Rochester, N.Y.- In honor of Channel 13’s 50th anniversary this year, we’re taking a look back at how it all started. One of the most innovative decades was the 1970s.
It was Newscope back then; the decade we reported about man walking on the moon, the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and the impact of Hurricane Agnes on the shoreline of Lake Ontario.
It was also a year of transition for the television station moving from Downtown Rochester to new studios in Henrietta. It was around that time Newscope became Eyewitness News.
The 1970s was a decade of innovative programming. The Louise Wilson Show became AM Rochester, Doc and Katy Abraham offered weekly gardening advice, and PM Magazine was a new show every weekday at seven. And of course who could forget Bowling for Dollars with Ron Defrance.