Saturday, May 14, 2022

In-Person Lunch

Saluting Tom Snyder

Click to Play Part 1

Thanks to Steve Skootsky... for both the editing and this

time-code listing:

0:00  Introduction: Bob Tarlau
6:40 Intro Tom Snyder program: Steve Skootsky
8:25 Atlanta
9:20 KTLA: Joel Tator
23:25 Tomorrow Show: Joel 
31:50 KNBC: Warren Cereghino video
34:00 KNBC: Kelly Lange
50:20 John Lennon: Joel Tator
58:10 WABC: Steve Skootsky
59:30 End Part 1

Click to View Part 2

0:00 Steve Cohen
08:00 Ann Marie Snyder
12:10 James Snyder
13:40 Al Primo video
15:30 KABC-TV/ABC Radio: Debbie Alpert
32:10 Tom’s model trains
35:35 Ross Kestin
36:10 Ray Richmond
36:55 Ann Marie: Documentary
38:30 Bradley Herman
40:35 Jim Caccavo
42:00 Closing comments
46:15 Program Ends



Video Highlights

RSVPs Are Open for our lunch next Saturday (the 13th)...

Featuring Dave Lopez and his new book!


   RSVPs are now open for the News Geezers' third program of 2022.  That 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.  The lunch starts at noon at Victorios in North Hollywood.  Please RSVP by e-mailing me at

   Also appearing:  Dr. Art Ulene. 
   Dave's story is amazing... and his new book (published in April) reveals a lot you may not know about Dave... and will really appreciate after you've read it.  It's on sale at Amazon and major book sellers.   He's already one of Amazon's top selling Hispanic authors.
   The book is "IT'S A GREAT LIFE IF YOU DON'T WEAKEN - Family, faith and 48 years on television."   It tells the story of how Dave's career and heritage boosted each other in a way that allowed him to grow... as a journalist and family man.   You can buy a copy at the lunch... or bring yours along to be autographed.  
    In addition: 

    Dr. Art Ulene will report on his latest climb up Mt. Kilomanjaro in Africa.

    Tom Colbert - who was previously announced as a speaker to update on his D.B. Cooper investigation - has had to cancel due to a family commitment.

   Again that's on Sat Aug 13 at Victorios Ristorante in North Hollywood, 10901 Victory Blvd.
   Chef Roberts' delicious Italian buffet lunch is $25.  That includes dessert and tip.  (Cash at the door, or pay by credit card at the bar).  Parking is free.  We'll start serving around 11:45 a.m. and our program will start at 12:30.   Please join us!
   Our final 2022 program will feature our all-star political panel in person.  That's scheduled for Sat Oct 29... just ahead of the Midterm elections.  The panelists are Warren Olney, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Bill Boyarsky, Dan Blackburn, Dave Bryan and Jim Lemon.  Several Steve Skootsky-produced videos will complement the discussion.   I'll call for RSVPs at the end of September.
   In May, we saluted the late, great Tom Snyder.   It was a remarkable program and you can view highlights by clicking on the video links on this page.

   Finally... for those of you who may be wondering:   My health (after battling tongue cancer) continues to improve.  Many of you have sent warm messages and said prayers over the past several months and I deeply appreciate those.  Everyone of them helped!
Bob Tarlau

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!   

Ross Kestin contributed some excellent shots.  Here's the link to his album.

Bob's album of photos taken at the lunch can be found at this link.  

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