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March 2005

ff The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences


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FIVE’S ARE WILD LUNCH WITH THE


IN SAN FRANCISCO LaLANNE’S 3/15
By Bob Goldberger Join the “Fitness
5:00pm is becoming even more competitive in the King of America” and
San Francisco market, with the addition of weekend 5:00 NATAS Gold Circle
newscasts on KGO ABC-7, and KTVU Ch.2 launching a members Jack and
brand new 5:00pm newscast Monday-Friday. KTVU Vice Elaine LaLanne at the
President and General Manager Tim McVay says they’ll DoubleTree Hotel at the
launch their new show sometime in April, but have not Berkeley Marina on
yet settled on a specific date. They have settled on the Tuesday, March 15th
anchor team, though, announcing to staff Feb. 25th that from 11:30 am to
long-time Mornings on 2 anchor Frank Somerville and 2 pm with the Broad-
10pm anchor Leslie Griffith will co-anchor the hour- cast Legends.
long show. Mornings on 2 fans need not despair. McVay More information
says Somerville will work a split shift, continuing to on page 8.
anchor in the morning, then returning each afternoon for

PEOPLE METERS
the 5:00pm show. McVay says they have not decided
yet who will co-anchor the noon news with Tori
Campbell. continued on page 2

BIG CHANGE AT KRON RELOADED 3/24 By Bob Goldberger


When Stacy Owen left KRON
late last year, she had every
intention of returning at the end
of her maternity leave. After all,
her 14th anniversary was
coming up in May. Over the
years, KRON had become her
home, and the staff was like
family. Working her way up
How They Are Faring
from Headline News cut-in The First Six Months
producer, to segment producer, By Sharon Navratil
to main show producer, to executive producer, to news Mention ‘People Meters’ and you’ll receive all sorts of
director, it was hard to imagine working anywhere else. comments. This new technology is probably one of the
But in February, Owen stunned her staff by announc- most discussed topics in the news business today. People
ing she wasn’t coming back. ”It was a very difficult Meters were introduced in San Francisco last September
decision,” Owen told Off Camera, “especially because of 30th. They have caused some in the television business
my colleagues and relationships there. That made it to question their accuracy.
particularly tough, but it was the right decision at the It was said that local TV stations and cable operators
right time.” would have more influence in grabbing the advertising
One of the first people she told was her assistant news dollars by having the information of exactly who (gender/
director— now acting news director— Chris Lee. “No we age) was actually watching. There are 800 households in
weren’t expecting it, but it’s what she wanted. This was the San Francisco Bay Area that have agreed to partici-
Stacy’s decision to be a fulltime mother.” pate in this program. Each member of a household must
Minutes after Owen told the KRON newsroom of her “log in” with their personal code every time they enter or
decision, the speculating began. Cynical news people leave the room. Nielsen believes that this is a far more
always joke about politicians and high-level business accurate way to establish the demographics than the old
executives who announce they’re resigning “to spend diaries. But, is it?
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Off Camera, March 2005, page 1
FRESNO ND NEW GOV.
GOV 5PM NEWS SL
PM OT
SLO
Samuel Belilty, the news
director at KFTV in Fresno, is the
newest member of NATAS’ North-
ern California Board of Governors.
The board selected Belilty at its
February meeting. He fills the seat continued from page 1
that opened up when Nancy In both cases, the new shows are all about news
Osborne, a reporter/anchor at presence and lead-in. “We’re committed to local news
KFSN, was promoted to vice coverage and this is a continuation of that committment,”
president of the Fresno region. says McVay. For decades, KTVU had the top rated
Belilty has been news director morning and late newscasts (10:00pm), but resisted
at Univision 21 since February adding evening newscasts, leaving that time period to
2002. Before that, he was creative services director and syndicated and sports programming. But a few years
executive producer of KFTV’s morning news. Belilty ago, Ch. 2 added a half-hour 6:00pm newscast, which
began his career in 1990 as a reporter for Radio Caracas has undeniably suffered to some degree by a weak
Television in Miami. programming lead-in. McVay says adding a 5:00pm
Belilty has been nominated for three Emmys since newscast is a logical progression. “We’re very pleased
coming to California. KFTV submitted the most Emmy that our 6:00 news continues to grow, and this is a
entries (33) this year of any station in the Fresno mar- chance to go from strength into strength with news and
ket. have a bigger early evening presence.”
Belilty lives in Fresno with his wife and two children. KGO news director Kevin Keeshan gives a similar
reason for adding 5:00pm shows on Saturday and

