Wanda Jackson, her husband and manager Wendell Goodman, and John Wooley
at the Circle Cinema, 9/7/2007
September 08 2007 at 15:44:26 Name: Kenny Bolen Topic: Bells Email: email@example.com Comments: Just catching up on the site and some news from
I can only say the demise and removal of Bell's, as I have commented before,
is a sad note. Not because we wax nostalgia, but a nice feature of Tulsa
for many generations. I am not surprised of the noise behind the curtain
and find that someone would think a paved, blacktop, and lifeless parking
lot could be a monetary alternative than the sound of the click-clack of
Zingo and the come one, come all lively atmosphere of an amusement park.
September 08 2007 at 12:25:50 Name:
Woody Topic: Tenors, et al. Email: leeateasenoncom Comments: People the world over mourn the passing of Luciano.
No, you don't need a last name. He was, a "singularity." Not handsome in
every way like Correlli, Not a great actor. He just had the "It Factor."
"It," was a voice of singular beauty, perfect diction and an incomparable
line from bottom to top. His incomparable technique gave him a viable instrument
right into his final days. The other intangible "It" was a personality that
absorbed the people he sang to; the obvious love of his craft as he performed
and the craftiness to include other musical genres into his performances.
In short, he endeared himself to the public and they responded.
One can go to YouTube.Com and find voices of uncanny beauty, some in attractive
packages. Some of these could be the next Luciano but they don't' have his
economies of talent. There is a tenor named Jose Cura who had it all when
he first came on the scene in about 1999; he's about sung himself out. Another
extraordinary talent, Rolando Villazon could be the heir, but he, too, goes
full out, even with piano rehearsals. Not a recipe for longevity. Other new
contenders; Juan Diego Florez; Joseph Calleja. And on it goes, in this..the
true "Golden Age" of voices. And not to forget the true "Iron Man" in every
aspect of the vocal arts. Placido Domingo.
On that site (YouTube) you can go back and listen to all the Immortals, in
every vocal range and the only one who comes close to sharing the admiration
and affection from critics and public is, the great Swedish tenor, Jussi
Boerling. A great talent laid low at age 47, with the help of alcohol. Not
uncommon among all the arts.
It used to be said that Caruso was the "benchmark." It has been proven that
the bar is raised every decade or so and there is no doubt that Pavarotti
held the mantle for the last two or three.
I still have his first vinyl release LP from 1968. True to vinyl sound and
live performance, some the arias still raise the hair on my neck. My ultimate
barometer of a contender.
September 07 2007 at 17:00:12 Name: Gary Chew Topic: Talking With Scott Linder Comments: Hey, Scott. Yes, that's Jack Campbell music
for sure. I didn't know Ms. Kerr lives in Switzerland. Loved her sound. I'd
buy her re-released stuff. Tell her to tell RCA to get on the stick.
Two other vocal groups come to mind in the context of Jack Campbell: The
4 Freshmen and The Hi-Los. Once, just after moving to Sacramento, I was listening
on cable FM here to KJAZ in Alameda, CA, just across the bay from SF. A jazz
jock was doing a remote from a bookstore in the North Bay, and in walks Gene
Puerling, founder, main arranger and one voice of The Hi-Los. I listened
to Puerling talk on the radio for quite a while. I thought I died and gone
to heaven. I'm guessing it was in about 1989 or 90 that I heard him on KJAZ---no
longer broadcasting, unfortunately.
September 07 2007 at 14:52:58 Name: Scott Linder Topic: Jack Campbell
Comments: To Gary Chew... Yes, I agree that Jack Campbell is gentleman
of Tulsa Radio. In addition to Singers Unlimited, I'm sure you share Jack's
love of the Anita Kerr Singers. The "Mellow Moods of Love" and "We Dig Mancini"
recordings, arranged by Marty Paich were some of Jack's favorites.
I have chatted with Anita via e-mail for several years from her home in
Switzerland. She has never been sucessful in persuading RCA to re-release
these wonderful recordings. Jack sent me a cassette (remember those?) from
his vinyl versions. I restored them and sent him a CD. His discs were in
very good shape, except for some noise at the start of cuts due to years
By the way, Anita Kerr is 80 this year...
September 07 2007 at 13:34:39 Name: Gary Chew Topic: Pavarotti & Campbell
Comments: No, it's not an old vaudeville act, but two vignettes
about two guys who did their thing so well.
