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Valley Broadcast Legends
Legend Mel Boyd presents the Valley Broadcast Legends first Lifetime Achievement Award to veteran KCRA photographer Harry Sweet.
We notified Harry of his honor at our December 14th meeting and took a group photo of our membership to become part of the award. On 7 Jan. 2013, Ron Middlekauff, Sue Peppers, and Mel Boyd visited Harry at home and presented it to him.
The moment was captured on video, and so was Harry’s indomitable spirit and still lively sense of humor. As Mel said in the presentation, during Harry’s 35-year career in Sacramento television, he was a pioneer in every sense of the word. Perhaps his most lasting achievement was saving some 25 million feet of film from the dumpster and placing it safely in universities and museums.
Congratulations to Harry for his lifetime contribution to Northern California broadcast history.
Kiddie Show Host Tribute
On 10 October 2013, the Sacramento Chapter of "Valley Broadcast Legends", met for a tribute meeting to honor remaining "TV Kiddie Show" hosts still among us and those that have passed on. Honorees present included "Cap'n Delta / Cap'n Mitch" Mitch Agruss, "Cap'n Delta" Charlie Duncan, "Swabbie Bobbie" Bob Lang, "O.U. Squid" Rich Raymond... and posthumously, "Catain Sacto" Harry Martin among others. Event M.C. was Broadcast Legend Board of Directors member, Ron Middlekauff, (once a "kiddie on Cap'n Delta" with Charlie Duncan in December 1968.)
The film was edited by board member, Mel Boyd. Sit back and enjoy this trip down Sacramento and Northern California's memory lane.
last edited 17 November 2015