Stein, Reece; Rowan, Ford; Walker, Gary; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Leiderman, Mike; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Governor Scott Matheson releases a previously secret federal study showing that leukemia deaths in Utah's Washington and Iron counties were twice what they should have been
  • Report on Governor Scott Matheson's annual State of the State Address ahead of the 1979 Utah State Legislative Session
  • Salt Lake City building inspectors begin their work to survey fire safety code violations in apartment buildingss
  • New Salt Lake County Commissioner Bob Salter's radio talk show
  • Auerbach's department store closes in downtown Salt Lake City
  • Troubleshooter: man who uses a wheelchair gets a new shower in his mobile home
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Highland High School basketball team
10PM headlines:
  • Federal study from 1965 shows that government officials knew the cancer rates in Southern Utah were unusually high and that it could be linked to atomic bomb testing
  • Governor Scott Matheson and Stuart Udall hold a press conference regarding the 1965 federal study on cancer rates in Southern Utah
  • Report on Governor Scott Matheson's annual State of the State Address ahead of the 1979 Utah State Legislative Session
  • Utah Legislators kick-off the 1979 Legislative Session at the newly remodeled Capitol Theatre
  • Idaho state police find a stolen truck that was involved in a crime spree in Northern Utah
  • Salt Lake City building inspectors begin their work to survey fire safety code violations in apartment buildings
  • World and national news headlines
  • Southeast Asian refugee community lives and works in Fillmore, UT
  • Weather report
  • Archaeological excavation project underway to restore the Social Hall building in Salt Lake City
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching: cross-country skiing terminology
08 January 1979
192 Tuesday, January 09, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Bromberg, Debbie; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Reynolds, Jack; Connaughton, Ken; Stern, Carl; Willing, John; Neal, Roy. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Results of a NewsWatch 2 poll regarding the reports on radiation fallout and cancer in Utah
  • Three teenagers wanted in Arizona for car theft and armed robbery led Utah Highway Patrol on a high speed chase in Salt Lake City
  • Convicted killer Irvin Dunsdon's request for a new hearing is denied
  • Governor Scott Matheson makes his budget address to the Utah State Legislature
  • Salt Lake City Commission hears testimony from Avenues Neighborhood residents on a downzoning proposal
  • Utah Transit Authority bus drivers may go on strike over a new contract; Salt Lake Valley residents react to the potential strike
  • Snow in Salt Lake City
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: cross-country ski racing community in Utah
  • Rise in the shoplifting of puppies and kittens at the Humane Society of Utah
10PM headlines:
  • China's Vice Premier Xiaoping promises that Taiwan will retain full autonomy after reunification with China
  • Intelligence sources report heavy fighting in Cambodia between remnants of the Khmer Rouge army and Vietnamese troops
  • United States says it would be best for the Shah of Iran to leave the country
  • Results of a NewsWatch 2 poll regarding the reports on radiation fallout and cancer in Utah
  • Governor Scott Matheson makes his budget address to the Utah State Legislature
  • Light plane carrying five people from Provo, UT to San Francisco, CA is missing
  • Interview with the plaintiff in the rape case where District Judge Bryant Croft overturned the jury's guilty verdict
  • World and national news headlines
  • Language training program for Southeast Asian refugees living in Fillmore, UT
  • Weather report; live weather report from Utah State University
  • Local and national sports; Highland High School vs. West High School basketball game
  • Pictures of Jupiter from Voyager I
09 January 1979
193 Wednesday, January 10, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Smith, Chuck; Greenlaw, Patrick; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Augustin, Arnie; Heyrend, Alyson; Bromberg, Debbie; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Howard, Bill; Allgire, Dick; Sherlock, Diane; Stein, Reece. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Searchers temporarily stop the hunt for a missing plane in Utah County
  • Water in the ice-jammed Snake River near Blackfoot, ID continues to rise leading to the evacuation of eight families
  • Utah Transit Authority bus drivers and mechanics will vote on a new work contract, the results of which could lead to a strike
  • Salt Lake City housing inspectors say they are close to completing their city-wide fire safety code survey of apartment buildings
  • Governor Scott Matheson names Salt Lake State Representative Georgia Peterson to the Utah State Tax Commission
  • Utah State Legislature's Republican majority responds to Governor Scott Matheson's budget proposal
  • State Commission says elected officials should get a pay raise in 1979
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; interview with University of New Mexico basketball coach Norm Ellenberger ahead of the game against the University of Utah
  • Troubleshooter: company selling coupon booklets over the phone in Davis County, UT ordered to stop by a judge
10PM headlines:
  • Civil Air Patrol and Utah County Sheriffs temporarily call off the search for a missing plane
  • Water in the ice-jammed Snake River near Blackfoot, ID continues to rise leading to the evacuation of eight families
  • Utah State Legislature's Republican majority responds to Governor Scott Matheson's budget proposal
  • Salt Lake City housing inspectors say they are close to completing thier city-wide fire safety code survey of apartment buildings
  • Utah Transit Authority bus drivers and mechanics vote to reject a new work contract
  • World and national news headlines
  • Thirteen reported cases of the measles in the Salt Lake Valley; children without vaccinations will be sent home from school
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; interview with University of New Mexico basketball coach Norm Ellenberger ahead of the game against the University of Utah; University of Utah swim team
10 January 1979
194 Thursday, January 11, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
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News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Eubank, Mark E.; Moody, Dustin; Stein, Reece; Marcroft, Bill; Rawson, Mike; Walker, Gary; Jiminez, Bob. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Flood waters continue to rise as ice blocks dam parts of the Snake River near Blackfoot, ID
  • Heavy, wet snow causes dangerous avalanche conditions in Little Cottonwood Canyon
  • Weather conditions hamper efforts to locate a plane that disappeared in Utah County
  • 25-year-old Provo man charged with second degree murder after shooting his roommate
  • Salt Lake City Commission votes to restrict a high-rise high-density development in the Avenues Neighborhood and to keep zoning as it is in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood
  • Hansen Siamese twins readmitted to the University of Utah Hospital in preparation for surgery
  • Mark Lane, an attorney who narrowly escaped the killings in Jonestown, Guyana speaks at Weber State College
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; preview of the University of Utah vs. the University of New Mexico basketball game
10PM headlines:
  • Heavy, wet snow causes dangerous avalanche conditions in Little Cottonwood Canyon
  • Weather conditions hamper efforts to locate a plane that disappeared in Utah County
  • Tenants in an Ogden, UT apartment building have been without hot water and heat for ten days
  • Four hundred tax payers hold a rally at Highland High School in support of a constitutional limitation on taxation
  • The Salt Lake City Commission votes to restrict high-rise high-density development in the Avenues Neighborhood and to keep zoning as it is in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood
  • 25-year-old Provo man charged with second degree murder after shooting his roommate
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah vs. University of New Mexico basketball game; BYU vs. University of Texas El Paso basketball game
  • Hansen Siamese twins readmitted to the University of Utah Hospital in preparation for surgery
  • Follow-up story on a kidney transplant between twin brothers in Lake Placid, FL
11 January 1979
195 Friday, January 12, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Connaughton, Ken; Greenlaw, Patrick; Moody, Dustin; Sherlock, Diane; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Walker, Gary; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Gumbel, Greg; Allgire, Dick; Schulman, Heidi. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Salt Lake County Fire Chief Charles "Chick" Paris asked to resign amid controversy
  • Salt Lake County Fire Chief Charles "Chick" Paris calls an emergency meeting of fire officers after being asked to resign
  • Hansen Siamese twins undergo surgery, one in a series of operations ahead of their separation surgery
  • Salt Lake County Attorney's Office files murder charges against two men in slaying of a paraplegic
  • Jordan High School students are overcome by illness after a Dilantin pill is left on a classroom desk
  • Flooding of the Snake River near Weiser, ID leads to home evacuations
  • Hazardous conditions and extremely high avalanche danger in the Wasatch Mountains
  • Flooding in West Salt Lake County caused by a broken sewer line
  • Searchers follow an emergency signal as they continue to look for a missing plane in Northern Utah County
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; profile of University of Utah basketball player Greg Deane in the game against New Mexico
  • Troubleshooter: expensive watch's band keeps breaking
10PM headlines:
  • Salt Lake County Fire Chief Charles "Chick" Paris asked to resign amid controversy
  • Salt Lake County Fire Chief Charles "Chick" Paris calls an emergency meeting of fire officers after being asked to resign
  • Searchers follow an emergency signal as they continue to look for a missing plane in Northern Utah County
  • World and national news headlines
  • Hansen Siamese twins undergo surgery, one in a series of operations ahead of their separation surgery
  • Tenants in Ogden, UT moved to a hotel until the heat and hot water are turned back on in their apartment building
  • Hazardous conditions and extremely high avalanche danger in the Wasatch Mountains
  • Flooding in West Salt Lake County caused by a broken sewer line
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • One thousand people are camped out in line to purchase tickets to a Boston concert at the Salt Palace
12 January 1979
196 Saturday, January 13, 1979 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Allgire, Dick; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Smith, Chuck; Walker, Gary; Brown, Hilary; Kur, Bob; Moody, Dustin; Willing, John; Howard, Bill. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Missing airplane and the bodies of five passengers are found after a four-day search in Northern Utah County
  • Ground search crewman caught in an avalanche while looking for a missing plane in Northern Utah County
  • World news headlines
  • National news headlines
  • Construction worker injured in fall at a job site in Riverton, UT
  • Congressman Gunn McKay tells University of Utah medical officials that the federal budget might cut hospital and medical school research appropriations
