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Our very own George Lang was featured in this month’s edition of The National Academy of Television Arts and Science’s Off Camera newsletter. The article focuses on the announcement that George will continue to offer two scholarships for overall Video Production Excellence for 2012.
After watching the success of such figures as Oprah, Dr.Phil, Maury and Ricki Lake, who hasn’t dreamed of hosting their own talk show? Luckily for George Lang this dream became a reality when he got the chance to host a talk show of his own.
Since nobody had anything to do during the day, like work or go to school, his early afternoon show was an obvious hit. On a set they built themselves walked the likes of prominent community figures like the head of the library and the “how to keep your family safe” police officer you can see pictured below. Everyday George got to wear a flashy new tie sponsored by Ernst Ties, who of course got full credit. To lure in viewers the show had an amazing and exciting daily contest, whose terms we fail to remember. We couldn’t, however, forget what the grand prize was. New potholders! A prize indicated beneath the Almanac sign on the set, but due to having no mail budget if you wanted them you had to come get them yourself. Memories like these help to reinstill the life old lesson of never forgetting where you came from.
Jack Lalanne had a show in the ’50s on KGO called… “The Jack LaLanne Show” touting fitness, exercise, and nutrition. Little George Lang, then 9 years old, wrote a fan letter to Jack, and got one back. He’s preserved it all these years and it really is a treasure to behold:
Years later as George Lang himself worked at KGO, he was able to meet Jack LaLanne in person for the shot below. Jack LaLanne was a good man with a strong and healthy message, and he will be missed.
Just for fun, I’ve pulled up some photos from the Historical Archives in the Life of George Lang. Enjoy the sneak peak into his life adventures, where work and play and sometimes trouble overlap.
It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since veteran anchorman Walter Cronkite passed away in July of 2009. The “Most Trusted Man in America” can be seen here with George Lang, at least a few years before that.
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Well here is an oldie but a goodie! George Lang of The Big Picture has been some pretty amazing places with a camera. In fact, I think there are very few places he hasn’t been!
Here is some footage he shot from a helicopter many moons ago. I think you can guess the era by the music that accompanies the video!
For those that know the San Francisco Bay Area, it’s really fun to watch and see how the buildings and landscape have changed.