Audio Files Helios Alvarez President Screen Gems Latin America 1960s on Joe Barbera Animation 1940s on Rona Barrett Entertainment News 1960s on Ted Bergmann GM of Dumont 1940s on Ed Bleier Programmer/ABC 1950s on Sheldon Cooper Tribune Entertainment 1970s on Alan Courtney NBC Station Relations MCA 1940s on Bob Daly Programmer President CBS 1950s on Doug Duitsman Unit Publicist Screen Gems 1950s on
Seymour Friedman Director Columbia Pictures 1930s on Fred Friendly CBS News President 1930s on Bud Grant Programming NBC/CBS President CBS 1950s on Ted Key Cartoonist of Hazel 1930s on David Levy Programmer/NBC Producer 1960s on Charles Mechem Chairman Taft Broadcasting 1950s on John H. Mitchell President/Screen Gems President ATAS Founder/TV Hall of Fame 1940s on John H. Mitchell PDF Bill Paley Chairman/CBS 1930s on Fred Pierce Programmer/ABC 1950s on Tricia Robin Exec Director/ATAS 1970s on Herman Rush Exec Producer 1950s onEdgar Scherick
About the audio files
The audio files are a gracious gift of journalist Morrie Gelman, who recorded them from 1970 to 1993.
A veteran journalist, Morrie Gelman began his career in the New York City mailroom of radio network Mutual Broadcasting System on the cusp of television commanding the attention of the American public. For several years afterwards he worked as an assistant to nationally syndicated columnist Earl Wilson before a brief stint as a general assignment reporter for the New York Post.
Mr.Gelman spent 12 years as senior correspondent for Broadcasting Magazine (now Broadcasting & Cable), working at various times out of that publication's New York, Washington, D.C. and Hollywood offices. While at Broadcasting, Mr. Gelman had the privilege of traveling the country interviewing 125 broadcast pioneers, including Bill Paley and Frank Stanton of CBS as well as Niles Trammell and John Royal of NBC, about their experiences in forming the radio and television industries. To read the rest of the bio, click here...
Thank you Morrie
STAY TUNED...More coming
Between now, April 2006, and the end of of this year, we will be adding many more hours of audio that are in process of being digitized from the original cassettes. Also coming are more PDFs, and a photo gallery of stills from John Mitchell's collection. Click here to see what's new since April 2006...
And finally, our thanks to C. David Reader for website design, audio editing, and analog to digital transfers.
About the PDF files
All PDF files were made from paper documents contained in John H. Mitchell's file cabinet archives, preserved by Pat Mitchell. Click here to go to PDF section of the website...
We are still in the process of acquiring legal permission to show some of John's files on this website. More will be added to this site at a later date (after April, 2006).
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