First, Luciano. I was listening late last night to Robert Green on Air America's
"Clout" off XM Satellite Radio. Green, although a political radio talk show
host, was going on about Pavarotti and had this touching story:
Green sat one person away from the great tenor at the funeral of Princess
Diana in Westminster Abbey. According to Green, Luciano wept throughout the
service. Green then played the entire eulogy given by Princess Di's brother
given at the service. Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of her funeral.
Jack Campbell was a guy I used to listen to on my AM car radio dragging main
as a teenager in Blackwell, OK. Little did I know that I would later in my
life meet Jack and become his friend. As all Tulsans know, KVOO gets into
Blackwell pretty good. I even listened to KVOO in Utah once---on my way to
where I am now.
Glad to hear Jack and his wife are well. Jack is THE gentleman of Tulsa
Broadcasting to my way of thinking.
Jack and I are great fans of the singing group, Singers Unlimited. Cool stuff,
just like you'd hear on Sleepwalker's Serenade or my old show on KCMA FM:
September 07 2007 at 12:38:26 Name: Scott Linder Topic: Jack Campbell
Comments: To Old Man River, I'm sure you must have been listening
to "The Old Sleepwalker" Jack Campbell on KVOO as you did your homework.
His theme music at that time was actually a Mancini track...I believe it
was "Smoke Rings". In about 1966 this was replaced with a custom theme from
Funny, I just spoke with Jack this morning. He and his wife Bobby are still
in Tulsa and are doing fine. By the way, Jack turns 80 next year...
September 07 2007 at 10:46:55 Name: Old Man River Topic: KVOO in the day Comments: Back in the Sixties, when KVOO broadcast the
Metropolitan Opera from NYC on Saturday afternoons, and I was in Jr. and
Sr. High at East Central ... what a welcome isolated island of culture ...
and who was he who played the cool music in the evening, while I did my homework,
and he checked in, around about 8 p.m. [?], with "Play Misty For Me"?
September 07 2007 at 00:51:39 Name: edwin Topic: Wanda
Jackson Comments: Wanda laying on top of a heavily pillowed 5 ft.
cube. Early 70s. She is singing a song to me... I mean the camera, in a very
nasty way. Yep, fine!
September 06 2007 at 20:33:03 Name: John Hillis Topic: Rockabilly Cats and Kittens
Comments: How cool is it that Wanda Jackson is still around hittin'
IIRC, one of the first clients of Tulsa's Jim Halsey, and one of the first
country acts to play Vegas regularly.
It's scary (to an old guy) how many great talents of that era have passed
recently...and the fact that they lasted this long is a tribute to how gol'dang
tough they were/are.
Whenever one of these folks plays a gig or makes an appearance, you owe it
to yourself to go see 'em. You may not get another chance in this life.
September 06 2007 at 19:10:27 Name: David Batterson Topic: Names of shows Email:
davidbat(at)yahoo(dot)com Comments: Mike Bruchas wrote: "In OK they still have 1950s
names for talking head shows like Green Country Perspectives? Why not just
The Sam Jones Show?"
Well, why wasn't it called the Johnny Carson Show? [It was "The Tonight Show,
Starring Johnny Carson"] Why? Because NBC owns the "Tonight Show" name. They
don't call it The Jay Leno Show, either. ;-) It was never "The Matt Lauer
and Katie Couric Show"; it's "Today" always.
I think the use of the host's name is way overdone. Oprah even calls her
magazine "O" and puts her face on the covers. She calls it branding; I call
it egomaniacal behavior that she probably learned from Trump.
September 06 2007 at 17:59:38 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: This Guy Atchley guy Comments: ...became a grandfather for the first time
on Aug. 22. Has a grandson named Paden Jay Good. You say, what kinda name
is Paden? It don't sound "Okie"! Per Grandpa Atchley, it was the name of
Kevin Kline's character in the movie, "Silverado". Guy's daughter and hubby
liked that movie, a lot.
September 06 2007 at 14:51:51 Name: Wilhelm Murg Topic: THE SWEET LADY WITH THE NASTY VOICE
Email: Wilhelmurg at yahoo dot
com Comments: Tomorrow night Wanda Jackson will speak between
the 7 & 9 PM showings of her new documentary about her life,
THE SWEET LADY
WITH THE NASTY VOICE at The Circle Cinema. This is part of The Circle's
Centennial series. As her biographer, I'll be there and I hope everyone comes
out to meet Oklahoma's Queen of Rockabilly.