KTLN NA MED
NAMED Sunday. “We want our viewers to know ABC-7 news is
there for them at five p.m. seven days a week,” says

STATION Keeshan. “People in the bay area are just as busy on


weekends as they are during the week. With our 5:00pm
news leading into ABC World News Tonight at 5:30,

OF THE leading into our 6pm news, we’re providing viewers with
a solid and consistent block of local, national and world

YEAR
news at the same time every night.”
With early evening television viewing on weekends
so low, KGO was able to pull in competitive ratings for its
Total Living Network’s vice
president of special new show from the start. But weeknights can be a
services Dave Scott, KTLN tougher nut to crack, since viewers tend to show more
general manager Debbie “loyalty” to a station, or at least display stronger viewing
Fraser, and KTLN station habits than on weekends. The big question facing Ch. 2
manager Brian Avery is, can they attract a large group of viewers right off the
receive award. bat, since they’re coming to this party so late? Four
KTLN, the only San Francisco Bay area television other English-speaking stations have been producing
station dedicated to Christian family programming, has 5pm newscasts in the San Francisco market for years.
been named Full Power Television Station of the Year by McVay knows it won’t be easy. “No question, the
National Religious Broadcasters. competition’s tough, but we’re ready to get in there and
To win the award, KTLN had to display innovative compete during this time period. We’re excited about
and creative programming through its daily schedule as it.” McVay says having anchors from the #1 morning
well as “be a force for the Gospel in its coverage of local show (Somerville) and #1 prime time newscast
religious events, issues and stories,” said Gina (Griffith) teaming up will give Ch. 2’s 5:00pm newscast a
Ebhardt, NRB membership director. distinct advantage over other stations that have
KTLN General Manager Debbie Fraser is proud of launched new shows.
the fact that the station, which has fewer than 15 Employees within Ch. 2’s newsroom (who did not
employees, took an active part in a large number of want their names used) are understandably concerned
community events in 2004. about producing another full hour of news without any
Jerry K. Rose, president and CEO of Christian signs of a comparable increase in staffing. But McVay
Communications and founder of the Total Living Net- says they don’t need to worry. “We’re adding extra
work, said KTLN “is a David in a Goliath market. “We staff,” he says. “This does allow us to bring in some
are a specialty broadcaster filling a spiritual niche in the additional staff, which will help our product in all time
marketplace,” Rose added. “In a top 10 television periods. But when you add a newscast, it also gives you
market like San Francisco, it takes a lot of hard work a chance to utilize people you already have in place to
and creative energy to get people to the set on a their fullest.”
regular basis. We have both. The TLN/KTLN producing One things for sure, sometime in April, whichever
team and the dedicated, community minded team at day it turns out to be, everybody in the TV news busi-
KTLN gives us a distinct advantage.” ness in the bay area will flip over to Ch. 2 at 5:00pm to
KTLN received a Northern California Area Emmy see their new competitor, and the following morning,
award last year for their children and youth program they’ll all scour the Nielsen overnights to see how much
“Every 15 minutes.” of a splash it made with viewers.
Off Camera, March 2005, page 2
YEE-HAW! EMMY SHO
YEE-HAW! W
SHOW PEOPLE METER
METERSS
READ
READYYF OR R
FOR OUND-UP
ROUND-UP

