Thursday, May 02, 2002

From Joe Janovsky

For the group:
Regarding the 50 years of CBS Television City propaganda show: I was in Los Angeles in February of 1953, looking for a job. (I didn't join CBS until late in '53). I stopped in Television City, and the place was deader than the proverbial doornail. I also visited local 45, and was informed that nothing was happening. After I had joined the company, I found out that there had been a big hiring spree in 1950-1951 (New York) and again in 1953, when I was hired. The live action was all in New York, from what I remember, until the film people in Hollywood got on the bandwagon and began displacing the live stuff with their packaged sitcoms.
73 to all, from Joe J., W2OVF