WBZ Archives: WBZ’s First Anchor, Arch MacDonald, Laid To Rest

On this date in 1985, the “Dean of Boston Broadcasting” was laid to rest. Arch MacDonald was WBZ-TV’s first anchor, taking to the airwaves in 1948. Shelby Scott worked with Arch, and reported on his funeral.

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  1. Susan Hill says:

    This commercial is great, but it would be nice if you could identify all the people in the original. I recognize most, but can’t remember the names. Love seeing Barry Burbank in the same segment both old & new.

  2. Hi Susan. Here is a complete shot-by-shot breakdown of everyone in the original production and the remake: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2018/03/26/wbz-one-4-all-promo-remake/

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