3 – 2 – 1 – HERE I GO!

May 20, 2009 - Leave a Response

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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See that picture in the middle of the young man behind the microphone?  I started in this biz in the mid sixties working for minimum wage, $1.25 an hour.  But today, May 17, 2009 I leave the broadcast industry rich in friendships, lessons learned, experiences gathered and something else.  I leave the street corner of East 30th and Euclid, WEWS-TV  with a deeper sense of humility and compassion.

Being here in North Eastern Ohio has blessed me a thousand times over, and I know it.

Thank you, Cleveland.  I love you.

Ted

YOU ARE ALL SO KIND…

May 13, 2009 - Leave a Response

Ted:

 Congratulations on your retirement!

 I have been watching you anchor the news at Channel 5 since 1975. You are my favorite, and no one will ever be able to replace you. I want to wish you and your wife a very happy, healthy retirement and safety in all the travels that you will be doing. Enjoy!

 Ted, whatever happened to Jenny Crimm? Do you still have contact with her? She was another good soul from Channel 5.

 Maybe you can still have a blog on Newsnet 5 and keep all of us updated on your new life as a retiree and all your adventures. Now, that would be newsworthy!

 God Bless and Good Luck Ted!

 Teresa Prichard

tprich91253@peoplepc.com

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Ted:

 I want to congratulate you on your upcoming retirement.  You and I are of similar age and background.  In fact, I just retired last year and when I view you on the news, I still think of you as being very young. 

 I guess most of us do not fully comprehend (or accept) our age and mortality.

 You were my “role model” for my “youth.”  Now, your retiring makes me feel older, even though I know I must beat you by a year or two.

 I, too, grew up in the Canton area and have always appreciated your reports and “positive plugging” for the Canton area.  You were my connection to my hometown youth.  In fact, I grew up listening to 900AM on the dial, although I do not recall “Ted Tracy.” 

  I listened in the morning as I was getting prepared for school, so you may have come on during the morning hours that schools were in session.  I don’t know.  But then again, I was listening to 900AM when it was called WAND — the Magic Wand.  My favorite station was WHBC in the early morning hours.  Afternoons and evenings, I dialed WCMW (Where Canton Meets the World), so again, you were probably a year or two behind me for sure.  In fact, I remember entering a contest at WCMW to guess the then-upcoming new call letters of the station. 

  I did not guess “WHOF” although the  clues they gave were certainly on target.

 I also dreamed of becoming a radio announcer, but never made good on those dreams.  You did.  I grew up with “Tom Field and the News” as well as Gib Schanley.  I believe you are today’s Tom Field replacement at Channel 5. 

 Now, another era is passing and a new Ted Henry will soon make the scene.  We’ll keep a lookout for you — as they say over at Motel 6.  And you? 

 Enjoy whatever you plan to do and hope you stay in the area during at least part of your retirement years.  You have a lot of talent that the region will miss on a daily basis.  It might be nice to see it surface from time to time under some occasional freelancing. 

 Congratulations!  

 

 Carl Silski

N. Ridgeville, OH

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Hi Ted,

 Our family just wanted to wish you a wonderful retirement filled w/ healthy days doing whatever you want during your leisure time.

 The girls wondered if any way you could get us the tapes of the commercials we were in back in the day – one in your back yard & one on the Good Time.  I’ve seen them over the yrs. on occasions the station showed them.

 Leigh has been going thru our old slides, negatives & getting them so they can be viewed on t.v.  She is the one who has the electronic sense.  On her last set she came across some of you & family back in the days of Grenville.

 The time sure seems to fly by quickly the older we get.

 Arlene

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Hi!

I’m the one you saw on facebook going into
Severe Storm Analogy.

Anyway, heard your set to retire, just letting
you know your one of my favorites all time.
I wanted to know if it is possible to have
a signed photo sent to me??

I collect them and managed to get Tim Taylor
before he retired.

My address is Kenny Taucher 7069 Hoover Drive
Mentor,Ohio 44060. thanks!
always-

Kenny

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Ted!

 Once again, THANK YOU so much for being on the air with us. It was such a thrill to interview you. I’m saving the interview in my archives!

 I did have question for you… have you ever considered become a spiritual teacher? You have so much knowledge and you are learning more each day. My goal is to start a “universal” type school one day.

  I think our current educational system is not presenting a complete picture/upbringing for our young people. We’re taught to use only our logical/intellectual mind, and ignore our intuitive/God-self.

