I posted this in the Cleveland OTA thread..Thought it would be of interest here as well..
"Here's something I thought might be of interest. WEWS-TV 5's Video Vault on it's website has posted a very rare 1953 Documentary called RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES. It is a history of Cleveland Television up to October, 1953..The 20-minute documentary covers:
Planned power increases for all Cleveland VHF Stations, along with Channel 4 moving to 3 and 9 moving to 8
Progress of Youngstown Channels 27 and 73(later 21)
Progress of Ashtabula Channel 15
Progress of Akron Channel 49
Planned stations on Channels 19 and 65 for Cleveland and 23 for Massillon-Canton..
There is also vintage film of city skylines, as well as some film of programs in progress at each station already on the air..
This is about as old a complete program you'll find locally..Fascinatng..