Saturday, October 29, 2022

In-Person Lunch


Our Political Panel

​Click to View Part 1

​00 Bob Tarlau Introduction
5:40 Introduce Guests (with video)
10:40 Battle for Congress
29:40 Presidential Campaigns (1960-1980)
39:15 L.A. Mayor's Race
5450   1984 Presidential Campaign
58:05 End Part One

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:00 Props 26 & 27
5:35 Historic Campaign Photos
10:55 Presidential Campaigns 1988-2004
14:00 L.A. County Sheriff's Race
21:10 Presidential Campaigns 2008-2016
24:35 Discussion: 2016 and 2024
40:35 Q&A: Linda Deutsch
46:10 Robert Henry
47:40 Dr. Art Ulene
58:00 Bob Tarlau:                      Closing Comments



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About the

News Geezers!

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 three or four times a year.

Our mailing list is about 450 strong.  

Credit for the name "News Geezers" goes to the late, great Bob Long.

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.
If you have questions or would like to join 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!   

January 30, 2023 

RSVPs Open for 2023's first News Geezers program:

The news directors panel!



Photo credit:  Steve Skootsky - album at this link


News Geezers



news directors


Sat Feb 11!


   Our first program in 2023 will feature a panel of present and past Los Angeles TV news directors.  That will be on Sat Feb 11 at our usual venue:  Victorios in North Hollywood.

The buffet lunch ($25/person) starts at about 11:45 a.m. with the program beginning at 12:30.   We have 54 RSVPs and counting.

  We'll cover successes, the tough times, how local TV news has changed for better or worse, and other related topics.   
     The panel will feature:
+ Steve Cohen (KCBS, KCOP,     KUSI San Diego - current)
+ Warren Cereghino (KTLA)
+ Jose Rios (KCBS, KTTV)
+ Kris Knutsen (KTTV)
+ Nancy Valenta (KNBC)
+ Jeff Wald (KTLA, KCOP)      
   RSVPs are open now and will close on Sat Feb 4.  Please e-mail and let me you plan to be there.

   Video highlights are online for the News Geezers final luncheon program for 2022, held on Sat Oct 29.        The political panel featured:

+ Conan Nolan

+ John Schwada

+ Dan Blackburn

+ Jim Lemon

      You can read their bios at the "Political Panel" tab on this website.   

       And you will find the links to the videos to the right... with stills to the left.

       Steve Skootsky produced the program and did the video editing.  

          Thirty-four attended the program, which had the theme of  “Election Battles, Past Present and Future" and was a follow-on to the virtual political panel we held via Zoom in October, 2020.  We were joined then by Warren Olney, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Bill Boyarsky, and Dave Bryan  in addition to Dan and Jim.

   The News Geezers hope 2023 has started strong for you... with every good wish for a healthy, happy year.

    Thanks to everyone  for  your continuing participation... and I look forward to seeing a lot of you at Victorios for our News Directors Panel on Sat Feb 11.      Again, please RSVP now at

Bob Tarlau