August 28, 2014 6:41 pm
Updated: September 1, 2014 1:44 pm

Timeline: 40 Years of ‘Our’ TV

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WATCH: Look back at Global Edmonton’s past four decades as we celebrate our 40th birthday.

EDMONTON — The year was 1974 when ITV — now known as Global Edmonton — was born. Life in Edmonton looked a little different, to say the least.

Jasper Avenue and 106 Street, 1974

City of Edmonton Archives
1974

Headline news: U.S. President Richard Nixon resigns

Oscar-winning film: The Godfather Part II by Francis Ford Coppolla

Top songs:  The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand and Terry Jacks’ Seasons In The Sun

Edmonton’s population was 445,691, slightly more than half what it is today. Ivor Dent was finishing up a six-year term as the city’s mayor, and William Hawrelak was beginning what would be one year in office.

On the news front, the launch of ITV was about to transform the media landscape.

As we celebrate our 40th birthday, here are some of the highlights from the past four decades.

The trip down memory continues with a few of our favourite photos from years gone by.

WATCH: The extended version of our 40-year montage

A huge thank you to those of you who have been with us from the very beginning.

SEE MORE: Then & Now

We’d love to hear what your favourite ITV/Global Edmonton memories are! You can share them in the comments section below, on our Facebook page, or on Twitter.

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