‘Chronicle’ marks 30 years on the air
Program runs strong and features local flavor as other news magazine shows have faded
A beekeeper in Vermont. The aging demographics of Cape Cod. Road trips through Maine in a 1969 Chevy Impala. Not exactly the kind of hard-charging stories that lead newscasts in the fast, urgent world of Boston television. Yet stories like those have made WCVB-TV (Channel 5)’s “Chronicle’’ news magazine show a Boston institution. Locally produced feature programs have vanished at television stations across the country, but “Chronicle’’ has been an unlikely survivor, celebrating its 30th year this month.