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0:00 Bob Tarlau introduction
3:10 Dr, George Fischbeck tribute
by Steve Skootsky with Dianne Barone
22:10 Kelly Lange and Fritz Coleman
47:00 End Part One
0:00 Mark Thompson
7:30 Maria Quiban
16:10 Evelyn Taft
30:30 The News Geezers Looking Back:
Bob with Joel Tator
43:10 Chef Robert
45:20 End Part Two
PHOTOS FROM THE OCTOBER 14 LUNCH
Photo credits: Steve Skootsky, Robert Penfold, Vince Mack
That was fun! 100 News Geezers joined our humorous celebration of LA TV Weathercasters...
past and present on Oct 14 at Victorios in North Hollywood.
Fritz Coleman, Mark Thompson, Evelyn Taft, Maria Quiban, Kelly Lange and Dianne Barone were terrific. Dianne participated in a special tribute to the KABC-TV's late, great Dr. George Fischbeck.
Links to the two-part video highlights (edited by Steve Skootsky) can be viewed using the links in the column to the right. Several photos from the lunch are to the left... with the full collection on SmugMug at this link.
The event on Sat Oct 14 was our last produced program. Starting in 2024, we're going back to the format we used when for the first three years... after the News Geezers started in 2010.
We will be doing "reunions" - twice a year to start - at Victorios. The dates for the first two are Sat Mar 9 and Sat Sep 14, 2024.
The revised format will provide extra time to catch up with old friends... and make new ones. The agenda will be loose and minimal... with plenty of time to hear (hopefully) from everyone there with stories, updates, whatever you'd like the rest of us to know about.
We'll do some on camera interviews... so we'll have the usual edited highlights.
Thanks to everyone involved in putting together the programs that have run since 2012... especially Steve, Joel Tator, Vince Mack, Bill Dawson, Bruce Kerr, Andrew Lucero, Robert Penfold, Vince Mack, Bonnie Burrow... and others.
We started shooting videos of the News Geezers lunches in 2012. I recently edited the highlights of our lunches from 2012 to 2018. I hope you'll take a little time and view the two parts which can be found on YouTube.
News Geezers 2012-2018
Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7h2AvH7IBo
Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqvzkFYNFvc
Some of the terrific people who graced our get togethers are no longer with us. So - at least for me - seeing them all these years later produced both smiles and sorrow.
I will soon add a third part... highlights from programs through the present.
Thanks in advance for watching the 2012-2018 chronicles.
You are all in my thoughts!
Cheers and warm wishes,
November 17, 2023
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. Starting in 2024, we're holding get togethers twice a year.
Our mailing list is about 450 strong.
Credit for the name "News Geezers" goes to the late, great Bob Long. 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.
Thanks and cheers!
on Sat Mar 9!