Station break: Renovating an historic TV station in record time

KXAS-TV5, an NBC-owned and -operated station serving the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, recently completed a major renovation of its television studios. KXAS is the oldest TV station in the Southwest and posed unique renovation problems--the building that houses it has been designated an historic landmark by the state of Texas, and its studio had not been upgraded in 30 years.

The original configuration of the studio, which opened in 1948, resembled a motion picture soundstage more tha

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