Saturday, May 22, 2021

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:00 Welcome

1:15  Dr. Art Ulene
12:58 Ray Richmond/Ann Snyder

   (Tom Snyder tribute)
22:07 Linda Deutsch (on Tom Snyder)
24:07 Warren Cereghino (on Tom Snyder)
26:12 John Marshall (on Tom Snyder)
28:15 Dave Lopez
32:30 Mary Munford
33:40 Henry Weiss
35:12 Yvonne Beltzer
37:25 Lew Irwin
38:40 Dr. Art Ulene
41:00 Steve Binder
48:20 Steve Skootsky
52:02 Linda Deutsch (on Elvis and Steve Binder)
55:55 Jeff Wald
56:30 Joel Tator

    (on Bob Abernethy)
59:40 Leo McElroy
1:01:13 Warren Cereghino

    (on Bob Abernethy)
1:02:48 Doug Kriegel
1:03:50 Linda Deutsch
1:05:00 Howard Fine
1:07:40 Dr. Art Ulene
1:09:00 Amanda Tarlau

    (audio only, from Australia)
1:12:45 Nancy Sayles
1:14:35 Rory O’Connor (on Tom Snyder)
1:18:00 Roy Langford (on Tom Snyder)
1:20:30 Bob Tarlau (on Hal Eisner)
1:21:05 Paul Skolnick (on Hal Eisner)
1:22:20 Kitty Dill
1:24:30 Ted Hanf
1:28:15 Judy Watson (audio only)
1:31:00 Dennis Hargrove (audio only)
1:33:25 Natalie Windsor (audio only)
1:36:57 Art Ulene
1:38:32 Bill Dawson
1:41:10 Lew Irwin question for Dr. Art Ulene
1:46:49 Kitty Dill
1:47:15 John Marshall (on Tom Snyder)/John Marshall and Leo McElroy on the Emmy)
1:54:24 Linda Deutsch
1:54:55 Mary Munford/Bob Tarlau

    (on founding of NewsGeezers)
1:57:05 Kitty Dill
1:58:00 Steve Binder
1:59:15 Steve Skootsky
2:00:40 Program ends




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... resuming this August.

Our mailing list is about 500 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!   

Saturday, August 14 Lunch Will Now Be Virtual!


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Lew Irwin will be with us virtually then... and in-person at a later date

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The pandemic news is obvious to all of you... with infection and hospitalization numbers in Los Angeles County headed in the wrong direction.

As a result, the intended return to in-person News Geezers lunches on Sat Aug 14 will now be virtual.   It will still be on the 14th... but instead of being at Victorios, we'll do a 2 p.m. Zoom session.  I've e-mailed the link to everyone on the mailing list... and will repeat it a couple of times before the 14th.   Dr. Art Ulene will again be with us... for a COVID update...  and to take your questions.

We were to have honored Lew Irwin in person on the 14th.   Lew has agreed to postpone his in-person appearance (with his special guest Steve Binder) until January (date TBA).   But Lew will appear on our virtual session on the 14th at 2 p.m. ... and we'll show a Steve Skootsky-produced video and hear from Lew then... as a promo for his eventual in-person appearance.  Lew is the original KABC-TV anchor... a radio legend here in L.A… and an author.  He has some great stories to share.

At this point, the intention is to hold our in-person political panel lunch on Sat Oct 30, at noon at Victorios.   Obviously that will be have to be reviewed as we get closer in light of evolving COVID developments.

Thirty-three of you had already RSVPed for the Aug 14 lunch... and I thank you for doing that.   Obviously, I hope all 33... and many more ... will join us virtually instead.

I am sorry for the delays... but obviously we have to do what's safe for all of us and this is the right thing at this time.

Most importantly, we've held this group together thanks to the enthusiasm shown by so many of you.

You can view our previous virtual session (held in May) by going to the links at the right... and videos of lunches going back four years can be found on the Video tab of this page.

Please continue to support Victorios with on-site and take-out dining.  (

So see you virtually on Sat Aug 14... and hopefully in person on Sat Oct 30.

Thank you... and my best to everyone.