  • Salt Lake City Commissioners discover they were paying for an unauthorized cell phone and pagers for former Deputy City Treasurer Meredith Poulson
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; BYU vs. University of New Mexico basketball game; University of Utah vs. University of Texas El Paso basketball game
  • Ridge Tool Company in Ohio is doing away with nudity in their calendars
13 January 1979
197 Monday, January 15, 1979
color, sound, channel 1 contains audio for different programming throughout
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Heyrend, Alyson; Greenlaw, Patrick; Connaughton, Ken; Gilmour, Sandy; Walker, Gary; Bromberg, Debbie; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Allgire, Dick; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Sherlock, Diane; Willing, John; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Housing inspectors announce that nearly 85% of the older, three-story apartment buildings in Salt Lake City do not comply with the fire safety code
  • Salt Lake County Commission removes Fire Chief Charles "Chick" Paris from office
  • Salt Lake City government officials in trouble after appointing Police Chief E.L. "Bud" Willoughby the boss over City Personnel Director Robert Mullally in a secret meeting
  • Helicopter rescue crews recover remaining two bodies from the wreckage of a plane crash in Northern Utah County
  • John Singer's second wife Shirley Black enters a custody battle with estranged husband
  • Utah State Legislature will introduce a package of legislation to combat drunk driving
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Ice fishing for Cisco at Bear Lake
  • Troubleshooter: Gray Line Bus driver loses skis
10PM headlines:
  • Housing inspectors announce that nearly 85% of the older, three-story apartment buildings in Salt Lake City do not comply with the fire safety code
  • Investigators looking to the cause of a fire in the Kimball Apartments in Salt Lake City
  • Snow storm traps five rescuers on Mapleton Mountain after they recovered two bodies from a plane crash
  • Searchers cover the slopes of Snowbird Ski Resort for a missing skier
  • Salt Lake County Commission removes Fire Chief Charles "Chick" Paris from office and appoints Interim Fire Chief David Barret
  • Salt Lake City government officials in trouble after appointing Police Chief E.L. "Bud" Willoughby the boss over City Personnel Director Robert Mullally in a secret meeting
  • Tooele, UT jury finds Walter Wood guilty of first degree murder
  • Senior citizens protest the proposed cuts of two programs by the State Social Services Committee
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching: David Krommenhoek's architectural model of downtown Mopetown
15 January 1979
198 Tuesday, January 16, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound, channel 1 contains audio for different programming throughout
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Augustin, Arnie; Greenlaw, Patrick; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Idsvoog, Karl; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Hager, Robert; Moody, Dustin; Bromberg, Debbie. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Police are concerned ahead of a planned victory march in Salt Lake City by Iranian students to mark the Shah of Iran's exile
  • Two Iranian students in Logan, UT say they will hunt down and kill the Shah of Iran
  • Salt Lake City Mayor Ted Wilson takes three city commissioners to task after a secret attempt to place Police Chief E.L. "Bud" Willoughby over the Personnel Department
  • Vernal, UT man missing from his home says he is now living in California
  • Search continues for a missing skier at Snowbird Ski Resort
  • Rescue equipment jams downtown Salt Lake City street as searchers unknowingly respond to a practical joke
  • A 1969 state health memorandum shows the people of Southern Utah were being exposed to dangerously high levels of radiation after the atomic bomb tests in Nevada
  • University of Utah Doctor John Holbrook edited a new report from the US surgeon general on smoking and health
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah changes its student ticket distribution system for basketball games
  • To combat the area measles outbreak, the Salt Lake City County Health Department is requiring schools to send home students who cannot prove their measles immunization
10PM headlines:
  • The Shah of Iran weeps as he leaves his country for a life in exile in the United States
  • Celebrations in Tehran, Iran after the Shah's departure
  • Police are concerned ahead of a planned victory march in Salt Lake City by Iranian students to mark the Shah of Iran's exile
  • A 1969 state health memorandum shows the people of Southern Utah were being exposed to dangerously high levels of radiation after the atomic bomb tests in Nevada
  • Salt Lake City Mayor Ted Wilson takes three city commissioners to task after a secret attempt to place Police Chief E.L. "Bud" Willoughby over the Personnel Department
  • Randy Higgs files a suit against the Tooele Police Department charging sex discrimination
  • Utah Legislative Social Services Committee will determine whether or not to cut funding to day care services
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Man files suit with Israeli Social Security after allegedly breaking his leg at work, but investigators find out he broke the leg while trying to escape from the police
16 January 1979
199 Wednesday, January 17, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Moody, Dustin; Augustin, Arnie; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Allgire, Dick; Sherlock, Diane; Walker, Gary; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Salt Lake City Personnel Director Robert Mullally alleges that three city commissioners traded a neutral stance on city-county unification in exchange for a pay raise
  • Salt Lake City Personnel Director Robert Mullally says that an attempt to place the police chief in charge of the city Personnel Department was part of a conspiracy
  • Salt Lake City Finance Commissioner Jennings Phillips answers questions from a polygraph examiner regarding missing parking meter funds
  • Salt Lake City police are looking for a man who escaped from county jail after attacking and robbing an officer
  • Iranian students postpone their planned victory march over the ousted Shah
  • Utah girl injured in West Germany arrives in Salt Lake City for medical treatment
  • Utah hospitals are running out of patient beds during their busiest season
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; interview with BYU basketball coach Frank Arnold ahead of the game against the University of Utah
  • Troubleshooter: jeweler loses a family heirloom watch
10PM headlines:
  • Fast falling snow causes hazardous roads in the Salt Lake Valley
  • Salt Lake City Personnel Director Robert Mullally alleges that three city commissioners traded a neutral stance on city-county unification in exchange for a pay raise
  • Fire Fighters Union former President Jim Kleine says that Salt Lake City commissioners promised fire fighter pay raises if they did not support city-county unification
  • Salt Lake City Personnel Director Robert Mullally says that an attempt to place the police chief in charge of the city Personnel Department was part of a conspiracy
  • Salt Lake City police are looking for man who escaped from county jail after attacking and robbing an officer
  • Driver survives a remarkable car crash in Granger, UT
  • Lobbyists ask the Utah State Legislature for funding to support the Handicapped Children's Services Department
  • Iranian students postpone their planned victory march over the ousted Shah
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Squirt All-Star junior hockey team from Salt Lake City leaves to play in a Canadian tournament
  • Wirth Watching: Young Sign Company makes advertising signs
17 January 1979
200 Thursday, January 18, 1979 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Greenlaw, Patrick; Bromberg, Debbie; Connaughton, Ken; Gilmour, Sandy; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Walker, Gary; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • John Singer shot dead after pulling a pistol on police during an arrest attempt at his ranch
  • John Singer's brother-in-law Reinhard Lawrence thinks that the seven Singer children should live with family
  • Background report on John Singer
  • Salt Lake City Treasurer Joseph Fakler dies after testifying at the preliminary hearing of a former assistant city treasurer charged with stealing parking meter money
  • Former Third District Court Judge Stewart Hanson, Jr. named to run a committee to investigate corruption at Salt Lake City Hall
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; road trip to a Canadian hockey tournament with the Salt Lake City Squirts
  • Wirth Watching: comic book ads
18 January 1979
201 Friday, January 19, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Wood, Terry; Connaughton, Ken; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Gilmour, Sandy; Eubank, Mark E.; Heyrend, Alyson; Marcroft, Bill; Augustin, Arnie; Idsvoog, Karl. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Summit County attorney and medical examiner hold a news conference to release the autopsy report on John Singer, killed during an arrest attempt at his ranch
  • Vicki Singer released from jail by a Second District Juvenile Court judge; the Singer children remain in a care situation
  • Aftermath of the shooting of John Singer in Marion, UT
  • City auditors look for a phantom employee in the Salt Lake City government
  • Salt Lake County Attorney's Office appoints Special Prosecutor Joseph Tesch to look into possible corruption within city government
  • Governor Scott Matheson visits Washington, DC to receive an update on the latest studies which might link cancer rates in Southern Utah to atomic testing in Nevada
  • Charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor against County Commissioner William Hutchinson is officially dismissed
  • Weather report
  • Sarah Caldwell guest conducts the Utah Symphony
  • Local and national sports; report ahead of the University of Utah vs. BYU basketball game
  • Iranians from around Utah attend the anti-Shah demonstration in Salt Lake City
10PM headlines:
  • The FBI will investigate the death of John Singer, killed during an arrest attempt at his ranch
  • Summit County attorney and medical examiner hold a news conference to release the autopsy report on John Singer
  • Vicki Singer released from jail by a Second District Juvenile Court judge; the Singer children remain in a care situation
  • Aftermath of the shooting of John Singer in Marion, UT
  • City auditors look for a phantom employee in the Salt Lake City government
  • Salt Lake County Attorney's Office appoints Special Prosecutor Joseph Tesch to look into possible corruption within city government
  • Governor Scott Matheson meets with health officials in Washington, DC regarding a study that might link cancer rates in Southern Utah to atomic testing in Nevada
  • More evidence shows that the Atomic Energy Commission knew that nuclear bomb tests would cause more cases of cancer than they initially admitted
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; report ahead of the University of Utah vs. BYU basketball game; Salt Lake Squirts win their first game at a Canadian hockey tournament
19 January 1979
202 Saturday, January 20, 1979 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Allgire, Dick; Connaughton, Ken; Moody, Dustin; Palmer, John, 1935-2013; Bazell, Robert; Smith, Chuck; Willing, JohnStein, Reece; Schaap, Dick, 1934-2001; Walker, Gary. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Governor Scott Matheson holds a press conference to comment on the death of religious rebel John Singer
