ABC "You and Me" ID

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Logo descriptions by imacomputergeek


1st (and only) Logo (Fall 1980-Summer 1981)

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Nicknames: "You and Me," "You and Me and ABC"

Logo: On a black background, the words "YOU AND ME" in a style of a flashing sign appear in a sliding effect with shimmering red and blue lines all across the screen. Then it zooms in and cross-fades into a line of stars with two lines of text reading "ABC" on the top and bottom respectively. It then zooms out the reveal the ABC logo with red lines going across the logo and blue lines going down it. When the logo gets into place, a blue-red border zooms out into place. The circle of the logo continues to spin when the logo finishes.

Variant: There's a version where the background is black. This, in particular, was only used for closed circuit broadcasts, which, according to the Museum of Broadcast Communications, is "a television transmission system in which live or prerecorded signals are sent over a closed loop to a finite and predetermined group of receivers, either via coaxial cable or as scrambled radio waves that are unscrambled at the point of reception."

Custom Local Variants:

  • WCBD-TV 2 (Charleston, South Carolina): The station's logo replaces the ABC logo. Also, the logo is on the bottom left with the slogan "IT'S A LIVING" and the byline "WCBD-TV Charleston" both situated on the bottom right.
  • WCVB-TV 5 (Boston, Massachusetts): There's a byline with the words "WCVBTV" on the left, the station's logo in the middle, and "BOSTON" on the right.
  • WEWS-TV 5 (Cleveland, Ohio): The station's logo replaces the ABC logo.
  • WTVN-TV 6 (Columbus, Ohio; now known as WSYX-TV): The station's logo replaces the ABC logo.
  • KABC-TV 7 (Los Angeles, California): There's a byline with the words "KABC-TV" on the left, the station's logo in the middle, and "LOS ANGELES" on the right.
  • WABC-TV 7 (New York, New York): The station's logo replaces the ABC logo. Another variant has a byline with the words "WABC-TV" on the left, the station's logo in the middle, and "NEW YORK" on the right.
  • WLS-TV 7 (Chicago, Illinois): The station's logo replaces the ABC logo and there's a byline with the words "WLS-TV Chicago" at the bottom.
  • KOLO-TV 8 (Reno, Nevada): The station's logo replaces the ABC logo.
  • WPLG-TV 10 (Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Florida): There's a byline with the words "WPLG" on the left, the station's logo in the middle, and "MIAMI" on the right.
  • KNTV-TV 11 (San Francisco Bay Area, California; now owned by NBC): The station's logo replaces the ABC logo and the words "KNTV" are on the top-left corner and "San Jose" on the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  • WJZ-TV 13 (Baltimore, Maryland; now owned by CBS): The station's logo replaces the ABC logo and there's a byline with the words "WJZ-TV BALTIMORE" at the bottom.

FX/SFX: The circle spinning.

Music/Sounds: The campaign's song "You and Me."

Availability: Extinct, as it was only used as a station ID.

Editor's Note: None.