CBS Retirees Ramblings


Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Having just returned from Dwight's wake, I would like to add a footnote of my own.
Dwight was a true gentleman, and I am honored at the privilege of having known him.
I knew Dwight for about 36 years, shorter than some, longer than others, however, he
touched my life in ways that made it fuller. He always had a kind word, whether at work,
on the air, or at family gatherings, including our luncheons, which, of course, are family gatherings!
I know his daughter, Barbara, appreciated the outpouring of sympathy from his comrades.
He will be missed, and it will be a rare occurence if the world sees another like him.

David Minott



Dwight Temple - 9/12/1913 - 5/29/2006




Superlatives; all! You pick one and it applies to the character of this gentle man.
Dwight Temple graced the stage of life with all the aplomb of a courtesan gentleman. His technical skills afforded him the chance to traverse the world as an adventure that is usually only applied to those communication officers of the maritime industry. That character foundation was the cornerstone of his talents as a Technical Director, during the era of the growth of the television industry's live shows, and too, when the technical talents of the TD was at its zenith, he was much sought-after for his capabilities as a catalyst between production and technical.
His crews were people that stayed with him as long as any other crews that worked in this highly competitive field. They were loyal to him and he was always looking out for their interests as artisans and craftsmen.
His friends are legion; they admired his work ethic, and his dedication to CBS. His counsel to the young technicians was always sought after, for that was the way to quick promotions. He was a fun person and a delightful man to be around. Dwight was also one of the founding fathers of this gathering of CBS people to keep our memories alive and interesting. Along with other great pioneers of radio, and then television, they formed the original associations of the broadcast industry.
His lovely daughter, Barbara, always made sure that her Dad had many 'Alice-in-Wonderland' type birthday celebrations, for there were many very happy half-year birthday parties.
And now, the pantheon is filled with another icon of industry. I wish I could sign off in the language of dots-and-dashes, I would wish him a big Thank You, for a life's work with a fine man.
Peace be with you.
Tony Cucurullo



Monday, May 29, 2006
Sad news:
I am sorry to report that Dwight Temple passed away this morning at 2am.
He was 92 years old.
He will be waked on Wednesday May 31st 2pm - 4pm at:

Anthony J Walsh & Son Malverne Funeral Home
330 Hempstead Avenue Malverne New York 11565
Phone: (516) 593-7230



Saturday, May 27, 2006
Dave,

Show name , no clue! Boom-man Could be Cal Marotta!
Camera man Bill Kenny?

Harry Charles



Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Hi Dave:

Thanks for putting the photos up so quickly. The question mark after my name should be replaced with the name: Art Voldstad. (Done!- Dave)
Art worked for WCBS Radio as a technician, since the 1950's, long before Paul, George and myself got there. Art's Amateur call sign is N1EKM. After he retired from CBS in the 1990's, he became a ship board radio officer at the urging and encouragement of Dwight Temple, W2ATM. Art has since retired from his second career, but is still a dedicated CBSer.This luncheon was another grand event. I think John Taddei's suggestion of holding all future gatherings at the Swan Club is a valid suggestion, since the Jersey gatherings have not had much success. The participation is dwindling, probably due to the aging of the members and associated health problems, but the dedicated spirit will remain, no matter what. I spoke with Tony Casola and thanked him for his and Ted's dedication to the event. I think more publicity months in advance is needed to promote the luncheons. Doris Reardon kept the spirit alive with her newsletter in the past. At this point in time there is not enough current info published that can knit the group together. Just my 2 cents worth.
Keep up the good work.
It's what we all need.
73
Bob Maickel
W2BOB



Hi gang,

A tough assignment but I will take a wild stab. All the techs are so young, handsome and THIN. The GENTLEMAN in the far right waist up over the camera (and if I am right I have used the term loosely) sure looks like the Bruno Fucci I met in the early days. If I am wrong, hey, I gave it a shot... Damon Runyon would have loved knowing him.
Cordially,
Frank Novack



Does anyone recognize this show and/or the people? Presumably a NY show from the 50's.




Saturday, May 20, 2006
Some of you have been "complaining" that the message text is scrolling off the right side
of your screens. The easiest way to correct that problem is to click on "View/Text Size" and
select either Medium or Smaller. It may also be possible for you to hold down your Control key,
while turning the scroll wheel on your mouse (if you have one!) I try to keep the type size
fairly large, for those that are visually impaired.
If you are not using Internet Explorer, I'm sure that your browser has a similar function.

