Gary Papa's Father
WPVI-TV, Philadelphia
August 3, 1993

By the time of this 1993 Action News Promo, Action News was number one in the ratings for decades. Gary Papa was main sports anchor on the stations and its Sports Director. On Tuesday, August 3, 1993, a promo was made using Gary Papa's dad.

Gary Papa
WPVI-TV, Philadelphia
August 3, 1993

It was recorded by New York Communications, owned by Broadcast Pioneers member Mike Davis, who was the genius behind this and other Action News Promos. Mike Davis said:

That is Gary's dad. He was delightful to work with. A real trouper for a guy who had never done anything like that before.

The promo is available in both the Real Video format and the Windows Media format. Choose whichever one you prefer.

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From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Video and stills originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Joe Pellegrino
and used with the permission of New York Communications and member Mike Davis
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