Fishman gets 31 minutes

Hal FishmanKTLA's Prime News team remembered and praised their late anchor and managing editor Hal Fishman for the first half of the broadcast tonight. When they finally broke for the news, the top story was Barry Bonds clobbering his record-breaking 756th home run in San Francisco. After a few other stories, the broadcast returned to focus on Fishman with testimonials from his former co-anchors, competitors Paul Moyer and Marc Brown, the owner of his favorite restaurant, his co-pilots and from Hollywood stars like Tom Hanks, Julie Andrews and Leonardo DiCaprio, who said "It's a sad day in Los Angeles." Co-anchor Leila Feinstein said on the air "I've been crying my eyes out" and her voice cracked at a couple of points. The hour tribute was a little over the top, maybe even a bit hokey in the style of Fishman's newscasting and commentaries, but quite heartfelt. It ended with a darkened set, the silhouettes of tonight's anchors and a few seconds of silence.

Video at KTLA.com, CBS 2
Audio on Larry Mantle, Patt Morrison

Photo: KTLA


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