  • World and national news headlines
  • Utah man dies in an avalanche
  • Security guards at a nuclear test site in Southern Nevada testify that they were ordered not to evacuate 900 people from a camp before a nuclear device was detonated in 1970
  • Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission withdraws its support of the Rasmussen Report
  • Congressman Gunn McKay predicts that President Carter will request more money for the Central Utah Project in the 1980 budget
  • Fred Buhler negotiates with Utah County over unsightly collections on his property
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; BYU vs. University of Utah basketball game; Salt Lake Squirts junior hockey team play in a tournament in Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Astronomers say Neptune will be the furthest planet from the sun as Pluto's oval orbit will bring the planet inside Neptune's orbit until March 1999
20 January 1979
203 Sunday, January 21, 1979 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Allgire, Dick; Brown, Hilary; Walker, Gary; Bittermann, Jim; Gilmour, Sandy; Smith, Chuck; Willing, John; Howard, Bill; Charles, Nick. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • World and national news headlines
  • Utah polygamist John Singer will be buried in Summit County
  • Officials from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare promise Governor Scott Matheson that they will move quickly to get Utah's cancer study underway
  • City fire truck collides with a car on its way to the Salt Lake City International Airport
  • Utah Transit Authority officials are bombarded with complaints about bus service
  • Residents in Holladay, UT are opposed to a proposed new church due to traffic concerns
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; report on the 13th Super Bowl
  • Provo musicians record disco music minus tracks
21 January 1979
204 Tuesday, January 23, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Greenlaw, Patrick; Heyrend, Alyson; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Bromberg, Debbie; Sherlock, Diane; Moody, Dustin; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Woodruff, Judy; Bittermann, Jim; Howard, Bill; Harrington, Gerald. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Salt Lake City Police Chief Bud Willoughby says he had no intention to power grab and that charges of corruption are tearing the city government apart
  • Salt Lake City fire department and building inspectors draft new fire safety code rules for apartment buildings
  • Chemical fire burning near Wyoming-Colorado border is extinguished
  • Prosecution rests its case in the preliminary hearing of former Public Safety Director Ed Cantrell in Rock Springs, WY
  • University of Utah police arrest a Salt Lake City fire department lieutenant for running a drug manufacturing operation
  • The Utah House of Representatives passes an Equal Rights Amendment rejection resolution
  • South Salt Lake will annex 900 acres of Salt Lake County land
  • The Utah Department of Human Services finds it hard to provide Southeast Asian refugees with all of the supplies they need
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: ski binding expert Gordon Lipe at the Jackson Hole Ski Area in Wyoming
  • Cairo newspaper reports that men working in private Egyptian firms can lose pay for cussing in front of women
10PM headlines:
  • Salt Lake City Police Chief Bud Willoughby says he had no intention to power grab and that charges of corruption are tearing the city government apart
  • Prosecution rests its case in the preliminary hearing of former Public Safety Director Ed Cantrell in Rock Springs, WY
  • University of Utah police arrest a Salt Lake City fire department lieutenant for running a drug manufacturing operation
  • Salt Lake City fire department and building inspectors draft new fire safety code rules for apartment buildings
  • Report on President Carter's State of the Union Address
  • World and national news headlines
  • The Wyoming Senate votes to boost the state's speed limit
  • The Utah House of Representatives passes an Equal Rights Amendment rejection resolution
  • South Salt Lake will annex 900 acres of Salt Lake County land
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah football coach Wayne Howard named Utah Sportsman of the Year
  • The Utah Department of Human Services finds it hard to provide Southeast Asian refugees with all of the supplies they need
23 January 1979
205 Wednesday, January 24, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Wood, Terry; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Connaughton, Ken; Sherlock, Diane; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Stein, Reece; Allgire, Dick; Levine, Irving R.; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Salt Lake City's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity files a report alleging that the police department's machine records unit discriminates against women
  • Special prosecutor for the Wyoming state grand jury takes the stand in the trial of former Public Safety Director Ed Cantrell in Rock Springs, WY
  • Convicted rapist missing from a prison halfway house is the prime suspect in the rape and abduction of a Salt Lake City teenager
  • The Wyoming Senate takes on the federal government's speed limit of 55 miles per hour
  • Utah State Legislature might challenge the federal government's speed limit
  • A new Utah bill is designed to resolve land annexations to ease tension between cities and counties
  • Osmond family will perform for the Vice Premier of China in Washington, DC
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; professional downhill racing at Snowbird Ski Resort
  • Troubleshooter: man's family heirloom recovered
10PM headlines:
  • Six Utah men named in a new suit filed in Las Vegas, NV that alleges former Summa Corporation officers and aids beguiled Howard Hughes out of fifty million dollars
  • Special prosecutor for the Wyoming state grand jury takes the stand in the trial of former Public Safety Director Ed Cantrell in Rock Springs, WY
  • Wyoming Senate takes on the federal government's speed limit of 55 miles per hour
  • World and national news headlines
  • New Utah bill is designed to resolve land annexations to ease tension between cities and counties
  • Salt Lake City's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity files a report alleging that the police department's machine records unit discriminates against women
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching: University of Utah computer science department's computer art
24 January 1979
206 Thursday, January 25, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Augustin, Arnie; Rawson, Mike; Sherlock, Diane; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Stein, Reece; Bromberg, Debbie; Hunt, Richard; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Convicted killer Walter Wood receives the death sentence from Utah Third District Court Judge Ernest Baldwin
  • Utah Attorney General Robert Hansen wears a bullet-proof vest and carries a handgun after receiving death threats in the wake of the John Singer shooting
  • Tooele, UT senior citizen residents are up in arms over the possibility they might have to move for a new shopping mall
  • Utah State Legislature approves a bill to increase the crime of child snatching from a misdemeanor to a felony
  • Utah's bilingual education program
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: National Elk Refuge in Jackson, WY
  • Wheeler Farm in Murray, UT will become a historical park
10PM headlines:
  • Convicted killer Walter Wood receives the death sentence from Utah Third District Court Judge Ernest Baldwin
  • Utah Attorney General Robert Hansen wears a bullet-proof vest and carries a handgun after receiving death threats in the wake of the John Singer shooting
  • Utah State Legislature approves a bill to increase the crime of child snatching from a misdemeanor to a felony
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching: snow sculpture contest at Snowbird Ski Resort
25 January 1979
207 Friday, January 26, 1979 6PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Greenlaw, Patrick; Moody, Dustin; Rawson, Mike; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Stein, Reece; Walker, Gary. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Salt Lake City Police Department will have to sign a detailed agreement with the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration requiring active recruitment of females and minorities
  • Salt Lake City's former Chief Deputy Treasurer Meredith Poulson pleads innocent to the charge of misusing public funds
  • State prison escapee wanted for rape arrested in downtown Salt Lake City
  • Deceased Lutheran Pastor David Aasved's seminary advisor says Aasved would not have wanted the death penalty for his convicted killer Walter Wood
  • The Environmental Protection Agency increases the allowable smog levels across the nation by 50%
  • There are two sides to every parental kidnapping story; proposed Utah law will increase the crime of child snatching from a misdemeanor to a felony
  • Troubleshooter: man says recently purchased truck is a lemon
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: qualification round of the World Pro Ski Race at Snowbird Ski Resort
  • 16 lbs. 13 oz. baby born at Cottonwood Hospital
26 January 1979
208 Saturday, January 27, 1979 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Heyrend, Alyson; Ross, Brian, 1948-; Allgire, Dick; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Palmer, John, 1935-2013; Harrington, Gerald; Willing, John; Howard, Bill. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Woman who hijacked an American Airlines flight allows 24 passengers to get off the plane at Kennedy Airport
  • Two Heber City men crash land their plane in a snow field near Park City, UT
  • John Singer's widow and children may return to their Marion, UT home
  • Salt Lake Police Chief Bud Willoughby says a department employee was reprimanded for posing as a TV cameraman at a recent news conference
  • Fire at the Salty Sands Motel in Salt Lake City, UT
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah vs. Colorado State basketball game
  • Vietnamese boat people refugees arrive at the Salt Lake City International Airport to start a new life in Provo, UT
27 January 1979
209 Monday, January 29, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Greenlaw, Patrick; Connaughton, Ken; Heyrend, Alyson; Rawson, Mike; Sherlock, Diane; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Woodruff, Judy; Delaney, Steve; Schulman, Heidi; Bromberg, Debbie; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Trial begins for alleged religious assassin Eddie Marston accused of the 1975 murder of Robert Simons
  • Report on Ervil LeBaron and the Church of the Firstborn in Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Man accused of the first degree murder of Armand Higley bound over for trial in Third District Court
  • The Utah State Legislature is expected to pass a tough new criminal law to deter parental child snatching, most county attorneys oppose the bill
  • Over 19,000 Salt Lake County home owners missed the deadline to pay their property taxes
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; snowmobiling at Yellowstone National Park
  • Troubleshooter: man has trouble with his new car stereo
10PM headlines:
  • Visit of Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping to Washington, DC officially begins
  • President Carter commutes Patty Hearst's bank robbery sentence and releases her from jail
  • Sixteen-year-old girl opens fire on an elementary school in San Diego, CA
