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Title: Weather Channel First Broadcast
Post by: albanystorms on January 09, 2016, 02:27:24 PM
I hope some weather people can help me out on this. I saw on YouTube a few years ago The Weather Channels first broadcast that they did. It had a shot from Vegas with the introduction and all I want to say it was an hour long or something. I can seem to find this video it was most likely pulled for contentid or something. Anyone have another copy of that video?
Title: Re: Weather Channel First Broadcast
Post by: Jim's Weather on January 24, 2016, 09:09:38 PM
Andre has it on his channel

The Weather Channel Launch May 2, 1982 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufS2U1B6or0)
Title: Re: Weather Channel First Broadcast
Post by: albanystorms on February 21, 2016, 05:23:55 PM
Awesome. Thank you!
Title: Re: Weather Channel First Broadcast
Post by: kmahler on April 15, 2017, 09:21:49 PM
Just an interesting couple of facts about the Weather Channel. When I lived in Atlanta working for Cisco Systems, The Weather Channel was one of my customers. The first time I went to their office. I thought I was lost. I expected big signs saying "The Weather Channel" like I was used to seeing at "CNN", also a customer. The building is completely unmarked with the exception of a very subdued street number. When I asked about this I was told that their female on air talent have a bit of a following of creepy men. They try to keep their exact location a mystery to discourage would be stalkers.

Also, the CIO at the time held a number of Patents for methods of reporting weather over the internet. He was a pretty cool dude.