Sunday, May 29, 2005

Just received this from Tony Cucurullo

Hi Tony,

I just joined the 21st century... I found the internet.
I was going thru the CBS pages & stopped on the
memorials.
A shock on some, some I knew about.
Freddy Schutz.. I knew Fred from working with him in maintainance
at the U.N. & then the many years at CBS. An old freind.

Al Sabin. Marty Solomon & I made TD on the same day, then Al refused it.

Carl Paulson (I think he also came from the UN) He was a long time
member of our Ham net.

Chico was everybody's friend.

Joe Tier,Don McGraw & Lew Scanna ( also passed away) were old
buddies.

We are all getting old & it is expected...

Harold Schutzman
w2rii@juno.com

Friday, May 27, 2005

About Walt Soucy

Another giant is down. I spoke to Walt Soucy today and I must say that for a man with as much damage as he did to himself, he sounds remarkably cheerful.
I wish Walt the very best and I urge his friends to make a call, or send a note, to remind this big, gregarious fellow that we all remember him as a friend and good worker.
Walt is a technician and an entrepreneur and he has skills that put him in demand by the Field Supervisors. He kept the mold of the great field drivers up to par-excellence, and added to their folklore.
I hope the pain is kept to a minimum and that he recovers fully.
Now is the time for his friends to step up with the good wishes.

Tony Cucurullo

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Hello,

I am not sure if you know what happened to Walt Soucy last week. He was in a motorcycle accident. He was in the ICU up until Monday and now he has his own private room. I know that a lot of people here have been showing their concern for him and probably would want to know his information. George K told me that I should inform the retirees association so I decided to!
You can call, send flowers, etc. or visit.
He is at Morristown Memorial Hospital 100 Madison Ave Morristown, NJ 07960
Rm# 151 Visiting Hours at 11-8PM His direct line: (973) 971-8156
Home address: 74 Cooper Rd Denville, NJ 07834 (973) 627-3035
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to call me. Thanks so much!

Katie McCoy
Technical Production Coordinator CBS Studios
Phone: (212) 975-7522 Fax: (212) 975-9315

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

A reporter from the San Francisco Chronicle called regarding the passing away of a former CBS employee, Frank S. White. Apparently, he was a Chief Electronic Engineer for CBS NY from 1951-54 and had a hand in transitioning us to color TV.
The reporter wants to verify this. Anyone know if this is true?

Jeremy Murphy,
Director, Editorial Services, Communications


Ed. Note: this was received from Hank Mahler - if anyone has any information, please contact me, Hank, or Jeremy Murphy. Thanks
CBS MILITARY SERVICE HONOR ROLL (in alphabetical order)


