The Bedtime Nooz

For anyone outside of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis & St. Paul Minnesota, the name of the anchor of WCCO-TVDave Moore, and the “Bedtime Nooz” has no meaning. Add to that people born after 1960 or so either missed it or were too young to stay up late on a Saturday night. My Mom would go to bed about 10pm, even on the weekends. My Dad would stay up so my older sister and I would stay awake and watch the Bedtime Nooz with Dave Moore. Our Dad would make a pizza about midnight which always seemed like some sort of shared secret treat.

WCCO-TV was the leader in the Twin Cities market and Dave Moore was a very serious, accomplished and trusted news anchor. This was in the day when the evening TV news — both national and local — were must-watch TV and just about everyone did. As such, someone like Dave Moore had quite a stature in the Twin Cities so having him perform such a loose, goofy and humorous rendition of TV news was amazing and a magnet for all ages.

Here is a fun look at the Bedtime Nooz. Worth a watch if you’re old enough and even if you never saw it:

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  1. Janet Avery on August 6, 2017 at 3:51 am

    I’ve been told that my uncle, Weldon Hogie, an early engineer at WCCO TV in 1950’s, developed the split-screen technology for the Bedtime Newz show. Do you have any information on this?

  2. Steve Borsch on August 6, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Sorry…I have no idea.

    I’d try a couple of different places though. One is TC Media Now and the more likely to have information is the Pavek Museum.

    Good luck!

  3. Brett Wallace on January 24, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    I was young at the time but have fun memory of the show

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