  • Trial begins for alleged religious assassin Eddie Marston accused of the 1975 murder of Robert Simons
  • Man accused of the first degree murder of Armand Higley bound over for trial in Third District Court
  • Salt Lake City Commission's investigation of possible bribes and power-grabbing at City Hall gets underway
  • The Utah State Legislature is expected to pass a tough new criminal law to deter parental child snatching, most county attorneys oppose the bill
  • Underground test scheduled at the Nevada Nuclear Test Site
  • St. George, UT residents say that the publicity around cancer victims and the nuclear test blasts in the late 1950s is causing unfounded fear and hurting business
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching: ski racing at Snowbird Ski Resort
29 January 1979
210 Tuesday, January 30, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Connaughton, Ken; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Greenlaw, Patrick; Heyrend, Alyson; Walker, Gary; Eubank, Mark E.; Augustin, Arnie; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Moody, Dustin; Pettit, Tom, 1931-1995; Palmer, John, 1935-2013; Campbell, Arch. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Judge reduces the charge of religious assassin Eddie Marston to second degree murder
  • Mission of the Church of the Firstborn started by Joel LeBaron in Mexico
  • Missing twelve-year-old boy found dead in a remote area of Southern Utah
  • Commission proposal could increase fire department response times in Southern Salt Lake County
  • Bill calling for criminals to pay the cost of their defense passes the Utah House of Representatives
  • Frozen pipes cause severe damage to the Green River Clinic, leading to closure and relocation
  • Weather report
  • Record cold weather slows construction in Utah
  • Local and national sports;
  • Outdoors: ski touring in the Tetons
  • Man jumps into the polar bear exhibit at the Denver Zoo, spectators distract the bears with snowballs
10PM headlines:
  • Judge reduces the charge of religious assassin Eddie Marston to second degree murder; witness Verlan LeBaron speaks to his brother Ervil's influence on his family and followers
  • The Sugar Beet Growers Association asks Governor Scott Matheson to create a tax benefit or provide low interest rates for potential buyers of U & I Sugar Company
  • County Commission proposal could increase fire department response time in Southern Salt Lake County
  • World and national news headlines
  • Frozen pipes cause severe damage to the Green River Clinic, leading to closure and relocation
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Self-help clutter clinics
30 January 1979
211 Wednesday, January 31, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Greenlaw, Patrick; Gilmour, Sandy; Connaughton, Ken; Bromberg, Debbie; Augustin, Arnie; Sherlock, Diane; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Allgire, Dick; Williams, Mary Alice, 1949-; Reynolds, Jack; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Salt Lake County Attorney Ted Cannon's investigation of possible criminal wrong doing at Salt Lake City Hall ends
  • City officials react to the results of Salt Lake County Attorney Ted Cannon's investigation
  • A new investigation into possible illegal job reclassification in the Salt Lake City Personnel Department begins
  • Jury deliberates in the murder trial of suspected religious assassin Eddie Marston
  • Bill that would prevent employment discrimination against the handicapped and those advancing in age passes in the Utah House of Representatives
  • Birthday party at Primary Children's Hospital for Amanda Jensen, the first child to survive a Siamese twin heart separation surgery
  • Residents debate the annexation of Emigration Canyon at a public hearing
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; president of the Utah Wildlife Federation says that the cost of a fishing license might go up; University of Utah basketball player Ellen Perrella
  • Troubleshooter: family wants out of a trombone rental purchase agreement
10PM headlines:
  • Jury acquits suspected religious assassin Eddie Marston of second degree murder
  • Salt Lake County Attorney Ted Cannon's investigation of possible criminal wrong doing at Salt Lake City Hall ends
  • City officials react to the results of Salt Lake County Attorney Ted Cannon's investigation
  • US Transportation Secretary Brock Adams proposes that 43% of the Amtrak passenger train system be abolished including the Pioneer Line between Salt Lake City and Seattle
  • World and national news headlines
  • Chinese New Year celebrations in Salt Lake City
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah basketball player Ellen Perrella
  • Wirth Watching: one-man band Day Wages
31 January 1979
212 Thursday, February 01, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Rawson, Mike; Wood, Terry; Bromberg, Debbie; Gilmour, Sandy; Connaughton, Ken; Augustin, Arnie; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Howard, Bill; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Palmer, John, 1935-2013; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Sherlock, Diane; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Fire at the Brigadoon Apartments in Washington Terrace, UT kills one-year-old boy
  • Utah Division of Parks and Recreation hopes to purchase Antelope Island by exercising eminent domain
  • Some Utah legislators want to eliminate the appropriation to purchase Antelope Island
  • A Tooele Army Depot security guard is in jail after being charged with attempting to steal one ton of military high explosives
  • Three children injured in a car-train accident in Salt Lake City
  • Prosecution's reaction to the acquittal of suspected religious assassin Eddie Marston
  • Religious leader Ervil LeBaron's break with the Church of the First Born
  • Utah Transit Authority workers vote on a second contract proposal; maintenance staff may split to form a new union
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah basketball coach Jerry Pimm considers a move to the University of Southern California; East High School wrestling team
  • Talk of flying saucers at James Wardle's barber shop in Salt Lake City
10PM headlines:
  • The cause of a fire that killed a one-year-old boy at the Brigadoon Apartments in Washington Terrace, UT is unknown
  • A three-year-old boy is in critical condition after a car-train accident in Salt Lake City
  • A Tooele Army Depot security guard is in jail after being charged with attempting to steal one ton of military high explosives
  • World and national news headlines
  • Some Utah Legislators want to eliminate the state funding appropriation to purchase Antelope Island from the Antelope Island Cattle Company
  • Rumors of prospective buyers for the U & I Sugar Company
  • Delta, UT farmers agree to sell a percentage of their Sevier River water rights to the Intermountain Power Project
  • Developers and residents of Emigration Canyon meet before the Salt Lake City Commission to discuss the annexation plan
  • Opponents of Avenues Neighborhood downzoning file a suit alleging that Salt Lake City Commissioners made the decision behind closed doors
  • Utah Transit Authority workers vote down a second contract proposal
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah basketball coach Jerry Pimm considers a move to the University of Southern California
  • Wirth Watching: University of Utah disco dance class
01 February 1979
213 Friday, February 02, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Greenlaw, Patrick; Gilmour, Sandy; Connaughton, Ken; Allgire, Dick; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Marcroft, Bill; Rawson, Mike; Heyrend, Alyson; Delaney, Steve; Walker, Gary. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Salt Lake City police are looking for a man who robbed a branch of the First Security Bank
  • Prominent realtor Monroe Tucker says he was harassed by the Salt Lake City police after receiving a ticket for running a red light
  • First Counselor of the Church of the Firstborn Sigfried Widmar discusses religious leader Ervil LeBaron
  • Troubleshooter: Eileen Poulsen needs a new car starter
  • Freezing cold temperatures cause issues around Utah
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah basketball coach Jerry Pimm declines an offer from the University of Southern California
  • Ticket writing incentive program at the South Ogden Police Department lets part-time officers pick their shifts; Deputy County Attorney Jim Davis worries that the program is a ticket quota system
10PM headlines:
  • Ticket writing incentive program at the South Ogden Police Department lets part-time officers pick their shifts; Deputy County Attorney Jim Davis worries that the program is a ticket quota system
  • Salt Lake City police are looking for a man who robbed a branch of the First Security Bank
  • Prominent realtor Monroe Tucker says he was harassed by the Salt Lake City police after receiving a ticket for running a red light
  • Utah State Legislature approves a bill that would remove man-woman distinctions from sex offense laws
  • Night court handles small claims in Salt Lake City
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah basketball coach Jerry Pimm declines an offer from the University of Southern California; University of Utah vs. San Diego State basketball game
  • KSDJ soul, disco, and jazz cable radio station in Salt Lake City
02 February 1979
214 Saturday, February 03, 1979 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Heyrend, Alyson; Mallory, Steve; Allgire, Dick; Polk, James; Smith, Chuck; Milne, Michelle; Willing, John; Howard, Bill; Leiderman, Mike; Neal, Roy. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • World and national news headlines
  • Woman is in stable condition after she was shot while her husband was allegedly cleaning his shotgun
  • Utah's unemployment rate continues to decline
  • President of the local Amalgamated Transit Union asks the Utah Transit Authority to draft another contract
  • Co-op cab company trying to get licensed in Salt Lake City
  • Salt Lake County sheriff deputy in trouble over alleged misuse of a patrol car
  • Changing shopping habits hurt downtown Salt Lake City stores
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Home built airplanes
03 February 1979
215 Sunday, February 04, 1979 10PM news and Take Two
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News prsenters and reporters: Davis, Rick; Heyrend, Alyson; Allgire, Dick; Reynolds, Jack; Smith, Chuck; Sherlock, Diane; Willing, John; Howard, Bill; Summers, Steve; Gumbel, Greg; Gilmour, Sandy. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • World and national news headlines
  • Utah Attorney General Robert Hansen wants to look into the relationship between polygamist groups in Utah and violence
  • Police have arrested and booked a Salt Lake City man for attempted murder of his wife
  • Utah Transit Authority employees meet in downtown Salt Lake City to air their complaints about the company
  • Salt Lake County may begin charging for ambulance service
  • Residents restore their historic homes in Salt Lake City's Marmalade District
  • The ice-jammed Snake River continues to flood in Southeastern Idaho
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Classroom auctioneering at Midway Elementary in Midway, UT
Take Two with Sandy Gilmour: hypnotism with stage performer Reveen
04 February 1979
216 Monday, February 05, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Greenlaw, Patrick; Augustin, Arnie; Bromberg, Debbie; Heyrend, Alyson; Sherlock, Diane; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Allgire, Dick; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Levine, Irving R.; Howard, Bill; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • An Air Force Phantom Jet from Hill Air Force Base crashed west of the Great Salt Lake
