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You left out a few key details that would help greatly in your search.
First of all what year did this take place?
A $150,000 camera and that it was a live feed does not give us much to go on.
The live feed trucks came in the early 80’s. You mentioned that it was early in the VCR craze.
Early to mid eighties.
You mentioned that the camera man zoomed in and out to focus. That is standard with the studio and field cameras I operated when I was a
photojournalist from the early 2000’s to late 2000’s.
Zoom in all the way, focus, pull back out.
I grew up in the world of radio and t.v. news and know how powerful the FCC was.
With the explosion of the internet, their power has diminished somewhat.
My God man, if you have the copy’s of the FCC ownership papers post them!
The owners at the time will be named and may still be alive and want to talk.
Believe me, station owners are “newsies” at heart and are always willing to talk. Especially if they got screwed out of their beloved station.
Especially since the FCC did an about face and ruled that a single company can own as many t.v. and radio stations as they want in a market.
It used to be one radio station and one t.v. station per owner per market.
Of course I could be completely wrong in my assumption of the years. But you have the beginning of a paper trail.