John Baranello, WW2
Vincent Bartilucci, Radio Op, B17 Memphis Belle Squadron. DSC/Air Medal/Bronze Star
Rich Brender, Vietnam
Paul Buda, WW2 (deceased)
Vinnie Castrataro, Korea, WW2
Harry Charles, WW2
Anthony H Cipolla, WW2
Chico Claudio, WW2, Combat Photographer
David A. Cohn, WW2
Al Consiglio
Colonel Dom Corrado
Walter Cronkite, WW2
Tony Cucurullo, WW2, Korea, UDT/Seals Assn
Bob Dailey, Combat Photographer 163rd Sig Photo Co., WW2
Mike DeIeso, WW2, Philippines
Tom Delila, Guadalcanal
Dick Douglas
Scott Ethier, Marines (deceased)
Pierce Evans, WW2 (Battle of the Bulge)
Al Fabricatore, WW2
Royce Fish, WW2
Capt. Frank Florio, WW2 Bombardier, Pacific
Goody Freed, Korea
Lt. Elliot Gordon
Major Milt Greenwald
Angelo 'Chic' Giulino, WW2, Marines - Pacific
Capt. Harry Haigood, WW2
James Herschel, U.S. Army, post Korea
Jack Katz, WW2, AAF, Tech. Sgt., Air Medal, 45 missions over Europe (deceased)
Sgt. Mike Kaufman, (Video Tape) Air Force, Korea, 1952
Sid Kaufman,1942-1946 U.S Signal Corps - 42nd Rainbow Infantry Divison
George Klimcsak Navy LCI Landing Craft Infantry, Okinawa
Sgt. Bob Keeshan, (Capt. Kangaroo) Marines WW 2, Iwo Jima, Navy Cross
Art Korff, Lt. Col, Air Force (still active, Langley, VA.)
Al Kozak - Navy
Capt. Herman Lang, WW2, Gen. Patton's 3rd Army
John Lincoln, WW2, Combat Photographer
George Magee, USN WW2, -- Korea (deceased)
Cal Marotta, Marines, WW2, Bikini, Guam
Frank Marth
Lou Mascek, WW2, USAF - Bougainville (deceased)
Dennis "Patty" McBride, WW2, Combat Photographer
Neil McCaffery, Vietnam
Jim McCarthy, WW2, Europe
Jim McQuiston, Navy, WW2 (deceased)
Lt. Col. Sig Meyers. WW2, Combat Photographer, Phillipines
Bill Naeder, 2nd.Inf. Div., Korea (14 months)
George Naeder, Battleship New Jersey, WW2
Capt. Dave Paine, Fighter Pilot WW2
Colonel William S. Paley, WW2, Office of Strategic Services
Dan Parmelee, M/Sgt, WW2, Grp. Com. Chief, 366th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force
Gene Pasculli, WW2
Ted Perzeszty, Korea
Phil Polanski, WW2 Silver Star
Larry Quinlan , 1 Marines Corp - S Solomons, & New Georgia, 3MACorp
Major Jesse Rineer
Andy Rooney, WW2
Lt. Jim Rose, Vietnam
George Smith, WW2
Joe Sokota
Marty Solomon
Sy Steiger, OSS, WW2
Joe Strano
Vernon Surphlis, China Burma, WW2 Over 30 missions over Germany
Bernie Sweeney, 2nd Cav, Vietnam
Bob Thomas, Telecine, Vietnam (Agent Orange deceased)


PS: To add your name to this list, forward it to me so that I may include it the next time around.
Send it to: tonycucu2 at cox.net
and thank you for your service (ed. note: from ALL of us!)

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Here is an interesting link supplied to us by Dave Schwartz.
Mildly pro NBC and anti CBS: Early TV History

Monday, May 23, 2005

To all CBS retirees:

I have created a list of CBS people that served in the military at some time. I try to have it posted twice a year, in the month of May in time for Memorial Day, and in November in time for Veteran's Day, Nov 11th.
There isn't any other purpose for this list except to keep in our hearts all the men and woman that served our country and to show that CBS had it's share of participants.
This doesn't imply that only these people should be honored. I have the greatest respect for all those that posess a patriotic spirit and did whatever they could to behave as Americans and support the efforts of those that did serve.
If you served, or know of someone that did serve, please let us know about that person and we will include their name in our Honor Roll. Please take pride in knowing that those people you worked with at CBS did indeed sacrifice some time in their lives to the defense of our nation.
God Bless them, and you, for your efforts.

Thank you,
Tony Cucurullo
To: Dave Minott

David, I must comment on the beautiful shots you took at the gardens in the Swan Club at this last luncheon.
Not only do we benefit from your brain power but, you add the artist component to make for a great guy . We are indeed lucky to have you and your talents to keep our memories alive and enjoyable.
Keep up the good work, and I do hope you are recovering from the troubles you and Holly have had this past year.

Regards,
Tony Cucurullo

Thursday, May 19, 2005

We have another new addition to our Member Pix album. This is a fairly low resolution shot, however, since I used a large aperture to soften the background, the apparent sharpness is increased.
Click here ___>Member Pix
More pictures to see! The Swan Club luncheon on May 11, 2005 is now available for viewing. Be sure to check out the SECOND page of pictures, which were taken in the beautiful gardens of the Swan Club! The large images will take a while to load, as they were taken at a high resolution. Please pardon any omissions or errors, as it is now 3:00 A.M., and I'm a bit bleary-eyed! Click here ___>Swan Club Luncheon

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

*1953-1956 The Jack Paar Show* Jack hosted a half-hour variety show for CBS, featuring regulars Edie Adams, Richard Hayes and pianist/band leader Jose Melis. Hi Dave this info matches the Ticket stub, I remember lining up for coffee and donuts in Studio 41.