  • Utah Transit Authority bus drivers and mechanics walk off the job following threats of violence
  • Utility consumer group wants Governor Scott Matheson to replace Public Service Commissioner Olof Zundel
  • Salt Lake City man drives his truck into the Jordan River and drowns
  • Utah Attorney General Robert Hansen wants the Utah State Legislature to study the recent rise in polygamist warfare
  • Authorities temporarily control the flooding of the Snake River in the Blackfoot, ID area
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: snowmobiling in Sanpete County's Fairview Canyon
  • Troubleshooter: woman wants Coit Drapery Cleaners to replace her damaged drapes
10PM headlines:
  • Salt Lake City police shoot and kill a man who pulled a gun on them after a domestic dispute
  • Two pilots killed in the crash of an Air Force Phantom Jet from the Hill Air Force Base
  • Utah Transit Authority bus drivers and mechanics walk off the job following threats of violence
  • Governor Scott Matheson may replace Public Service Commissioner Olof Zundel with former State Senator Richard Howe
  • World and national news headlines
  • Authorities temporarily control the flooding of the Snake River in the Blackfoot, ID area
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Salt Lake City Golden Eagles hockey player Brian Ogilvie takes care of his hockey stick
  • Wirth Watching: wheelchair bowling league
05 February 1979
217 Tuesday, February 06, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Augustin, Arnie; Greenlaw, Patrick; Gilmour, Sandy; Connaughton, Ken; Bromberg, Debbie; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Sherlock, Diane; Bittermann, Jim; Oliver, Don; Walker, Gary; Smith, Chuck. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Suspensions lifted for Utah Transit Authority bus drivers who abandoned their routes after a death threat
  • The State Records Committee put off a decision on whether or not to release documents that might be pertinent to the cancer radiation issue
  • Two Salt Lake City policemen on routine suspension following a fatal shooting incident
  • 911 emergency helpline in Salt Lake City
  • Federal investigators will look into charges that Salt Lake City Police Chief Bud Willoughby misused federal money
  • Legislative report indicates a dramatic growth in Utah's school-age population
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; report on the BYU swim team
  • Young canyon citizens sign a petition opposing the annexation of Emigration Canyon
10PM headlines:
  • Suspensions lifted for Utah Transit Authority bus drivers who abandoned their routes after a death threat
  • The State Records Committee put off a decision on whether or not to release documents that might be pertinent to the cancer radiation issue
  • Protest rally at the State Capitol over proposed budget cuts to public assistance programs
  • Legislative report indicates a dramatic growth in Utah's school-age population
  • Two Salt Lake City policemen on routine suspension following a fatal shooting incident
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Report on Lark, UT as it begins to shut down after the Kennecott Copper Corporation takeover
  • Local and national sports; Cottonwood vs. Skyline high school basketball game
  • BYU student actors at Osmond Studios
06 February 1979
218 Wednesday, February 07, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Greenlaw, Patrick; Roney, Teri; Allgire, Dick; Augustin, Arnie; Sherlock, Diane; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Walker, Gary; Idsvoog, Karl; Heyrend, Alyson; Johnson, Al; Howard, Bill; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Salt Lake City police arrest an ex-convict after he offered to kill the city's pornography prosecutor
  • Drug bust in Weber County results in the arrest of four suspected drug dealers and confiscation of $80,000 worth of contraband
  • Southern Utah residents attend a screening of the KUTV documentary Clouds of Doubt on the nuclear fallout
  • Former Rock Springs, WY Public Safety Director Ed Cantrell will stand trial for first degree murder
  • Spanish exchange student Jesus Moreno, in need of an operation after a car accident, was turned away by the University of Utah Medical Center
  • Salt Lake City Special Investigative Board to make their recommendation on how to avoid another scandal at City Hall
  • Utah Transit Authority operations cutback effects Kennecott employees
  • Westminster College Acting President James Peterson ensures the school's longevity in a speech to the student body
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah's women's basketball team discusses their on-the-road meals and sleeping accommodations
  • A fifth grade class' conference call with Congressman Dan Marriott
  • KUTV viewers pledge money for Spanish exchange student Jesus Moreno's surgery
10PM headlines:
  • Noted scientists including Dr. Linus Pauling charge the Atomic Energy Coalition with disregarding the safety of Southern Utah residents in KUTV's documentary, Clouds of Doubt
  • Governor Scott Matheson responds to KUTV's documentary, Clouds of Doubt, and speaks about the future of the nuclear fallout study
  • Southern Utah residents attend a screening of the KUTV documentary Clouds of Doubt
  • Salt Lake City police arrest an ex-convict after he offered to kill the city's pornography prosecutor
  • Drug bust in Weber County results in the arrest of four suspected drug dealers and confiscation of $80,000 worth of contraband
  • Former Rock Springs, WY Public Safety Director Ed Cantrell will stand trial for first degree murder
  • Utah man who argued he developed Grizzly Adams earns the rights to the character after a long court battle
  • Utah court rules that the ban on advertisements for chiropractors is illegal
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Utah Prospectors coach Dick Nemelka practices with the team
  • Wirth Watching: paper use at the Utah State Legislature
07 February 1979
219 Thursday February 08, 1979 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Greenlaw, Patrick; Heyrend, Alyson; Valeriani, Richard; Rawson, Mike; Sherlock, Diane; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Gumbel, Greg; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Utah State Legislature's Social Services Appropriations Committee votes down Governor Scott Matheson's request for state funds to study cancer in Southern Utah
  • Utah State Archivist Harold Jacobsen releases several thousand pages of data on cancer and radiation
  • Utah State Legislature approves a bill that requires criminals to pay restitution to the victims of their crimes
  • Bill that would take the profit out of the private club business fails in the Utah State Legislature
  • World and national news headlines
  • Firemen in Sunset, UT use the recently burned Morgan home to teach the public how to prevent house fires
  • Salt Lake City-County Health Department investigates a report of a bad hotdog at a V-1 Oil Station; V-1 challenges the Department's right to inspect establishments without a warrant
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching: shopping for hair pieces
08 February 1979
220 Friday, February 09, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Connaughton, Ken; Heyrend, Alyson; Walker, Gary; Augustin, Arnie; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Eubank, Mark E.; Stein, Reece; Jensen, Mike; Rawson, Mike; Simpson, Carole, 1940- ; Crandell, Jim. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Utah Senate Republican majority rolls out their tax relief program
  • Dan's grocery store manager comments on the potential removal of sales tax on food in Utah
  • Ringleader of a multimillion dollar heroin peddling operation sentenced to prison by Federal Judge Aldon Anderson in Salt Lake City
  • University of Utah radiologist says Nevada nuclear testing resulted in dangerously high levels of radiation across Utah
  • Utah Transit Authority mechanics and drivers feel like they have been sold out by their union
  • Salt Lake County Attorney's Office silent about what they will do about an alleged death threat against the city's pornography prosecutor
  • Salt Lake City Streets Commissioner Jess Agraz discusses fixing chuckholes around the city
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Utah House of Representatives passes a measure that allows fishing for game fish with spearguns
  • Salt Lake Acting Company moves into a new building with a permanent stage
  • Meadowlark Elementary School students share a meal with senior citizens
10PM headlines:
  • Utah Transit Authority bus drivers and mechanics meet to resolve internal problems with the transit company and union
  • World and national news headlines
  • Nevada's chief health officer says Nevada and Utah should cooperate in an investigation of cancer rates in fallout areas
  • South Ogden City Council approves the controversial minimum police standards reward program
  • Utah Senate Republican majority rolls out their tax relief program
  • Utah Senate votes down a proposal to eliminate the state sales tax on food; Senator Frances Farley has a similar bill that she hopes will pass
  • Salt Lake City Streets Commissioner Jess Agraz discusses fixing chuckholes around the city
  • Fast food chain representatives testify at a US Senate Nutrition Committee meeting with evidence that their food is nutritious
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah vs. BYU women's basketball game
  • Pet rocks that weigh multiple tons in Monterey, CA
09 February 1979
221 Saturday, February 10, 1979 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Allgire, Dick; Augustin, Arnie; Rowan, Ford; Mitchell, Andrea; Smith, Chuck; Willing, John; Stein, Reece; Leiderman, Mike. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • World and national news headlines
  • Utah Transit Authority bus drivers and mechanics to vote on a contract that they already rejected
  • Survey shows that most Utahns would like to see the 55 miles per hour speed limit strictly enforced
  • Three more arrests made in a massive Logan, UT drug raid
  • Star Palace Disco in Provo, UT ordered closed due to fire code violations
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah vs. University of New Mexico basketball game
  • Nitecap radio show with Herb Jepko discontinued on KSL
10 February 1979
222 Sunday, February 11, 1979 10PM news and Take Two
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News prsenters and reporters: Allgire, Dick; Davis, Rick; Augustin, Arnie; Woodruff, Judy; Bromberg, Debbie; Smith, Chuck; Willing, John; Howard, Bill; Gumbel, Greg; Leiderman, Mike; Chu-Lin, Sam; Gilmour, Sandy. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • World and national news headlines
  • Shootout in Salt Lake County leaves Sheriff Deputy Steve Foster injured
  • Ambush at the drive-in at a Salt Lake Bank leaves an 18-year-old in serious condition
  • Utah State Legislature considers a bill that would decriminalize public intoxication
  • Feed company in Lindon, UT that dries chicken manure gets rid of its smell problem
  • Soldier who witnessed an atomic blast in 1953 told he cannot sue the government for his cancer diagnosis
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • First Superman actor Kirk Alyen
Take Two (partial): atomic fallout and its health effects in the state of Utah including guests Dr. Lyman Olsen, Michael Zimmerman, Stewart Udall, Irma Thomas, Dr. Robert Pendleton, and Dr. Richard Lee
11 February 1979
223 Monday, February 12, 1979 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Bittermann, Jim; Greenlaw, Patrick; Warren, Larry, 1950- ; Idsvoog, Karl; Bromberg, Debbie; Walker, Gary; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • World and national news headlines
