(Left to right) Tom Kranz, Bill Baldini, Michael Archer
Pete Kane, Harvey Clark, Frank Goldstein and Steve Levy
Broadcast Pioneers Luncheon
Bala Golf Club, Philadelphia
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

At our Wednesday, June 15, 2016 luncheon, we had a panel discussion on how WCAU-TV covered the MOVE situation on Osage Avenue in 1985. Our MC was member Steve Levy and our panelists included Tom Kranz, Bill Baldini, Michael Archer, Pete Kane, Harvey Clark and Frank Goldstein.

You heard what it was like to be on the ground in 1985 on Osage Avenue in West Philly covering one of the biggest tragedies in our city's history.

This luncheon's topic was "MOVE: VIEWPOINT FROM BEHIND THE SCENES." This is all about how one station (WCAU-TV, Channel 10) did what they had to in order to get the word out to the people of Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. This was a serious topic. It made you think.

It has been 31 years (almost a third of a century) after the one of the worst tragedies in Philadelphia history where eleven people died (including five children) and several hundreds more watched their homes and family histories destroyed by a group of police, firefighters and other city officials. Police bombed the MOVE house and the building caught fire. Firefighters were ordered to let the fire burn. 65 homes were destroyed and 250 West Philadelphians were left homeless.

Watch the Video!

(video courtesy of Broadcast Pioneers VP Brad Seecof and Metramedia Broadcasting & Studios)

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