Sat Oct 28 Lunch

Part 1 of 2
Art Ulene's Latest Trek
+ KTLA Video 
Klaus Landsberg
Runs: 24:50
Part 2 of 2
Discussion of 
"Line of Sight"

(the Klaus Landsberg story)
with Evelyn DeWolfe
Cleve Landsberg
& George Lewis
Runs 32:00


Videos and Photos from

several previous lunches

can be viewed

through the links

you will find on the


and Photos pages 

of this website!





Photos by Ross Kestin & Bob Tarlau

Link to Bob's Album:

Link to Ross' Album:

    Fellow News Geezer Richard "Dick" Smith passed away at home in Studio City on December 21.  Smith - a revered photographer for KNBC and NBC News for more than thee decades - was 84.  Here's a link to his family's obit in the Los Angeles Times (published on Dec 31).    Services will be held on Sat Jan 27 at noon Forest Lawn - Old North Church.  Reception to follow at the family home in Studio City.  The address has been e-mailed to those on the News Geezers mailing list.

   That conflicted with the News Geezers lunch - during which we will be honoring Dick.  Many of our regulars will be attending the service so our lunch is moving to the following Saturday - February 3.  It's still at noon at Victorios.    Further details are in the column to the right.    


Dick Smith was an artist. With instincts refined by experience, he could simultaneously shoot a story and edit it in the camera. When he was assigned to us at Unit 4 at KNBC, he made me feel less than necessary. He did some great work with Tom Pettit at the Network. In addition to setting the highest professional standards, he was a lovely man who will be very fondly remembered. 

Dick Smith was the best camera man at NBC for decades. But most important he was a wonderful, wonderful man.

DATE CHANGE:  Our Next Lunch Is Now Sat Feb 3

Guest Speaker:  Ken Davis + We'll Remember Dick Smith


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 nearly 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

January 11, 2018

The Passing of Richard "Dick" Smith

     Our next lunch will now be on Sat Feb 3, starting at noon.       RSVPs are welcome now!  Just send an e-mail to

     This is a change from the original date of Sat Jan 27.  The change was made to accommodate the service for Richard "Dick" Smith, being held that day.  Details about Dick - and the service are in the column to the left.

     We will also honor Dick - a highly respected NBC/KNBC photographer - at our lunch with a video and speakers.

     Also on deck that day:     Veteran L.A. news producer Ken Davis will present his lively new book  "In Bed with Broadcasting" - being published in January.

     Ken experienced - first hand - some of the top news stories of the Western U.S. during his career.   It's an excellent read!

     And - Tom Colbert will update us on his investigative work into the D.B. Cooper mystery.

     The location - once again - will be Victorios, 10901 Victory Blvd. in North Hollywood.  Here's the Google Map link.

      You will find photos (to the left and below) and the video links (to the right) covering our most recent News Geezers lunch - Sat Oct 28.

      Above the photos you will find links to all the shots taken by Ross Kestin and myself.

      The video was taken by Vince Mack and David Tarlau... along with Pepperdine students Andrew Lucero and Alexander Bonelli.   You will find it in two parts.  Enjoy!

       Hope to see you at our next lunch - now Sat Feb 3.

     Cheers, Bob Tarlau

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