Thursday, February 28, 2013

Good-Bye, Bill Kurtis

I am in Chicago to make a presentation tomorrow morning to the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies tomorrow and I got to see Kansan Bill Kurtis made his final newscast as anchor on WBBM -TV.
Bill Kurtis' tribute newscast this evening. 
Bill was brought to national attention on June 8, 1966, when he told his WIBW TV viewers, For God's sake, take cover! as the Topeka tornado approached. That is a story I tell in my book, Warnings. The watches and warnings during the Topeka storm -- combined with television coverage -- was one of the earliest major successes of the fledgling tornado warning system.

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