Category Archives: History

Gabe Pressman

Gabe Pressman has died.  He was 93.  NY1 reported that he died in his sleep.

Gabe worked New York’s main streets and back alleys with note pad, mic and camera for about 60 years with the World Telegram and Sun, WNBC and WNBC-TV.   Reproduced below is our posting for Gabe for his 90th birthday in 2014.

WNEWWII

 

Spike Jones “Der Fuehrer’s Face” (excerpt)

William B. Williams – Glenn Miller

Glenn Miller Day-June 5, 1945 (2nd hour)

VE-Day celebration, Times Square                       photo: nbcnews.com

ECB

 

 

“. . .we interrupt this program . . .

“This Land” — Woodie Guthrie (sample)

“Reuben James” — Woodie Guthrie (sample)

More of “. . .we interrupt this program . . .” in our next report. ECB

At The Start Of Things VI

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start of things V pt 1 helen forrest

 

start of thing V pt 2 dinah

Dinah Shore, “Skylark,” 1942 (:35)

start of things V sinatra

start of thing V roy ross merle pitt

 

start of thing V jazz greats big bands revised 2

start of things V-program list revised.pub

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Turning The Tables

start of t hings IV-to sugar blues

sugar blues to glenn miller

milkman's matinee to stay up stan

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Credits/Sources. A few among many

LIFE magazine-Milkman’s Matinee

TIME magazine-Milkman’s Matinee

Clyde McCoy-Sugar Blues-Amazon.com

Stay Up Stan The All Night Record Man-Charlie Barnet

Hauptmann Trial

WNEW early days