I've seen clips of the film and it is truly stunning to see the likes of
Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, and Lemmy Kilmister give their testimony
to the greatness of Wanda. As I understand it, Lemmy was just standing in
a waiting room when the filmmakers saw him and asked him to a short interview
right then and there, and he spoke eloquently on what an influence she was
How far back into rock'n'roll does Wanda go? She dated Elvis while he was
still signed to Sun Records! And The Cramps appear on one of her latest releases.
There will be additional showings on Saturday at 4:30 and 8:30 PM, and on
Sunday at 7:00 PM.
For more information on the film visit circlecinema.com and for more information
on Wanda, visit WandaJackson.com.
September 06 2007 at 12:47:45 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Pavarotti is dead Comments: He died of cancer in Modena, Italy, his home
town. I thought he looked bad but sounded great at the last Winter Olympics
He, Carreras and Domingo were all faves of my late Dad. It's funny how so
many folks who grew up in the pre-TV era got so much culture from radio.
My Dad, a middle-class photoengraver who had never attended college, was
a fan of opera. Whenever PBS was fund-raising with opera on WTTW in Chicago,
he would send a small check in. VHS and DVDs of Pavarotti were a favorite
Xmas gift to him.
Pavarotti has a tie to OKC; don't know about if he ever made it to Tulsa.
He performed in OKC in the early 80's to fund raise for the Oklahoma Heart
Institute at Baptist Hospital. Somehow the late Dr. Christian Bernard was
also part of this. Mary Ruth Carleton, who was anchoring at KOCO, was Pavarotti's
escort for some of the OKC social activities.
I am sure Ed Dumit and Gary Chew might have some more commentary on this
September 06 2007 at 11:33:44 Name: buck Topic: OKC pic Comments: I liked the pic of Amy McRee and friends from
OKC Does anyone have any similar pics of some of the lovely Tulsa news
September 06 2007 at 08:49:11 Name: Bryan Crain Topic: Sam Jones
Comments: To answer Mike's question...
Perspectives, now Green Country Perspectives, was already in existence before
Sam was hired to host this season. (and for the record I didn't name the
show....I was just passing along the information).
September 05 2007 at 18:58:03 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Why is it?
Comments: In OK they still have 1950s names for talking head shows
like Green Country Perspectives? Why not just The Sam Jones Show?
September 05 2007 at 12:07:12 Name:
Bryan Crain Topic: Sam Jones is back Comments: Join RSU Public Television for a new season
of "Green Country Perspectives with Sam Jones" (second season, but first
with Sam) every Friday night from 8:30 9:00 with repeats on Sunday
at 6:30 PM and again on Wednesday at 1:00 PM.
RSU Public Television can be seen on UHF Channel 35, COX Cable 19 and Satellite
September 04 2007 at 16:30:10 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: MDAA Telethon Comments: A person who contributes to this site and like
me, worked many an MDAA telethon at different stations in our broadcast lives,
"One of these days, Jerry will just die on the air and the viewing public
will send in so much money - Muscular Dystrophy will be cured".
Except he said that about 10 years ago and Jerry is still doin' it!
Going back to KTUL daze and at KOCO, I worked MDAA, Easter Seals, UCP and
the old Kanchi Arts Council telethons when in OK. Even did Low Rawls UNCF
telethons. Once live with local cut-ins and twice with Lou and entertainment
on tape but live studio phone banks.
September 04 2007 at 07:37:21 Name: Ken Harwood Topic: Jerry Lewis Stumbles Comments: Mike, we did our part and tuned in from time
to time throughout the day.
One time proved to be quite enlightening, however. As Jerry was kibitzing
with the audience, showing great energy clowning around, he let the "f-word"
slip. No, not THAT "f-word." It was the one for a homosexual.
Unbelieving of my own ears, we hit the rewind on TiVo and, yep, that's what
he said. It was only a matter of time before it was up on the Web, and here
is a story and video link.
This is what you get when a tired octogenarian who often has "worked blue"
is set free for too long.
September 03 2007 at 11:07:13 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: MDAA Email: funsky1atyahoodotcom Comments: Have you done your share and watched some of this
Labor Day event?
