|For the second year in a row we're posting holiday wishes
here on the site. If you want to join in, send your holiday
greeting to me at Hal@HalEisner.com and from all of us to all
of you HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON AND THE BEST IN 2003!!!!!
this Christmas Holiday! I hope everyone has a happy and prosperous
2003. Start thinking about those resolutions....we're only days
Entertainment Tonight Weekend Anchor/ Correspondent
Wish Everybody A Peaceful and Happy New Year!
Host of "Hot Ticket" and Correspondent for Entertainment
Hal & APTRA Academy Mentors...what a great group...and
an amazingly productive experience. Thank you for your commitment
and especially for your enthusiasm and kindness!
Happy Holidays to everyone! :)
2002 APTRA Academy Graduate
LACC & SFSU Student
Merry Christmas to all! Want to make yourself feel better
Remember when you were a kid, there was some small toy you
but Santa never knew to bring you? Some kid today would probably
same toy. Go find a new one and drop in the Toys for Tots
It will give you a smile each time you think about it. Make
it a habit each
p.s. Track down a school friend you have not thought of in
35 years and ask
if they remember you. They might surprise you
About that postscript....After (that's right) 35 years --
completely out of the blue I thought about my old College
friend Craig Shelton. I found an email address for him and
dropped him a note. We've been writing back and forth ever
since. Merry Christmas Craig to you and your family!!!
I hope that 2003 is a great year for all, that everyone have
a safe and fun holiday season, and that you call a designated
driver if you've had too much cheer in your egg-nog!
Jocelyne Rohrback - Haleisner.com Webmaster
this year, I wish peace for everyone in their careers, lives
and throughout the season.
Cyndy Ovalle - KVEN, Ventura
would like to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season. My
you, after nearly 28 years in this broadcast news profession,
suggestion. After spending our entire year chasing jerks,
criminals and deadbeats for stories and fighting our own managers
to do a good job, there is something we can do as broadcast
journalists to restore our faith in
humanity.Whether you are a reporter, producer, photojournalist
or desk jockey,make plans to personally do a holiday related
story. Go to a school Christmas play and tell the story. Spend
several hours at the Mission helping with the homeless and
tell the story. Sort clothing and gifts for the need at Goodwill
and then tell the story. Whatever you choose, do it yourself
and tell the story of how it felt.It has been done before,
of course. But each time you do it, YOU get more from it than
the viewers do. It will rekindle your spirit. I hope it works.
Happy Holidays from Las Vegas
KTNV-TV 13 ABC in Sin City
Christmas and Happy New Year!
For the past year, thanks to Hal Eisner, and all those of
around with twisted arms, for making such strides in APTRA
holiday party was the culmination, and Hal is making noises
to come in 2003. See all of you there!
CA-NV Broadcast Supervisor for The Associated Press
just wanted to wish everyone at APTRA a very Merry Christmas.
I want to also send very special wishes to everyone who helped
with the APTRA Academy 2002. Everyone was so helpful and insightful.
All the knowledge and experience that all the individuals
brought to the APTRA Academy was greatly appreciated. Thanks
so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to help
I want to wish Jon Beaupre a Merry Christmas. Thank you so
much for helping us with our workshop here at College Beat
at Long Beach State.Â Also, a Merry Christmas to Randy
Kerdoon, Bob Dlugos, Ross Becker, and Yahira Garcia, and everyone
else who attended and helped at the APTRA Academy.
I want to personally send Christmas wishes to Hal Eisner.
Thanks to you so many doors have opened for me and I am taking
advantage of every opportunity that comes my way. I want to
thank you from the bottom of my determined heart!!!Â
Merry Christmas to all!!
200 APTRA Anchor Academy Graduate
Broadcast Journalism Major
Cal State Long Beach
holiday wishes are for many, but here are just a few: To Hal
Eisner continued success in all aspects of this crazy business,
I am glad to call you a friend. To Mindy Burbano, your smile
radiates the love you have for all in this world, I see great
success for you in many ways. To Sharon Tay, You are the spark
of Los Angeles, continue to embrace life in full. To Sam Rubin,
You have many reasons to smile and thanks for the mention
on Friday after Thanksgiving. To Lisa Joyner, Much love! To
all in this business thanks for a great 2002, and here's hoping
for more success in dos mil tres! And My final holiday wish
..is that we all continue to make the circle of friends wider
and vast, to include everyone in this whole world no matter
race, sex, creed or color..remember the world is our canvas,
and we are the paint brushes that create the warmth and love
for life and all around it.
