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1980s News

For more than 30 years, KWWL-TV dominated the news ratings in eastern Iowa. This video is of the newscast intro from the mid-1980s, featuring anchors Ron Steele and Liz Mathis, meteorologist Craig Johnson, and sports director Bob Hogue.