Goodbye Ralph Story
Ralph Story is probably the first Los Angeles newscaster I was aware of. Indeed, after Walter Cronkite, he may have been the first newscaster of any kind that I remember. He was one of the first guys who interested me, as a very young child, in the news. One vivid story I recall to this day is of the blackouts in California during the early days of World War Two.
Ralph Story died on Monday, of complications due to emphysema. He will very much be missed.
UPDATE: Val Zavala of KCET has posted her own rememberance of Ralph Story on the Life & Times blog, along with links to postings by others. Like so many great broadcasters, he is remembered in very personal terms, though his impact is far reaching and long lasting.