Friday, April 01, 2005

Dave,

I just noticed the query regarding Harry Kramer, in the years I worked in studio 43 (1956-1961), Harry would come in for the opening of "The Early Show". As most of us know, studio 43 was in the Grand Central building. Harry lived in either Westchester or Connecticut. He actually had the train held until he finished his announcement by prior agreement with railroad officials and also the elevator operator had the elevator stopped at the floor waiting for Harry. This was not an occasional happening, it was very frequent!! I think it was a 5:03 or something close to that, but without that arrangement he never would have made it ---you could not believe how fast he ran!

Bob Vernum