Monday, April 29, 2013

Neal Curtis

Hi Tony: 
I Just read this in the local paper.  I know John had quite a few friends at CBS so thought in case no one shared this with you I would.
Dad (Neal Curtis) is still plugging along………still living in Penfield, NY (near my sister) and I still enjoy receiving the newsletter you put together.
Keep up the great work you do for all the people who share in the CBS family.
~ Nancy (Curtis) Galyon

Saturday, April 27, 2013

George, K2BIE, has reported  the passing of John Taddei, N1XUG, as the result of a heart attack. Tad died in the hospital April 26th as reported by his son. 
Arrangements are being handled by:
McMahon, Lyon & Hartnett Funeral Home Inc.
491 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains, NY.
Phone: 914-949-7777
Viewing will be on Tuesday April 30th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. The funeral mass will be at 10 am Wednesday May 1st at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 920 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains.
 Here is the link to the funeral home web site with all detailed info:
Tad was a good friend, avid amateur radio operator and fellow CBS retiree. May he rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him. We shall miss hearing his voice on the CBS Retirees Net.
Bob Maickel

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

On behalf of the Meitzler family I wanted to let you know that my father, Edward Meitzler, passed away peacefully and quietly on March 27th. He lost his battle with inoperable lung cancer that had spread to his brain.
Pop started as a Draftsman at CBS in 1955 and actually designed a tape splicer that was used for many years on the old 2 inch tape.  He then became a video tape technician and worked at CBS for over 39 years.  He covered everything from the Kennedy assassination to Moon walks, Super Bowls, The Masters, The Famous “Ice Bowl” Game in Green Bay, Kentucky Derby’s, the first game ever at the Houston Astrodome, the Belmont Stakes when Secretariat won and many, many more.
He “unofficially” was involved in the first instant replay ever done by CBS.  He told me it was done at a Canton Hall of Fame game. Not exactly sure what year. Said he went to the director and told him “hey, we can show this again if you like”.  The Director responded, “Well who’d ever want to see it again, they already saw it?” Later on the Director realized what might be possible here and came back to Pop and said” Hey Eddie, you can really show this again?” to which Pop replied, “Sure, but you didn’t ask me the right question.  You didn’t ask me if I bet the game.  I may not want to show it again, Ha Ha !”
Pop had a lot of great stories and loved working for CBS.  As for us kids it was always kind of cool to see his name on the credits of games and shows.
Here are some pictures of my father. Hope you enjoy them. Please feel free to share with some of the older crew that may remember him.

Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any further questions.
Best regards,
John Meitzler
917.418.5304 Cell

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

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Sunday, April 14, 2013


I'm researching a program entitled "Chronoscope" (also known as "Longines Chronoscope") which ran on CBS from 1951-1955. Larry LeSueur was the host during the last two years of the run.
Is there anyone with memories of this show to share?
Many, many thanks for your time!



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