Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Re: Milt Haas

Hi, my name is Ed Haas and Milton Haas was my father. While I was doing an internet search, I happened to come across photo #46, a 1951 TVR seasons greetings card, with a picture of my father on it. Amazing!!! I had never seen that before. It was done one year before I was born in 1952. Anyway, I just thought you should know that Milton passed away in 1997. He was very healthy until the last year of his life when he developed alzheimer's, but passed from pneumonia in a nursing home. He worked at CBS from 1936-1976. Even after retirement, he kept a very active life and always spoke fondly about his years at CBS. I have quite a bit of CBS memorabilia from him in the form of photos and papers. One of these days, I will get it organized and probably donate it to the CBS archives. While I was never an employee of CBS, I've had a professional relationship with CBS photo for over 20 years. I am a commercial photographer, and was introduced by my father to the then head of photo, Marty Silverstein. He hired me for many jobs and I've gotten to know many people at CBS. Marty has since retired, and I continue my work relationship with John Filo on 52nd st.

Milton worked on the color system with Peter Goldmark, and when I was growing up, my father used to take me to work with him to the studios in grand central station before the move to the broadcast center.
my father was a great guy and he is missed very much.

Ed Haas (aka