  • Governor Scott Matheson travels to Washington, DC to attend a natural gas pricing system task force meeting
  • Governor Scott Matheson meets with the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare officials to check the progress of the release of government documents related to radiation fallout and cancer in Utah
  • Salt Lake City man shoots and kills his wife, then himself
  • Salt Lake County Sheriff Deputy Steve Foster remains in critical condition after shootout
  • Utah Health Director Dr. Lyman Olsen resigns
  • Filmmaking in Utah Series: on the set of The Electric Horseman outside of St. George, UT; Robert Redford and Sydney Pollack support filmmaking in Utah
  • Power outages in Ferron, UT
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah basketball player Danny Vranes out with concussion symptoms; Cyprus High School takes first in a national drill team competition in California
  • Wirth Watching: vault storage at the Utah State Capitol Building
12 February 1979
224 Tuesday, February 13, 1979 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Greenlaw, Patrick; Connaughton, Ken; Heyrend, Alyson; Sherlock, Diane; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Bromberg, Debbie. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Police Chief Bud Willoughby is indicted by Salt Lake City special investigative panel
  • Police Chief Bud Willoughby's responds to his indictment by the Salt Lake City special investigative panel, says he will not resign
  • Testimony from City Personnel Director Robert Mullally shows that Salt Lake City Commissioner Jennings Phillips tried to blackmail him
  • Governor Scott Matheson releases documents to the press showing that the Atomic Energy Commission lied about the cause of sheep deaths in 1953
  • Family hospitalized after a gas explosion at their home in West Jordan, UT
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; interview with Utah's featherweight boxer Danny "Little Red" Lopez who is on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine
  • Film Industry in Utah Series: Director Sydney Pollack explains that film productions spend a lot of money in Utah towns
13 February 1979
225 Wednesday, February 14, 1979 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Greenlaw, Patrick; Heyrend, Alyson; Bittermann, Jim; Augustin, Arnie; Eubank, Mark E.; Bromberg, Debbie; Marcroft, Bill; Howard, Bill; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Tension at the Salt Lake City Commission after the release of the Judge Stewart Hanson's committee report
  • Testimony in the Hanson committee report concludes that Police Chief Bud Willoughby sought control of the entire city government
  • Senator Orrin Hatch backtracks on his statement to the US House of Representatives that it's a women's right to have an abortion
  • World and national news headlines
  • Melting snow causes house flooding in the Southern Salt Lake Valley
  • Film Industry in Utah Series: St. George residents react to the Electric Horseman being filmed nearby
  • World and national news headlines; ringside report from a boxing match at the Salt Palace featuring Tony Pulu
  • Utah boxer Tony Pulu knocked out during a boxing match at the Salt Palace
  • Wirth Watching: Valentine's Day gifts
14 February 1979
226 Thursday, February 15, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Greenlaw, Patrick; Rawson, Mike; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Walker, Gary; Augustin, Arnie; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Rowan, Ford; Sherlock, Diane; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Police and their wives crowd the Salt Lake City Commission chambers in support of Police Chief Bud Willoughby
  • Utah State Senator Thorpe Waddingham will introduce special legislation to appropriate $100,000 to fund a cancer study in Southern Utah
  • US Commission on Civil Rights gives the Ogden School District good marks and high praise for desegregation
  • Results of investigations into the shooting of John Singer
  • Farmers protest on the National Mall in Washington, DC
  • Salt Lake City Public Works Department working without state permission gets a bulldozer stuck in Emigration Creek
  • Cleanup operations begin after flooding in the Southern Salt Lake Valley
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; high school state wrestling tournament at the University of Utah; University of Utah basketball player Danny Vranes returns to practice after suffering a concussion
  • Utah Senator Jake Garn and wife Kathleen welcome a baby boy
10PM headlines:
  • Police and their wives crowd the Salt Lake City Commission chambers in support of Police Chief Bud Willoughby
  • Utah Transit Authority bus drivers and mechanics will vote down a new contract proposal for a third time
  • World and national news headlines
  • Results of investigations into the shooting of John Singer
  • US Commission on Civil Rights gives the Ogden School District good marks and high praise for desegregation, but the Ogden Education Association disagrees
  • National Congress of Racial Equality announces opening of an Ogden-Salt Lake chapter
  • Cleanup operations begin after flooding in the Southern Salt Lake Valley
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah basketball player Danny Vranes returns to practice after suffering a concussion; high school state wrestling tournament at the University of Utah
  • Wirth Watching: tram inspection at the Snowbird Ski Resort
15 February 1979
227 Friday, February 16, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Greenlaw, Patrick; Augustin, Arnie; Gilmour, Sandy; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Bittermann, Jim; Dancy, John; Cummins, Jim. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Mayor Ted Wilson asks for the resignation of Public Safety Commissioner Glen Greener
  • Salt Lake City Police Chief Bud Willoughby maintains that he is not a liar, is innocent, and will not resign
  • Utah Transit Authority bus drivers and mechanics begin a wildcat strike
  • Party in an Ogden apartment erupts into fight and fatal stabbing
  • Utah State Legislature passes a bill that will increase the penalty for parental child snatching from a misdemeanor to a felony
  • Tax protestor Howard Jarvis visits the Utah State Legislature
  • Troubleshooter: problems with a new mattress
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Idaho State University basketball player Lawrence Butler passes Larry Bird as the nation's leading scorer
10PM headlines:
  • Mayor Ted Wilson asks for the resignation of Public Safety Commissioner Glen Greener
  • Utah Transit Authority bus drivers and mechanics begin a wildcat strike
  • World and national news headlines
  • Tax protestor Howard Jarvis visits the Utah State Legislature
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; report ahead of the University of Utah vs. BYU basketball game
16 February 1979
228 Monday, February 19, 1979 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Connaughton, Ken; Greenlaw, Patrick; Augustin, Arnie; Davis, Rick; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Mayor Ted Wilson cannot get the votes necessary to fire Salt Lake City Police Chief Bud Willoughby
  • Utah Tranist Authority strike continues as union officials and company management meet in an attempt to reach an agreement
  • Police strike in New Orleans, LA could lead to the cancellation of Mardi Gras
  • Winter storm in Baltimore, MD
  • The Utah State Legislature will consider a property tax relief bill
  • Utah Representative Gary Brockbank is appalled by the US House of Representatives Budget Committee's proposal to cut federal funding to states in order to balance the federal budget
  • Utah House of Representatives passes a bill that would allow reporters to witness executions at the state prison
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report; KUTV reporters will view the upcoming solar eclipse from a plane
  • Local and national sports; Kathy Rothfells wins the national 50-year-old tennis championship at the Salt Lake Tennis Club
  • Wirth Watching: baseball on skis at Brighton Ski Resort
19 February 1979
229 Tuesday, February 20, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Connaughton, Ken; Greenlaw, Patrick; Augustin, Arnie; Bromberg, Debbie; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Sherlock, Diane; Rawson, Mike; Walker, Gary. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Salt Lake City Commission decides not to fire Police Chief Bud Willoughby after the "city-gate" scandal
  • Salt Lake City Commissioner Glen Greener heavily criticizes Stewart Hanson's investigation into the "city-gate" scandal
  • Thirteen-year-old boy accused of shooting a Utah highway patrolman will stand trial
  • Ted Bundy makes an emotional plea to choose his own attorney
  • Utah Transit Authority driver and mechanic wildcat strike moves into its fifth day; UTA General Manager John Pingree will file an injunction against the strikers
  • Utah State Legislature Republicans are divided between two property tax relief bills
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; intercollegiate gymnastics meet at the University of Utah
  • Outdoors: Utah Wildlife Board authorizes a late white fish season for fly fisherman
  • Antelope Island sunset
10PM headlines:
  • Salt Lake City Commission decides not to fire Police Chief Bud Willoughby after the "city-gate" scandal
  • Salt Lake City Commissioners Glen Greener and Jennings Phillips accuse Mayor Ted Wilson of orchestrating the "city-gate" scandal
  • Utah Transit Authority officials give bus drivers and mechanics an ultimatum in an attempt to end the wildcat strike
  • World and national news headlines
  • Salt Lake County Commissioner Bob Salter will vote to raise County property taxes
  • Utah State Legislature Republicans are divided between two property tax relief bills
  • Chairman of the Utah House Appropriations Committee wants to stop the costly renovations of St. Benedict's hospital in Ogden, UT
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; intercollegiate gymnastics meet at the University of Utah
  • Americans are eating more fast food
20 February 1979
230 Wednesday, February 21, 1979 6PM (partial) and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Augustin, Arnie; Greenlaw, Patrick; Connaughton, Ken; Allgire, Dick; Barnum-Reece, Richard; Walker, Gary; Eubank, Mark E.; Rawson, Mike; Marcroft, Bill; Howard, Bill; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Utah Transit Authority wildcat strike ends
  • $5.6million wrongful death suit will be filed against the state of Utah in the shooting of John Singer
  • City Commissioner David Campbell denies any conflict of interest with his vote to keep Police Chief Bud Willoughby
  • 28-year-old Neil Anderson killed in a shootout with city police in Cedar City, UT
  • Apartment building owners object to a proposal to strengthen Salt Lake City's fire safety code at a City Commission meeting
  • Fire in a rented home in Salt Lake City
  • Troubleshooter: South Salt Lake woman feels hassled by the dog catcher; Wyoming Special Olympics participants need lodging
  • Governor Scott Matheson tells reporters he hopes the Utah State Legislature will fund a cancer study in Southern Utah and comments on the potential gasoline shortage
10PM headlines:
  • Chief Bud Willoughby in more trouble after being accused of lying about a meeting with Utah Highway Patrol Officer Bob Reed
  • $5.6million wrongful death suit will be filed against the state of Utah in the shooting of John Singer
  • Officers cleared in the death of 28-year-old Neil Anderson in Cedar City, UT
  • Salt Lake City's 911 emergency service temporarily down
