Sat May 12, 2018 Lunch

Part 1 

At 0:00 = Credits & Intro
At 2:20 = Remembering 

Michael Conley

At 17:20 = Ivor Davis and

Ray Richmond

(Hollywood Panel)

Part 1 - 38:40

Part 2

At :00 = Questions to

Ivor and Ray

 At 7:20 = Dan Blackburn


"Of Presidents & Predators"
Part 2 - Runs 25:10


Part 3

At :00 = Pepperdine Student

Video on News Geezers


At 7:50 = Pepperdine Students

Marissa Drago 

and Gabby Gontha

Part 3 - Runs 25:00




    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 more than 400 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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       The next News Geezers lunch is Sat Aug 11 - at noon - and is again at Victorios at 10901 Victory Blvd. in North Hollywood.   (Click on the address for the link).
       RSVP's are open now.  You can RSVP by sending a note to me... at  You cannot RSVP directly on this website... but you can check to see who... by clicking on the "Roster & RSVP" tab above.

     Be patient if I don't immediately acknowledge yours... as I will be in Europe from Jul 11 thru the end of the month.
      The Italian buffet continues to be $20.  We take cash at the door... but you can also pay by plastic at the bar.  Soda, water, dessert, tip are all included.  Parking is free.
       At our Aug 11 get together, we'll look back 50 years at 1968... from the RFK and MLK assassinations to the Vietnam war protests to other events from a year that saw it all.
      Anyone who wants to share first hand memories of covering 1968 will be welcome to speak.
      There will be an edited video clip from a one hour special Joel Tator did in 1978, on the 10-year anniversary.
      We had 58 attend our Sat May 12 lunch.    You will find links to the three-part video - and the stills - on this page.

      Our May program began with a tribute to a News Geezers founding member - MICHAEL CONLEY - who passed away in April.
      Then we featured a lively and informal panel on Hollywood news  coverage - past and present... featuring members RAY RICHMOND and IVOR DAVIS.
       Ray's latest passion - by the way - is memoir writing for others... and you'll find info on that at:
      Following the panel, DAN BLACKBURN introduced his new book "Of Presidents and Predators" - which is now on sale on Amazon at this link:
       ​​After Aug 11, the final News Geezers gathering for 2018 will be on Sat Nov 10.                                     Thanks again for your continuing support.

        See you in August.

Cheers,  Bob Tarlau

RSVPs Open for Our August 11 Lunch

The program will look back at 1968... and the memories of members who covered that momentous year! 

Video and photos are online from our May 12 lunch!


About the News Geezers!

News Geezers

July 10, 2018


Photos by Ross Kestin & Bob Tarlau

​(Entire album can be view at this link: