Sat August 11 2018 Lunch

Part 1 

At 0:00 = Credits & Intro
At 4:45 = Steve Skootsky

Previews Eyewitness News @ 50 yrs

Lunch Program on Feb 2 2019

At 9:10 = Remembering

Pete Elliot

At 13:00 = Start 1968 - 50 years ago

program:  ABC News special -

"A Crack in Time" directed by Joel Tator

Part 1 - 33:14
Part 2

At :00 = Brian Bland interviews

AP's Bob Thomas on RFK 

 At 3:30 = Photos of NBC Sirhan

interview - voice of Ernie Chacon

At 6:40 - Boris Yaro remembering

his RFK assassination shots

17:50 = Brian Bland

26:30 = Warren Cereghino

36:00 = Jim Hattendorf

38:30 = John Marshall
Part 2 - Runs 45:00


Part 3

At :40 = Dan Blackburn

At 8:20 = Arnie Friedman

At 18:00 - Chuck Christman

Part 3 - Runs 28:30




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       Longtime KFWB general manager Art Schreiber will appear at the next News Geezers lunch - Sat Nov 10, starting at noon.

       Art - who will mark his 91st birthday that weekend - has a remarkable story... of suddenly going blind while general manager of KOB radio in Albuquerque.  

      In his new book "Out of Sight:  Blind & Doing All Right," Art tells the story of his personal and professional comeback.

      Read more about Art at:

       Art will be flying in from his New Mexico home to be with us on Nov 10.

       Also at that lunch:  a student panel asking career questions of journalism pros.    I am inviting students (and recent grads) from Pepperdine, CSUN and CSULA who will ask career questions of our room full of pros.
       We did a brief version of this in May... and it was a big success so we'll do another round.

        The venue will again be at Victorios at 10901 Victory Blvd. in North Hollywood.   (Click on the address for the Google Map).

        RSVPs are now welcome.  Please drop a note to

       We had 51 folks turn out for a sometimes emotional return to the year 1968... 50 years on.

Links to the video of that lunch are at the right... and photos have been posted to the left (with a link to the album).

        Boris Yaro - who took the signature shot of the RFK assassination for the Los Angeles Times - spoke emotionally about that night.   Several others talk about their own coverage of events in 1968.

       Also appearing at that lunch:  Chuck  Christman... one of the few surviving members of the 101st Airborne unit that landed in Little Rock, AK to help enforce integration at Little Rock High School in 1957.

         Our first lunch of 2019 will be on Sat Feb 2.  Steve Skootsky and I will produce a 50th anniversary salute to Eyewitness News.

       So you Channel 7 folks, please mark your calendar.

       Thanks again for your continuing support.

        See you on November 10.

Cheers,  Bob Tarlau

Art Schreiber Will Be Special Guest at Nov 10 Lunch

Former KFWB radio general manager tells his remarkable story of dealing with sudden blindness

while managing KOB Albuerque.  Also:  a student panel... with career questions for the pros.


October 14, 2018

News Geezers

About the News Geezers!


Photos by Ross Kestin & Bob Tarlau

​(Entire album can be view at this link:

    In case you just wandered onto this web page, we are the News Geezers - an informal, friendly group of veteran Southern California TV, radio, print, web and PR journalists. We hold lunches quarterly.  Our mailing list is more than 400 strong.

      Learn about the background of our group by clicking on the "About" tab above (or at the top of any page).  The names of all those on the mailing list can be found at the "RSVP/Roster" tab of this site.

         Credit for the name "News Geezers" goes to the late, great Bob Long.
        If you have questions or would like to be on the mailing list - and perhaps attend one of our lunches - please contact Bob Tarlau through the form you will find by clicking on the "Contact" tab.  Thanks and cheers!   Bob