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Photos by Bob Tarlau, Ross Kestin & Gary Sunkin

Link to Complete Album:

     The most recent News Geezers lunch - held Sat Feb 3 in North Hollywood - attracted 72 of our members.

     A sampling of the photos taken by Ross Kestin, Gary Sunkin and myself are to the left.  You will find the album with the complete collection online at:

       The video of that lunch is in two parts.  You will find the links in the column to the right.  Thanks to Vince Mark, David Tarlau, Andrew Lucero and Alex Bonelli for the videography.   Enjoy!

      We featured Ken Davis talking about his new book "In Bed With Broadcasting".

Also:   An update on the hunt for D.B. Cooper by Tom Colbert and we offered tributes to those who have recently left us: "Dick" Smith, Jim White, Jim Brown and Ray Cullin.

      Our next lunch is Sat May 12 - at noon - and is again at Victorios (10901 Victory Blvd. in North Hollywood.  ​Here's the Google Map link.)
      Our program will be a panel on Hollywood news  - coverage past and present - with some great anecdotes from our members:

  • George Lewis (retired correspondent, NBC News Los Angeles)
  • Ray Richmond (television critic, columnist and reporter for a number of publications, including The Hollywood Reporter, Daily Variety, the Los Angeles Daily News, The Orange County Register, the late Los Angeles Herald Examiner and (online) Deadline Hollywood.))
  • Ivor Davis (writer for Amercan and British publications, author of a book about his adventures travelling with The Beatles in the U.S.)

         I will start taking RSVPs for the May 12th lunch at the start of April.

        As for the rest of 2018, our lunches after May 12 will be on Sat Aug 11 and Sat Nov 10.


​     Cheers,  Bob Tarlau

Photos On Line From Our Sat Feb 3 Lunch

Next Lunches:  May 12, Aug 11, Nov 10 (all Saturdays)


Sat Feb 3 2018 Lunch
Part 1 
Dick Smith 
Jim White

Jim Brown

Ray Cullin
Runs 29:09
Part 2
Ken Davis,

"In Bed with Broadcasting"
Tom Colbert,

Update on D.B. Cooper
Runs 35:45


Videos and Photos from several previous lunches can be viewed

through the links you will find on the

Videos and Photos pages 

of this website!




    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

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February 27, 2018