Jim O'Brien Remembered:
Three Decades Later!

(left to right) Jim O'Brien & Melissa Levy (daughter of Steve Levy)
Jim O'Brien's Living Room
May 1973

We started off our new season on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 with a remembrance of Philly's most lovable and fun guys, Jim O'Brien. We took a stroll down memory lane as we looked at the life of one of this town's broadcast legends as 110 people looked on. Our MC for this afternoon was member Steve Levy.

(left to right) Steve and Harriet Levy, Sue and Jim O'Brien
The Brooks Family ranch of Sue O'Brien's parents
Tulia, Texas
June 1972

Our speakers were :

Tom Burton, formerly of the WFIL Radio, Famous 56 Prize Patrol
Marc Howard, former co-anchor with Jim O'Brien on Action News
Carter Merbreier, that rascally ol' Captain himself, Captain Noah
Art Moore, Program VP for WABC-TV/producer of "Regis & Kelly"
Scott Palmer, PR Director for the Phils and former sports guy at WPVI
Glenn Schwartz, NBC 10 Chief Meteorologist & O'Brien Intern
Don Tollefson, former O'Brien co-worker at Action News, WPVI-TV

Plus, live on the telephone was Jim O'Brien's former co-host of "Dialing for Dollars," Connie Roussin Spann. This was a day to remember.

left to right - back row) all unidentified
(left to right - front row) Steve Levy, Jim O'Brien, Dan Donovan and Joel Denver
"WFIL Boss Basketball Machine"

Here's 52 photos of the luncheon taken by Broadcast Pioneers President Jerry Klein.
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Here's complete audio of the luncheon!
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Here's complete video of the luncheon!
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From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Photos originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Steve Levy
Audio orginally donated by Broadcast Pioneers members Dave Michaels & Bill Gellhaus
Video courtesy of MetraMedia Studios and Broadcast Pioneers member Brad Seecof
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