Saturday, November 5th, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
In Line of Sight, which received an Irwin Award for “best in historical portrayal for 2016”, distinguished journalist Evelyn De Wolfe and co–author George Lewis trace the early days of West Coast television as it centers on Klaus Landsberg, one of West Coast TV’s foremost pioneers who helped define television as we know it today. Signing between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m.
In the world of electronics, the line of sight is a path of unobstructed vision – a direct video link between a transmitter and a receiver. So much a part of contemporary life, it is easy to forget that television came to the forefront as a popular medium only in the recent past. During those early days, Evelyn was married to Klaus, and her intimate portrait and research about a budding industry offers a fresh perspective on the landmark contributions of this brilliant inventor and showman, whose lifespan was cut short at the age of 40.
George Lewis, her collaborator on this project, is a veteran of 42 years with NBC NEWS who started his career as a war correspondent in Vietnam. He is a recipient of three Emmys, the Peabody and Edward R. Murrow awards.