Friday, December 24, 2004

I have corrected the width problem, so you might want to do a "Refresh" after you access this page, to ensure that you have the current copy in your browser's cache.

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Hi Dave,

Do you think a Then and Now page about the B.C.N.Y. would be interesting?
Pictures of the way it has changed in 40 years.
People at the B.C. would have to send in pictures the way it looks today
and we {Old Timers} send in pictures of the way it was then...
Could this be another idea down the drain ???
I keep trying...
Harold Deppe

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Message to Bill Naeder:

Hey Bill,
Hope you are well and we wish you and the family all the very best for the Holidays.
On a sadder note. My dear friend Ray Walsh has been steadily declining after several strokes. He had a brain Hemmorhage on Saturday and may not last the week. I will keep you posted and hope you can let the CBS troops know since you are in touch with a whole lot more of them than I.
From the Archives!

Just see how far we've come! Spend some time going back through the old archives.
Some things don't seem to change much...
Thanks Tony!


Received Feb. 17, 2001:

From Tony Cucurullo

How sad it is to see that there are "no people" ('there aren't any people"....for you purists)
on the top line of the photo section. I am sure that most of you that have photos that show
the people of the CBS family, so come!! Dig them out, and send them in. If you want pictures
of equipment, I will start sending in pictures of my crutches, wheel chair, false teeth, glass eye,
tens unit, hearing aid, neck brace, wig & glue pot. And these are only the removable ones.

Tony C

For those of you that use our search engine, you might want to
see what the current top 8 negative "hits" look like.
You will see that most of the problems are ignoring spaces, misspellings and adding punctuation.
Also, realize that what you are looking for may just not be there!
If you click on an empty search box, there is a small help button that will show you how to
properly use some of the more exotic search functions.

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2. matathia
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Tuesday, December 21, 2004

I've added a new picture or two to the "Famous Faces" gallery --->Famous Faces
and I've redone the "Photo Gallery" access page, moving the
miscellaneous pages above the "dated" pages. --->Photo Gallery
And Harold comes through again, with another classic (and classy)
picture from the "good ole days!" click here ---> Page 7

Sunday, December 19, 2004


David A. Cohn, 82 of Boynton Beach died on December 16, 2004 at Hospice of the Sea in Boca Raton. Born on September 3, 1922 in New York City, Cohn became one of CBS Television's top engineers and contributed to the development of electronic news gathering.

Cohn joined CBS in 1966 as a project manager and was involved with NFL telecasts, space shots, and coverage of the political conventions. In 1975, he became Director of Engineering and Operations Technology for the CBS Television Stations Division.

Cohn was associated with Bogen Communications from 1955 through 1965 and invented a special signal transmission system for which he was granted a U.S. patent. He served as a technician with ABC-TV in New York from 1953 to 1955. He also worked at Voice of America and WNYC Radio.

Cohn was a 1941 graduate from Stuyvesant High School in New York and held a B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from the Polytech Institute of New York and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Cohn was a veteran of the U.S. Army and fought in World War II receiving the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and War Two Victory Medal.

Cohn leaves a beloved family. Wife Miriam. Children, Sharon L. Cohn of Mill Valley, CA. Alan M. Cohn of Torrington, Connecticut. Grandchildren Joshua Saul, Elana Ariela White, Ann Beth, and Aaron Samuel Cohn. Son in Law David E. White and Daughter in Law Patricia Ann Cohn.

The funeral will be at 9:45 am on Sunday December 19, 2004 at Beth Israel Memorial Chapel 11115 Jog Road in Boynton Beach.

By Alan M. Cohn
Investigative Reporter
It is not your imagination, the page width has doubled, due to the server crash.
You will notice that earler posts (in the archives) look OK.

I am working on the problem, and it should be corrected shortly.
Thanks for your patience.


Saturday, December 18, 2004

It appears that we have permanently lost the previous two months of statistics, however, that is certainly a minor loss! The statistics should get back in sync again in January.

I'd like to join the "I worked with" club carried on our Internet from time to time......
I recently received an E-mail from a long time friend, Morty Goldberg. Mort informs me that he now lives "full time" in Florida. Both Mort and his lovely wife Cynthia have had some tough medical problems, but are on the mend.
"I worked" with Morty many years ago in Radio, (you remember Radio!) in the days when Radio was earning the money to financially bring about and support that thing called Television. Morty was doing Audio Tape Editing when people didn't even know you could "mechanically" or physically edit a tape...At this point I'd like to say that he was the absolute best at what he did, and very often performed production miracles while working
at his "art"---
At that time there was a popular Classical Music Program produced by Jim
Facett (I hope I have the correct spelling), anyway Mort did an absolutely fantastic job putting these Classical Music programs together....He also performed many other difficult editing assignments in the course of his everyday job!
I'd also like to add at this point that Mort would never hesitate to answer any questions you might ask or expand on any related topic...

Here's to you Mort , God bless you and Cynthia ....May you enjoy many more years in the Florida-------

Best Wishes for Happy and Healthy Holidays,

Andrean and Gene Pasculli
Hi Dave,

Now that we know Harry Peterson is out there, who will be next ??
At least its a start. Let's get the pictures out of the attic and send them
in... It was great to see an {old} Harry Peterson again, let's see the rest of the
boys (and gals!) I still remember a { young} Harry Peterson in E.C. 35 years ago...
Harry.. do you remember Electric Pictures ??
Harold Deppe

P.S. It would be nice to hear from Bob Wilson again..Happy Holidays to

Friday, December 17, 2004

I believe I have recovered everything that was lost in the server mishap.
If you come across anything unusual, missing, or damaged, please let me know as soon as possible, so that I can repair it.

