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The Work of Darrell Barton

Once in a while, when old TV journalists gather, the name Darrell Barton comes up. He was something of a legend among local journalists. He was known for his gritty style, his ability to connect with the regular guy.  Here is a collection of some of his 1980’s work. Notice the beautiful transitions, match cut sequences and never a staged moment. The soundbites are nearly always subjective (emotion) and the tracks are nearly always factual (objective.)

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