SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — News 8 made history as the first TV station to hit the airwaves in San Diego in May of 1949. We've been around for more than 70 years – if it happened in San Diego, our cameras were there.
News 8 Throwback was launched in July 2018. Each week we dig into our vast archive and resurrect the best and most interesting stories in the collection -- and what a collection we have -- you might call us the hoarder station. We’re proud of that and we think it’s our duty and a privilege to be able to share it with generations of San Diegans.
News 8 Throwback Special
San Diego has had plenty of star sightings throughout the years from A-listers to legendary politicians. In this News 8 Throwback Special, we crack into our video vault to share some of our greatest hits with you from music legends who have performed over the years. We dish up vintage clips of some of San Diego’s iconic restaurants and incredible moments when mega celebrities brought their star power to town. Plus, a behind-the-scenes look at how we uncover some of our best treasures.
Maybe you were there at one of the events in this special vintage clip – see if you can spot yourself in the crowd.