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Saturday, February 26, 2022
In-Person Reunion Lunch
Honoring Lew Irwin
Thanks to Steve Skootsky... for both the editing and this
0:00 Bob Tarlau introduction
1:10 Dr. Art Ulene: Kilimanjaro expedition
6:45 Lew Irwin and Steve Binder: on the ABC lot
LEW IRWIN CAREER
17:25 KPOL radio and Elvis interview
26:00 “Beyond Channel 7” video
30:05 Watts riots
32:20 Black Panther Party
35:30 Oakland draft protest
37:45 END PART 1
00: KRLA: Credibility Gap
2:50 Folk Singer Len Chandler
6:25 KCET: The Newsical Muse
8:20 Earth News Radio
12:00 Frank Sinatra Book
13:00 “Deadly Times” book
STEVE BINDER CAREER
16:15 Career video
19:30 Steve Allen Show
23:30 T.A.M.I. Show
26:05 “The Touch”
27:25 Elvis ’68 “Comeback Special”
30:05 Lew Irwin closing tribute
32:35 Lew’s Manager Arnie Mills
33:40 Q&A Steve Binder on Elvis
38:20 Bob Tarlau close and personal message
42:00 END PART 2
the life and amazing times of Tom Snyder
Thanks to everyone who attended the News Geezers lunch on Sat May 14 celebrating Tom Snyder's long lasting legacy. Steve Skootsky's videos were terrific... and so were our in person speakers including Kelly Lange, Steve Cohen and Tom's daughter Ann Marie Snyder and grandson James Snyder.
My stills are on this page... and please see the link for others. Ross Kestin will be sending his to me soon. Steve is editing video highlights of the program and we should have those online (a link from this page) in about a week.
Links to the video of the Sat Feb 26 program saluting Lew Irwin and Steve Binder in February can be found in the column to the right.
Our third program of the year will be on Sat Aug 13... when we will spotlight Dave Lopez, one of L.A.'s finest-ever street reporters... and his very distinguished career at KCBS-TV/KCAL. His story is amazing... and there's a lot you don't know about Dave... and will really come to appreciate after you read his new book, published in April... and on sale at Amazon and major book sellers.
It's called "IT'S A GREAT LIFE IF YOU DON'T WEAKEN - Family, faith and 48 years on television." Dave will be with us on August 13 at Victorios in North Hollywood to talk about his life and times and how his career and heritage boosted each other in a way that allowed him to grow... as a journalist and family man... and of course, he'll take questions... and sell/autograph books. The way he got inside and broke some of the most significant local stories is remarkable... and, I assure you, will bring back a lot of memories.
Our final 2022 program will feature our all-star political panel in person. That's scheduled for Sat Oct 29. The panelists are Warren Olney, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Bill Boyarsky, Dan Blackburn, Dave Bryan and Jim Lemon.
I hope to see you on both Sat Aug 13 for Dave Lopez and on Sat Oct 29 for our political panel.
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Bob's album of photos taken at the lunch can be found at: https://bobtarlau.smugmug.com/2022-05-14-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 quarterly... resuming October 30.
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 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!
May 15, 2022