Pat Patton Andy Smith Pat Macholl


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And what about sweeps? Will they ever go away? The
Networks still mostly debut their new programming in the
months of February, May, November. Will the local sta-
tions respond by doing special reports or drop them?
If you missed our other two people meter forums you
1 just might want to catch ABC
this one. Andy Smith, Nielsen
account representative will participate with Young Broad-
casting programming vice president Pat Patton and
KTVU research director Pat Macholl along with others.
Preparations are moving forward for the western- It should prove to be a very lively discussion.
flavored 2005 Emmy Awards. AWRT is joining NATAS in this forum and we hope you
The annual show will be held Saturday, May 14, at will join us on March 24th at 7:00 pm at KRON-TV,
the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Nominations 1001 Van Ness at O’Farrell in San Franciso. Light refresh-
will be announced on Thursday, April 14 in locations ments will be served. We hope to see you there. The
throughout the chapter. This year, 722 entries were event is FREE. Please RSVP to forum@emmysf.tv or call
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submitted for the 2005 competition, the most entries in 650-341-7786.
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20 years.
The Emmy show will have a western theme this year,
celebrating the “frontier” history of the region. Stations KDTV 30th ANNIVERAR
KDT Y
ANNIVERARY
have been asked to submit short historical pieces as part The Bay Area’s leading Spanish-
of this theme. The “wild west” flavor will also be re- language television station, KDTV
flected in the set and entertainment segments. Univision 14, celebrates its 30th an-
The show will have no host. Presenters will be intro- niversary as a local broadcaster on
duced by an off-stage announcer. August 13. In advance of the big
So far, the Emmy presenters include Barbara day, KDTV is planning a series of spe-
Rodgers and John Kessler of 4 CBS5 in San Francisco; cial programs, events and promotions.
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Carolyn Tyler and Thuy Vu of ABC7 in San Francisco; “We look forward to sharing this special milestone occa-
Jan Wahl of KRON in San Francisco; Raj Mathai and sion throughout the year with our viewers, clients and
T.J. Holmes, NBC11, San Jose; Deirdre Fitzpatrick of friends,” says Marcela Medina, vice president and general
KCRA and Dan Adams of KXTV, both in Sacramento; manager of Univision 14. “Our anniversary provides us with
Nancy Osborne of KFSN and David Ibarra of KFTV a unique opportunity to celebrate KDTV’s numerous achieve-
both in Fresno; and John Tyson and Terri Russell ments on behalf of our Hispanic community, and salute the
from KOLO in Reno. bay area’s growing and dynamic Spanish-speaking popula-
tion.”
ROSALES JOINS
OSALES 6
ABC 7 Erik Rosales has been hired as a
The first visible sign of the anniversary is a commemo-
rative
7 logo for all on-air station identification and print ad-
general assignment reporter at ABC7 vertising. Next will be a special promotional announcement
in San Francisco. Rosales will be featuring the music of San José-based Grammy-winning
based in the station’s South Bay artists Los Tigres del Norte, who recorded an exclusive an-
Bureau in San Jose. niversary tribute for the station. In January, KDTV featured
Before coming to the Bay Area, a similar tribute with the legendary José Feliciano. KDTV is
Rosales had been a anchor/reporter also planning a half-hour special featuring historical foot-
at KGPE in Fresno since 1997. Prior to age from the station’s archives and will chronicle the in-
that, he worked in television news in credible growth of the bay area’s Hispanic population, which
Texas and Los Angeles. has doubled since the station debuted in 1975.
Rosales8 won a Northern California 9 Throughout those years, KDTV has been the leading
Emmy Award in 2003 for his live coverage of an officer Spanish-language station in the bay area. According to
shooting. He has served the Television Academy as a the latest A.C. Nielsen ratings (November, 2004, Nielsen
governor and Fresno vice president. Eric is married to Station Hispanic Index), Univision 14 reaches more Bay
DeAnne McQueen who is an anchor/reporter at KFSN. Area Hispanics than any other station.
Off Camera, March 2005, page 3
STACY OWEN continued from page 1
DV AUDIO THE
more time with their family.” Now here was one of their
own giving the same explanation. In other cases, the
speculation is usually that the executive was pushed out
WEAKEST LINK
the door. In this case, the speculation was that Owen By Keith Sanders
had grown frustrated with KRON’s direction, or ex- DVCAM & mini-DV formats can
hausted by the ever-expanding work load, or both. After reproduce CD quality audio, in either 2-
all, during her first 11 years at Ch. 4, KRON was a channel 16bit 48khz mode, or 4-channel
powerhouse NBC affiliate that frequently won the ratings 12bit 32khz mode. But unlike DV video,
war while also receiving numerous awards for excellence audio quality is dependent on a number
in journalism. During her last three years, she steered of factors outside the camera.
the newsroom through the treacherous waters of non- Improving audio quality means
affiliation, adding several hours of news while simulta- improving the signal-to-noise ratio. This proportion
neously cutting the budget to compensate for the declin- compares the voltage of an audio signal with the built-in
ing revenue of an independent television station. And all noise of a given circuit. Here are some points to consider
indications are the cost-cutting is not over. Several staff in order to run the cleanest, strongest signal through the
members tell Off Camera many experienced, higher paid least noisy circuit:
employees have been told the station will let them out of Start with a clean audio signal by using a good exter-
their contracts should they decide it’s time to move on. nal wired microphone with a fresh battery. Watch out for
Speculation was that Owen heard and saw what was wireless microphones. They can record excellent sound
happening during her absence, including the pre-Christ- but they’re subject to transmission interference and must
mas lay-offs of a dozen news employees, and decided it always have fresh batteries in the transmitter AND re-
was time to leave. ceiver.
Both Owen and Lee addressed the speculation: Increase the signal voltage. Use a 2-channel mixer if
LEE: “I don’t know where that would be coming your camera can input line levels. Connect your mics to
from. That’s not what Stacy told me, or anyone else in the mixer and send the mixer audio LINE OUT to your
the newsroom, so I don’t know where that would come camera. The strength of line level is about one volt, or
from. I don’t think there’s been any serious changes in one thousand times more powerful than mic level audio.
the last three months that could have made her feel that Decrease the noise of the circuit. Use balanced XLR
way. Certainly we’ve had lots of changes during the last connectors from the mic to the mixer…and into the cam-
three years, but not during the last three months.” era if possible. Unbalanced connectors will carry more
OWEN: “I have nothing but respect for the General noise and hum than balanced XLR connectors.
Manager and Station Manager who have a tough task of ALWAYS monitor your audio.
keeping ratings up as an independent station. I have the The way audio is recorded is also important. Record in
utmost respect for them, and confidence in them, and DVCAM rather than mini-DV if you can. Unlike mini-DV it
nothing but good things to say about them as well as the has the advantage of LOCKED AUDIO, which means the
entire station. My intention was always to come back. It video and audio data rates are matched so there are no
had not crossed my mind to leave until the last few truncated bits at edit points (which take the form of pops
weeks of my maternity leave. That made the decision and clicks).
even tougher.” Digitize your media using the firewire interface, not
The only hitch is that Owen says she hasn’t retired. “I analog connectors. This will keep your audio signal in the
don’t see myself getting out of news. I’ll be back in the digital domain and eliminate any opportunity for analog
middle of it soon, maybe within just a couple of hum and noise.
months.” She says her preference is to stay in the Bay Imperfect audio can still be sweetened with audio
Area, but realizes that’s not always possible in the news filtering tools in Adobe Premiere Pro or Apple Final Cut
business. “(My husband and I) are open to moving if the Pro. Avid Pro Tools LE can improve it even more. But no
right opportunity comes along. But it will have to be the software will restore bad audio. Save time, and maybe
right job at the right time.” Something that apparently, save your project by recording high-quality DV audio in
for whatever reason, KRON no longer was. the first place.

