Barbara Nielsen, CBS 8 San Diego

Barbara Nielsen

CBS 8 San Diego

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Past articles by Barbara:

News 8 Throwback | Historic Whaley House holds court for the first time in 151 years

Built in 1856, the historic house has been called the most haunted in the country. → Read More

A total blast from skiing past on Mammoth Mountain in 1980

Back in February 1980, CBS 8 reporter Hal Clement takes us on a Mammoth Mountain 3-part series. → Read More

News 8 Throwback: Clubs in LA, landmarks in Hollywood

In November 1987 CBS 8’s Lena Nozizwe’s assignment was to hit the clubs in L.A. Club names were No Wax Formica, Egg Salad, Flaming Colossus and White Trash A-Go-Go → Read More

News 8 Throwback: Celebrating San Diego Museum Month with some the county's finest institutions

Celebrating San Diego Museum Month, there's a little something for everyone from The Natural History Museum in 1956 to The California Surf Museum in 1993. → Read More

News 8 Throwback: Profiles on the top San Diego morning radio shows in 1993

Jeff and Jer; Berger and Prescott; Hudson and Bauer; Dave, Shelly, and Chainsaw; and Mike and Kathy fought in the San Diego radio wars in the 1990s. → Read More

News 8 Throwback: Duran Duran, Beastie Boys, Garth Brooks and more perform in San Diego in the 1980s & '90s

From an interview with Jan and Dean to a snippet of Duran Duran's "A View to a Kill," these are just the latest musical gems we've come across in the CBS 8 archives. → Read More

News 8 Throwback: Vintage videos of Southern California attractions from 1966 and 1967

Some of the places in these newly unearthed clips are still favorites in Southern California and some are long forgotten. → Read More

News 8 Throwback: Fitness fads of the 1970s, '80s & '90s

If you’re not interested in trying something new, we have old workout ideas that just might do the trick. → Read More

Top 10 News 8 Throwback videos of 2021

Each week we compile videos around a theme but hidden gems always find their way to the surface as well. Here are the Top 10 News 8 Throwback videos of 2021. → Read More

News 8 Throwback: Christmas in San Diego in 1966

Leave today behind and take a trip with us on TV 8’s time machine to see what Christmas was like in San Diego 55 years ago! → Read More

News 8 Throwback: Toy trends in the 1980s and '90s from Cabbage Patch Kids to Pokemon

These stories from the 1980s and '90s capture fleeting fads, holiday frenzies and some traditional trinkets you may remember - or want to forget. → Read More

News 8 Throwback: San Diego reporter Loren Nancarrow and crew sail to Antarctica with SeaWorld scientist in 1988

We are pleased to present this five-part series once again after 33 years. It's a fascinating look at the people and animals that inhabit the coldest place on Earth. → Read More

News 8 Throwback: Thanksgiving traditions in San Diego from the 1960s

These clips from the 1960s, '70s, 80's, 90s, and 2000s capture a little Turkey Day magic from the hilarious to the heartfelt. Happy Thanksgiving! → Read More

News 8 Throwback: San Diego news crew gets tough assignment of going to New Zealand in 1987

The resulting six-part series features the natural beauty of the country and the welcoming spirit of its people. → Read More

News 8 Throwback: 1970s Journal series features the Star of India, Old Town, Ocean Beach and more

The Journal features were longer than our typical news reports allowing us to dig deeper into a variety of places and subjects in San Diego - and beyond. → Read More

News 8 Throwback: 1985 Best of San Diego series features beaches, parks, and beautiful views

'The best is all around us' | A three-part series called The Best of San Diego highlighting everything from beautiful beaches to favored freeways in 1985. → Read More

News 8 Throwback: Fall in San Diego County in the 1980s & '90s

These memories of autumn in the 1980s and 1990s might give you ideas of how to spend some time this year. → Read More

News 8 Throwback: What San Diegans did for a night on the town in 1990

A team of reporters worked on five subjects--romantic places, comedy clubs, karaoke bars, budget ideas, and sports bars. Some places are long gone but some remain. → Read More

News 8 Throwback: Victims of 9/11 honored in San Diego 20 years ago

These clips from the News 8 archives capture the emotions in San Diego from the day of the 9/11 attacks and in the ceremonies and memorials that followed. → Read More

News 8 Throwback: Back-to-school shopping, first-day jitters and lunchtime adventures for San Diego students

Do you remember your first day of school? Picking out what to wear, wondering who you would sit with at lunch? → Read More