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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.  

61 gather at News Geezers lunch to celebrate

                     the life and amazing times of Tom Snyder


Thanks to everyone who attended the News Geezers lunch on Sat May 14 celebrating Tom Snyder's long lasting legacy.  Steve Skootsky's videos were terrific... and so were our in person speakers including Kelly Lange, Steve Cohen and Tom's daughter Ann Marie Snyder and grandson James Snyder.

The Video Highlights (edited by Steve) of this lunch have been posted... and you will find the links to the right.

Stills by Ross Kestin and myself are to the left... and you will find the links at the top to both of our albums.


Links to the video of the Sat Feb 26 program saluting Lew Irwin and Steve Binder in February can be found on this site's video page.

Our third program of the year 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.   His story is amazing... and there's a lot you don't know about Dave... and will really come to appreciate after you read his new book, published in April... and on sale at Amazon and major book sellers. 
It's called "IT'S A GREAT LIFE IF YOU DON'T WEAKEN - Family, faith and 48 years on television."  Dave will be with us on August 13 at Victorios in North Hollywood to talk about his life and times and how his career and heritage boosted each other in a way that allowed him to grow... as a journalist and family man... and of course, he'll take questions... and sell/autograph books.  The way he got inside and broke some of the most significant local stories is remarkable... and, I assure you, will bring back a lot of memories.  


Our final 2022 program will feature our all-star political panel in person.  That's scheduled for Sat Oct 29.   The panelists are Warren Olney, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, Bill Boyarsky, Dan Blackburn, Dave Bryan and Jim Lemon.

Bob Tarlau

About the

News Geezers!

Video Highlights

May 18, 2022

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!   

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