  • New England Journal of Medicine and the University of Utah will release a study on the leukemia rate among children in Southern Utah
  • World and national news headlines
  • Utah Transit Authority wildcat strike ends
  • Widespread flooding in Hilo, Hawaii
  • Weather report
  • U & I Sugar Factory fails to find a buyer and will close its doors
  • Local and national sports; football player Chuck Ehin fooled into signing with BYU
  • Wirth Watching: junkyard sculptor Scott Crabtree
21 February 1979
231 Thursday, February 22, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Greenlaw, Patrick; Augustin, Arnie; Sherlock, Diane; Eubank, Mark E.; Walker, Gary; Howard, Bill; Stein, Reece; Reynolds, Jack; Neal, Roy. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • New England Journal of Medicine and the University of Utah study shows that the leukemia rate among children in Southern Utah was higher after atomic testing
  • Ted Bundy, accused of killing two Florida State University sorority sisters, will go to trial in May 1979
  • Defense lawyers for the Hi-fi killers Dale Pierre and William Andrews file a new appeal with the Utah Supreme Court
  • Utah Transit Authority bus service reinstated after the wildcat strike ends
  • Parents of black students at West High School complain to the Board of Education about racial discrimination
  • Utah State Legislature passes a revision of Utah's anti-trust laws
  • Republicans in the Utah House of Representatives and Senate present two separate tax-relief bills
  • Salt Lake City Commissioner Glen Greener stripped of public safety post, appointed as the new water commissioner
  • Weather report
  • Retired General William Westmoreland gives a speech to the Salt Lake City Kiwanis Club
  • Local and national sports;
  • Outdoors: official measuring of the big game shot by archery hunters
  • Snowy February in Utah
10PM headlines:
  • New England Journal of Medicine and the University of Utah study shows that the leukemia rate among children in Southern Utah was higher after atomic testing
  • Retired US Air Force Intelligence Officer George Keegan adds more proof to America's disregard for safety during nuclear testing in Nevada
  • Ted Bundy, accused of killing two Florida State University sorority sisters, will go to trial in May 1979; Bundy also faces trial for the murder of Kimberly Leach
  • A Salt Lake City radio station reports that the FBI investigation of John Singer's death found no violations of Singer's civil rights
  • World and national news headlines
  • Retired General William Westmoreland gives a speech to the Salt Lake City Kiwanis Club
  • Utah Senate passes a Republican tax relief package
  • Parents of black students at West High School complain to the Board of Education about racial discrimination
  • National Academy of Science tells Congress that the space shuttle is having engine trouble
  • NASA Voyager captures close and clear pictures of Jupiter
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah vs. Colorado State basketball game
  • US House of Representatives turns on the chamber television cameras
22 February 1979
232 Friday, February 23, 1979 6PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Greenlaw, Patrick; Heyrend, Alyson; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Sherlock, Diane. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Two bank tellers at the Huntington, UT Zion Bank branch shot to death in a robbery attempt
  • Five officers and employees from Global Markting Incorporated arrested and taken to jail
  • Interview with former Global Marketing Incorporated employee Dean DeSpain
  • The Adams family in Sandy, UT is living without water going on seven weeks due to cold weather and frozen pipes
  • Soldier Summit Police Chief Roger Anderson leaves position
  • Salt Lake County Sheriff Pete Hayward destroys illegal gambling operations
  • How to view a solar eclipse
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Cyprus High School basketball player Matt Miller; high school state swim meets
  • Woodstock Elementary School students takes one of the Denver and Rio Grande passenger train's last rides
23 February 1979
233 Saturday, February 24, 1979 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Allgire, Dick; Walker, Gary; Augustin, Arnie; Smith, Chuck; Reynolds, Jack; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Sherlock, Diane; Willing, John; Howard, Bill; Sternoff, Bill. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • Heber James Norton charged with the murder of two bank tellers, Vicki Grange and Lorraine Wiseman, during an attempted robbery in Huntington, UT
  • Utah Civil Air Patrol calls off the search for a possible missing light plane in the Salt Lake Valley
  • Class action lawsuit against the Provo Canyon School ends
  • ACLU asks a federal judge to make Mormon seminary classes in Logan, UT a strictly after school activity
  • World and national news headlines
  • Soldier Summit, UT Police Chief Roger Anderson leaves his post after two felony charges
  • Series of avalanches damage the Peruvian Lodge in Alta, UT and cause a traffic jam at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah vs. Wyoming basketball game
  • Oregon doctors make house calls
24 February 1979
234 Monday, February 26, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Wood, Terry; Eubank, Mark E.; Moody, Dustin; Walker, Gary; Allgire, Dick; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Wirth, Craig; Upshaw, Jim; Moses, Dave. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Reports on the total solar eclipse
  • Salt Lake County approves a plan to start moving fireman and communications away from a radioactive fire station
  • Heber James Norton and Bernice Craig charged with murder and aggravated robbery of a Huntington, UT Zion Bank branch
  • The Utah Attorney General's Office will prosecute the Circle of Gold chain letter pyramid scheme
  • Rock Springs, WY Deputy County Attorney Jack Smith will file another manslaughter charge against Sweetwater County law enforcement officer accused of killing Jay Jenkins
  • Troubleshooter: John Carmen wants a paycheck from his first job
  • Judge overturns the jury verdict in the case of a Summit County man who says he created the Grizzly Adams character
  • Weather report
  • Salt Lake City Commissioners set a date for residents to vote on a possible change in city government from commission to mayor-council form
  • Local and national sports
  • Outdoors: chariot racing in South Jordan, UT
10PM headlines:
  • Reports on the total solar eclipse; viewing the solar eclipse in Lewistown, MT
  • Parents concerned about the education of Chicanos in Salt Lake City meet with school district officials
  • Heber James Norton and Bernice Craig charged with murder and aggravated robbery of a Huntington, UT Zion Bank branch
  • The Utah Attorney General's Office will prosecute the Circle of Gold chain letter pyramid scheme
  • World and national news headlines
  • Weather report; effects of the eclipse on the weather
  • Local and national sports
  • People viewing the eclipse to the music of Cat Stevens
26 February 1979
235 Tuesday, Feburary 27, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Warren, Larry, 1950-; Greenlaw, Patrick; Wood, Terry; Heyrend, Alyson; Moody, Dustin; Marcroft, Bill; Augustin, Arnie; Mitchell, Andrea; Briggs, Fred, 1932-; Smith, Chuck; Stein, Reece. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Health, Education, and Welfare Secretary Califano says Utah cancer rates study will be one of his Department's main priorities
  • Two Salt Lake City men killed when their light plane crashed into a mountain in Box Elder County, UT
  • Salt Lake County Sheriff Pete Hayward discusses the use of deadly force among police and outlines a new gun training program
  • Fire at Fruehauf Trailer Division in Salt Lake City caused by a spark from a welding torch
  • Fire and police investigators looking into the cause of a fire at Bennett Paint Company in Ogden, UT; Godron Doxey and William Hager arrested for setting a fire in 1978 at a senior citizens' apartment complex in Ogden, UT
  • A group of women protest and demand an apology from Third District Judge Bryant Croft who used the term "invited rape" when overturning a jury's guilty verdict in a rape case
  • The swearing in of Salt Lake County's surveyor-elect postponed because the elected official is not a licensed land surveyor
  • US Forest Service closes American Fork Canyon due to high avalanche danger
  • Weather report
  • Idaho football player is the latest victim in a string of college football dirty recruiting tricks
  • Local and national sports; members of the Ute Indian Tribe greet world featherweight boxing champion Danny "Little Red" Lopez at the Salt Lake City International Airport
  • Effects of President Carter's proposal of gas rationing in Utah if the energy crisis worsens; Utahns' reactions to President Carter's proposal of gas rationing
10PM headlines:
  • A US House of Representatives Investigative Subcommittee will hold hearings on radiation-induced cancer in Southern Utah and Nevada; Health, Education, and Welfare Secretary Califano says Utah cancer rates study will be one of the Department's main priorities
  • World and national news headlines
  • Effects of President Carter's proposal of gas rationing in Utah if the energy crisis worsens; Utahns' reactions to President Carter's proposal of gas rationing
  • Two Salt Lake City men killed when their light plane crashed into a mountain in Box Elder County, UT
  • Salt Lake County Sheriff Pete Hayward discusses the use of deadly force among police and outlines a new gun training program
  • Cleveland Mayor Dennis Kucinich wins political victory as voters decide to hike income tax and to keep the municipal light system
  • Chicago Mayor Bilandic unseated by Jane Byrne
  • Orem, UT community residents complain about chuckholes
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Highland High School vs. East High School basketball game
27 February 1979
236 Wednesday, Febraury 28, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound, channel 1 contains audio for different programming throughout
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Greenlaw, Patrick; Warren, Larry, 1950-; Heyrend, Alyson; Allgire, Dick; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Sherlock, Diane. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • The Department of Health, Education and Welfare releases 3,500 pages of documents related to the Southern Utah cancer-radiation question
  • The Department of Energy will study 250,000 people to see if America's radiation safety standards are adequate
  • Congressional Investigative and Oversight Subcommittee announces it will hold hearings on the cancer-radation link in Southern Utah and Nevada
  • Edna Murdock, accused of running an illegal boarding house, testifies that she is guilty of neglecting a handicapped adult
  • An unoccupied house in Salt Lake County explodes
  • Salt Lake City Attorney's Office says that Commissioner David Campbell will have no legal conflict of interest while administrating the Public Safety Department
  • Spanish exchange student Jesus Moreno gets an important arm operation at the University of Utah Medical Center
  • Weather report
  • Salt Lake County deputies and animal control officers corral an escaped steer
  • Local and national sports; Utah State and BYU basketball teams at the Salt Lake City International Airport; residents at the Salt Lake City Parks and Recreation offices wait to book their summer park reservations
  • Faith Temple Pentecostal Church youth choir performs gospel music at James E. Moss Elementary School
10PM headlines:
  • Edna Murdock, accused of running an illegal boarding house, testifies that she is guilty of neglecting a handicapped adult
