KYW-TV, Eyewitness News set
August 20, 1965
On February 20, 1967, WRTI-FM, the campus radio station of Temple University in Philadelphia aired one in a series of programs called "IN AND AROUND." On that broadcast the then college student host, Florence Weiss, spoke with Tom Snyder. The producer of that broadcast was Broadcast Pioneers member Jerry Klein, himself a Temple student at that time.
Tom had worked at KYW-TV from 1965 until 1970. A year after his arrival in Philly, Tom pioneered a morning TV talk show called CONTACT. Snyder is one of the most respected and hardest working people to ever work in our market.
Tom Snyder emailed: "My God the memories you bring back to me.... And you have my permission (if in fact it is needed) to put any material from my days at KYW on your website. While I agree that the team at KYW was great one, I preceded Jessica Savitch there by several years. She and I did work together at NBC in New York, and she was a good friend."
From the official archives of the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia
Photo originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Marciarose Shestack
Audio originally donated by Broadcast Pioneers member Jerry Klein
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