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  •  Wow! That was some diatribe! And informative too. (1+ / 0-)
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    Love it!

    I don't recognize the names Green, Brunton or Wells. And I don't know any Miriam. But Whitney is on the radio. Was he ever on a local NYC news program?  As for Edwards, Cronkite, Kuralt, Osgood et al, I recall them all fondly. But did they ever do local NYC TV news?  If so it was before my time in NYC.

    I do remember Roger Grimsby and Bill Beutel. They were on the air when I first got to NYC in the 70s. They came as rather a shock to an upstate girl who had watched the very serious Buffalo TV stations.  I have no doubt that their chummy and witty news style is what ruined NYC TV news for all time.  Their descendants are just not that smart.

    Thanks for a delightful read!  I read it out loud to my husband who was born in NYC and he loved it too.

    "Republicans have been fleeced and exploited and lied to by a conservative entertainment complex." - David Frum

    by Glinda on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 11:50:04 AM PST

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    •  al and miriam were damned good editors, (0+ / 0-)

      wells - a producer, brunton was head of special events.

      whitney was on cbs radio network news when i worked there in the early 80s.  another good one was reid collins - on air reporter.

      as for grimmo and beutel's descendants not being that "smart" - they also weren't plotzed drunk, either!  a friend and i used to hang out at chips pub for the marguaritas and fried zuccinni (still the best i've ever eaten) and grimmo and beutel and antoine were ALWAYS at the end of the bar getting drunk between newscasts.  it was amazing how well they DID perform considering the state of their blood alcohol nightly.

      oh, and in case anyone doesn't believe this, my friend also was dating grimmo at the time.

      heh - we were in the city at the same time.  did you ever go to the ballet or opera?  didn't do met stuff but did do bel canto opera and bronx opera costumes, along with costumes for dancers during mid 70s to mid 80s (including joffrey).

      that was a glorious time, it was... 8^)  my corner of the world was 56th between 8th and 9th for almost a decade.  before that, littulittuly, the village and briefly, w.70th st.

      EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

      by edrie on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 12:36:54 PM PST

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      •  I was a dirt poor student (0+ / 0-)

        But I did follow jazz, mostly around Columbia but also in the Village.  Post-college I went to a lot of theater Off-Broadway mostly McNally,  Shepard, Henley, Durang, Fugard etc,  I attended a lot of dance performances as well but they were modern and avant garde dance companies (Pina Bausch, Merce Cunningham, Twyla Tharp, Lucinda Childs, Karole Armitage, Mark Morris).

        I was a downtown girl.  I went to the Mudd Club and CBs regularly and live in Chelsea, then the West Village, then off to LIC when it was very edgy.  

        My boss went to the Metropolitan Opera and got me to go on a couple of occasions but I never fell in love with it like he did.  

        I don't even know where Chip's Pub was.  I did hang out at Gough's on occasion since I had friends at the NY Times and it was just across the street.  

        In the 80s I worked at 50th and Broadway in the Paramount Plaza building. Coworkers and I would often go to a Mexican restaurant (can't recall the name) on 8th Avenue in the 50s after work for dinner and we'd regularly see Chuck Scarborough and Sue Simmons dining together. They always had their margaritas.

        "Republicans have been fleeced and exploited and lied to by a conservative entertainment complex." - David Frum

        by Glinda on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 03:46:59 PM PST

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