RIP Stan Chambers, a real news man.

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  1. chrisr777

    chrisr777 Member

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    One of the originals. He worked at KTLA in Los Angeles for six decades. Starting shortly after he got out of the Navy in 1947, he retired when he was 87 years old and still made the occasional appearance as late as last year. He did one of the first ever live on location news stories about a girl who had fallen down a well. The story went on for 27 hours. And he alternated with another guy for the whole story. Even though there were only a few thousand TV sets in L.A. at the time. He was also on location when RFK was shot.

    http://ktla.com/2015/02/13/stan-chambers-longtime-ktla-reporter-dead-at-91/

    He will really be missed.
     
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    I watched Stan forever, growing up in Long Beach. He will be missed indeed.
     
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    jamess Silver Supporting Member

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    Bummer. He was a class act.

    Thanks for keeping us informed, Stan.
     
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    RIP Stan, you were truly one of the great local news guys.
     
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    ChazMania Silver Supporting Member

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    No doubt- this guys voice is ingrained in my childhood and young adult memories from watching the news with my Dad.
     
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    Dana Olsen Gold Supporting Member

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    That's a real shame - one of the true originals. Native Los Angelino here too. My Dad went to USC with him, just after WW II - god bless the GI Bill. They weren't close, but at the time it was a small school, and they'd run into each other occasionally.

    RIP Stan - ya done good!

    Thanks, Dana O.
     
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    Wow, yeah us SoCal folks know that name well. RIP Stan, you did a great job.
     
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    I've been reading up on his career. It is amazing some of the things he has done. That well story is called the first live breaking news broadcast. He covered the Watts Riots from the danger zone. He covered a nuclear test from the Nevada desert. Just an incredible life.
     
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    He and Hal Fishman were THE men as far as LA news went for a few decades.
     

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