Wednesday, November 27, 2013

On November 17th CBS retiree Harold Schutzman (W2RII) was admitted to
Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ after suffering a mild heart attack.
He also experienced kidney failure and was put on Dialysis. He is
responding well to treatment, but will undergo a pacemaker implant
today Nov. 27th. Family members report that Harold might be released
from the hospital within a week, but will then have to go to re-hab.

Get-well cards can be sent to Harold at:

Valley Hospital
223 N. Van Dien Ave
Harold Schutzman B4, Room 213
Ridgewood, NJ  07450
Hospital phone # is: 1-201-447-8000 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-201-447-8000

From Bob Maickel FREE 

From Bob Maickel

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

From Harold Deppe

From Harold Deppe In answer to Ted Langdell: Yes I was at CBS that day, but not at the Grand Central studios. At that time I was assigned to maintainence at color Studio 72 and not involved with news coverage in any way. Perhaps others on the list might have been more directly involved and would care to comment. Best regards, Harold Deppe P.S. Very sorry to hear of the passing of John Koushouris who was the Engineer In Charge at Studio 72.

Monday, November 25, 2013

 

JFK Fifty Years Later--Were any QuadList members working in TV that day?--Have you handled any materials from then?

It seems hard to believe that the television coverage that had many of us riveted to the screen happened 50 years ago.

Some folks on the list could have been working in network or local broadcast settings on that day, and it would be great to learn more about what they did—and thought—as they were doing their jobs.

I know that QuadList member, Harold Deppe, Sr. was at CBS in NYC at the time.  

Although not in Videotape, Harold Sr. would have had a unique view of how the network handled the day and those that followed.  (I think this would have been from the Grand Central Station facilities, since the Broadcast Center on W. 57th St. had a 1964 debut.  Clarifications about what happened from where would be good.)

Perhaps there are others that you know of who are still able to recall details?

If you've handled JFK materials, it would be interesting to know what you observed as you played them, such as technical considerations and logistics of the times.

If any of the materials you've transferred are airing in productions to be seen over the next few days, or are available on-line, please include links.

Thanks,

Ted Langdell

JFK Fifty Years Later--Were any QuadList members working in TV that day?--Have you handled any materials from then?
It seems hard to believe that the television coverage that had many of us riveted to the screen happened 50 years ago tomorrow.

Some folks on the list could have been working in network or local broadcast settings on that day, and it would be great to learn more about what they did—and thought—as they were doing their jobs.

I know that QuadList member Harold Deppe, Sr. was at CBS in NYC at the time.  

Although not in Videotape, Harold Sr. would have had a unique view of how the network handled the day and those that followed.  (I think this would have been from the Grand Central Station facilities, since the Broadcast Center on W. 57th St. had a 1964 debut.  Clarifications about what happened from where would be good.)

Perhaps there are others that you know of who are still able to recall details?

If you've handled JFK materials, it would be interesting to know what you observed as you played them, such as technical considerations and logistics of the times.

If any of the materials you've transferred are airing in productions to be seen over the next few days, or are available on-line, please include links.

Thanks,

Ted

Ted Langdell
ted@quadvideotapegroup.com

Secretary for the  QuadVideotapeGroup.com
Preserving Tape, Equipment and the Knowledge to use them, in conjunction with the Library of Congress








 




 
 
 
 
 
 








 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






 


 



 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

I want to let CBS Retirees know of my Dad's passing on November 17, 2013.
Sincerely,
Jeannie Koushouris
5 Pinewood Road
Wellesley MA 02482
339-225-2222
Pumo-2.jpg  (65.5 Kb)
John is second from the right.



