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Limping On Water

Posted at 11:45 PM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-01 23:59:07-04

He began as a $60 week film editor at a bankrupt Albany TV station and ended up as a division president for the ABC network, running Good Morning America.

Phil Beuth had another distinction, he was the first employee ever hired by Capital Cities Broadcasting,  a struggling company in 1955, that went on to become one of the biggest and most successful media companies in America.

Beuth was the general manager of WKBW-TV here in Buffalo for more than a decade.  He helped put the station on the map, put together Irv, Rick and Tom and helped to create the Variety Club Telethon.

An exciting and very interesting 40 year career is now highlighted in Beuth's new book "Limping On Water".  Phil is spending his summers in Buffalo now and is helping the Buffalo Broadcasters Association try and set up a Broadcasting Museum in Western New York.