The Passing Of A Local Legend

Bruce A Johnson
By Bruce A Johnson 03.03.08

I'm not a very sentimental guy, usually. The trajectory of people's lives is fairly common - we get born, we live, we pass away. It's what we fill the middle part up with that matters.

This won't be a very long post, just a few links to the obituary of Walter Windsor, the general manager of WFTV at the time I got my start in broadcasting. He died last week at the age of 89. Here's the obit, from the Orlando Sentinel:

The reason I mention this is that I wrote an appreciation of Windsor in DV Magazine, way back in the late 1990's. Here's a link to that article:

No great insight here, other than the obvious: Television is much the poorer with the loss of people like Walter Windsor, who managed to keep the "show" in front of the "business" in local TV for decades. Now it's the other way around, and no amount of digital gear, focus groups or flat-screen TVs will change that, I fear.