The Independent Network News (INN) was a nationally-syndicated nightly news program, seen from June 1980 until June 1990, and produced by WPIX in New York City, designed mainly for independent stations. In Broadcasting, syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast Radio shows and Television shows to multiple individual stations without going through Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) WPIX, channel 11 is a television station in New York City. It has been owned by the Tribune Company since its inception and is currently an affiliate of the The City of New York
The program featured the same talent that worked on WPIX's local newscasts. WPIX transmitted the national show's live feed weeknights at 9:30 p. m. (Eastern). It was produced and shown on the Tribune Broadcasting's independent stations - WPIX, Chicago's WGN, and Denver's KWGN. Tribune Broadcasting is a group of Radio and Television stations located throughout the United States which are owned and operated by the Tribune Company Independent station is a term for a broadcast radio or Television station which is more independent in some way compared to other "dependent" WPIX, channel 11 is a television station in New York City. It has been owned by the Tribune Company since its inception and is currently an affiliate of the Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. The City and County of Denver (pronounced /ˈdɛnvɚ/ is the Capital and the most populous city of Colorado, in the United States KWGN-TV, channel 2 is a television station in Denver Colorado, owned by the Tribune Company and affiliated with The CW Television Network. It was also seen on KCOP in Los Angeles before moving to KTLA following Tribune's purchase of the station in 1985. KCOP-TV, channel 13 is a television station in Los Angeles California. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West KTLA, channel 5 is a television station in Los Angeles California.
As part of a midday expansion of INN starting in 1981, WPIX also experimented with a newscast at 12:30 p. m. co-anchored by Marvin Scott. During the decade, WPIX also offered INN affiliates "The Wall Street Journal Report," a business-oriented show (still on the air today); and From the Editor's Desk, a Sunday newsmaker show hosted by Richard D. Heffner.
In 1986, the national INN newscast, which was contained within the 10:00 show, was renamed USA Tonight, while the 7:30 program retained the title Independent News.
INN was eventually cancelled in 1990 with the advent of the Fox Television Network. Tribune Broadcasting retained some of staff to cover Washington D.C. for the Tribune stations and affiliating their stations with CNN for national and world news, and adding the time periods to their local newscasts. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D Cable News Network, usually referred to by its Initialism CNN, is a major English language Television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner