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Good Day Oregon
(August 26, 1996 - present)

Opening titles from the show, 1996.

Oregon's first completely local three-hour morning news program. Designed to compete with NBC's "Today" and ABC's "Good Morning America," "Good Day Oregon" soon established a loyal audience.

Original hosts of Good Day Oregon, Laura
Stephenson and Ken Ackerman.

Ken Ackerman and Laura Stephenson open the show at 7am.

Left to right: Kimberly Maus, Ken Ackerman, Amy Freeze,
Laura Stephenson, Barbara Wood and Tony Martinez on
Laura Stephenson's last day as co-host, May 20, 1998.

Ken and Kimberly enjoy the tantalizing cuisine during a visit
to Elmer's Pancake and Steak House.

Kathy Smith and Tony Martinez share a laugh over the
definition of the "Word of the Day." (In case you're wondering,
 a Taradiddle is a petty falsehood or a fib.)

Ken Ackerman and Kimberly Maus hosting Good Day Oregon
from the "Street of Dreams."

Kathy Smith waits for an answer from guest George

Tony Martinez reports the morning traffic from high above
Portland in KPTV's helicopter, "Air 12." Hiding behind Tony is
cameraman Daryl Mitchell.

She knows what Ken's next question is going to be: Psychic
Sylvia Browne visits with Ken Ackerman.

Andy Carson shows off his Austin Powers look for Ken and Kim.

Andy Carson goes to the dogs for a "big dog" segment.

Funny-man-about-town Phil Cassidy tries to club his way out of
a water hazard.

A little homemaking advice from frequent guest Mary Ann Bauer.

Kimberly Maus interviews former President Jimmy Carter via

Good Day Oregon, 2000: Pete Ferryman (news anchor),
Kathy Smith (news anchor), Andy Carson (weather),
Ken Ackerman (host), Tony Martinez (traffic), Kimberly Maus (host).

AUG 1996 - SEP 1999: MON-FRI 7:00AM-9:00AM
SEP 1999 - PRESENT: MON-FRI 5:00AM-9:00AM

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