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A Look Back is the sixth uploaded entry Local 58 video series. This video is deemed a "bulletin" by Local 58 as opposed to a standard episode of the series. Similarly to STATION ID, the video acts as a trailer for the series while also revealing some important details regarding the station and some of the shows it broadcasts.


The video starts with a history of the Local 58 logos. As the current logo of the channel shows on-screen, the video flutters and glitches out, followed by static and a series of ominous written messages. Clips of existing episodes and future episodes are shown until another message appears asking viewers not to "touch that dial" as there is "more to come". The broadcast day begins, with the Local 58 logo and a thank you message which ends in static.


  • The episode serves as the official reveal of the Ko-fi page for Local 58, where viewers can donate to support the series financially. The page was linked in the description of the video.
  • In the clip from You Are On The Fastest Available Route, the navigation system says "Your destination has moved", a line that was not in the episode. The time of recording is 5:00 a.m., earlier than the original recording which was around 5:30 a.m.
  • According to the first shot in the video, Local 58 (WCLV-TV) was the very first television broadcaster in Mason County.
    • In the same shot, the fictional town of Broodhollow is listed as one of the towns Local 58 broadcasts in, a reference to another series by Local 58's creator Kris Straub.
  • In this video, we see future Local 58 shows teased, such as a black-and-white clip of a blood splatter moving up a door crack, a show called Public Eye, and an art show that shows a strange gallery and promptly speeds up. Text will pop out saying, "STILL LIFE" and a man (presumably the host) appears a split second after.
    • Some of the paintings featured in the art show include Saturn Devouring His Son by Francisco Goya, Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan on 16 November 1581 by Ilya Repin, and Still Life with a Skull and a Writing Quill by Pieter Claesz. The first two paintings deal with fathers murdering their sons.