I haven't but local firefighters at intersections have gotten about $6 in
change from me. This week they give you a peel-off sticker to put on the
non-mirrored side of your left car mirror - it says you have given.
September 02 2007 at 13:22:44 Name: David Batterson Topic: Great Moments Email:
davidbat(at)yahoo(dot)com Comments: Don't forget
"Tulsa" (1949) starring
Susan Hayward and Robert Preston. With the ongoing battle for oil money in
Iraq, it would be fun to see a remake of this movie with its clash between
ranchers and oil drillers.
September 01 2007 at 19:49:06 Name: Old Movie Buff Topic: Great Moments in Television Comments: According to the current TULSA WORLD's "TV
World" supplement, one might enjoy, as we speak: "Red River" (1948 Western)
John Wayne. A cattle baron and his foster son argue on the Chisholm Trail.
(I kid you not. As Casey Stengel said, "You could look it up".)
Followed by: "Red River 2" (1949 Western) Ronald Reagan. A cattle baron and
his foster son litigate in Chisholm Trial Small Claims Court.
And, to complete your viewing pleasure: "Red River 3: Texas Delta Force"
(2007 Western) Chuck Norris. A newly reconciled cattle baron and his foster
son unite to kick-box Iran into oblivion.
VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED!
August 31 2007 at 17:42:02 Name: DolfanBob Topic: Bell's Email: MiamiPhin@yahoo.com Comments: I had not thought about the Murphy Brothers connection
until I saw Terry Hood's report. I went to school with Jerry Murphy's son
and that was back in the 70s and let me just say that even back then, that
family business was a cash cow and and it has to be fed. He had the best
of everything a High School kid could want. So I am pretty sure that if the
parking lot and the loss of Bell's was going to help the family bottom line,
then well Dad'll do it!
I did not know that Big Splash was owned by the Murphy family, That alone
makes me glad that after all these years I have never been there.
Just like the Tulsa City council has a few crooked members, I can see the
same in the Tulsa County Fair board.
Crush memories, count your cash and sleep well at night. Your wonderful Tulsa
August 31 2007 at 12:44:25 Name: Terri Topic: Bell's
Comments: Ahh...memories of the kiddie rides of yore - the trikes
with clown faces w/ light up noses, the airplanes atop Bell's concession
stand, the Alley Oop. That does it! No fair tickets this year, nosiree!
August 31 2007 at 12:39:58 Name: Erick Topic: Main Mall Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: The Main Mall is gone, but that was a ghost town
for the past 10 years. Very few businesses open, and almost all of them were
restuarants that catered to the lunch crowds and closed at 3pm. The city
didn't really have much choice but to reopen those streets to auto
August 31 2007 at 10:38:19 Name: John P. Lock Topic: Der Wienerschnizel Email: email@example.com Comments: I remember when the Wienerschnizel open new east
of the promenade on 41st st. The manager apparently was trying to make an
impression on some one. He was screaming orders at his help, they acted as
if they had already had all they wanted from him and was about ready to walk
August 31 2007 at 10:06:40 Name: David Bagsby Topic: Bell's Email:
deeceebeeatsunflowerdotcom Comments: Thanks for posting that link to Channel 6 Bell's
investigation. I add my lament to the passing of this great landmark and
part of so many folks' life. I hope a money community like Jenks, Broken
Arrow or another will pick them up just like the Aquarium. Isn't the Main
Mall gone now also? What's happening in Tulsa? I hope the water supply hasn't
been tampered with.
August 31 2007 at 08:17:12 Name: Dana LeMoine Topic: Bell's/Unfair Board Email: d4wdwatvalornet.com Comments: Here is the link to the video of KOTV's Bell's
Best comprehensive report I've seen. Terry Hood really laid it out.
August 31 2007 at 08:03:11 Name: Rick Clark Topic: Bell's/KOTV Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: I`d like to give a tip of my Stetson to Channel
6 for their investigation into the Tulsa County (un)Fairboard's behavior
to the Bell family and apparent sweetheart deal with Murphy Attractions.
August 30 2007 at 12:50:44 Name: David Batterson Topic: U.N.C.L.E. movie Email:
davidbat(at)yahoo(dot)com Comments: I looked up "The Spy With My Face" in IMDb.com,
as I never saw the movie. It was directed by the prolific TV director John
Newland, who directed episodes of such shows as "Police Woman," "Fantasy
Island," "The Next Step Beyond," "Harry O," "Hawaii Five-O," "Daniel Boone,"
"Thriller" (TTM) and many many others.
