Meeting Announcement - Feb 17, 2009

Remembering Analog TV

All are invited to a special joint meeting between SMPTE Hollywood and the Society of Television Engineers
Linwood Dunn theater, 1313 N. Vine St. Hollywood
6:30pm Social hour, 7:30pm meeting start

 
We will hear from some industry pioneers on their memories of the early days of television in Los Angeles, see some some of Ralph Sargent's antique televisions in action, and think about saying goodbye to analog TV broadcast!

Presenters include: John Silva (KTLA), father of the Telecopter. Jim (NBC) Smith, Don McCroskey (ABC) and Jim Mendrala. Also we can gaze into the future and hear some thoughts from Sieg Heep on where TV distribution might be headed.

And, remembering the world of film, we will see a recent restoration by Warner Bros.

Academy Award nominee - Short Subject - 1934
Print from original 3-strip Technicolor negatives

Please note that this is a combined effort event between Members of SMPTE and Members of STE, and that the regular STE General Membership Meeting for February will be held on Thursday evening February 26, 2009, at The Castaway in Burbank (regarding STE, see www.ste-ca.org for additional information).