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 Chet Curtis 1939-2014 
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 Chet Curtis 1939-2014
So Chet Curtis has passed away. It seems strange to be starting a post about a newscaster dying. Last week we saw Russell Johnson, Dave Madden and the last female Munchkin die. Chet Curtis was more of a local phenomenon than those pop culture giants, but I think he meant just as much (even if in a different way) to many of us who grew up in the Boston and New England area during the time of CDF. I've been a fan of Jack Williams over at Channel 4, partially because of the simple fact that I remember him reading the news way back when I was a kid. It's interesting how these people you invited into your home every day to tell you the news could sometimes almost feel like part of the family. I know that might sound corny, but for me at least it's true. So many hours were spent hearing people like Chet, Natalie Jacobson, Jack Williams, Tom Ellis, **** Clark, Bob Lobel and others telling me about the news weather and sports really left an imprint on me. I wouldn't say that this feels like I lost a family member, but it does indeed feel sad. And, unlike the good folks who left us last week, Jack was "only" 74. Apparently he had been fighting pancreatic cancer for a long time.

WCVB just dedicated a good chunk of its 6:00 newscast to remembering Chet (a very classy gesture I thought). I'm sure the 5:00 show also had a lot about Chet too, though I didn't see it. And tonight's Chronicle (7:30) will be dedicated to him as well. I'm hoping I can catch some of that. It was very touching hearing so many of Chet's friends co-workers talking about him (especially ex-wife and co-anchor Natalie Jacobson).

R.I.P. Chet


Oh well, we'll all be eaten by Zigra sooner or later.

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