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  • Watch special: Celebrating 70 years of WPIX!

    For 70 years, the award-winning PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s flagship television station, has been New York’s home for groundbreaking television. To celebrate the milestone, PIX11 will air “PIX11 Celebrating 70 Years,” a 60-minute retrospective special on June 16 at 4 p.m, and 11 p.m. ET. The special can also be seen in the player above, and more on the making of the special, below. PIX11 Celebrating 70 Years will look back at PIX11 from 1948 through today and relive some of […]

  • Action News — May 3, 1980

    Usually off-camera announcer and former children’s show host Bill Biery anchors this Saturday edition of WPIX’s Action News that aired at 10:30 p.m. May 3, 1980. Stories include a marijuana rally and a pizza-eating contest, both in Manhattan. Commercials included.

  • April 2, 1992: John Gotti found guilty

    The Teflon had finally worn off. This is WPIX original coverage of the big story.

  • Action News complete WPIX newscast: March 30, 1980

    This is the complete broadcast of the 7:30 p.m. Action News. Stories include the looming transit strike, and the celebrations of Palm Sunday and Passover. Commercials included.

  • 1984 obituary of Ethel Merman

    Steve Bosh looks back on her life in this obituary that aired on Feb. 15, 1984.

  • PIX day in history: Introducing the 718 area code

    On Feb. 15, 1984 Pat Harper reported on the 10 p.m. INN News that people in Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island were losing their beloved 212 area code for the new 718. Guess what? People were NOT happy.

  • Debbie Reynolds of her children, love, men and money

    The Hollywood legend sat down with WPIX in 1984 for a candid, fascinating interview.

  • Don Rickles on Johnny Carson starting tonight on Antenna TV

    Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting’s multicast network, will pay tribute to the legendary comedian Don Rickles. Beginning tonight, April 6 through Sunday, April 9, Antenna TV will air a classic Johnny Carson episode featuring Rickles. Antenna TV, which airs in New York on WPIX’s 11.2 (and on cable and satellite, check listings)  and on 132 other TV markets across the U.S. reaching 88% of TV households, will air the following Carson episodes: ORIGINAL AIR DATE GUESTS Thursday, April 6: 10/2/73 Buddy […]

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    WATCH: A Magic Garden Christmas

    NOTE: A MAGIC GARDEN CHRISTMAS WILL RETURN TO PIX11.com on DEC. 25, 2017, and will be available again through Jan. 1, 2018.   Beloved WPIX children’s show hosts Carole Demas and Paula Janis return to “The Magic Garden” for a 1981 Christmas visit with Sherlock, Flapper, the Magic Tree, the Story Box and the Chuckle Patch. See the full episode here, or on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Apple TV. Search “WPIX” to add us. Here’s the back […]

  • The surprising secret of where the WPIX Yule Log was filmed

    What songs are in the WPIX Yule Log? Here’s the full list by hour!

    Here is the complete WPIX Yule Log track list by individual hour. HOUR 1 (1966 footage in 2016) 1 JOY TO THE WORLD (INSTR) PERCY FAITH 2 A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CARD FRED WARING AND THE PENNSYLVANIANS 3 SLEIGH RIDE THE RAY CONNIFF SINGERS 4 O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM FRANK SINATRA 5 WHITE CHRISTMAS (INSTR) ANDRE KOSTELANETZ 6 O HOLY NIGHT (INSTR) MANTOVANI 7 THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY THE HARRY SIMEONE CHORALE 8 THE FIRST NOEL NAT KING COLE 9 […]