Monday, June 1, 2009
"N" marks the spot- Rare NBC News animation - circa 1978
Before news partnerships, multi-platform content sharing strategies,and local management agreements blurred the lines between who produced journalistic content and who distributed that programming, the news divisions of the original, Big 3 networks ( NBC, CBS & ABC )retained all editorial and creative control of the newscasts, special coverage and documentary programming they produced.
Posted below is vintage animation that was, for many years,aired at the end of all programs produced under the aegis of NBC News. It was NBC's way of telling the viewers that it was prepared to accept the accolades and the consequences for the work presented.
You'll notice that it, visually, focuses on revealing the short-lived NBC "N" logo.Enjoy!!!!!