Peter Jennings is not the only television legend who passed away this week.
Richard M. "Mick" Schafbuch, former general manager of KOIN-TV in Portland, also passed away from lung cancer.
Mick worked at KOIN all of the years that my father, Steve Currie, worked there as the operations and program manager. When my father passed away in 1998 it was Mick who delivered the eulogy. Mick was a gruff guy with a solid business sense and a love for local television. The last time we talked was about a year after my father died but just this morning I thought of him and wondered what he would think of my plans for ministry. He was always very kind to me and our family and will be missed.
Click here to read The Oregonian's coverage of his death.
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