Harry Charles

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

All good things must come to an end... Page 7 has been filled to capacity, so we move on to Page 8!
Again, many thanks to Dave Schwartz of the Game Show Network for supplying us with those wonderful ticket images from the past. We also have a "puzzler", supplied to us by Jack Kelly from Mark Kramer - CBS News Special Events. Maybe someone can give us a clue to the reason for this picture! Click here to go to ___>Page 8<___

Monday, May 16, 2005

I was wondering how I could get a note to Bruno Fucci. I worked with him on the Canadian Open Golf Tournament back in the old days. I was the Maintenance Tech on the Mobile that Frank Chirkinian used when they supplied the feed to CBS. They were TK42's at the time. My nickname was "KNOBBY". Your guys even sent me back a jacket with my name on of which I still have.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Ray Knott
Retired CBC.Tech

Ed Note: I have forwarded this to Bruno via email

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Another successful luncheon!

Today saw a wonderful gathering of comrades for a tasty lunch, interesting dialogue, and beautiful flora!
I will be posting many pictures to the website, as soon as I receive some from those that promised to send them to me! Between my pictures of the gang, and my Wife and my pictures of the gardens, we should have an interesting album!

It was good to see the familiar faces, as well as two new attendees... Art Smyles and his wife!
We were all glad to see that our 93 year young compatriot, Dwight Temple, has recuperated well, and had a big smile for the group!

Our numbers have dwindled a bit, and it would behoove us to infuse some new "blood" into the gathering. Surely there are a few of us who still have contact with current employees, and it would be in our interest to invite them to attend. Remind them that they can still be an active employee, and attend!
I can remember back when I started attending the luncheons, even though I was actively working, and when people would ask me if I had retired, I would say, "No, but I'm window shopping!"
Tell them that this would be an ideal way for them to squelch any incorrect rumors about them that we've been passing around!

As soon as I get an accurate listing of those who attended, I will post it in the album, as I have done in the past.
And for those who wanted my email address, you can send email to either "Webmaster at cbsretirees.com", or
"Dave at Domino-Biz.com."

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

A CBS CHRONOLOGY
By Tony Cucurullo

Dec 7th a day that shall live in infamy
Dec 1942 Bombs over Tokyo
Early 1942 Guadalcanal
The Solomon’s, Sea battles, Naval carnage
El Alamein, The Desert Fox, Tobruk
Norway sub pens, Dieppe, Polesti Oil Fields
So far a CBS man was involved: More to come
1943 1100 dead on the beach of Tarawa, 2 CBS people were there.
B-17’s blackened the daytime skies over Germany, CBS’ers were there.
In the Pacific sailors were island hoping:
Palau, Saipan, Guam, CBS was here too.
1944 McArthur kept his promise “To return”
CBS had 2 combat photo’s there.
In the China Burma Theater CBS had some men flying over the Hump.
In 1944 June 6th CBS was well represented at Normandy.

Before it slips my mind, at Anzio we had a great to be Studio cameraman.
The battle of the Bulge did not go unnoticed by one of our great engineers.
Later in the Korean War (Conflict; for the purist) we sent a couple of CBS people to help remind the Asian force while they have the multitudes we have the firepower.
Even as news events unfolded about war in the world we had CBS newsmen and woman to record that fact.
We had those foot soldiers walk through jungles, in the mud, fly in the helicopters,
Live in the swamps, and then come home to work at CBS.

The Vietnam War was an abomination to the sensibilities of mankind yet CBS shed some of its blood, and showed its courage to the world. They are the generation that carries the lumps of bias and prejudice along with the horror of conflict.

