Postal44 4 Aug 10 2010, 05:18 PM wrote:Elevator service only went as far as the 78th floor, so the group walked up over 20 flights of stairs to reach the
Most of the time he worked alone at WTC. Under those circumstances, it was important that he showed the initiative to keep on top of things, to assure high quality and reliable operation. In 175,000 hours at the WTC since 1981, less than 2 hours of cumulative air time were lost due to transmitter malfunction
antipodean @ Aug 11 2010, 09:08 AM wrote:Most of the time he worked alone at WTC. Under those circumstances, it was important that he showed the initiative to keep on top of things, to assure high quality and reliable operation. In 175,000 hours at the WTC since 1981, less than 2 hours of cumulative air time were lost due to transmitter malfunction
My take on that statement is that there were 175,00 hours of transmitting time since 1981.
Page 13 of that "Union Newsletter" make's interesting reading. Alleged members who perished on 9/11. We know all these names were fake. So now we have a Union involved in back stopping the names of vicsims.
Wonder what Union Jonathon Briley (falling man) & the Restaurant workers from 'Windows', were supposed to have been members of.
Postal44 4 Aug 11 2010, 10:04 PM wrote:Another thing I found weird about the story of William Steckman was his prostate cancer.
http://www.voicesofseptember11.org/dev/ ... 1073874121
Viterbi wrote: viewtopic.php?p=2369739#p2369739NEW YORK—Bill Steckman was working on Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2001, shortly before 9 o'clock. But unlike thousands of others in the North Tower of the World Trade Center, the WNBC-TV transmitter engineer was not just reporting to work. Instead, he had already finished his regular overnight shift and remained at his post a bit longer to help install some new digital equipment.
Minutes after the tower was hit by a commercial jetliner, Steckman was able to get word out by phone of the encroaching smoke on the 104th floor—half of which WNBC-TV shared with financial bond trader Cantor Fitzgerald.
Nota Bene: There's a charitable fund created to help the families of the "six dead TV engineers" in 9/11, as in the case of many others "victims":
"In the days immediately following the 9/11 attacks, the charitable arm of the Society of Broadcast Engineers created the Broadcast Engineer Relief Fund to help the families of the six men. Don DiFranco of WABC was an active SBE member.
"With donations from many members of SBE, and vendors and industry foundations, we were pleased to send checks of $42,500 each to every family… without any strings attached," said SBE President Vinny Lopez. "Every penny [raised] went directly to the families."
Also, the New York chapter of NABET-CWA, Local 16, had set up a Scholarship Fund in memory of DiFranco, which continues today. Donated funds are used for scholarships for offspring of Local 16 members to pursue technical degrees at Staten Island Community College."
The tale of Bill Steckman's death, the emotional story of a media worker who "sacrificed" his life in 9/11 in order to help the broadcasting of the event being done, was used by Swanson just before telling his catchphrase (3:40):
"The reality is that media did a great job on 9/11"
Also is interesting another great phrase of Swanson (4:40):
"The media cooperated with shared resources and forgot about whether we were competitors and not to get that job done".
Sure they did.
And at the end of the speech, Swanson gave Brewster Kahle two tapes with the infamous Fox 5 "9/11 live coverage", the medley of the pool of images used by others networks with the deletion of WNYW's "Nose-Out" and the infamous "Aziz Ellahan interview" as historical highlights.
He had installed a camera and intercom outside the front door, viewable from his basement work room he could talk to people who visited. Bill had created what nowadays would be considered an early version of Skype.
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