CBS 5 REPORTER NEW “EVENING” CO-HOST


CO-HOST San Jose Sharks announcer Randy Hahn
Joe Vazquez joins CBS 5 as a
has been hired to fill in as co-host for KPIX’s
reporter. Before joining KPIX Joe was
Evening Magazine show. Hahn started his
worked WCAU in Philadelphia, where
duties on March 1. He replaced Mike Rowe,
he reported and anchored for the last
who left Evening Magazine to pursue other
two years. Prior to that, he reported
interests. KPIX officials said Hahn will co-
in Houston, San Antonio and Lubbock,
host with Malou Nubla while a search for a
Texas. Before becoming a reporter,
permanent co-host continues.
Joe was an assignment editor in
Hahn is also expected to fill in as a sports
Texas, from 1987 to 1995. A graduate
anchor at KPIX. He was the play-by-play announcer for
of the University of Houston with a degree in political
the Sharks until the National Hockey League season was
science, Joe is married to Jenni, and they have a son
cancelled. Hahn is married to KPIX weathercaster,
Antonio.
Roberta Gonzales.
Off Camera, March 2005, page 4
KQED EX TENDS
EXTENDS STUDENTS
BL
BLAACK HISTOR
HIST Y
ORY “MEET THE ANCHORS”
MONTH HONOR
HONORS S IN SAN FRANCISCO

