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Kurtis, Jacobson sign off — again — at Channel 2

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  • Bill Kurtis, left, and Walter Jacobson signed off as anchors after the 6 p.m. newscast Thursday at WBBM-TV Channel 2. The pair anchored the station's top-rated 10 p.m. newscast from 1973 to 1982, and returned to the 6 p.m. slot in August 2010.

      Bill Kurtis, left, and Walter Jacobson signed off as anchors after the 6 p.m. newscast Thursday at WBBM-TV Channel 2. The pair anchored the station's top-rated 10 p.m. newscast from 1973 to 1982, and returned to the 6 p.m. slot in August 2010.
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Local TV news legends Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson signed off as anchors Thursday after returning to CBS 2 in Chicago a little more than two years ago, according to a news release from WBBM-TV Channel 2.

Thursday's newscast included a video tribute to the pair, as well as good wishes from CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley and "Anchorman" star Will Ferrell, the release said.

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The pair, who anchored the station's top-rated 10 p.m. newscast from 1973 to 1982, returned in the 6 p.m. time slot in August 2010.

Kurtis and Jacobson handed off their anchor duties to Rob Johnson and Kate Sullivan, who currently also anchor at 5 and10 p.m.

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