Photo Gallery | Action News 5 celebrates 64 years on the air
Action News 5 is turning back the hands of time to the year 1948.
Harry S. Truman was President, James J. Pleasants, Jr. was Mayor of Memphis and WMC-TV made television history.
WMC signed on the air 64 years ago on December 11, 1948 as the very first television station in the entire state of Tennessee.
Action News 5 was first to broadcast a television signal into North Mississippi, West Tennessee, East Arkansas and the Missouri Bootheel.
WMC-TV has been on the air everyday since and the staff works everyday to uphold the longtime motto: "First to Care, First to Serve."