Celebrating a decade of Local Heroes for Black History


Month at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. (From Pictured from left to right: Belva Davis, Martin Wyatt,
left) Union Bank of California Sr. Vice President Steve Barbara Rodgers, Jesse Gary, and Pam Moore.
Johnson, producer Jim Yager, co-producer Rick Standing in back, Sara Sidner. Photo: Terry Woodard
Bacigalupi, and KQED President & CEO Jeff Clarke. It was a great turn-out on February 19 at KPIX (CBS
A public access television producer, a veteran educa- 5) in San Francisco for the Bay Area Black Journalists
tor, an east bay portrait artist, and a gospel youth choir Association’s “Meet the Anchors” event. The most
director, are among the six local heroes profiled by important number was 25—that’s how many students
producers Jim Yager and Rick Bacigalupi for the tenth attended the three hour forum.
anniversary of Union Bank of California/KQED TV’s Black BABJA hosted the event after a student member
History Month project. The landmark anniversary was suggested bringing some of the bay area’s top African
celebrated in grand style at the Regency Ballroom, and American news anchors and reporters together as a
featured entertainment from Beach Blanket Babylon, means of helping recruit and inspire more minority
ACT, and the Oakland East Bay Symphony. students. The gathering also gave BABJA a platform to
Over the past decade nearly 70 of these Local Heroes promote its mentoring program.
have been honored. Each year, KQED, in partnership The top bay area talent who volunteered for the panel
with Union Bank of California, selects from dozens of were sports anchor Martin Wyatt from ABC 7, KQED’s
community nominations to highlight the extraordinary Belva Davis, Barbara Rodgers from CBS 5, Pam
efforts of largely unsung leaders working throughout the Moore from KRON 4, and Sara Sidner and Jesse Gary
Bay Area. from KTVU Ch. 2.
“It has been a wonderful series to work on,” says
producer Jim Yager.
“We go out and meet these folks who are really in the
EMERALD YEH’S
NEW MISSION
trenches and making our community work. I think their
commitment is what gives us all hope for the future.”
“The opportunity to meet these amazing people doing
such important work has been truly inspirational,” If you’ve been wonder-
agrees co-producer Rick Bacigalupi. “Almost every story ing what Emerald Yeh is
is worthy of a full-length documentary. The hardest part up to after leaving KRON-
about the project is getting their stories across in such a TV a year ago, you’ll be
short amount of time.” happy to know she’s been
The producers have several Emmy Awards and quite busy. Emerald says
nominations between them, and Yager is one of the she’s spent the past 12
recipients of the prestigious Peabody Award for work on months working on a
KQED’s documentary, “The Castro,” which was broadcast documentary about chil-
nationally on PBS. The team has produced over 250 dren with alcoholic parents.
Local Hero profiles. “It was a labor of love
toward raising public
Three $3,000 Scholarships awareness,” she says.
A few weeks ago the documentary fed out on satellite
For college students in TV Production, to every PBS station in the country, and she says at least
125 are planning to air it. San Jose’s KTEH already did.
Videography and Reporting If you missed it, her website, www. lostchildhood.org, is
entry deadline April 1st www.emmysf.tv selling DVDs and VHS copies at cost to help further
public outreach.
Off Camera, March 2005, page 5
HD FOR EVERYONE FILLS KQED STUDIO

Photo by Robert Mohr © 2005


By Keith Sanders
www.mohrproductions.com
KQED 9 was the venue for the Television Paul Supplee of Total Media Group discussed
Academy’s Fourth Annual San Francisco HD innovative uses of HD technology in the corporate
Seminar February 10th. The theme was “HD for world, and presented a recent Neil Young HD
Everyone” and almost everyone attended this production. Gene Fredericks, an HD consultant
event, which began with a generous selection of who filled in for Dave Van Hoy of Advanced
snacks provided by Snader & Associates. Systems Group, demonstrated the importance of
Academy President Dave Mills thanked KQED 9 HD codecs.
President Jeff Clarke for hosting the event with One corner of the studio appeared to be an
the help of NATAS National Executive Committee HD camera showroom as Bob Lofland from
member Linda Giannecchini. NATAS Regional VP Sony and VMI demonstrated the full line of Sony
Keith Sanders introduced HD panelists from all HD cameras, including the new HVR-Z1U HDV
sectors of the industry. camcorder. Leigh Blicher, one of the founders of
After initial introductions the event took on the Videofax, demonstrated a Panasonic VariCam and
look of a miniature trade show as attendees talked about HD rentals for film and television.
sampled the HD demonstrations lining the edge of NATAS Governor John Murray and Academy
KQED’s cavernous studio. Kristopher Koch of Photographer Robert Mohr manned the video
Sonic Solutions displayed the world’s first HD-DVD crew. National Trustee Cynthia Zeiden worked
authoring system, HD Producer. Jacob the NATAS table. Publicity Co-Chairs Deanne
Rosenberg of Formika Films showed an HD Moenster and Josh Springer created a high-
projection of Adobe Systems editing workflow and impact flyer and led the promotional campaign.
HD clips of his unreleased feature film. Returning Adobe Systems and Sonic Solutions provided
panelist and Apple beta tester Brett Shapiro door prizes. KQED 9 staffing and equipment
exhibited his HD film “The Chocolate Curse.” Apple contributions were unprecedented and NATAS is
Computer provided two G5 HD workstations. thankful for their wholehearted participation.

