08.31.2007 12:00 AM
Former ABC Television Executive, Verne Pointer, Dies at 87
Verne Pointer, whose career spanned 37 years at the ABC Television Network, died on August 22 at the age of 87.

Pointer began his association with ABC Television in 1948 and he remained with the network until his retirement in 1985 as vice president of engineering for the Broadcast Operations Engineering Division.

He was part of the engineering team that oversaw the transition of the network’s operations from black-and-white to color, and the move of ABC’s news operations from film to electronic cameras and videotape. He was also involved in the use of slow-motion replay techniques by ABC Sports, as well as in the adoption of one-inch videotape by the network. During his tenure, ABC won an Emmy award in connection with the use of circular polarization transmission technology at its Chicago O&O, WLS.

Pointer is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Doreen.

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Tuesday 03:07 PM
WMUR-TV Says FAA Drone Rules Preclude ENG
The FAA’s current rules and proposed ban on flight over people, requirement of visual line of sight and restriction on nighttime flying, effectively prohibit broadcasters from using UAS for newsgathering. ~ WMUR-TV General Manager Jeff Bartlett

D. Pagan Communications /   Friday 10:35 AM
Blue Line is Hot on the Trail of DPA Microphones
Clyne Media, Inc /   Thursday 09:51 PM
Focusrite Expands RedNet Range

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology