The Most “Throwback Thursday” (#TBT) Video Ever
If you grew up or lived in St. Louis at any point of the mid 70’s through the early 80’s, you must remember the most awesome news anchor team of all-time.
Steve Schiff and Julius Hunter, who held down the anchor desk at Channel 4, were the undisputed kings of St. Louis local TV news. They were Ron Burgundy before Will Ferrell starred in his first middle-school skit.
They were leisure suit wearing, coffee swilling, donut eating wonders. With their open collars and brooding dispositions, they gave off a don’t mess with us vibe that must have sent a chill down the spine of any competitor (Patrick Emory, Dick Ford, etc) foolish enough to challenge them in the ratings.
They also looked like extras from the cast of Saturday Night Fever. No one rocked the polyester 3-piece suit quite like Schiff and Hunter did back in the 70’s.
And like Will Ferrell’s Anchorman, they were joined by a cast of characters that you had to see to believe.
Former Big-Red backup quarterback, Tim Van Galder was the sports guy, the weatherman (no meteorologists allowed) was the affable Ollie Raymond and Herb Humphries, a large Cadillac De Ville of a man, was the reporter who reported….night side.
It was a glorious time. Enjoy this short “Throwback Thursday” trip back to the 70’s.
The best part is at :20 when he’s juggling two phones at once…Steve worked his news sources hard!