Actor Richard Sanders who played the incompetent but likeable newsman Les Nessman [winner of the Silver Sow Award and five time winner of the Buckeye Newshawk Award.} turns 78 today. I loved that show and last year watched the entire series again on DVD- it holds up well. Some of the highlights in the series involved Les- like the greatest episode in the history of the series- the Turkey’s Away episode-in which the 1937 Hindenburg disaster was evoked. His mispronouncing golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez’s name and when corrected by Johnny Fever- still mispronouncing it. Sanders was the perfect Les Nessman. The radio counterpart to Ted Baxter. Sanders made guest appearances in other shows and movies but he will always be remembered as Les!
Below- the great Thanksgiving Turkey Drop- link.