TV News Primo

Everything has a history. Local TV news is no different. Before Al Primo, if you wanted to see TV reporters in action, you had to go to the newsroom and lay eyes on them. That all changed in 1965 with Primo's singular TV news innovation: Eyewitness News. UC Journalism head Brian Calfano presents TV News Primo: an interview series detailing Primo's impact on TV news in all its forms, and featuring Al Primo himself. Mr. Primo's insights on the state of TV news and his advice for young and aspiring journalists are as first-rate today as they were five decades ago.


 Archival footage courtesy of WABC-TV New York.