Well, my dear comrades in arms I hope you have included you illustrious name to our wall of honor. For if you just wore the uniform and participated in a minor service function you were at least a member of this countries elite and should take pride in your efforts.
Respectfully yours,
Tony Cucurullo


CBS HONOR ROLL (in alphabetical order)

John Baranello, WW2
Vincent Bartilucci, Radio Op, B17 Memphis Belle Squadron. Dsc/Air Medal/Bronze Star
Rich Brender, Viet Nam
Paul Buda, WW2 (deceased)
Vinnie Castrataro, Korea, WW2
Harry Charles, WW2
Anthony H Cipolla, WW2
Chico Claudio, WW2, Combat Photographer
David A. Cohn, WW 2
Al Consiglio
Colonel Dom Corrado
Walter Cronkite, WW2
Tony Cucurullo, WW2, Korea, UDT/Seals Assn
Bob Dailey, Combat Photographer 163rd Sig Photo Co., WW2
Mike DeIeso, WW2, Philippines
Tom Delila, Guadalcana
Dick Douglas
Scott Eithier, Marines
Pierce Evans (Battle of the Bulge)
Al Fabricatore, WW2
Royce Fish, WWII
Capt. Frank Florio, Bombardier, Pacific
Lt. Elliot Gordon
Major Milt Greenwald
Angelo 'Chic' Gulino, WW2, Marines- Pacific
Capt. Harry Haigood, WW2
James Herschel, U.S. Army, post Korea
Jack Katz, WW 2, AAF, Tech.Sgt., Air Medal, 45 missions over Europe.(deceased)
Sgt. Mike Kaufman, (Video Tape) Air Force, Korea, 1952
Sid Kaufman,1942-1946 U.S Signal Corps -42nd Rainbow Infantry Divison.
Sgt. Bob Keeshan, (Capt. Kangaroo) Marines WW 2, Iwo Jima, Navy Cross
Art Korff, Lt. Col, Air Force (still active…Langley, VA.)
Al Kozak Navy (deceased)
Capt. Herman Lang, WW 2, Gen. Patton's 3rd Army
John Lincoln, WW2, Combat Photographer (deceased)
George Magee, USN WW2, -- Korea (deceased)
Cal Marotta, Marines, WW2, Bikini, Guam
Frank Marth
Lou Mascek, WW2, USAF -Bougainville (deceased)
Dennis "Patty" McBride, WW 2,Combal Photographer (deceased)
Neil McCaffery Viet Nam
Jim McCarthy, WW2, Europe
Jim McQuiston, Navy, WW2 (deceased)
Lt. Col. Sig Meyers. WW2, Combat Photographer, Phillipines
Bill Naeder, 2nd.Inf. Div., Korea (14 months)
George Naeder, Battleship New Jersey, WW2
Capt. Dave Paine, Fighter Pilot WW2
Colonel William S. Paley, WW2, Office of Strategic Services
Dan Parmelee, M/Sgt, WW2, Grp. Com. Chief, 366th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force.
Gene Pasculli WW2
Ted Perzeszty, Korea
Phil Polanski, WW2 Silver Star
Larry Quinlan ,1 Marines Corp -S Solomons, & New Georgia, 3MACorp
Major Jesse Rineer
Andy Rooney, WW2Lt.
Jim Rose, Vietnam
George Smith, WW2,
Joe Sokota
Marty Solomon
Sy Steiger, OSS, WW2
Joe Strano
Vernon Surphlis, China Burma, WW2 Over 30 missions over Germany
Bernie Sweeney, 2nd Cav, Vietnam
Bob Thomas, Telecine, Viet Nam (Agent Orange deceased)

PS: Please add your name to this list and forward it to me so that I may include it the next time around. Send it to: tonycucu2@cox.netand thank you for your service (ed. note: from ALL of us!)

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Please note!!
May 6th, is the deadline for the our May 11th Swan Club Luncheon. If you are coming, please send in your checks. We are looking forward in seeing you.

Tony Casola
516 541-2263