and Larry Hatteberg
Darrell Barton, Larry Hatteberg
and the memory of Bob Brandon.
I met Larry Hatteberg when I came to Wichita, Kansas in 1981 to be a news producer at KAKE TV.
Prior to that I was a production assistant at KRON TV
in San Francisco.
Part of my job description was to make coffee.
I had never produced a show.
I was as green as could be.
At one point Larry
told me I reminded him of Jane in "Broadcast News."
I made so many mistakes in my early days as a producer but one of the smartest moves of my career was to study how Larry Hatteberg
taught me to write to pictures and natural sound.
showed me how to be intimate with subjects and respect them.
Even if he
was interviewing a dirt poor farmer for "Hatteberg's People" he
never condescended and always listened carefully to what they had to say.
Every person he
met could inspire and teach us how to live a better life.
And when he
laid the pictures and sound down first then added the words to finish the piece.
did this in a two minute story or a documentary.
Pictures always led.
The enduring legacy of Larry Hatteberg
, Bob Brandon and Darrell Barton is they set the standard for television storytellers and continue to raise others up to be the best they can be.
While we all socialized, Ben McCoy, one of the finest photojournalists I know, came up to Larry
to shake his hand.
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of Arabia did the same thing against the Turks.
Instead of playing the game their way and attacking them in Medina where they were fierce, his
shabby group of Bedouins, came in from the hostile desert in the east and acted like a bunch of insurgents, hitting the Turks and their railway every day.
The Redwood City girls and Lawrence
of Arabia both used unconventional strategies and won the war.