 Have a fantastic day!

 kathy Vogel

Morning Show Co-host

6 am – 10 am

Mix 94.1/Canton, OH

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From: Carolyn Brigham <ctbrigham@yahoo.com>
To: Jody Cleary <JodyCl@aol.com>
Sent: Thu, 7 May 2009 8:42 pm
Subject: Congrats

Hi Jody and Ted-

 My sister, Beth, passed along the news that Ted will be retiring. We know that this means a great deal for both of you. Our very best wishes and congratulations. Enjoy all the accolades and retirement sendoffs. It is so well deserved.

 When you have some free space in your travels -we would love to connect with you both.

Mom is coming out here next week for a visit– but we do hope to get to Cleveland sometime this summer. We haven’t been back since October.

 Thinking of you both

much love

Carolyn

DISOVERY MONTESSORI SCHOOL

May 8, 2009 - Leave a Response

Hi Reader,

What a wonderful place!  Discovery Montessori School is located at 707 Schocalog Road in Akron. 

This unique school is run by Ms. Lakshmi Mohan and her belief is that school should be a safe environment for children where they can learn to develop the mind, body and soul. 

(Later tonight I’ll post my Heart and Soul story that I ran on Friday’s 6pm news about this school.  You can see the story by clicking on the following web address : —————-  )

Discovery Montessori is not a religious school but it is a place where children are encouraged to develop a greater appreciation for yoga and meditation, elements that can lead young students to become more well rounded, self confident and happy.

Interested in checking out this school for your children?  Call Lakshmi at 330 573-7335 or Google, “Discovery Montessori School” and learn more about them on line.  You can also visit their website by going to www.discoverymontessoriakron.com

I have reported on all sorts of schools from all over the country and even the world.  Seldom have I encountered such an ideal environment for young people.

Ted

Who Remembers These TV5ers From My Past?

May 8, 2009 - Leave a Response

Ted Henry,

what a wonderful career you have had. My family has been a fan of yours ever since you became a part of Cleveland television. Your command of the English language has been superb! You are a true gentleman who has graced the screen with humor, intelligence and dignity.

My husband, who is 88 years old, spends his time correcting the grammar of the young newscasters. Needless, to say, he has never had to do that with you. My family wishes you the very best in your retirement, you certainly deserve it. You will be missed. Lucille Andrews -

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Ted,

Hi, my name is Jason and I have been a loyal viewer of yours and of Channel 5 since I first could walk and talk over 30 years ago. I thank you for your years of dedication and loyality to the television news business and what class you have brought to reporting the news here in Cleveland for the past 35 plus years on WEWS.

I’m sorry to see you go — you are the last of a great brand of news anchors such as Doug Adair, both of the Hambrick brothers, and a person whom I met before his death in 2006 here in Parma who worked at the local CBS affiliate for many of years in Cleveland — Howard Hoffman.

You, Ted, are definite- ly in the Top 5 of these distinguished gentlemen. You may also remember me from about five years ago or so, when you did your “Ted Chats”, after the 6:00pm news. You don’t know my father, but your brother just might — your brother Tom Henry worked with my dad Roger at the old Cleveland Paper Company back in the early-to-mid 1980′s.

Shucks, I can’t re- member what street the comapny was located on — I want to say Payne Avenue. Ted, I wish you, your wife and your family the happiest of days ahead in the coming future. Safe travels abroad and beyond, and all the luck in the world !! One last thing…..like I said I’ve been a big fan of yours and may I request an autographed picture of you for my Cleveland person- alities collection.

I will enclose my mailing address at the end of this e-mail.

Again, good luck and God Bless !!

Jason R. Bazdar, Parma, Ohio 

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Ted,

Congratulations on your retirement . I have been retired for 32 years and keep busy by volunteering to help veterans . I am 82 years old and a ww2 navy vet. Enjoy your rtirement .

Good luck.

Clarence L. Geisel

A look back to our big 50th Anniversary at TV5

May 5, 2009 - Leave a Response

Hi Viewers,

More from the TV5 History Books….the video above comes from years ago when I hosted the station’s 50th anniversary special…Hope you like it… and below, what else?  More notes and emails from you. 

Thanks,  Ted

Ted,

Congratulations on an awesome carreer. I have been watching you since I was in the first grade,
watching you cover Cleveland and the world in all those years at WEWS.

I worked in your newsroom in 1980 on Election Night while still in high school. That was fun and I looked up to how kind you were that evening.

I met you years later as a co-worker. Meeting you in person was just as I saw you on the air. You treated me as your friend from day one.

It was a pleasure to produce that DVD with all the Frank Gari/Jerry Smith promos. It’s a textbook record of how to promote a newsteam. Those days I believe are gone, but at least I was able to preserve and bring those memories back to you and the others involved. That turned out better than I expected.

And of course, thanks again for giving me a copy of the Eyewitness Newsgame, thats some cool stuff.

I hope I see you in the future and that we keep in touch throughout the years.

Good luck in your retirement.

