KTLA's News at Ten: Sixty Years with Stan Chambers by Stan Chambers (Paperback / softback, 2008)
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- DescriptionFor sixty years Stan Chambers, KTLA's Channel 5 News most beloved reporting icon, has come into Southern California's (and sometimes the nation's) homes. From KTLA's inception as the first commercial TV station this side of the Mississippi to KTLA's first news telecopter, Stan Chambers was an integral part of those achievements. His over 22,000 stories include the Bobby Kennedy assassination, the 1984 Olympics, the Watts riots, the Baldwin Hills dam disaster, and the devastating Northridge quake. Stan and KTLA were the first to break the Rodney King beating that sent Los Angeles into turmoil. Stan is also involved with the Stan Chambers Journalism Awards, an annual essay competition that awards senior high school students interested in journalism careers with cash awards.Other hors include several Emmy and Golden Mike awards, the Sigma Delta Chi Broadcaster of the Year award, the Goverr's Award from the Television Academy, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Professional Journalists, an L.A. Press Club Award, L.A. City and County proclamations, and from his alma mater, the USC Alumni Association Award. The Associated Press Television-Radio Association of California-Nevada also annually presents the Stan Chambers Lifetime Achievement Award.He's still out there, mic in hand, sixty years after covering his first big story, the rescue efforts of the Kathy Fiscus case in Pasadena. As Chambers puts it, When you report news in Los Angeles, you are broadcasting to the biggest hometown in America.
- Author BiographyStan Chambers: For sixty years Stan Chambers, KTLA's Channel 5 News most beloved reporting icon, has come into Southern California's (and sometimes the nation's) homes. Stan's career mirrors the birth of the first commercial TV station west of the Mississippi. Backed by the driving force of KTLA's ground breaking station manager, Klaus Landsburg, Stan covered some of the biggest stories to affect Los Angeles and the nation. It began with the Kathy Fiscus tragedy in 1949, where he covered the story live for 27 straight hours - the first reporting of its kind - to breaking the monumental Rodney King beating story that rocked the nation. For the first time, Stan Chambers comes out from behind the camera and shares his thoughts behind his enduring career and highlights some of his over 22,000 stories. He's still out there, mic in hand, because, as Chambers puts it, When you report news in Los Angeles, you are broadcasting to the biggest hometown in America. Hal Fishman: Hal Fishman was the lead news anchor at KTLA Channel Five News up to his death in 2009.Tom Brokaw: Tom Brokaw is an American television journalist and author best known as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 to 2004. He is the author of The Greatest Generation (1998) and other books and the recipient of numerous awards and honors. He is the only person to host all three major NBC News programs: The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, and, briefly, Meet the Press. He currently serves as a Special Correspondent for NBC News and works on documentaries for other outlets.
- Author(s)Stan Chambers
- PublisherBehler Publications
- Date of Publication15/02/2008
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: The Arts
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBehler Publications
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight336 g
- Width135 mm
- Height206 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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