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Dr. George - My Life in Weather

Fishbeck, George; with Roach, Randy

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ISBN 10: 0826353320 / ISBN 13: 9780826353320
Published by University of New Mexco Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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233 Pages. Orange boards. No defects noted to this As New book with flawless interior text pages. The author of this autobiography is the most beloved figure in Los Angeles television news. But his remarkable career extends far beyond television and beyond Los Angeles. It is an in-depth look at his life in his own words. For twenty-three years, Dr. George was a public school teacher in Albuquerque, and for the last thirteen of those years he taught science on a public television station that was beamed all over New Mexico. It's estimated that he taught science to one-quarter of the state's population. And for three years, he took on another job and served as a weatherman on Albuquerque's top-rated TV newscast. He was so popular that the general manager of a competing station sent out tapes of his weather forecasts to all the top ABC network stations across the nation in hopes that one would hire George and get him out of New Mexico. Only one station responded, KABC- TV in Los Angeles. It was the start of a love affair between Dr. George and the City of Angels that continues to this day. Not only has George Fischbeck had a long career as an award-winning journalist and educator, he has worked for many charities, raising millions of dollars for firefighters' burn survivor charities. His story is all here, and the best part is what the fewest people know: the heartwarming memories of a family man who loves his wife and children, with the heartbreak of the tragic loss of a beloved son, George Fischbeck, Jr., at the age of twenty-two. There are only a handful of people who you could say shaped local television news in the City of Angels. And Dr. George is clearly one of them. His impact on Los Angeles was and always will remain indelible. He charmed us all. He made us think. He made us better. From the Foreword by Randy Roach. Size: 6 1/4" x 9 1/4". Bookseller Inventory # 14843

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Title: Dr. George - My Life in Weather

Publisher: University of New Mexco Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Binding: Hard Back

Illustrator: Sanchez, Lila - Design

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Ediiton.

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For twenty-three years, George Fischbeck was a schoolteacher in Albuquerque, and for the last thirteen of those years taught science on a public television station that was beamed all over New Mexico. He also served as a weatherman on Albuquerque's top-rated TV newscast where he was so popular that the general manager of a competing station sent tapes of his weather forecasts to all the top ABC Network stations nationwide in hope that one would hire George and get him out of New Mexico. When KABC-TV in Los Angeles responded, it was the start of a love affair between Dr. George and the City of Angels that continues to this day. Not only has Fischbeck had a long career as an awardwinning journalist and educator, he has also helped raise millions of dollars for a variety of charitable causes. His story is all here, and the best part is what the fewest people know: the heartwarming memories of a family man.

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Not only has George Fischbeck had a long career as an award-winning journalist and educator, he has also helped raise millions of dollars for a variety of charitable causes. His story is all here, and the best part is what the fewest people know: the heartwarming memories of a family man.

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