October 26, 2020
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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!
Our all-star political panel was held on Sat Oct 24th.
It was virtual, a first for the News Geezers.
If you didn't see it live, I urge you to view it through the YouTube links in the column to the right.
I know you will find it worthwhile viewing... whether before or after the election.
* Sherry Bebitch Jeffe,
* Bill Boyarsky,
* Warren Olney,
* Dan Blackburn,
* Dave Bryan,
* and Jim Lemon.
You will find bullet point bios of all six - by clicking here... and on the tab at the top reading:
"October 24th Virtual Lunch Panelists"
The discussion was driven--in part--by a series of videos produced by Steve Skootsky. They are centered on the role of past and present campaign ads.
Our six panelists have agreed to a two-part format.
As a follow-up to the virtual gathering... they will return for a follow-up in-person panel at Victorios in North Hollywood in 2021.
Next year will also bring an in person program featuring Lew Irwin, the original KABC-TV anchor (then news director at a number of Los Angeles radio stations) and Steve Binder (his Channel 7 producer back then... who went on to produce/direct a lot of memorable network and syndicated television programs).
Steve Skootsky has also some very well produced videos for that program.
The only lunch we succeeded in having this year was on February 29. It featured the "History of the Los Angeles News Choppers."
The video of that program remains online... with the links on our Video page... where you will also find links to videos of our lunches going back to 2018.
Our lunches are usually held at Victorios in North Hollywood (10901 Victory Blvd) and start at noon. Victorios remains open for patio dining and takeout. I encourage you to support Chef Robert & Company with your business.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Virtual Political Panel
Runs: 33 minutes
Runs: 30 minutes
Click to Link to Part 3
Runs: 44 minutes
Thank yous and