Saturday, May 21, 2011

 ENJOYED STAN MITCHELLS BIO VERY MUCH BROUHT BACK SOME GREAT MEMORIES OF OUR EARLY DAYS AT THE BIG EYE MORE AS WE All GROWING OLDER


SORRY DIDN'T HAVE STAN A T CBS WASHINGTON WHEN WE BUILT IF FROM SCRATCH AT THE ARMY TIMES BUILDING-EVERYBODY IN NEWYORK WAS BUSY WITH THE MOVE AND UPDDATE AT OF THE BROADCAST CENTER IN NEW YORK.

WHICH WAS A BLESSING--WE BUILT IT FROM A THREE FLOOR EMPTY LOFT AND STAFFED WITH ALL NEW TECHNICIANS,MANY FROM WTOP TV., MY KEY AIDE WAS JOE TIER.THE DC PROJECT OPENED ON TIME AND AS BUDGETED.


WHEN I WAS VP OF OPERATIONS OF THE FIRST ILLFATED CBS CABLE CHANNEL WHICH WAS NEW I HAD DON MC GRAW AND MARTY MURPHY WITH ME --TIER MC GRAW AND MURPHY WHAT A GREAT TRIO- STAN I KNEW TALENT WHEN I SAW IT.

THE CABLE CHANNEL WAS BUILT WITH ALL THE REQUIRED FACILITIES

SATELLITE UPLINK,CONTROL ROOM AT BC WTH TAPE MACHINES ETC,

TECHNICALLY PERFECT,WE OPERATED ABOUT A YEAR WITH A FORMAT AS DICTATED BY MR PALEY WHICH WAS MUSIC,DANCE OPERA VERY MUCH LIKE PBS.

THIS WAS BEFORE THE THE INFLUX OF ALLTHE CABLE CHANNELS IF WE HAD GONE TO OUR STRENGTH WHICH WAS NEWS AND SPORTS WE HAD ACCESS LONG TERM AGREEMENTS ON SPORT EVENTS AND AND IN NEWS WE HAD BUREAUS AND STRINGERS ALL OVER THE WORLD ALL SET UP WHERE ESPN AND CNN HAD TO START FROM SCRATCH.

WELL ITS ALL HISTORY NOW I THINK MR. PALEY COULD HAVE BEEN INFLUENCED BY HIS CIRCLE OF HIGH LEVEL SOCIETY FRIENDS WHITNEYS,ETC I HAVE A COPY OF A LETTER FROM MR PALELY AFTER AN OPENNG OF THE CHANNEL HE THOUGT THE FORMAT WAS GREAT ANDJ UST WHAT WAS NEEDED.

THEGREAT MINDS DO MAKE MISTAKES.

THIS CAN BE MY BIOGRAPHY BUT REMEMBER MY BEST DAYS AS A TECHNICIAN, AUDIO ON BOB DAILEYS CREW,TD,UNIT MANAGER DIRECTOR OPERATIONS AT CBS NEWS AND SPORTS,... CBS WASHINTON --BUT THE BEST FRIENDS I HAVE AND HAVE HAD ARE FROM MY EARLIEST TECHNICIAN DAYS.

SID KAUFMAN

5/21/2011