Broadcaster George Putnam was L.A. TV and radio fixture

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Pugnacious newscaster and commentator George Putnam, whose conservative opinions both thrilled and outraged Los Angeles area radio and television audiences for decades, has died at 94. Full Story
taxpayer

United States

#1 Sep 13, 2008
I did not always agree with what George said, but respected how he felt. Los Angeles and all of America has lost a Great American.
BBB

AOL

#2 Sep 13, 2008
taxpayer wrote:
I did not always agree with what George said, but respected how he felt. Los Angeles and all of America has lost a Great American.
I feel the same way. Some of these news anchors today make me sick. They do not report the news they focus on talking about themselves, etc. And their dress attire is so unbecoming
John McNary

Glendale, CA

#3 Sep 13, 2008
He was an idiot. Ted Baxter was much smarter than George Putnam.
junior

Salt Lake City, UT

#4 Sep 13, 2008
I remember George Putnam on kttv, and ktla. God bless him and his family. Good for him that he continued on with his life to the fullest. Rest in peace and We know you will be broadcasting with the great man up there in the sky.
junior

Salt Lake City, UT

#5 Sep 13, 2008
John McNary wrote:
He was an idiot. Ted Baxter was much smarter than George Putnam.
At least George has a legacy to leave behind, all you'll leave us is a waste of flesh to bury...

Since: Dec 07

Redondo Beach

#6 Sep 13, 2008
God Bless George and his family. I grew up watching George it seems for my whole young life. He truly loved our country and reported about it objectively.

Just won't seem like the same Los Angeles without him. I will personally miss him.
Pedro San Pedro

United States

#7 Sep 13, 2008
George was one of the greatest broadcasters in the history of radio & TV. He invented talk radio with is introduction of "talk back". He was on the air up until just a few weeks ago. He passionately cared about the well being of animals.

If it wasn't for George Putnum you might not have seen prop. 13 pass. Many of us would have lost our homes by now to high taxes.

He was one of the first in the media to point out that we have a problem with illegal immigration. I was a regular caller on his show describing the damage illegal immigration has done to the Wilmington & San Pedro communities. George was also instrumental in passing Porp 184.

Yes America has lost a wealth of information and a great patriotic soul. May God bless George Putnum and may he rest in peace.

Since: Sep 08

Morgan Hill, CA

#10 Sep 14, 2008
John McNary wrote:
He was an idiot. Ted Baxter was much smarter than George Putnam.
This coming from an 1st hand expert of idiocy.
Peggy Hill for President

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#11 Sep 14, 2008
I grew up watching him on the news and later listened to Talk Back for years. I disagreed with his politics, but liked the old stories and thought it was hilarious to hear an old man challenge anybody who disagreed with him to a fist fight. He had his own vision of the world. Biased and somewhere to the right of Reagan, also slightly racist he believed everything he said. Something that is not true of most of today's right-wing talkers. The last of the old school broadcasters. R.I.P. George.
Mike H

West Hollywood, CA

#12 Sep 14, 2008
George was a person who was real to the idea of what Americans are all about. Always fair minded even when he and I disagreed. He new his topics and understood the broader implications of things. He alerted the public to the problem of illegal immigration and its consequence to the little guy as he would say.
He always allowed others to have their say so even if he disagreed with them. He did not screen his callers, which is done by the majority of other talk show hosts. He did not need to do that because he was secure in his basic beliefs and was willing to accept the views of others and change his views if he found out he was wrong.
He had opinions and would not let upper levels silence him. He stood for something unlike too many of today’s newscasters who only stand for the next pay day.
We were blessed for having him in our community. May God bless us with more just like him.
Dennis Zinda

La Habra, CA

#14 Sep 14, 2008
George entertained and informed me for 50 years of my life Kttv Ktla all 3 radio stations I heard him on over 35 years even if I did not aggree all the time The man was sharp clear up the end and really had true grit. George your the man.
Two sides

Simi Valley, CA

#15 Sep 14, 2008
I relate to what most here say about George and I also did not always agree with him but he did introduce me to what it meant and what impact an outspoken media person could have to making people think.

I was also raised in Chino (population then was between 10-15,000) in the 60's and 70's and we had horses, and lived on the other side of town from GP's ranch. We did quite often ride past there hoping we could catch a glimpse of him or his livestock, good times.

George Thank You for the Memories.
Andy

United States

#16 Sep 23, 2008
George was my hero. If American men had half Georges charachter and work ethic, our great country would not be in the condition its in. I am a better man because of George Putnam. See you in Heaven George. Love ya!- Let's have a buttermilk buddy-
Andy

United States

#17 Sep 23, 2008
George was my hero. I grew up near Chino and worked the land right along with him. See you in heaven buddy. We'll have a buttermilk. God Love ya, and thank you for your example!
skatermom

Woodland Hills, CA

#18 Sep 23, 2008
John McNary wrote:
He was an idiot. Ted Baxter was much smarter than George Putnam.
Ok that was bad........why can't I stop laughing?:)
BILL BURNHAM

Lake Forest, CA

#19 Jan 1, 2009
HE WAS AN ALL AMERICAN ICON. IN THE EARLY 1970`S , I DATED A GIRL IN CHINO, WHO LIVED NEXT DOOR TO HIM, AND HE WAS A VERY NICE GENTLEMEN TO TALK TO. HE ALWAYS LOVED HIS HORSES. I GREW UP WITH GEORGE PUTNUM AS A BABY BOOMER, AS MANY PEOPLE DID. HE WAS A BIG PART OF OUR LIVES THROUGH RADIO AND TELEVISION. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED, BUT REMEMBERED. DID HE HAVE ANY CHILDREN ? THANK YOU GEORGE FOR ALL OF YOUR IN FORMATIVE GUIDENCE THROUTHOUT OUR LIVES..........BILL BURNHAM, RESPIRATORY SPECIALIST

Since: Apr 10

Studio City, CA

#21 May 23, 2010
fuckgeorgeputman wrote:
I wish this prick died 94 years earlier.
I have "FLAGGED" you're most insane post. Hopefully "TOPIX" will ban your ability to ever post here again. You are a disgrace to mankind.
phobos

United States

#23 May 13, 2012
skatermom wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok that was bad........why can't I stop laughing?:)
Why? Because you're a Skatermom...Thats why......

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