Dave



I received this email and once again I wish I had a working association with a coworker of Pearce's talent. He is an author of what I consider a fine novel that is timely (cell cloning) and is very well researched. His time spent on the front lines in the battle against Hitler to save sanity for the world where only horror existed, is his legacy to humanity.
In reading his poem I can feel his pain. That pain was replaced with talent that helped push CBS to its technical pinnacle.
Read his web page, that of a patriot.
Tony Cucurullo

----- Original Message -----
From:
p-evans
To: "Undisclosed-Recipient:;"@aug.com
Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2006 7:13 PM
Subject: V E Day

Monday, May 8th is the anniversary of V E Day 1945.
I remember what I was doing on V E Day day.Do you remember what you were doing on that day?
(From "Papa's War,Part 6")

Fulpmes, Gries am Brenner, VE Day, May 8th 1945

On May 4th 1945, we received word that the formal surrender of Innsbruck was accepted by Brigadier General John T. Pierce, Assistant Division Commander, 103d Infantry Division.
Rumor had it that each successive day would see the formal surrender of all German forces but several days passed with no proclamation. It just took time to line up the right German officers to effect a formal surrender and officially end the war in Europe. Nevertheless, after the linkup with the Fifth Army, the heavy action was over and Hennum's radio team was relieved. We once again left Col.Yeuell's 411th Infantry Regiment and moved back for some much needed rest. We were sent to an Eidleweiss Mountain Troop School that the Germans had set up in Fulpmes, Gries am Brenner. The only way to get there from Brenner was down a very rough and bumpy unpaved road. We arrived there on May 8th 1945 just as VE (Victory in Europe) Day was officially proclaimed .
I had been saving my bottle of Champagne wrapped safely in my Nazi flag in the tire chain compartment ever since I got it, way back in Landau, on the other side of the Rhine. I was saving it for a special occasion and this seemed to be special enough. It was time to break it out and celebrate.
Unfortunately, the trip down that bumpy road and the change of temperature from near freezing at Brenner to a mild spring day all had detrimental effects on the Champagne. When I popped the cork, the Champagne spurted out toward the ceiling and everyone ran around like kids in the rain, trying to catch a few sips in their canteen cups. They all managed to catch a little and there was still a small amount left in the bottle for me. Its a good thing, because I had been too busy trying to direct the spurt to catch any for myself.
We toasted the end of the war with Germany but there was no wild celebration ------- it was a time for quiet meditation. Japan was still there and we would undoubtedly have to head for the Pacific, but hopefully not before a Rest and Rehabilitation (R&R) leave in the States.______________________________________
I guess a lot of us tried our hands at poetry over there, including me:
VE Day, May 8, 1945

Silent we stood, Like things of wood, Watching bursts of orange in the snow,Wond'ring if it was our time to go.
Death came so near, That we could hear, The tortured screams when He found his prey, But we were spared for another day.
Our God was good, He understood, How little we had learned before this show, How many things there were for us to know.
The smoke has cleared, The Death we feared, Has vanished, with the snow, in May, To snare us in some other way.___________________________________________________________
Website:

Pierce's Website



Isaias Rivera

Robert Pattison

Lord, let us never forget the tragic events that led to the death of two of CBS's finest employees.
May their families find the peace in their hearts that strengthens their resolve.
We ask, Lord, that this treachery never again befalls anyone, anywhere that freedom lives.

I felt that sentiment later in the month of the treacherous attack on our nation. But, now with our military force's death toll
climbing in our fight for the freedom of people in the oppressed countries of the world, I don't want to become complacent
and accept the higher body count with a blasé attitude.

We at CBS lost two coworkers, which became the first casualties of the war on terrorism. They are not listed in the daily
body counts, nor are they considered killed in action, along with the military.
We will never forget them. As the innocent victims of such a cowardly act, they become symbolic heroes
in the fight against evil.
There are other members of the broadcast industry that lost their lives on that memorable day of infamy.
They too, should be eulogized along with our own family members. And it goes without saying,
that all those who died in that holocaust showed the fight-back-courage that is inherent in our American
system of freedom of choices.
September 11th, 2001 should not be the catch-phrase for the politicians to gather votes, but a day for all Americans
to realize that the battlefield is now at our doorstep, and to be ever on guard for the evil of terrorism to fester in our midst.
Once again, we pray for their immortal souls, and hope that there is a softening of the pain their families felt because of their loss.
CBS Retirees Staff

The six men killed on Sept 11th, 2001 are:

WCBS/Ch.2 Isaias Rivera and Bob Pattison
WNBC/Ch.4 William Steckman
WABC/Ch.7 Donald Franco
WPIX/Ch.11 Steven Jacobson
WNET/Ch. 13 Gerard (Rod) Coppola

Tony Cucurullo

CBS HONOR ROLL (in alphabetical order):

