Al Primo: Behind-the-Scenes Force in TV Broadcasting Who Revolutionized Local News Shows

From a Washington Post obit by Emily Langer headlined “Al Primo, creator of ‘eyewitness’ local news, dies at 87”:

Al Primo, a behind-the-scenes force in television broadcasting who revolutionized local news in the 1960s and early 1970s, replacing the single stentorian anchorman with a band of roving “eyewitness” reporters and a winsome cast of on-set personalities to create a format still familiar to TV viewers today, died at his home in Old Greenwich, Conn.