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WBBZ to air special interviews with Irv Weinstein, Tom Jolls & Rick Azar


Wed, Dec 27th 2017 12:25 pm
Phil Arno, owner of WBBZ-TV and the entire "Hometown MeTV Station" team extends sympathies to the family of Irv Weinstein, his friends, and legions of fans on his passing.
The 87-year-old former anchor of Channel 7's "Eyewitness News" was iconic in Buffalo as part of the longest-running and most popular television news anchor team in broadcast history.
In honor of Irv's passing, WBBZ-TV will re-broadcast two half-hour "Giants of Buffalo Broadcasting" specials Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. Arno and John Di Sciullo interviewed retired sports anchor Rick Azar, weather anchor Tom Jolls, and news icon Weinstein about their careers, and lives off screen. The trio was in Buffalo in March of 2014 at the invitation of the Buffalo History Museum for a "Giants of Buffalo" event.
Di Sciullo worked with Weinstein from 1983 until his retirement in 1998 when he was a programming executive at WKBW. Weinstein hired Arno in the 1970s, giving him his first job as a television news film photographer.
In addition, Buffalo storyteller Steve Cichon will be a special guest on the Friday edition of "Daily Buzz 716" live at 10a.m. to share his memories of Weinstein. Cichon wrote a book about Irv several years ago that is full of photos and stories.
For more on the passing of this legend, go to www.wkbw.com. Post your memories of Irv on the WBBZ Facebook page and @WBBZ on Twitter.
WBBZ is seen throughout Western New York. Visit www.wbbz.tv.

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