John Baranello, WW2
Vincent Bartilucci, Radio Op, B17 Memphis Belle Sqd. Dsc/Air Medal/Bronze Star
Rich Brender, Viet Nam
Paul Buda, WW2 (deceased)
Vinnie Castrataro, Korea, WW2
Harry Charles, WW2
Anthony H Cipolla, WW2
Chico Claudio (deceased), WW2, Combat Photographer
David A. Cohn, WW 2
Al Consiglio
Colonel Dom Corrado
Walter Cronkite, WW2
Tony Cucurullo, WW2, Korea, UDT/Seals Assn
Bob Dailey, Combat Photographer 163rd Sig Photo Co., WW2
Mike DeIeso, WW2, Philippines
Tom Delila, Guadalcanal
Dick Douglas
Scott Eithier (deceased), Marines
Pierce Evans WW2, (Battle of the Bulge)
Al Fabricatore, WW2
Royce Fish, WWII
Capt. Frank Florio, Bombardier, Pacific
Bruno Fucci, US Navy 1942-1946 WW2
Goody freed, Korea
Lt. Elliot Gordon
Major Milt Greenwald
Angelo 'Chic' Gulino, WW2, Marines- Pacific
Capt. Harry Haigood, WW2
James Herschel, U.S. Army, post Korea
Jack Katz (deceased), WW 2, AAF, Tech.Sgt., Air Medal, 45 missions over Europe.
Sgt. Mike Kaufman, (Video Tape) Air Force, Korea, 1952
Sid Kaufman,1942-1946 U.S Signal Corps -42nd Rainbow Infantry Divison.
George Klimcsak Navy LCI Landing Craft Infantry, Okinawa.
Sgt. Bob Keeshan, (Capt. Kangaroo) Marines WW 2, Iwo Jima, Navy Cross
Art Korff, Lt. Col, Air Force (still active...Langley, VA.)
Al Kozak Navy, (deceased)
Capt. Herman Lang, WW 2, Gen. Patton's 3rd Army
John Lincoln (deceased), WW2, Combat Photographer
George Magee, (deceased)USN WW2, Korea
Cal Marotta, Marines, WW2, Bikini, Guam
Frank Marth Navy
Lou Mascek, (deceased) WW2, USAF -Bougainville
Dennis "Patty" McBride, (deceased), WW 2, Combat Photographer
Neil McCaffery, SGT. Viet Nam
Jim McCarthy, WW2, Europe
Jim McQuiston, (deceased), Navy, WW2
Lt. Col. Sig Meyers. WW2, Combat Photographer, Phillipines
Bill Naeder, 2nd.Inf. Div., Korea (14 months)
George Naeder, Battleship New Jersey, WW2
Jim Ognibene, Viet Nam
Capt. Dave Paine, Fighter Pilot, WW2
Colonel William S. Paley, WW2, Office of Strategic Services
Dan Parmelee, M/Sgt, WW2, Grp. Com. Chief, 366th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force.
Gene Pasculli WW2
Ted Perzeszty, Korea
Phil Polanski, WW2 Silver Star
Larry Quinlan, Marine Corp - Solomons, & New Georgia, 3MACorp
Major Jesse Rineer
Andy Rooney, LT. WW2
Jim Rose, Vietnam
George Smith, WW2
Joe Sokota
Marty Solomon
Sy Steiger, OSS, WW2
Joe Strano
Vernon Surphlis, China Burma, WW2
Bernie Sweeney, 2nd Cav, Vietnam
Bob Thomas (Agent Orange deceased), Telecine, Viet Nam




Don't complain about today's computer hardware/software prices...
Here is an excerpt that will open your eyes!

Big, fast disk drives were one of the strengths of IBM. In 1973, the big mainframe disk drive
was model 3330-11: 400 MB for $111,600 or $279/MB. By 1980, you could get the 3380: 2.5GB
for $87,500 or $35/MB. DRAM prices were dropping, too: In 1979 the price was cut from
$75,000/MB to $50,000/MB.
Dave




Wednesday, May 17, 2006
It was that time of the year again! The annual luncheon at the Swan Club on Long Island - May 17, 2006.
We just missed the tulips this year due to the previous rainy days, but that didn't stop the 80+ attendees
from enjoying themselves! Click here ___>Swan Club 2006



Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Here is a quote from our website, almost exactly five years ago to the day!

We heard today from a reliable source who is very savvy about the economy, namely, Clark Howard, and he says that the gas prices are going to start going up again and will be high this summer - $2.00 and up. We need to do whatever we can, and do it NOW!!!!