John Newland was also the director and on-screen host of
"One Step Beyond" (IMDb),
August 29 2007 at 17:36:34 Name: Dave Jones (of KRAV/KTEW/KTBO/KTUL fame) Topic: Lew Brown Comments: R.L. Bullock sent me the news about Lew. We
all certainly owe a lot to Lew. I pretty much owe him my whole TV engineering
career. He was willing to move me out of operations into engineering as a
very green kid in TV and I learned a lot from him.
August 28 2007 at 13:55:15 Name: Webmaster Topic: U.N.C.L.E. movie
Probably my favorite episode of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." is
"The Double Affair" (TTM). It was made into a
theatrically-released movie with extra, slightly less G-rated footage: "The
Spy With My Face".
August 28 2007 at 01:46:21 Name: Rick Brashear Topic: Der Wienerwhatever Email: email@example.com Comments: Seems to me I posted on here about Der Wienerschnitzel
and the 'dogs' they offered for sale, and the big bust later on. But, I'm
not sure that I did. If the Webmeister can find the post, let me know. Schnitzel
was one fun happening place. I met the president of the Hell's Angels there,
Sonny Barger. There are tales to tell that would make you crawl back into
Rick, you mentioned Der Wienerschnitzel in GB
225, GB 232, and GB
237, and worthwhile mentions they were.
August 25 2007 at 17:43:33 Name:
Webmaster Topic: "Tomorrow" with Tom Snyder Comments:
I found this by way of
is featuring a 1976 "Tomorrow" show with Tom Snyder interviewing original
"Star Trek" cast members and writer Harlan Ellison. As usual, Ellison is
abrasive and insulting (and entertaining), but he makes some valid points
about SF on TV, as do the other guests.
Here is part 1. The other 4 parts are linked from the TechRepublic site.
August 24 2007 at 18:15:49 Name: edwin Topic: Der Wienerwhatever Email: sure Comments: The weeny stand on Peoria sold dope when the rite
people were there.....cool....at that time about the same size as a
August 24 2007 at 12:07:53 Name: Joe Topic: Harmons Email: joetul Cox Comments: Harmons was indeed a HoJos. We used to go there
on Friday nights when I was a kid for Clam Rolls.
August 24 2007 at 11:27:09 Name: Steve Bagsby Topic: Eateries Comments: Anybody remember a place on Admiral called
Harmans Restaurant? It was West of Sheridan next to Admiral State Bank. Seemed
like the building had a "Howard Johnsons" style and I always wondered if
it had been one at some point. They used to run spots on Billy Parkers midnight
show touting the "He-Man Breakfast". It sounded good, but also sounded like
you wouldn't have to eat for several days afterwards.
Also, on the other side of the bank was Red's Hamburgers. I know they moved
to Skiatook many years ago, but wondered if they were still open or not.
August 23 2007 at 16:05:25 Name: Joyce Topic: Rainy Rock Cove Comments: When I was a pre-teen, I went with a group
of friends to explore a large cave outside Tulsa. I think it might have been
near Sand Springs.
Painted across the back of the cave were the words "Rainy Rock Cove" and
a date of 1940 something (I'm not clear on the date exactly.)
I only remember the date was there because one of the guys in our group claimed
to have named the cave and spray-painted the words on the wall, but we could
clearly see the date was way before he was ever born.
August 22 2007 at 15:19:34 Name: John P. Lock Topic: Fraidy Hole Email: jplock29atswbell.net Comments: Fraidy Hole goes back further than Don Woods. I
am 78 years old and I can remember the older people call as such when I was
a little boy.
August 22 2007 at 08:48:27 Name: Steve Smith Topic: Bell's and Tastee-Freez Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Greetings from the Seattle area. Been years since
I was in here; glad this site has been in such good hands. I wish I could
say the same for Bell's, which I had hoped to visit during my first trip
to Tulsa in 4 years. I was given the sad news when I arrived 3 weeks ago
and a visit to the site confirmed the ugly truth. That park was such a wonderful
part of my Tulsa years (the rides, the mini-golf, the arcade). I hope it
re-opens elsewhere, but it won't be the same.
