I've been going through the messages and saw a comment by Harold Deppe in the September 2008 archive, in reply to my comments about the iconoscope camera photo with Burgess Meredith and Dorothy McGuire. No, I never was a cameraman with CBS. In fact, I never worked for the network. My only camera experiences were in cable TV. One was doing it COLD during a telethon for MD or MS or CP or Easter Seals...one of them. I asked if I could try it (I was running audio for them), they said sure and I received some very basic instruction. How to do head shots, panning, close-ups and the most important - always keep the subject's head a little below the top of the picture. Next experience was when I took a course at a CATV studio so I could volunteer there. Ran us through EVERYTHING. I decided it was in my best interest to stick to radio
Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season.
Bob Paine, KA3ZCI