|Ed Myers at anchor desk WUNC-TV Channel 4|
(I was using my real name back then, Ed Myers. I didn't become "Lee Shephard" until I joined WTOP-TV in Washington in 1961 because of a "conflict" with another "Ed Myer" TV personality on a competeting station.)
I was the first student to do that job...prior to that in 1956 or perhaps it was 1957...professors did that. I was paid $1 a show.
It was great experience for me....that was my first anchor job...and I'm sure it played a role in getting my first commercial TV job at WSOC-TV Charlotte...anchoring the 11pm news on Channel 9.
WUNC-TV was located at that time in Swain Hall....the original Cafeteria Building for UNC.
|Ed in Alexander Dorm UNC 1955|
Chocolate what,? I asked.
A CUP OF CHOCOLATE!.....You Damm Fool. (He didn't say, "Damm Fool" but that was his tone.)
So, I went next door and asked the clerk behind the counter for a "cup of chocolate."
She replied, "A cup of chocolate what?
Damned if I know, he said you'd know.
So, she pumped out a cup of chocolate sauce and handed it to me.
I gave it to the aforementioned senior...who didn't seem happy at all.
You just can't please some people.
Snapshots of staff members.
1957 was a long time ago....so forgive me, but I can't remember the names of these outstanding staff members.
My guess on the left....producer John?..... and Van Trapp ? on the right. Middle fellow?