RIGO GET
GETSS AN ENDOWMENT
ENDOWMENT
Rigo Chacon’s scholarship program Abrazos and Trustees decided the best way to carry on the family’s
Books has gone big-time, thanks to a generous charitable legacy would be to donate Seven Oaks to
donation and the bay area’s unbelievable housing Abrazos and Books. Rigo put the 7150 square foot
market. A private home, donated to his charity back in house on the market, and early this year, it sold for
March, recently sold for $1.7 million dollars. “I can’t $1.7 million.
believe this good fortune,” Rigo said. “It’s a dream The huge lump sum provides Abrazos and Books
come true.” with an opportunity Rigo could barely imagine. “We
Rigo started Abrazos and Books back in 1991, while won’t cut back on our regular fundraising each year,”
he was a reporter and south bay bureau chief for KGO Rigo says, “but now we also have an endowment, which
ABC-7. That first year, he handed out $1,200 in provides seed money to expand Abrazos and Books and
scholarships to worthy college-bound students. This provide scholarships to students in other cities.” He
year, when he celebrates the charity’s 15th anniversary says the first city he will add is Houston.
in July, Rigo anticipates awarding $58,000, bringing the Rigo Chacon retired from KGO-TV in October, 2003,
total number of students helped with his program to but still files special reports for ABC 7, in addition to
400. serving as the unpaid director of Abrazos and Books,
The big windfall came last summer when the running his own video production company, giving
Giannini family trust wanted to unload the family’s motivational speeches, and working in real estate.
estate in San Mateo, named “Seven Oaks.” The vacant Rigo and Abrazos and Books are underwriting the
mansion needed extensive repairs and seismic up- NATAS $3,000 collegiate scholarship for reporting. The
grades, estimated to cost as much as $6 million. submission deadline is April 1st.
Off Camera, March 2005, page 6
KPIX RETIRES CINEMA CLUB
“UNIT NINER” San Francisco - Mar. 14th