Dave



Hello,
I am researching the life of Debbie Weems for a book about her. She was on Captain Kangaroo from 1973-1977. Would you know anyone that has information about her? Thanks for your assistance.
John Thornton

johnmarcia@truevine.net



Monday, May 08, 2006
I received this email and once again I wish I had a working association with a coworker of Pearce's talent. He is an author of what I consider a fine novel that is timely (cell cloning) and is very well researched. His time spent on the front lines in the battle against Hitler to save sanity for the world where only horror existed, is his legacy to humanity.
In reading his poem I can feel his pain. That pain was replaced with talent that helped push CBS to its technical pinnacle.
Read his web page, that of a patriot.
Tony Cucurullo

----- Original Message -----
From:
p-evans
To: "Undisclosed-Recipient:;"@aug.com
Sent: Sunday, May 07, 2006 7:13 PM
Subject: V E Day

Monday, May 8th is the anniversary of V E Day 1945.
I remember what I was doing on V E Day day.Do you remember what you were doing on that day?
(From "Papa's War,Part 6")

Fulpmes, Gries am Brenner, VE Day, May 8th 1945

On May 4th 1945, we received word that the formal surrender of Innsbruck was accepted by Brigadier General John T. Pierce, Assistant Division Commander, 103d Infantry Division.
Rumor had it that each successive day would see the formal surrender of all German forces but several days passed with no proclamation. It just took time to line up the right German officers to effect a formal surrender and officially end the war in Europe. Nevertheless, after the linkup with the Fifth Army, the heavy action was over and Hennum's radio team was relieved. We once again left Col.Yeuell's 411th Infantry Regiment and moved back for some much needed rest. We were sent to an Eidleweiss Mountain Troop School that the Germans had set up in Fulpmes, Gries am Brenner. The only way to get there from Brenner was down a very rough and bumpy unpaved road. We arrived there on May 8th 1945 just as VE (Victory in Europe) Day was officially proclaimed .
I had been saving my bottle of Champagne wrapped safely in my Nazi flag in the tire chain compartment ever since I got it, way back in Landau, on the other side of the Rhine. I was saving it for a special occasion and this seemed to be special enough. It was time to break it out and celebrate.
Unfortunately, the trip down that bumpy road and the change of temperature from near freezing at Brenner to a mild spring day all had detrimental effects on the Champagne. When I popped the cork, the Champagne spurted out toward the ceiling and everyone ran around like kids in the rain, trying to catch a few sips in their canteen cups. They all managed to catch a little and there was still a small amount left in the bottle for me. Its a good thing, because I had been too busy trying to direct the spurt to catch any for myself.
We toasted the end of the war with Germany but there was no wild celebration ------- it was a time for quiet meditation. Japan was still there and we would undoubtedly have to head for the Pacific, but hopefully not before a Rest and Rehabilitation (R&R) leave in the States.______________________________________
I guess a lot of us tried our hands at poetry over there, including me:
VE Day, May 8, 1945

Silent we stood, Like things of wood, Watching bursts of orange in the snow,Wond'ring if it was our time to go.
Death came so near, That we could hear, The tortured screams when He found his prey, But we were spared for another day.
Our God was good, He understood, How little we had learned before this show, How many things there were for us to know.
The smoke has cleared, The Death we feared, Has vanished, with the snow, in May, To snare us in some other way.___________________________________________________________
Website:

Pierce's Website



Thursday, May 04, 2006
Here is some interesting information on WCBS-TV. Link courtesy of Tony Cucurullo.
Click here ___>Wiki Link



Hello,
I was just searching for my brothers name, John Hogen, and discovered your website. My grandfather was also named John Hogen...the one pictured in some of your photos from the 1960's.
This is truly amazing to see! Thank you for creating the website!
Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
James A. Hogen



Wednesday, May 03, 2006
We have until May 12th, to receive your checks for the Swan Club Luncheon. The response has been very good. If you are planning to come, don't delay. In May the Swan Club has a beautiful Flower display, so come and take photo's.

Please Note!
You do not have to choose your entree's, I forgot to remove it. The choice is made at the Swan Club.

Tony Casola



Every so often a member passes on and it is inadvertently not mentioned on the 'PAGE'. This is due to several facts:
  • The family did not notify anyone at CBS or the Retirees Webmaster.

  • He or she did not make contact with any of their former coworkers.

  • Never attended a luncheon

  • Lives out-of-the-area. Etc,etc, etc............

  • I guess there are other factors, but there has never been a case where anyone connected with this page deliberately snubbed a member.
    It has been brought to our attention that one of the great field supervisors has passed on :

    Art Jensen

    August 2005

    We hope that he is remembered for the great efforts that he made in the daily operations of all the remotes that CBS-Field participated in.
    Art belongs in the CBS Pantheon along with the many pioneers that have gone before him. I do hope some of you can add to his history and write in about his career.
    Respectfully,
    Tony Cucurullo