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Fond memories of 'Dr. George' Fischbeck

To the editor: While it was sad to learn of the passing of George Fischbeck, I take joy in having known him. ("'Dr. George' Fischbeck dies at 92; popular weatherman at KABC-TV," March 25)

When I became the weather forecaster for KCOP-TV in the late 1980s, he was the first to call and congratulate me. We would meet several times at the National Weather Service in Westwood since I was not a trained meteorologist.

I wanted a solid working knowledge of weather terminology and how weather patterns worked. He advised this novice that, in addition to being a communicator, to let my personality shine through and that would make up for what I didn't know about the science of weather.

Fischbeck taught us all so much. Yes, he was the same off-camera as on-camera — the quality of a true star.

Judyth Jernudd, Beverly Hills

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