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The Lubetkin Media Companies

At the Lubetkin Media Companies, we tell our clients' stories in sound and images.

Our Professional Podcasts division produces award-winning, broadcast-quality audio and video program content for the Web.

Steve Lubetkin Photography produces dramatic and artistic corporate, event, documentary and lifestyle photography.

Our Elevator Pitch Videos unit creates economical entry-level videos for organizations and individuals for use as video résumés or for inclusion on their websites.

State Broadcast News is an audio, video, and photojournalism news service that produces our own original news coverage content for other news organizations and for our own branding.

We are members of the Professional Photographers of America, the American Society of Media Photographers, the National Press Photographers Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, the Online News Association, the Radio and Television Digital News Association, and the Guild of Professional Photographers of the Delaware Valley.

Steve is a Certified Legal Video Specialist (CLVS) based on examination by the National Court Reporters Association and has been commissioned as a Notary Public for the State of New Jersey.

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Dec 28, 2006

Noting with sadness the passing of President Gerald Ford, we wanted to add a light moment to everyone's memories of the 38th president. In this very short podcast we present an aircheck excerpt from Tom Snyder's "Tomorrow" show, a late night talk show broadcast on the NBC television network in the 1970s. On April 17, 1976, Snyder opened the broadcast with a blooper of President Ford being introduced at the Daughters of the American Revolution convention in Washington. Snyder's introduction is almost as much of a classic as the actual blooper. Tom Snyder Download the podcast here (4.6 mb stereo MP3 file, 00:03:16 duration).

During the 1976 presidential election campaign, I was a student broadcaster at WMCX-FM, the radio station of Monmouth College (now Monmouth University), and we obtained press credentials for Gerry and Betty Ford's campaign visits to New Jersey. Here are images of the press credentials from the visits: Gerald Ford Shut Down Tom Jarriel Questions During NJ Campaign Visit in 1976 I remember vividly that when Air Force One arrived at what is now Atlantic City International Airport (then it was the FAA's NAFEC test facility near Pomona, NJ), Ford strode off the plane to face a bullpen full of reporters, including the White House press corps, which had landed in its own plane just a few minutes before Air Force One. Tom Jarriel, then White House correspondent for ABC News, immediately tried to start the questioning, but Ford waved him off.
Tom Jarriel
"I'd like to take questions from the local media first, Tom," Ford said with a smile. Even as a young college radio reporter, I knew that he had won over the local news media by shutting down Jarriel. The next day, Betty Ford made a separate visit to New Jersey. Her plane landed at the old passenger terminal at Newark Airport. It was kind of ridiculous but we had to drive all the way to Newark Airport to get our press credentials, then ride the press bus all the way back to Monmouth County, where she made an appearance at the Monmouth Mall in Eatontown, and then back on the bus to the airport to retrieve our car and drive BACK to Monmouth County again. At the airport, Betty was met by a CB Radio club (CB Radio was the Internet of the 1970s) that presented her with a windbreaker personalized with her CB "handle," or nickname, which was "Big Mamma." I've got some good Kodachromes from the Ford visits. You will find them in the next few days at my website.