Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WTTG-TV, Washington, DC

Photos WTTG-TV studios in the 
The Raleigh Hotel - Washington, D.C
14th and Pennsylvania Ave., taken by RACampbell in early 1960's:
WTTG-TV-5, Metropolitan Broadcasting Corporation, Washington, D.C.

In the very early years WTTG-TV was part of the DuMont network. (See gnn info site for photo of Allen B. DuMont). DuMont's Dr. Thomas T. Goldsmith (T T G) owned station, CH 5, Washington, DC. One of their popular children's programs, Captain Video, was produced at WTTG and the scenic flats were still stored in the main studio in the '60's.

R A Campbell worked at a few stations in DC area while attending American University...weekends, evenings, fill-in, vacations etc. and announced, live, in 'the booth' at WTTG Channel 5 when they were in the Raliegh Hotel across the street from the FCC building. Was owned by John Kluge's Metropolitan Broadcasting (WNEW, NYC and KTTV, LA) which became the METROMEDIA empire. WTTG eventually moved to 5151 Wisconsin Avenue...and became a FOX affiliate.

Lee Reynolds "Cap'n Tugg" - Out of the Past - 1993 from Chuck Langdon on Vimeo.

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