US network news year-end video montages from the 1990s
December 28, 2022 6:12 PM   Subscribe

This front page post reminds me: when I was a child watching US network TV in the 1990s, I used to watch the evening national newscasts (ABC and CBS more than NBC, as I recall). I remember that, on the last weekday of the year, the news show would usually broadcast a collection of clips summarizing the year's news, often using a soundtrack of pop music released that year. I've tried and failed to find some of these online. How can I find and rewatch these montages?

I've tried fruitlessly to search on YouTube for these; what keywords should I use? Or are they maybe available on the Internet Archive or accessible someplace else online, or do I need to make a trip to the Paley Archive?
posted by brainwane to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: ABC's 1997 Year in Review ("our tradition here is to take a look back at the year that was")
posted by Iris Gambol at 11:06 PM on December 28, 2022 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: I hit play and within 20 seconds "Walking on the Sun" was playing. AHA! THANK YOU! And in the YouTube recommendations right nearby sits "1993 Year in review ABC News".

I will use this as a jumping-off point for more links but I welcome other links in case anyone feels like pointing to further videos!
posted by brainwane at 3:36 AM on December 29, 2022

Response by poster: (In retrospect, I should have searched better by naming specific news networks, and by using phrases/words that the broadcasters would use in their description, like "review" or "a look back", instead of "montage".)
posted by brainwane at 3:54 AM on December 29, 2022 [1 favorite]

CNN 1991 Year-ender, parts one and two (that YouTube user has a lot of old CNN clips, and there might be other things there you'd like).
posted by box at 4:53 AM on December 29, 2022

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