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Harry Volkman 1926-2015
« on: August 22, 2015, 09:17:54 PM »
IIRC, TWC did a segment on Harry about a year ago.  When Harry was working in Tulsa back in the 50s, the FCC wouldn't let TV Meteorologists report on tornadoes as they were happening.  Knowing that stupid rules were made to be broken, Harry became the first to report on one.  His actions that day may have saved a countless number of lives.  He last worked for WFLD in Chicago in the early 2000s.

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Re: Harry Volkman 1926-2015
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2015, 06:55:57 PM »
He was truly a pioneer, and you're right - his reporting on tornadoes, despite the FCC ban, undoubtedly saved lives and paved the way for the kind of warning system we have today.

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Re: Harry Volkman 1926-2015
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2015, 12:48:43 PM »
Well I'm sorry to hear this about Harry Volkman.
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