TV Flashback: Today, 1988

The News Tribune attic has tons of files of old publicity photos from TV shows and movies, and we’ll try to feature a new one each week. Here’s a shot of NBC Today weatherman Willard Scott and anchors Jane Pauley and Bryant Gumbel from 1988, promoting a week of shows originating from Europe’s Orient Express.…
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Robertson, Dukakis And Hart – Oh, My

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney won the majority of support from Minnesota caucus-goers on Tuesday night. Here’s a look back at a couple of caucuses from the 1980s… 1988 Democrat Michael Dukakis and Republican Pat Robertson garnered the most support in the Northland in the straw polls at the 1988 presidential caucuses. Unofficial vote totals…
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Hail To The Chief

The News Tribune attic contains files of photos and clippings from two visits John F. Kennedy made to Duluth – once as a presidential candidate in September 1960, and again as president in September 1963, two months before he was assassinated. Here is a photo from the second visit (caption below): President John F. Kennedy…
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Babbitt Store

As I sift through the thousands of files up in the attic, sometimes random photos jump out (figuratively, unless a box comes crashing down). Some, like this first one, don’t have a lot of caption information…. but they still have a story to tell. The following information was penciled on the back of this undated…
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Where It All Begins…

It’s only fitting to start this blog of items the News Tribune archives with an archival photo of … the News Tribune. Here’s a shot of Duluth Herald and News-Tribune building from 42 years ago – Feb. 15, 1966 (note the two-way traffic on First Street)….