Television

Time travel: Kelly Lange, Paul Moyer and Zzyzx

Harry Pallenberg, a longtime collaborator with Huell Howser, sent over this 1970s clip from Channel 4 of a feature story on the Mojave Desert community of Zzyzx. If you haven't been introduced to that sub-section of the SoCal lore chapter, it's interesting — and back then was not the often-told, evergreen story it is today. What I liked was seeing young (and I do mean young) versions of news anchors Kelly Lange and Paul Moyer and reporter Jim Brown — all former KNBC stalwarts.


Oops: I got Moyer and Tom Snyder confused. It's Moyer in the clip, I'm pretty sure.


More by Kevin Roderick:
Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
The Media
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
Recent Television stories on LA Observed:
'SoCal Connected' gets new KCET season and exec producer
Cecilia Alvear, 77, trail blazing NBC News producer
Robert Osborne, 84, host on Turner Classic Movies
Midweek notes: Xavier Becerra, Jeff Michael, P-45 and more
Tony Valdez retires from Fox 11 news, last of a generation
Gwen Ifill, Washington journalist, 61
Vin Scully tribute to air live across SoCal
KTLA will air Vin Scully's final six games


 

LA Observed on Twitter