 
Obituary:
John L. Koushouris, 93, died peacefully at home in Stratford, CT on November 17, 2013. He was also a long time resident of Stamford and Boca Raton, FL. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Barbara (Giegerich), sons John, Paul (Marianne), daughter Jeannie, grandchildren Nicholas, Louis, Alexander and Lara. A highly respected pioneer in broadcast television and “first” in many endeavors, John always aspired to be a television producer. That career spanned over half a century. Beginning at CBS in the late 40’s he worked as an electrical engineer on the first color TV system and first LP record. In the 50’s he was technical director for Perry Como’s Chesterfield Show, Stork Club and Arthur Godfrey Shows. He headed CBS Color Television Network Operations producing the MASTERS Golf Tournament for many years but for the first time in 1956. He was also involved in the final development of videotape, first with the Bing Crosby operation. In 1961 he left CBS to form a production company, VHF, Inc. which he sold four years later to become vice president and station manager of New York City’s Channel 9 WOR-TV, building sports programming with Knicks, Rangers, Mets, Jets at Madison Square Garden. He produced a variety of shows with notables as Murray the “K” at Shea and James Brown. He ventured to Europe initiating discussions with the Greek government, sponsored by Aristotle Onassis, to bring national television service to the country. In 1968, after Howard Hughes bought out Sports Network, Inc., Koushouris became the first employee of the new Hughes Network to head programming and production efforts. He produced PGA, LPGA, heavyweight boxing (Ali/Frazier 1973, “Thrilla from Manila” 1976), French and Italian OPENS. He traveled to Moscow to broadcast Olympics (1979 SPARTACADE) to the U.S. He was free to pursue his favorite freelance effort, The Miss America Pageant which he produced for 32 years beginning 1961. In 1982, John Koushouris Enterprises, Inc. (JKE, Inc.) continued broadcasting specials and sports events. In later years, he authored 3 books. John enjoyed biking, fishing, boating, camping and world travels with family and friends. A man of strong convictions, monumental wisdom, sense of humor and zest for life will be sorely missed by all who knew him. A man of monumental wisdom, work ethic, family values, dry wit, counsel, friend to many, zest for life will be sorely missed by all who knew him. His major presence will remain. Contributions can be made to his alma mater Wagner College, One Campus Road, Development Office, Staten Island, NY 10301. In the memo portion of the check, please write “In memory of John L. Koushouris”. A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 8:30 am – 10:00 am at the Pistey Funeral Home, 2155 Main Street, Stratford, CT followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am at St. James Church, 2110 Main Street, Stratford.
 
Cemetery:Interment will be private

Thursday, November 21, 2013

November mini-luncheon

We have just concluded another successful mini-luncheon!

Those in attendance were:

Holly & David Minott
Tony & Flo Casola
Irwin Solow & Joan
Lou Wiggan
Ted Perzeszty
Bob & Marge Myers

Everyone enjoyed the food, the company, the jokes and the reminiscences.
We have tentatively set the date for the next mini-luncheon to January 23rd. at 1 P.M.
at our regular spot, the Valbrook diner.
Pass the word around and see if you can offer to pick someone up who may have a transportation problem.



The mini-luncheon starts in about 1/2 hour! Hope to see you there.

The next mini-lunch date is Thursday, November 21st. at 1:00 P.M. which will be held at the Valbrook Diner in Valley Stream. The Valbrook is located at 160 East Merrick Road. You can take Merrick Road or Sunrise Highway to get there. Their phone number is 516-872-0465. If you are heading East on Merrick Rd, it will be on your right-hand side. If you pass Addison Place, the Two Guys auto shop, or the railroad trestle, you've gone too far! Heading West on Merrick Rd., when you see the railroad trestle, it will be coming up quickly on your left. There is metered parking in front and free parking in the lot behind the diner. If you are using Sunrise Highway heading East, make a left turn on Horton Ave and then another left on Merrick Rd. Heading West, turn right on Horton Ave., then left at the next traffic light, onto Merrick Rd. and continue, just past the trestle. All retirees and future retirees (and their spouses) are welcome to join us!

Dave

Friday, November 01, 2013

I have just added Lloyd Blackledge's obituary.

You can find it here:

http://www.cbsretirees.com/memoriam.htm

Just above George Smith's image