Sat Nov 10, 2018 Lunch

Part 1

Runs: 41:00

At 1:45 - Breaking News:

Shooting & Brush Fires

​At 3:20 - Student Journalists

Carlie Ott and Marisa Dragos

of Pepperdine University

on covering both stories

​At 17:00

Art Schreiber

("Out of Sight: Blind

and Doing All Right")

Part 2

Runs:  36:45

​At Top - Questions for Art Schreiber

​At 7:45 - Steve Skootsky -


Eyewitness News Salute - Feb 2


At 10:35 - Carol Cunningham

At 18:40 - Jack D. Fox

At 31:40 - ​Harvey Cogan

At 32:30 - Ken Paonessa​ 

At 34:15 - Tee Bosustow​


Part 3


Student Panel:

Marisa Dragos & Carlie Ott 


Daniela Torres (Cal State Northridge)




    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

   Happy New Year everyone!
We're about a month away from our first News Geezers lunch of 2019.  That will be on Sat Feb 2 - starting at noon - at Victorios in North Hollywood (our usual location).
   RSVPs are open until Fri Jan 25.  Just drop a note to

     You can see who has given a thumbs up - so far - by visiting the Roster/RSVP page on this website.  Those who have RSVPed have a "1" next to their name.

    We'll be saluting the 50th anniversary of the Eyewitness News format at KABC-TV.
    Steve Skootsky - who retired about a year ago after a remarkably long run as a producer there – has provided invaluable help in getting this program organized... and I thank him for it.
    Steve points out the overall EWN format was initiated by Al Primo in 1965.  He took it to WABC-TV in late 1968… and then onto other ABC O&O’s in early ’69.
(A bit of trivia:  I was one of the early EWN producers at KABC-TV… producing the 11 for part of ’69.)
     We know former KABC-TV general managers John Severino and Terry Crofoot will be among the guests... so will reporters, producers, writers, photographers and others associated with Circle 7 now and over the decades.
     Steve has prepared videos that will bring back memories - and provide smiles.  We'll be showing those as we introduce our special guests.  
     If you would like to speak briefly at the lunch, please tell me that in your RSVP.  Also please include your role at KABC-TV and years of service there.  If you have a favorite photo of yourself during your time at 7, please include that… as a JPG.
    So again that's Sat Feb 2 - starting at noon - at Victorios in North Hollywood at 10901 Victory Blvd. in North Hollywood.   (Click on the address for the Google Map).    Other lunches in 2019 are planned for May 4, August 3 and November 2 - all Saturdays.
    The video of our November 10 News Geezers lunch is on YouTube.  You will find the links - and a time index of the various elements - in the column to the right.  The video is in three parts. 

Photos are to the left.

     Nearly 60 News Geezers attended.  Among the highlights:  
* Pepperdine University student journalists describing their coverage of both the Thousand Oaks shooting (in which a fellow student was killed) and the fires that came down to the edge of their campus.
* Those two students - and one from CSUN - also participated in a student panel. 
* Art Schreiber, former GM of KFWB, who spoke of dealing with suddenly becoming blind as he was managing a radio station in New Mexico.

See you on Sat Feb 2.  

Cheers, Bob Tarlau

Please RSVP Now For Our Feb 2 Lunch

We're saluting the 50th anniversary of Eyewitness News at KABC-TV;

Video Is Online of our Sat Nov 10 Lunch


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