  • The Department of Energy will study 250,000 people to see if America's radiation safety standards are adequate
  • The Department of Health, Education and Welfare releases 3,500 pages of documents related to the Southern Utah cancer-radiation question
  • Congressional Investigative and Oversight Subcommittee announces it will hold hearings on the cancer-radation link in Southern Utah and Nevada
  • Utah House of Representatives passes a bill requiring Salt Lake City commissioners to be elected from geographical districts
  • World and national news headlines
  • An unoccupied house in Salt Lake County explodes
  • Salt Lake County deputies and animal control officers corral an escaped steer
  • Strong earthquake in Alaska
  • Profile of a program vendor named John at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City
  • Local and national sports; Utah State and BYU basketball teams at the Salt Lake City International Airport
  • Faith Temple Pentecostal Church youth choir performs gospel music at James E. Moss Elementary School
28 February 1979
237 Thursday, March 01, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound, channel 1 contains audio for different programming throughout
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Gilmour, Sandy; Greenlaw, Patrick; Rawson, Mike; Sherlock, Diane; Moody, Dustin; Augustin, Arnie; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Stein, Reece; Heyrend, Alyson; Marcroft, Bill. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Governor Scott Matheson's office releases an Atomic Energy Commission study that shows radioactive plutonium in Utah's soil
  • The sale of two U & I Incorporated sugar factories is imminent; former U & I factory workers in Garland, UT cope with unemployment
  • The Westminster College Board of Trustees announces a new retrenchment plan
  • Salt Lake City's Key Airlines will stop passenger service
  • Utah gasoline dealers are worried about President Carter's proposed plan to ration gasoline
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Utah State basketball team at the PCAA Tournament in Anaheim, CA
  • Spanish exchange student Jesus Moreno's arm operation was successful
  • West Jordan Middle School's world fair
10PM headlines:
  • Governor Scott Matheson's office releases an Atomic Energy Commission study that shows radioactive plutonium in Utah's soil
  • Utah Senate revises a measure to spend $100,000 on a study of cancer and radiation in Southern Utah
  • World and national news headlines
  • The sale of two U & I Incorporated sugar factories is imminent; former U & I factory workers in Garland, UT cope with unemployment
  • Salt Lake City's Key Airlines will stop passenger service
  • The Westminster College Board of Trustees announces a new retrenchment plan
  • Midnight deadline to renew canine licenses to avoid a penalty; advantages of licensing a pet
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; live report from the San Diego State University vs. BYU basketball game; Utah State basketball team at the PCAA Tournament in Anaheim, CA
  • Live report from the San Diego State University vs. BYU basketball game; BYU wins the Western Athletic Conference Title
01 March 1979
238 Friday, March 02, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
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News prsenters and reporters: Wood, Terry; Connaughton, Ken; Greenlaw, Patrick; Heyrend, Alyson; Allgire, Dick; Moody, Dustin; Eubank, Mark E.; Howard, Bill; Stein, Reece; Roberts, Craig; Dancy, John; Mitchell, Andrea; Rollin, Betty; Walker, Gary; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Utah House of Representatives passes a key bill in the legislative tax relief program
  • Judge gives former Soldier Summit Police Chief Roger Anderson a five year suspended prison sentence for witness tampering
  • Former Salt Lake County Sheriff Deputy David Kelly sentenced after being accused of a drunk driving hit and run that left a teenager dead
  • Jailer finds an inmate dead in his cell from a perforated gastric ulcer
  • Fire damages a house in Salt Lake City
  • Salt Lake County detectives recover another $10,000 in stolen merchandise after a string of robberies across four counties
  • Troubleshooter: Spanish exchange student Jesus Moreno recovers after arm surgery at the University of Utah Medical Center
  • Western Home Bank in Salt Lake City caters to women
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; report on Utah State University at the PCAA Basketball Tournament
  • Faith Temple Pentecostal Youth Choir
10PM headlines:
  • World and national news headlines
  • Utah Senate approves $100,000 to study radiation and cancer
  • Senator Jake Garn accuses the Carter administration of a double standard when it comes to paying Southern Uthans for cancer suffering
  • 3,500 documents relating to the cancer-radiation question arrive at KUTV and show a government cover-up
  • Utah House of Representatives passes a $50 million tax relief bill aimed at helping renters and homeowners
  • Former Salt Lake County Sheriff Deputy David Kelly sentenced after being accused of a drunk driving hit and run that left a teenager dead
  • Philadelphia's dial-a-teacher program
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; Utah State vs. Fresno State basketball game; Montana vs. Weber State basketball game
  • Wirth Watching: magic with Harry Blackstone, Jr.
  • Faith Temple Pentecostal Youth Choir
02 March 1979
239 Saturday, March 03, 1979 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Heyrend, Alyson; Reynolds, Jack; Augustin, Arnie; Connaughton, Ken; Willing, John; Bazell, Robert; Howard, Bill; Stein, Reece. (contributor)
Broadcast headlines:
  • World and national news headlines
  • Air Force reserve officer ejects from a F-105 jet fighter plane ahead of a crash in the Great Salt Lake
  • Utah House of Representatives passes a bill that rescinds funding for the purchase of Antelope Island
  • Utah House of Representatives vote down a bill that would have provided state-funded medical exams for persons living near the Vitro tailings dump in Salt Lake City
  • Utah House of Representatives scraps a plan to turn the old St. Benedict's Hospital in Ogden, UT into a veteran's home
  • No suspects found after a man was shot during a home burglary
  • Mormon Temple in Logan, UT opens to the public
  • Fire fighters control a fire at a vacant motel in Salt Lake City
  • The Department of Energy conducts experiments with coal fuel hoping to reduce oil imports
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; University of Utah vs. San Diego State basketball game; Utah State University at the PCAA Basketball Tournament
  • 24-year-old truck driver going to jail over a $14 speeding ticket
03 March 1979
240 Monday, March 05, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Walker, Gary; Greenlaw, Patrick; Heyrend, Alyson; Bromberg, Debbie; Gilmour, Sandy; Eubank, Mark E.; Marcroft, Bill; Stein, Reece; Wood, Terry; Brown, Hilary; Neal, Roy; Wirth, Craig. (contributor)
News broadcast begins at the 00:01:40 mark
6PM headlines:
  • The Ute Indian Tribe, tired of waiting for the Utah State Legislature to act on a compact, threatens to cancel water agreements for the Central Utah Project in retaliation
  • Four Salt Lake City residents die in a light plane crash in Cedar Valley
  • Doctors at the University of Utah Medical Center say Rachel David, sole survivor of the Immanuel David family murder-suicide, is improving
  • Rulon Allred murder trial to begin at Third District Court
  • Three dozen city sanitation workers strike in response to cuts in crew numbers
  • Two scuba divers die under ice in Blacksmith Canyon Reservoir
  • Utah House of Representatives votes down a second bill to purchase Antelope Island
  • Weather report
  • Pedestrian killed in an accident on Foothill Drive in Salt Lake City
  • Local and national sports; Utah State University basketball team's membership in the PCAA conference
  • Troubleshooter: mail order furniture that didn't get delivered
10PM headlines:
  • Salt Lake County Sheriff's Department shot and wounded a teenager that threatened a Granger, UT resident with a knife
  • The bodies of four Salt Lake City residents recovered from a light plane crash in Cedar Valley
  • Five people taken to the hospital after they inhaled mysterious fumes at Castleton's department store in Salt Lake City
  • Rulon Allred murder trial to begin in Third District Court
  • World and national news headlines
  • Doctors at the University of Utah Medical Center say Rachel David, sole survivor of the Immanuel David family murder-suicide, is improving
  • The Ute Indian Tribe, tired of waiting for the Utah State Legislature to act on a compact, threatens to cancel water agreements for the Central Utah Project in retaliation
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports
  • Wirth Watching, best of: Craig Wirth's messy office
05 March 1979
241 Tuesday, March 06, 1979 6PM and 10PM news
color, sound, channel 1 contains audio for different programming until the 00:27:41 mark
U-matic
News prsenters and reporters: Greenlaw, Patrick; Wood, Terry; Heyrend, Alyson; Gilmour, Sandy; Augustin, Arnie; Willing, John; Marcroft, Bill; Moody, Dustin; Rawson, Mike; Dancy, John; Hager, Robert. (contributor)
6PM headlines:
  • Utah Congressman Gunn McKay says there will be a full-scale investigation concerning the possible harmful effects of chemicals used at Hill Air Force Base
  • Customers crowd into a Public Service Commission hearing to protest Utah Power and Light Company's rate increase proposal
  • Four followers of polygamist cult leader Ervil LeBaron on trial for the 1977 murder of Rulon Allred
  • Juvenile shot by Salt Lake County detective is in fair condition
  • The Amalgamated Transit Union files a suit challenging a Utah law that prohibits transit workers from striking
  • Utah House of Representatives fails to pass an amendment to constitutionally limit state and local spending
  • Hansen Siamese twins readmitted to the University of Utah Medical Center ahead of another surgery
  • Weather report
  • Layton City Council passes a special dispensation that allows children under 18-years-old to play pinball only when school is not in session
  • Manslaughter charge refiled against Sweetwater County Deputy in Rock Springs, WY; Rock Springs, WY Mayor Paul Wataha is admitted to the hospital
  • Heber City swears in new Police Chief John Lawrence
  • Local and national sports; Utah state 4A high school basketball tournament
  • Mother and son from Farmington, NM die of asphyxiation in front of a cafe in Bountiful, UT
  • Castleton's department store in Salt Lake City reopens after nineteen employees fell ill after breathing in a mystery gas
10PM headlines:
  • Fire destroys an unoccupied apartment building in Park City, UT
  • B.B. Smith, President of Kennecott Copper Corporation's Metal Mining Division, dies in Salt Lake City
  • Utah Congressman Gunn McKay says there will be a full-scale investigation concerning the possible harmful effects of chemicals used at Hill Air Force Base
  • Four followers of polygamist cult leader Ervil LeBaron on trial for the 1977 murder of Rulon Allred
  • The Amalgamated Transit Union files a suit challenging a Utah law that prohibits transit workers from striking
  • World and national news headlines
  • Utah House of Representatives fails to pass an amendment to constitutionally limit state and local spending
  • Weather report
  • Local and national sports; ticket scalping ahead of the NCAA finals in Salt Lake City, UT
  • Hansen Siamese twins readmitted to the University of Utah Medical Center ahead of another surgery
  • Birthday party for separated McCall Siamese twins in New York
06 March 1979

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