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Positively Texas subtracted from TXA21

Positively Texas host Iola Johnson

It hasn't exactly been a high-profile program. But TXA21's Positively Texas, hosted by Iola Johnson, is being dropped as part of a wave of layoffs and budget cuts.

Johnson, who in the 1970s made D-FW television history at WFAA8 as the market's first black woman anchor, had teamed from 2000-'02 with Tracy Rowlett on CBS11's 4 p.m. newcasts. They had been a star team at WFAA8 until Johnson left the station in 1985 over a contract dispute. Rowlett joined CBS11 in 1999.

Positively Texas, which aired at 6:30 a.m. Sundays, was Johnson's last link to either CBS11 or TXA21.
Ed Bark