Before you know it, the 2015 Binghamton Broadcasters Reunion will be here.
It all takes place at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in downtown Binghamton, on Saturday night, September 19, 2015.
The Reunion is a free event, open to current and former Binghamton Broadcasters and Friends.
The evening consists of an optional buffet at 530pm, followed by a cocktail hour visit, and the awards program at 8pm.
If you are planning on attending, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. There's no obligation if your plans change.
Click of the 2015 attendance tab on the left to see who is planning on attending.
If you are planning on participating in the buffet, send a check as soon as possible to Ray Ross, PO Box 303, Endicott, NY 13760. Write "Reunion Buffet" in the memo line.
Cost for the buffet is $24.99, which includes tax and gratuity.
The hotel would prefer that buffets be paid in advance as above. We will have a limited number of walk-ups available the night of the Reunion.
Scheduled to attend this year is Anne Serling, Rod Serling's daughter, who has published a new book about her Dad, along with David Donovan of the NYS broadcasters
who acknowledge Bill Parker, who was inducted in the NYS Broadcasters Hall of Fame earlier this year.
Scroll down for a description of the book, as supplied by Anne.
We will be showing a terrific five minute video, produced by the NYS Broadcasters, outlining Bill's career.
There is a complete listing of award winners to the left.
Part of the program will be a salute to television, and specifically to those that have remained in Binghamton TV for 20 plus years. Bob Huckabone is assembling a slide show of those broadcasters, and Steve Craig has been tapped to do the live narration.
See the complete attendance list, which includes Steve Craig, Jim Matthews, Candace Chapman, Brian Sikora of WSKG, Mary and Wally Roper, Margaret Bryant, and the legendary Scott Fybush, who will have available his 2015 Tower Site Calendar.
As I Knew Him,
My Dad, Rod Serling
To Anne Serling, the imposing figure the public saw hosting The Twilight Zone each week, intoning cautionary observations about fate, chance, and humanity was not the father she knew. Her fun-loving dad would play on the floor with the dogs, had nicknames for everyone in the family, and was apt to put a lampshade on his head and break out in song. He was her best friend, her playmate and her confidante.
After his unexpected death at 50, Anne, just 20, was left stunned. Gradually she found solace for her grief by talking to his friends, poring over old correspondence, and recording her childhood memories. Now she shares personal photos, eloquent, revealing letters, and beautifully rendered scenes of his childhood, war years, and their family's time together. Idyllic summers in upstate New York, the years in Los Angeles, and the myriad ways he filled their time with laughter, strength and endearing silliness--all are captured here with deep affection and candor.