For twenty-three years, George Fischbeck was a schoolteacher in Albuquerque, and for the last thirteen of those years taught science on a public television station that was beamed all over New Mexico. He also served as a weatherman on Albuquerque's top-rated TV newscast where he was so popular that the general manager of a competing station sent tapes of his weather forecasts to all the top ABC Network stations nationwide in hope that one would hire George and get him out of New Mexico. When KABC-TV in Los Angeles responded, it was the start of a love affair between Dr. George and the City of Angels that continues to this day. Not only has Fischbeck had a long career as an award winning journalist and educator, he has also helped raise millions of dollars for a variety of charitable causes. His story is all here, and the best part is what the fewest people know: the heart-warming memories of a family man.
A recipient of both the Governor's Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California, George Fischbeck has served as a science educator and television meteorologist for more than fifty years. Journalist Randy Roach worked for KABC-TV in Los Angeles for thirty-five years. He has won five Emmy Awards and three Golden Mike Awards for his producing and writing.