THE 2003 LA EMMYS:
The Governors Award goes to Dr. George!
are few people in this business known so well that people
just call them by their first name. Dr. George is one of those
people. Saturday night the television industrys one-of-a-kind
humanitarian, Dr. George Fischbeck received a one-of-a-kind
honor -- the prestigious Governors Award voted on by the Board
of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Fischbeck, a staple in Los Angeles for nearly 30 years on
Channel 7 Eyewitness News, spoke of taking advantage of opportunities
in accepting the award. The moment was made even more special
by a number of today's TV weather anchors paying tribute to
the longtime fixture on KABC. After Academy Chairman Bryce
Zabel began the presentation with some personal words of praise,
there was a video filled with moments from Dr. George's past
broadcast and charitable events. Next, KTTV's Mark Thompson,
KTLA's Mark Kriski, KCBS/KCAL's Byron Miranda, Telemundo's
Sal Morales, KMEX's Francisco Quiroz and KNBC's Rachel Boesing
helped Zable bring Fischbeck to the podium with a tribute
of their own.
All in all a very special night for a very special man.