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News Geezers

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 quarterly.  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!   


Please view this 

8-minute message:  



   The second News Geezers lunch of 2020 was to have been held on Sat May 23... and would have featured an all-star political panel to talk about Campaign 2020.

     That lunch had to be cancelled... while the program itself has been postponed...

till Sat Oct 24.

      That's - of course - because of the coronavirus pandemic.

       Our next scheduled lunch is Sat Aug 8 -   conditions allowing.

       That lunch will feature Lew Irwin, the original KABC-TV anchor (then news director at a number of Los Angeles stations).  You may also remember his work on "The Credibility Gap."

       Appearing with Lew will be Steve Binder, his KABC-TV director back then... who has produced/directed a lot of memorable TV productions since.

Click here to see the details in my video presentation. 

        Our October 24 lunch will have veteran political journalists discussing coverage of Campaign 2020... concentrating on the presidential race.
      They include:
* Sherry Bebitch Jeffe

* Bill Boyarsky

* Warren Olney

* Dave Bryan

* Dan Blackburn

* Jim Lemon

and possibly others.

     Also:  A series of special videos... produced by Steve Skootsky... on presidential campaigns past... with an emphasis on California.
All our lunches are at:
Victorios in North Hollywood  (10901 Victory Blvd) and start at noon.  Victorios remains open for takeout.

      Now online is the four part video of our February 29th lunch - which featured "The History of the L.A. News Helicopters."

     The links are in the column to the right.

     I urge you to view it... especially if you couldn't join us that day.
      Photos and links to the albums are at the left.

      Videos and photos from previous lunches can be found by clicking on the "Videos" and "Photos" links near the top of this webpage.
            Finally my warm wishes to you all.  Stay safe... stay well... and we'll hopefully see each other in August.

 ​  Bob Tarlau

Saturday, February 29 Lunch

Click to Link to Part 1

Runs:  40 minutes

At Top: 


At 2:30:

Honoring Mike Mullen and Gary Branard as Press Photographers Assn Life Achievement Honorees

At 4:10: 

Introduce "History of the L.A. News Choppers" program​

At 14:40:

Joel Tator

At 19:00:

Warren Cereghino

At 23:30:

Kelly Lange

Click to Link to Part 2

Runs:  36 minutes

At 1:10:
Zoey Tur

​At 12:15:

Vince Mack joins discussion


Click to Link to Part 3
Runs:  44 minutes

At Top:

​Stu Mundel & Tim Lynn

At 38:00:

Vince rejoins discussion


Click to Link to Part 4
Runs:  5 minutes

At Top:


Joe Sullivan,

Ernie Chacon

Victor Patterson

At 3:55:

​Future Lunches