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RIP Al Goldstein

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Publisher of Screw has passed away: nyti.ms/IYqopY
  2. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    He was also a cable TV pioneer with his Midnight Blue show on public access. Channel J.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to remember the blond porn "star" who was on the channel with him.

    Flipping past that channel was like witnessing a car wreck. You wanted to look away, but you had to be sure it was really what you thought it was.

    Poor production value, and kind of "adult" version of the Tonight show, with porn stars and strippers promoting their latest movie and/or appearance.
  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Frequent guest of Morton Downey Jr.
  5. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    YF - It was Robin Byrd. I wish I didn't know that, but alas...
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    That's it! I could envision her -- which wasn't pleasant -- but I couldn't think of her name.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Maybe Obama will take selfies at his funeral. :D
  8. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    I thought, for a second, it was "Al Bernstein", the boxing voice of ESPN/jazz singer from a few years back.
  9. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Active Member

    Wow. He was homeless?
  10. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    That was a long and detailed obit in the Times. Kind of a surprise they'd give that much run to a porn guy who hasn't been relevant in a long time.
  11. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Does this guy deserve an NYT A1 obit?

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  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I can't say if he deserves a front page obit, but there was a time in the 80s that he was one of the most recognizable people in NYC.
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