WXYZ: TV film and video tape editor.
1988 Archive Photo
Dean was a friend to every co-worker and made everyone feel comfortable at station functions.
- Here’s how WXYZ-TV uses film to keep on top of the news and the rating.
WXYZ: Here’s how WXYZ-TV uses film to keep on top of the news and the rating. In the Detroit market WXYZ-TV’s early and late news shows are number one. A lot of credit goes to film teams headed by Joe Doneth of the News Film Department. – Broadcast Management/Engineer – June, 1976, Page 53 (PDF)
- WXYZ Newsroom circa 1980s
Nelson Burg, Fran Victor, Marv Rockford, Audio: Greg Karrer, Val Clark, Cheryl Chodun, Bill Miller, Jeff Rundell, Bill Becker, Garrett Glaser, Terry Frisco, Mark Zahnow, Denny Shleifer, Andrea Parquet-Taylor, Garry Kelly, Dean Erskin, Al Volker, Jim Powers, Pat Elnicky, Phyllis Eliasberg, John Gross, Charles Munro, Judy Miller, Tom Cleeves
- Milestone in D minor
WXYZ: ‘Milestone in D Minor‘ (September 9, 1968) is a half-hour documentary, in color, about James Frazier, the first Negro to conduct an entire concert with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Throughout the program, Frazier, in his own words, traces the disappointments and achievements of his musical career.”–1968 Peabody Digest. Includes footage of Frazier at the University of Michigan; at the Interlochen Arts Academy, where Eugene Ormandy saw him conduct; playing the piano; and conducting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in rehearsal and performance. Includes interviews with Doris Lenz, his high school music teacher; and Mischa Mischakoff, concert master of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. On camera and in voiceover, Frazier discusses his academic career, the meaning of ‘soul,’ and his reasons for wanting to conduct Beethoven’s 9th symphony. Also includes footage of Eugene Ormandy, who encouraged Frazier to pursue a career in conducting, with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
Credits: Film editor, Dean Erskine; cameramen, Michael Kalush, Ron Little, John Fuller; technical director, Don Farmer; sound, Tom O’Toole, Earl Wilson, Jerry Cell; lighting director, Jim O’Dea; art director, Jack Flechsig; Executive Producer, Arno Marcaccio; In charge of production, Lawrence Einhorn; written by Dave Diles