Irv Weinstein!

Buffalo newscaster Irv Weinstein signed off WKBW for the last time today, at the age of 87! Rumored to be the inspiration for a number of fictional newsmen, including Eugene Levy’s Earl Camembert and Jim Carrey’s Bruce Almighty, Irv’s broadcast for the ABC affiliate was hugely successful in the Buffalo/Southern Ontario region, with his trademark style and commentary influencing other broadcasts and Hollywood portrayals. He is purported to have coined the phrase “It’s eleven o’clock – do you know where your children are?” Huh! And if we want to drill down to even more local levels, he used to broadcast alongside former WNEP newsman Nolan Johannes! Way to go, Buffalo-Scranton connections! (For those not aware, Sarah was born in Buffalo, while I was born in Scranton. Double huh!)

And Sam snatches a fourth score for the year here late in the game, jumping up to third in the Wright! Nicely done!

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