By the time I was born, Dad was president of WPIX-TV Channel 11 in New York City.

Television was a terrific creative outlet for him. He was always coming up with fresh ideas for news broadcasts, programming, advertising, and operations.

He is perhaps best known for coming up with the idea for The Yule Log, a televised shot of burning logs filmed at the mayor’s Gracie Mansion in New York, and then put on a loop to broadcast to New Yorkers on Christmas Eve.

I have a yellowing typed copy of the original Yule Log memo that he circulated to…

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