Monday, November 30, 2009

Haven't you seen the extended Memoriam list? I wrote it because the regular list seemed to ignore those many who were not given special mention. I've gone to the Vietnam Memorial, seen the names & cried even though I don't believe I know anyone on the list. This list I look at the same way & quite often tear up the same way. It's amazing how many of those people I knew, either worked with or just touched in passing. It's not the length of the list but how many are now surviving, that list probably has guys on it from 1948 forward.
I now live near Rochester, NY.

----- Original Message -----
From: brugail at
Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2009 1:52 AM
Subject: OLD TIMES

Saw your E- mail on website. How how are. God it has been such a long time. Do you think anyone who has a '65 seniority list may still be alive? Ifmemory serves me , I dont believe the list could have been that long. Any particular reason you need that list? Anyway I've been living in California since 1986 and have enjoyed every minute of it. Where are you loctaed ? Still on east coast ? A lot of people we have known and worked with are long gone. I think of some of them from time to time. I rather enjoy remembering how we pioneered some of the TV technology advances. We were the computers of yesterday and our minds functioned much he same as todays computers . I'm glad I was a part of it.
stay in touch......Bruno

Goody Freed

Wanted: copy of 1965, IBEW Local 1212 Seniority List.
Please email to me or send copy to:
167 Bennington Hills Ct
West Henrietta, NY 14586

Thank you.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Goody Freed

Wanted: copy of 1965, IBEW Local 1212 Seniority List.
Please email me same.
thank you.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

This is for Charles Higgins and anyone else who is interested. There is a CBS retirees organization on the West Coast. It is called the CBS Alumni. They mail out an 8 page newsletter and luncheon notice. Their website is They seem to be well organized and do collect dues.

Tony Casola



It was decided to end the annual luncheon of the WCAU Prime Time Club
effective with the last luncheon in September. We have also taken down our
web page.

The attendance did not justify the amount of work required to continue. It
had a good long run of about thirty (30) years. I will continue as a
clearing house for those having e-mail whenever I receive information that
everyone would like to know.

So, I guess there is only your organization still active as I do not
there is one on the West Coast any longer?

Rather than spend postage if you wish you can add my name to your e-mail
list so that I can keep abreast of things in New York but then there is
your great web site.

Best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving.

Charlie Higgins

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Coming Soon! For those who haven't viewed our "Articles" section, You will find articles about early CBS history and TV listings starting from July 1, 1941! More will be added in the future. Click here for the "Articles" section --> Articles
New Photo Gallery created for the November 11, 2009 L.I. Mini Lunch.
Click here --> 11-11-2009 Mini Lunch
Relayed from George Keller


I want to thank you for spreading the word about my father's passing. I have
gotten a few very nice notes from folks he worked with. I'm back in NJ again
starting the process of cleaning out the house, getting it ready for sale, etc.

Where you ever able to get a hold of Bob Muller(sp)?

Hope all is well.

Bernie Rifkin
bernie364 at

Friday, November 06, 2009

CBS-TV Studio 60 was the old Lincoln Square Theatre.
It was only one studio and was used for TV shows that required an audience.
That whole area was torn down when they constructed the Lincoln Center complex.
Jay Chichon
For a history of the old Lincoln Square Theatre see:
Jay Chichon

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

We are having a mini-lunch next week on Wednesday November 11, 2009 at the East Bay Diner in Seaford, Long Island, NY. Address is 3360 Merrick Rd. The time is 12 noon. Hope to see you there.

Tony Casola

Sunday, November 01, 2009


I see you are interested in the History of Television in New York. As one who was with C.B.S.Television in the early days of Television you might be interested to know that C.B.S. had Television studios In Grand Central Station in the years of 1940 & 1950.. Thanks for your interest in our Web Site.

Best Regards,
Harold Deppe