you light a Menora, join your family in the feast of Eid,
sing Christmas Carols, or join hands in a Kwanzaa celebration,
light fireworks during Tet - or maybe all of them at once,
may the joy of the season and the time you spend with your
family and loved ones fill you with happiness, warmth and
KCET TV/Los Angeles
Guys, I just wanted to wish you all a wonderful holiday season,
and rewarding New Year. I wanted to thank the whole APTRA
Family for giving me the opportunity to participate in a simulated
news situation. I was finally able to experience life in front
of the camera, which is beneficial, even to a future News
Producer. I especially want to thank Bob Dlugos, Hal Eisner
Ross Becker, Jon Beaupre, and Heather Yonan, and of course
a special happy holiday to, my co-anchor Charles Hunt.
2002 APTRA Anchor Academy Graduate
California State University Long Beach
Holidays and Best Wishes in the New Year from the folks at
PR Newswire, ProfNet and our new Broadcast company, MultiVu.
Western Media Relations Manager
PR Newswire & ProfNet
Ahead - Get Tangled Up in A Festive Garland made of Holiday
want to share a holiday wish for everyone: "May you all
be happy, warm and safe this holiday season, and may you all
be successful in the coming year"....Happy Holidays!
APTRA Academy 2002 Graduate
Holidays to you!!!!!
something to contemplate as we rush through the holidays:
the December 11th edition of the New York Times reports on
a new study of the aerodynamics and flight patterns of butterflies.
The piece, which made it into the A Section, is titled "Butterflies'
Flights Disclose Free Spirits." It cites an Oxford University
study of the red admiral butterfly; a small wind tunnel- or
really a breeze tunnel- was constructed and rigged with cameras.
The butterflies wingbeats disturb a fine smoke made with the
oil used to lubricate model trains. Scientists found that
these butterflies use an extremely complex and varied pattern
of wing movements. "If the average human being moved
like the average red admiral, city sidewalks would be filled
with people progressing by hop, skip, jump, cartwheel and
back flip, in no particular order," the article explains.
The red admiral is particularly suited to being studied in
this way because, before they begin flight, "...they
lift a foot and test the air," which signals the researchers
to start the cameras.
Thank you, New York Times, for reminding us of the wonders
that are still about in the world. Merry Christmas and Happy
New Year to all!
Christmas and a very, very Happy New Year!
KMIR 6 TV News
Palm Springs, CA
to all in this New Year! 2002 was a real challenge for me
and my family. We weathered several storms and came through
it all stronger, more thankful and more determined than ever!
As we continue to witness the deterioration and corporate
consolidation of local news, both print and broadcast, here's
to all who stand by their journalistic guns and continue to
turn out the best product possible!
THE CAR NUT/THE CAR DUDE
Over 30 Years of Emmy-Award Winning Automotive Journalism
on TV, radio, in newspapers and magazines
Christmas everyone. Best wishes to all the news crews out
there filled with much hope, joy, peace, love, joy and blessings,
and faith to follow your dreams. Please be safe this Christmas.
Feliz Navidad y Prospero Nuevo.
KVEA Channel 52 Telemundo/Los Angeles
want to wish you, all my friends and family a very happy Christmas
and a cheerful New Year. As we say in Hawaii....Mele Kalikimaka
& Hauoli Makahiki Hou! I hope Santa brings you all that
you wish for.
UPN 13 News
only do I wish you, Hal, Happy Holidays.. but to all of your
readers as well. Happy Holidays, in whatever form you celebrate
them, and a joyous New Year!
Salt Lake City
the night before Christmas and all through the house,
The scanners were blaring of some evil louse...
Who had mugged Ol' Saint Nick inside WalMart!
Without a moment's hesitation we all do our part!
On reporters - on shooters -- on cameras -- on mic,
Raise the mast, pull the cords and who's got the light?
We ad lib on air with the greatest of ease,
'Bout the tragedy that has befallen our Christmas Eve!
As we pack up the unit and roar out of sight...
Happy Holidays Everyone!! And, for those of you slaving away
Eve, may it be a good one!
El Centro Bureau