Legendary KPIX photogra-


pher Les Keeney retired on
Friday, February 25, after 31
years at CBS 5.
Les began his career at KGO
in 1968, back in the good old
days of film. He moved to KPIX
in August, 1973, decided he had
found his home, and stayed
there for 31 years.
Les started as an engineer
until minicams and microwave
vans came along about 1977. He
reminisces how the video
camera was separate from the
recorder back then, connected Comedy, Drama and Science Fiction/Fantasy
by a short co-ax or “10 pin” 1 hr. 37 min. Starting anew after the death of their
cable. He worked not only as a mother, 9-year-old Anthony is ever practical, while his
photographer and engineer, but 7-year-old brother Damian uses imagination, fantasy,
also as a live truck and satellite and faith to make sense of his confusing world. When
truck operator. During his a suitcase full of money falls out of the sky at
tenure, Les covered stories in Damian’s feet, it sets the boys on the adventure of a
England, Poland, Portugal, lifetime that leads them to realize that true wealth
Japan, China and even Daly City. has nothing to do with money. MPAA Rating: PG for
He wrote, “I’m going to miss thematic elements, language, some peril and mild
the San Francisco press photog- sensuality.
raphers. Unlike Los Angeles,
we’re able to cover stories Starring: James Nesbitt, Daisy Donovan,
without getting into fist fights Alex Etel, Lewis McGibbon, Kolade Agboke
with each other. There’s a group Directed by:
of very talented photographers Danny Boyle
here and we actually help each
other!” Produced by:
Les is known around KPIX as Andrew Hauptman,
“Niner” for his Unit 9. The name Graham Broadbent,
“Unit Niner” was officially retired Damian Jones
by KPIX with a special ceremony More information:
in the newsroom on his final http://www2.foxsearchlight.com/millions/
day. Others helped him cel-
The Delancey Street Screening Room is located
ebrate his retirement into the
at 600 Embarcadero, San Francisco, between Brannan
night at the Old Ship Saloon on
and Townsend, enter through iron gate. Refresh-
Pacific Avenue following the 5pm
ments & Networking 7 p.m., movie 7:30 p.m. Seat-
newscast.
ing limited to first 146 to arrive. FREE for NATAS
Les is retiring to Colorado
members who may bring one guest.
with his wife, Melody, and
Mark your calendars for the Second Monday of
daughters, Brooke and Chloe.
each month for “Cinema Club.”
Off Camera, March 2005, page 7
“FITNESS KING OF AMERICA”
JACK LaLANNE 90 YEARS YOUNG
“The Jack LaLanne
Show” went on the air in
1951 live from the studios of
KGO-TV on Golden Gate
Avenue in San Francisco.
Jack has been on television
1 ever since. The show
moved to Los Angeles in
1956 and was syndicated
nationally until 1970. You
can still see reruns on ESPN
Classic.
Jack is the premier
founder of the physical
fitness movement in America
today, leader of legions with
his exercise and diet pro-
grams. You will recognize
Jack and Elaine LaLanne today pushing the now famous
infomercial for “Jack’s Power Juicer.”
Jack and Elaine were inducted into the NATAS Silver
Circle in 1991 and were the first Gold Circle recipients in 2002.
They will be talking about the “good old television days” at
the Broadcast Legends lunch on Tuesday, March 15th from
11:30am until 2pm at the Doubletree Hotel at the Berkeley
Marina. Lunch is $30 for the Wharf deli plate or $35 for beef
lasagna. Advanced tickets required. Reservation form at
www.emmysf.tv or call 650-341-7786.

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THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS
OFFICERS:
David Mills, KPIX, President
Lynn R Friedman, KGO, VP, SF
Keith Sanders, Perfect Pitch TV, VP, SJ
Dan Adams, KXTV, VP, Sacramento
Nancy Osborne, KFSN, VP, Fresno SAN FRANCSISCO
Terri Russell, KOLO, VP, Reno NORTHERN C ALIF
CALIFORNIA
ALIFORNIA
Pamela Young, KITV, VP, Hawaii (650) 341-7786 4317 Camden Avenue
Terry Lowry, LaCosse Productions, Secretary F: (650) 372-0279 San Mateo, CA 94403

John Murray, JM Communications


NATIONAL TRUSTEES: Sharon Navratil, KTVU
Alison Gibson, Media Cool (Education) John Odell, CCSF
Cynthia Zeiden, Zeiden Media (Activities) Pam Schoen, KTXL
Heather Searles, ITVS
GOVERNORS: Josh Springer, KCSM (Publicity)
Bob Anderson, KBWB Javier Valencia, KRON (Awards)
Dan Ashley, KGO Stuart Yamane, Yamane Creative Svc.
Brian Avery, KTLN Richard Zanardi, Notre Dame Univ.
Samuel Belilty, KFTV
John Burgess, KFTY/KVIQ COMMITTEE CHAIRS: (not listed above)
John Catchings, Catchings & Assoc. Darryl Cohen, Cohen & Cooper (Legal)
(Museum) Linda Giannecchini, KQED (Museum)
Janice Edwards, KNTV Deanne Moenster, KTVU (Publicity)
Ginnelle Elliott, KPIX (Membership) James Spalding, Spalding & Co., (Finance)
Deirdre Fitzpatrick, KCRA
Albert Garcia, KUVS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:
Bob Goldberger, KGO Darryl R. Compton, NATAS
Stewart Heller, York Productions
Valeria Hernandez, KDTV Off Camera
Adam Housley, Fox News Bob Goldberger, Editor
Justin Kanno, KOLO Darryl Compton, Publisher
Ronald Louie, KTVU (Alt. Trustee) Robert Mohr, Photographer
Off Camera, March 2005, page 8