Saturday, July 26, 2008


I received this from Alan McConnell. He worked at CBS-W at one time.
He now is at the Library Of Congress at their new Packard Campus in Culpeper, VA.
Maybe Harold Deppe would be interested in this.

Here is a link you might find interesting. Since we are just getting it up and started,
I hope you'll share it with other video engineers of the bygone era.
We need their input and interest in maintaining the old 2" quad history.

Royce Fish

Friday, July 25, 2008

Hi Dave,

The daytime Emmy awards rotates among the three networks and I am trying to determine who was the announcers on the show.
The first year was broadcast on NBC and Bill Wendell was the announcer; the second year on ABC and Fred Foy was the announcer.
The third year it was on CBS (1976), but who was the show announcer?

For your files, here is a photo of the CBS Morning Show from the 1950s that I found at (see Page 12)
They license a lot of old CBS photos. How morning show sets have changed.

Dave Schwartz

Hi Dave..

This is an early Photo of the first Ampex Television Recorder (see Page 12)
and the Engineers that made it possible..can anyone name them ???


Harold Deppe
I have started a new Photo Album (Page 12) with some more "oldies."
Click here --> Page 12
Certainly appreciate Harold Deppe's nice comment about our Eyes of A Generation Web site. We have received some very interesting photo submissions from some of the NBC folks and there will be some great studio and facilities shots of 30 Rock and Burbank up soon, as well as some pretty fascinating videos. Most of this stuff has never been seen before.
Okay, it's time for CBS to check in! We would love your photos, stories...anything from your scrapbooks! Although the site is primarily about classic cameras and equipment, we'll be adding PEOPLE and PIONEERS soon. We've received some stuff from former NBC Pages who went on to work in production. But the real treasures I think will ultimately come from those of you who worked in New York--where it all began.
If you haven't visited us, please grab a cup of coffee and do so. Your comments are welcome.

JR Smith
Scottsdale, AZ

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Published in todays Long Island Newsday Obituaries is that of Thomas DeLilia who passed away in West Palm Beach on June 30th . This is our (CBS) Tommy DeLilia who was a popular and colorful figure in Technical operations, especially in the Field area. Tommy's CBS career started in 1950 and he participated in the coverage of many major events which were part of Televisions Golden Age. His passing revives a lot of memories. Tommy was a WWII Marine veteran and will be buried July 22nd with military honors in the Calverton National Cemetery on Long Island.

Bob Wilson

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Hi Dave..

The John Smith Website is very interesting.
Hope all of us Retirees can contribute..


Harold Deppe
Maybe the time tone is ten seconds delayed because they need the ten seconds to bleep naughty language......
Long time no see Hal!
Harry Charles

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Hi Dave,

I wonder if anyone can explain why the hourly time tone on WCBS-AM is 10 seconds late...always?

Harold Schutzman

Monday, July 14, 2008

Eyes of A Generation Web Site Goes Live!
A new Web site, devoted to vintage television cameras and equipment has been updated with it's first phase of content.
There are several photos from the CBS Retirees included on the site and we would love more photos, stories and memories from your group.
Please visit the site. Your comments are welcome.


John Smith

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Oh for the good old days when we knew why the the Lip- Sync was out....
Check the loop over the Sound Drum..
Now it could be Video Compression in the Encoder / Decoder at the T.V. Station.

Best Regards,
Harold Deppe
P.S. Where are the Photos of the B.C. New York.????

Hi Harold,

As soon as someone sends me pictures, I "albumize" them!


Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Anyone having this information, please contact George directly.

I went to college (at the University of Texas) with and worked my first TV job with Anita O'Mara.
We are planning a reunion at KLRN/KRLU-TV in Austin this fall.
Can you forward this to her or provide her email address?
I found your email address on the CBS retired engineers site. Thanks!

George Zimmermann
Vice President
Travel Michigan
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
517.335.1879 517.373.0059 (fax)
300 N. Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48913

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Hi Dave,

I hope you are well. Here's one for the hdtv gurus:
I was watching the channel 2 news the other night, which has the CBS hdtv logo in the lower right corner,
so I think it's coming from the new studio, n'est-ce pas? Remember, I am on Time Warner cable, in Shokan, NY,
on the north shore of the Ashokan reservoir. The feed is analog, my set is analog.
Watching the live anchors, I noticed there was no lip-sync.
Can anyone tell me why this should be?

Joe Janovsky

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

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