“Forgotten Hollywood”- Oh No… Not Dr. George…

Posted on March 26, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…Dr. George

   Dr. George Fischbeck (right) , was a news weatherman on KOB-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico from the early 1960s to early 1970s. In 1972, he moved to KABC-TV in Los Angeles, replacing Alan Sloane, where he became a staple on the station’s Eyewitness News broadcasts. He retired in 1990, but returned to television with a brief stint at KCBS-TV from 1994 to 1997.

   During World War II, Fischbeck was stationed in Hawaii and worked as a tank mechanic. He worked with the Air National Guard during the Korean conflict, and began learning basic meteorology. Dr. George studied education while attending the University of New Mexico, graduating in 1955 with a Master of Arts. Fischbeck worked as an Albuquerque–based teacher for 23 years, which help him develop a ebullient personality.

   In 1979, Dr. George was awarded the Silver Beaver by the Boy Scouts of America for his service to youth. He was a volunteer with the Los Angeles Zoo. In 2003, he was awarded the Los Angeles Area Governors Award for lifetime achievement by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for special and unique contributions to Los Angeles area television. In 2013, Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge declared April 10th to be Dr. George Day. A month later, Fischbeck’s autobiography was published by University of New Mexico Press.

   The absolutely wonderful Dr. George Fischbeck was 92.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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