Also sad to hear about the last Tulsa Tastee-Freez's demise. The T-F franchise
was actually purchased by the corporation that owns Wienerschnitzel in 2003
(Remember those triangular hot dog stands? A couple of the Tulsa locations
became "Biscuits Plus" for a while in the eighties and one was near Bell's
at 21st and Harvard.). They have opened new restaurants in several states
that sell both Wienerschnitzel and Tastee-Freez products, including one about
15 miles from my home. Here are the Wikipedia and T-F links:
Despite my sadness over Bell's, it was great to see Tulsa again and feast
on local food from Coney I-Lander, Ike's Chili, Rib Crib and Weber's Root
Beer. I don't know if I'll make it back again, but if I don't, this website
will be the next best thing. Many thanks to all those who do so much to keep
it going. Take care!
Welcome back, Steve! We just learned that KOTV's morning co-anchor, Casey
Norton, is moving up to KOMO in Seattle as the weekend news anchor next month.
We enjoyed his years here in Tulsa; I think you'll like him, too.
August 22 2007 at 08:32:32 Name: John P. Lock Topic: jplock29at swbell.net Comments: Back in the early days of TV we took our son
and friends to a kid's show at Channel 8. Sitting in the lobby waiting to
go into show, Don Woods came walking thru. One of his little friends was
amazed. He said, how did he get out of that television set?
August 21 2007 at 16:35:35 Name: DolfanBob Topic: Casey Norton Email: MiamiPhin@yahoo.com Comments: Oops, sorry, guys. A few GroupBlogs back, I reported
that I had heard that Casey Norton was going to Dallas. I got my information
from a sales rep at KOTV who I guess should stick to sales and not breaking
The Tulsa World reported that Casey is moving to Seattle.
August 21 2007 at 14:15:29 Name: Erick Topic: Six In the Morning Email: email@example.com Comments: I just read on the Tulsa World's website that Rich
Lenz will become the new co-anchor of KOTV's Six In the Morning on September
10th. He replaces Casey Norton, who is joining the ABC affiliate in Seattle.
Rich Lenz comes to Tulsa from a long stint doing news and sports in New Orleans.
His home was flooded during Hurricane Katrina. But, Rich also anchored sports
for a few years at KWTV in OKC, so it's a homecoming of sorts, especially
when you consider that KOTV and KWTV are both owned by Griffin Communications.
Rich actually interviewed me once after a high school football game in which
I caught 3 touchdown passes. Not sure if that interview ever made air...
August 21 2007 at 14:02:47 Name: Erick Topic: Gary England Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Mike, you might be referring to
Amy McRee (blonde
gal-middle) and Kelly Ogle (one of 3 sons of Jack Ogle anchoring newscasts
in OKC) as the anchors appearing with Gary England.
Several "Ogles" in your entry.
August 20 2007 at 22:08:28 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: 6 degrees of separation
Comments: I am digitizing more video tonight from a Nat Geo tornado
show, tentatively titled, OPERATION TORNADO. It's of Gary England in HD from
maybe 3 years ago at 9 in the studio during and behind the scenes of a weather
seg on the news. To those in the biz, it is always interesting to see what
is happening behind the camera during a live newscast. The choreography in
a crowded studio.
I didn't know the anchors with him, some big guy who looks the late Bill
Pitcock but with football jock hairstyle and some blonde gal.
August 20 2007 at 19:10:45 Name: Mike Bruchas Topic: Darryl Barton, aka Bart Comments: Long time OKC Channel 4 (in the Gaylord days)
and CBS/NBC free-lance shooter Darryl Barton is profiled in the National
Press Photographer Magazine this month.
Though claiming to be retired in Guthrie and operating a farm vegetable business
with his wife, he is still one of Oklahoma's gifts to TV News. He shot film
and video and won 2 national NPPA Photographer of the Year awards at Ch.4.
Maybe only 6 or 7 other men and women in the country have done that. He was
a photog who was also a great producer.
I interviewed with him in maybe 1977 for a photog job at KTVY-TV. He just
wanted to know - "could I tell a story with pictures?". I said yes. But about
12 other better shooters than I also applied. They had better reels - I had
hardly anything to show.
I have found over the years that I will always be a better editor than shooter.
But Darryl Barton and the retired but equally great Carlos Hernandez will
always be some of the best "shooters" to have come out of OK!
August 19 2007 at 15:48:13 Name: Webmaster Topic: Roundup of TTM-related articles in
the Tulsa World today Comments: