Sat Feb 2 2019 Lunch


Click to Link to Part 1

Runs: 43:11

At 3:20 - Tribute to the late

Harvey Siders of KABC-TV

​At 6:45 - Al Primo

Creator of the Eyewitness News format

​At 25:15 - STEVE SKOOTSKY​

At 26:20 - JOHN SEVERINO

​At 38:45 - REGIS PHILBIN

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Click to Link to Part 2

Runs:  41:50
At Top - HAROLD GREENE

At 5:05 - TERRY CROFOOT

​At 10:20 - TAWNY LITTLE

 At 12:30 - DAVID SHEEHAN

At 14:30 - GENE GLEESON

​At 22:15 - PETE NOYES

At 27:10 - RONA BARRETT

At 32:45 - Dr. ART ULENE

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Clink to Link to Part 3

Runs 26:00

At top - Mention ED ARNOLD

​At :55 - HEATHER McKENZIE

introducing DAVE & MARY BUSSE

​At 8:25 - RICK DE REYES

At 17:00 - JIM HATTENDORF​

At 22:00 - SKOOTSKY's

Closing Video ​






   

  



Videos 

   The 50th anniversary of the Eyewitness News format at KABC-TV was celebrated during the first News Geezers lunch of 2019 on Sat Feb 2.

    Ninety attended, despite heavy rain.

    Video of the lunch is now posted... and you will links to the three parts at the right.

Note there are time cues... to easily find the folks who appeared.

    The airchecks used during the actual lunch as not used here - due to copyright restrictions.

     Stills are to the left... with more in the albums (links at the top of the photo column).

     Steve Skootsky - who retired about a year ago after a remarkably long run as an Eyewitness News producer – provided invaluable help in getting this program organized... and I thank him for it.

    Channel 7 itself presented a three part series on Wed Feb 27 spotlighting its own history the Eyewitness format. 

    The thee parts can be found at this link to abc7.com.

    Some bits shot at the Geezers lunch were included.

    Thanks to everyone who participated and worked to make this a very memorable event.

    Other lunches in 2019 are planned for May 4, August 3 and November 2 - all Saturdays.

    On May 4 - we'll mark 25 years since the Brown-Goldman murders.

    On Aug 3 - the program will focus on the Tate-LaBianca murders... 50 years ago.

    The emphasis at both of those lunches will be on the media's role.

     Videos of lunches going back three years can be found on the Videos page of this website.

      And photos from previous lunches are grouped on the Photos page.

           Enjoy!

     See you on Sat May 4.

     Cheers, Bob Tarlau

Video Posted of Our Feb 2 Lunch 

We saluted the 50th anniversary of Eyewitness News at KABC-TV









 









March 1, 2019 

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!   Bob

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 PHOTOS FROM OUR FEBRUARY 2019 LUNCH

Photos by Ross Kestin, Susan Weininger, Gary Sunkin, 

Vince Mack, Andrew Lucero & Bob Tarlau 

For the complete album of Susan's Photos:  Click here! 

For Ross' complete album:  Click here!

For the album with all the other shots:  Click here!