This notice was just received from our hosting service:

At approximately 11:20AM on December 16th we experienced a major failure on one of our servers.

The main disk and it's RAID back up both heavily damaged. There was some data loss.

We will be checking each domain on an individual basis throughout the night to restore any damage.

As of 9:05 PM (CDT) all server functions are now being brought back on-line, one domain at a time.

Inbound Email should have been cued or if the cue filled was bounced back to the sender.

At this time we are still looking into what caused the failure and hope to be able to provide an analysis for the cause of the outage within 24 hours.


Please hold any reports of trouble until things stabilize.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Hi Dave..

Is There any answer as to why we don't get more input to this website ..
other Then obituaries. I know they are out there... It would be so nice to hear
about them while they are still alive. We are all in different parts of the country, and
this is our only way to keep in touch. If there is no input there can be no output. WHY..?
Am I wrong Dave.? Life is Very short..Why else have this Website ??
lets hear from the Tiffany Boys..
Harold Deppe..


I have no answer for Harold... maybe some of you will?


Sunday, December 12, 2004

A new picture has been added to the "Page 7" collection.
This picture was submitted by Harold Deppe, who has NO clue as to who it may be!
Let's see if one of our eagle-eyed users recognizes this chap! Look here ---> Page 7
The TV Technology Digital Journal:

The TV Technology Digital Journal Cont'd:

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Bob Vernum and I worked at NBC in the 1950's. We came to CBS at the same time along with other CBS'ers. NBC was a great company to start in this business, the opportunities were enormous, and we developed our talents when these doors of chance were opened to us. Bob Vernum was a valuable asset to them and I am sure that they were reluctant to part with him to CBS. But, that was the nature of their temporary hiring practices in that era. NBC was the farm system for the majors of CBS.
CBS recognized Bob's ability almost immediately, as he progressed through the control room assignments.
As a member of the CBS family, it hits home to hear that another of our brothers has carried the scythe of Cancer... hopefully to a successful conclusion.
Compassion for an ailing brother is a Christian attribute to be fulfilled with prayers for a speedy recovery, by all.
Bob has a daughter that has shown the will-power and strength to compete in Triathlons and that takes some determination to accomplish. What this really tells us is that gene is an inherent characteristic that should power Bob through this crisis.

God speed Bob, and I hope that all of our prayers go to help you at this time.

Tony C.

Friday, December 03, 2004

I am shocked that Arnold passed away with cancer, I didn't know he was ill.
Arnold was my first maintenance man when I took over the minicams
on golf and other sports. When I first started, I wouldn't have succeeded
if Arnold wasn't there to help me. His knowlege of electronics amazed
me. I never had an on air failure on his watch. I'm talking about several years of shows.
He was a gentle person that only had good things to say about others.
Although I hadn't talked to him for a while, I will miss him knowing he is no longer with us.
God Bless...

Cal Marotta

Thursday, December 02, 2004

I must sadly report the passing of Arnold Mintz, on November 30, 2004. Arnold was only 58 years old.
Information at present is sketchy, however, I did learn that the services were held earlier today.
I am awaiting further information from his family so that we may include it in our "In Memoriam" area.
We extend our sympathies to Arnold's family and friends.


The title of this message is "a Christmas Gift, a Second Chance." Back in September I noticed a small lump on top of my head, after two weeks I went to my local dermatoligist. He immediately took a biopsy and two weeks later he called to tell me to see a surgical oncologist. This was all occuring in and around my visit to NY to see my daughter and grandchildren and to attend the retiree luncheon in October.
I was reluctant to mention it at the luncheon, not exactly a topic for a friendly get together - it was a malignant melanoma!
Upon visiting an oncologist in Berkeley we discussed the possibility of having the surgical procedure in Seattle where I would have family to look after me---it turned out to be a good decision. I met an absolutely professional and sensitive surgeon - Dr. Byrd - at the Seattle cancer care alliance. He discussed with me and my daughter, Laura, the procedure he would use and my chances of success -- 80-20!
The operation included removing two lymph nodes, removing a section of skin from my neck and reparing the removed skin from the top of my head. The nodes were sent in for a pathology determination-------thank God it turned out that there was NO evidence of cancer and more than likely never will be. My reason for sending this message is to stress the importance of examining your body for anything that might be suspicious and to seek out a dermatoligist. Only because I visit my local dermatologist regularly was I able to have a good outcome.

Have happy holidays---I will.


Bob Vernum

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

From the Peoples Pharmacy: Daily Press Wed. Dec. 1, 2004

Q: I would like to share an acupressure tip that helps me sleep.
Tape a dried Kidney bean to the inside of your right wrist. I locate this point between the two tendons by measuring the width of three fingers up the arm from the wrist crease.
This gives around eight hours sleep. If I have to get up to go to the bathroom, I still go right back to sleep. This approach is cheap and safe and better than anything I have used in the past.

A: You are describing a traditional acupressure point called the "Inner Gate." Pressing on this spot is reported to help reduce anxiety, and slow the heart and promote sleep.
A randomized study using sham acupressure points as controls demonstrated that such techniques can be effective against insomnia.

I make no claims for this.........I am mearly passing this along for those that suffer along with me on nights when sleep alludes. I hope it helps...

Tony C.