Thursday, September 25, 2008

Time is getting short for RSVPing for the next luncheon!
For those who haven't sent in their checks, here is the information you need.
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Monday, September 22, 2008

Hi Dave:

Thanks for the reply. Glad to see this system still works! Have recently purchased a MAC and still getting used to it. I had so many problems with the pc/AOL, etc., that I finally went out and bought this. I still use the pc but no longer on line. It works just fine as a stand alone system. As I said, it's just so sad to see how many of our fellow "brothers" have passed away. I was such a good friend of Tony Cucu and Tony Ancona having worked with them for so many years before coming to CBS. Had things worked out, I would have loved to have Irv Elias take my place at 60 Minutes. I was shocked when I heard how sick he was and had passed away. What a shame as he was so good at what he did. At any rate, I could go on and on regarding the subject. Just to say, how fast the years flew by! It seems like yesterday that I started at CBS which was way back in 1967. The best thing I could have done was to have retired early. So, here I am on Megquier Island with the trees turning all around me and the lake sparkling in the sunshine. We love it here even though we have our problems especially when it comes to property evaluations and taxes. It's a long story and I won't go in to it. I play around with video and have been doing some work for a local funeral home providing them with DVDs of their "clients" for showing during viewing hours and at the memorial service. The business has quieted down due to the economy so families are not spending as much when it comes to funerals for the time being. I also produced a music video called "Reflections of Maine" which is sold in upscale shops around the state. It's been out now for almost three years but no great sales took place. I use two meters here now and then and recently purchased a new vertical antenna. I took down an eleven element beam as it just did not perform well amongst all the trees we have here on the property. I also get on the low bands (3.940) and chat with a local group of guys here in Maine. But 2 meters is where I'm at and listen to the police frequencies quite a bit. Given the remote nature of where we live (only two families here year round on this island), it's good to know what's going on locally with the police. I've heard some very interesting reports and keep my eye out for cars they're looking for or anything else that might look strange. Needless to say, I keep their phone number very close at hand. So, for starters, that's about it for now. How are things with you on Long Island? I assume you're still living there? Also, have you retired or are you still with CBS? Please give my best to Ted and Bob Myers and everyone else. Thanks for getting back to me.

Joel Dulberg
Hi John..

We did not hear from You in a long are You.??
But that is a good Question..keep in touch..
Best Regards,

Harold Deppe
Is there anyone at the site, probably Tony, who might tell me if anyone from the 40's, 50's or 60's
who might attend so that I would not be alone.
john koushouris

Friday, September 19, 2008

I am sorry to have to advise you that Carlos Girod ( ) passed away in December 2007.

Peter Symes

Director, Standards & Engineering
Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
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White Plains, NY 10601
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Cell: +1 (530) 263-0437

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The October 2008 Newsletter is now on line.
It was a bit of a "rush job", so it's not as "neat"
as I would have liked it, but I wanted to get it
online quickly...
Click here --> October 2008 Newsletter

Monday, September 15, 2008

We are having our FALL-GET TOGETHER luncheon on Wednesday October 15, 2008 at the LAND & SEA DINER - 20-12 Fair Lawn Ave., Fairlawn, NJ. By the end of this week it should be posted. There is usually a good turn out in NJ. Send in your checks as time moves fast. Looking forward in seeing you.

Tony Casola

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hello Dave:

I am Jimmy's Daughter Jamie Vigliotti (Ognibene). I stumbled on your web site accidentally while "googling" my Dad's name. I'm glad I did. As you know, my father passed away on February 7th of this year. I would like to thank you for posting his funeral arrangements and for remembering him. Everyone who worked closely with him came to the service. I saw all the pictures posted on the web site of Dad. Although, he never wore his emotions on his sleeve and he rarely smiled, he really was happy working there for over 35 years. I am personally compiling as many pictures as I can of my father, so if you know of any others that exist or if anyone he worked with wants to send me any, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you again.
Hi .Dave.Paine..

You are correct the People in the Photo are Burgess Meredith..and Dorothy McGuire The Year was 1938 the Station was W2XBS New York.
Were you ever a Camera Man at C.B.S. Television.?

Best Regards.
Harold Deppe.
Hi Dave,

I just looked at the collection on the Retirees website and the iconoscope camera grabbed my attention. The people in the photo are Burgess Meredith and - I believe - Dorothy Maguire (orMcGuire). I saw that shot somewhere else but can't recall where. The date might be sometime from about 1936 to 1946, judging from the age they appear to be and from the camera. Do you or anyone in the group know anything about CBS Radio facilities at Steinway Hall, 17th floor, ca.1927, or the studio and control room arrangement at 485 Madison? I understand an early CBS-TV Studio One presentation, The Night America Panicked (not the same title as the ABC movie, The Night That Panicked America) originated in part from an actual radio studio and control room at 485 Madison. I should clarify and say that the recreation of the radio broadcast of War of the Worlds was done live from the studio/control room. I've seen it; it's great.

Bob Paine KA3ZCI
Richland WA

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Hello Folks,

Just wanted to let you know that on a recent update to page 12 there is a photo on the bottom row of an Ampex VTR. It is labeled "TR" and that of course was an RCA ID. Ampex machines were "VR".
As Always,

Dale Walsh
ABC Retired