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KTLA's 60th Anniversary
2007-04-27 20:54
by Jon Weisman

As part of a special section on the 60th anniversary of KTLA, I had the privilege of interviewing KTLA's Stan Chambers and Hal Fishman in Chambers' office for Variety - if you're interested in news reporting and its history, take a look.

Also, we have other stories celebrating KTLA's history - in particular, I recommend this feature on the remarkable, pioneering station manager Klaus Landsberg.

2007-04-28 22:49:45
1.   Bob Timmermann
I believe "Pantomime Quiz" was one of the first choices for a game show because it didn't require much of a set to be built.

You just had a bunch of people playing charades in a studio. If they're talented, it's fun to watch. And since it's 1949, people aren't demanding a lot.

2007-04-28 22:51:00
2.   Greg Brock
That was a great interview, Jon. It just reminds me how different reportage was before the 24 hour news cycle, and how much pride reporters took in their job. Hal Fishman is really a Los Angeles treasure.
2007-04-28 23:08:33
3.   Bob Timmermann
I'm still amazed that despite being out covering all those fires, Stan Chambers still had time to father 11 kids.
2007-05-07 16:21:40
4.   chazmac138
Is that the same Klaus Landsberg that started the huge packaging supply company in the south land? The article didn't say anything about that. I just find it hard to believe that there were two Klaus Landsbergs walking around LA at the same time way back when.

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