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Dr. George: My Life in Weather

George Fischbeck
Randy Roach

For twenty-three years, George Fischbeck was a schoolteacher in Albuquerque, and for the last thirteen of those years taught science on a public television station that was beamed all over New Mexico. He also served as a weatherman on Albuquerque’s top-rated TV newscast where he was so popular that the general manager of a competing station sent tapes of his weather forecasts to all the top ABC Network stations nationwide in hope that one would hire George and get him out of New Mexico. When KABC-TV in Los Angeles responded, it was the start of a love affair between Dr. George and the City of Angels that continues to this day. Not only has Fischbeck had a long career as an awardwinning journalist and educator, he has also helped raise millions of dollars for a variety of charitable causes. His story is all here, and the best part is what the fewest people know: the heartwarming memories of a family man.


A recipient of both the Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California, George Fischbeck has served as a science educator and television meteorologist for more than fifty years.

Journalist Randy Roach worked for KABC-TV in Los Angeles for thirty-five years. He has won five Emmy Awards and three Golden Mike Awards for his producing and writing.


“Dr. George’s place in television news broadcasting is unprecedented. When Dr. George’s reports came along, it was out with the old and in with the new. He established the vital link for the viewer that weather was a science. And he engaged us with his professorial instincts. Dr. George has laid much of the groundwork of what our best TV meteorologists exemplify today.”


Stan Chambers, KTLA News, Los Angeles

“As a young student in New Mexico, I watched Dr. George on TV, and as a TV news anchor in Los Angeles, I watched him become a TV icon. From teacher to TV star, Dr. George’s story is one incredible life lesson of how to truly make a difference in the world.”


Carla Aragón, author and former news anchor, KNBC-TV and KOB-TV

“Dr. George is the eternal teacher, philosopher, and friend. Here he continues his lifelong passion, teaching. His book continues those lessons not only about science and weather, but about love, life, and living each day.”


Heidi Bundy Brown, Santa Fe Productions

6 x 9 in. 256 pages 69 halftones