Touch of a Poet
Berkeley Public Access
Cable TV Series
Robert Beck

open mic mic index open mic index FEATURED POETS INDICIES
Producer's Notes: Touch of a Poet Cable TV Series (1996 - 1998) was a series of poetry readings video recorded at the University Art Museum in Berkeley. Each edited half hour television program included a featured reader and several open mic readers. Fifty-four of the over sixty programs recorded in the museum's basement were produced for Berkeley's Public Access Television Channel 25 (now Channel 28) and were broadcast Friday nights at eight o'clock. Enjoy!

Robert Beck March 28, 1933 - Jan. 10, 2012 Loving father, dedicated husband, and doting grandfather, Bob was a poet, an avid reader, a history buff, and a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan. Bob was born in 1933 in Chicago, and raised there by Harry and Rose Beck. He received a Master's Degree in Social Work, and went on to become a social work supervisor at the Juvenile Court of Cook County, Illinois. He retired to Berkeley at age 65. Bob is survived by his wife Marilyn "Dina" Beck, his son Oren Beck (Bonnie), daughter Amy Sholinbeck (Michael), and granddaughter Devra Sholinbeck, as well as his two brothers, Larry Beck and Barry Beck. A memorial service wwas held at Netivot Shalom, Berkeley, on Sunday, Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Jan. 14, 2012


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