Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Eddie Colbert Passes

Highly respected WTOP-TV Director, Eddie Colbert, passed away last Friday. Colbert was one of the premier director-producers of the local shows of the 60's such as "Ranger Hal" and "Newsnight."

Colbert began his TV career in the WTOP-TV training program and served as a Director for almost 10 years. He later joined the National Security Agency.

His daughter Jazzlyn told me how Eddie loved to tell stories of his WTOP days and how proud he was of "starting at the bottom"....sweeping and picking up cigarette butts....and eventually becoming one of the premier directors of early local TV shows.

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