So Ted Henry Jr, thanks for being Ted Henry.

Your friend,
Dave Sharp

PS: When you Catch 5, you’ve caught it all!

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 Hi Ted,

 Just wanted to wish you the very best on your upcoming retirement.

 I am not altogether suprised. It will be an exciting time, lots of change but nothing wrong with that.

 Sai Ram

James Van Hala 

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Hi Teddy,

 Congratulations to you! So many people(especially me) are going to be sad when you are not giving us the news!

 I am looking forward to reading all of the wonderful comments about you on Newsnet 5.

 You have accomplished so much, and you should be so proud of yourself. I hope that you and Jody have a wonderful retirement! Congratulations and God bless!

 Love,

Kathy

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 Congratulations Ted.

 I am sure that the divinity in you is helping you make this choice. It will be in your best interest and those surrounding and interacting with you. I am getting off work end of next week. Looks like i beat Ted to the exit door (of our worldly pursits) and entering into …………… 

Love

Gyani 

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 Jody and Ted,

Thanks so much for the beautiful e-mail.

 I love the news… now you’ll be free to pursue your TRUE interests, and hopefully we’ll get to see both you more often at Sai events, etc. !

 All of our love, Sai Ram, B & D

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Dear Ted


I send Blessings of Joy and Wonderment for you and Jody as this new phase of your life expands into untold possibilities and adventures. You will be given everything you need each day.

I know your Loving energy (for there is no one who radiates  like you) will be missed on the TV carrier band and I look forward to your expansion on the Spirit carrier band!!
Love to you,

Sarah
PS
And listening to the Holosync Meditation CD’s will support and augment your transition.

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A Tribute To Old Bosses At TV5…..

May 5, 2009 - Leave a Response

Hi Reader,

Catch the photo below.  See the guy in the middle (the fella holding a glass of water)? That’s Ed Cervenak, TV5′s then soon-to-be GM who hired me in ’72.  He has been just a wonderful influence in my life. 

 

And that’s Garry Harland Ritichie on the right, my then news director.  I bought a cabin on a hill overlooking a valley near Malvern, Ohio in the mid seventies and it was Garry who came down in his RV and spent a whole three day weekend wiring the cabin.  He was kind and generous beyond words.

And that’s Don (Trouble in the lab!!!) Unger on the left, our director of film and photographers.  He always hads lots of fun trying to fix a film process machine which would always seem to break just before news time.  Those were great days.

 

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Now…for more viewer comments:

COMMENTS AND EMAILS FROM TV5 VIEWERS AND OLD FRIENDS:

MAY – 2009

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Sai Ram Ted,

Welcome to the wonderful world of retirement. Got the news from Jody and wanted to send you a congratulatory message. I’m sure you will be missed by your many viewers in the Cleveland area. Are you and Jody returning to Parthy soon.

Swamy just returned this morning from Kodai. We are all happy to have His Darshan again. The weather here is HOT. Most days it’s 40+.

Look forward to seeing you both again. Lots of Love–

Clive

PS. Go Cav’s

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 Dear Ted,I have watched you most of my adult life and I am 57 years old. I enjoy how you present the news, your humor, your spirituality.

I met you at Regina High School one year for the Medjugorje visions of the Blessed Virgin.

I will miss your broadcasts and pray channel 5 will find a suitable replacement. Enjoy your retirement and travel.

Sincerely,

Linda Richard RN
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Ted you are the man! We hate to see you leave , but you have definitely earned it!! Thanks for all of your years of great reporting and entertaining us.

I guess now we’re stuck with Ma rk Johnson.
Congratulations Ted.
t. furgerson
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Ted,

With a communications degree from the same era (but different university..OHIO U.) and of the same era (60′s) and from the same general area (Tuscarawas County), it is with a smile that I remember watching you over the years at Channel 5, following the years of Uncle Jake and all of those before us.

I wish you the best as you move forward from the media which HAS changed…oh, how it’s changed over the seasons. It was when it was enough to report a story, and your audience was excited and interested enough to follow it through as you presented it. But, as it has come to be, now stations….I must say all…have to hard sell it, glamorize it, almost recreate it with BIG HEADLINES for us how here to get us to watch. Or do you?

I know you have not been the one calling the shots, and I almost feel really good for you that you have chosen to move on to personal life for you and your family.

It is easy to understand based on how the media has transformed, that the swine flu story has demanded so much of the air time in recent days. EVERYBODY has to do it, there doesn’t seem to be a common sense mind among the bunch.

How can the public understand or act calm when the weather is “sold” with such an intense stance of STORMS COMING! or HOT WEATHER COMING! or RAIN MAY RUIN YOUR MOWING DAY!? And that is the theme throughout the newcast today. Headlines, stories that will be revealed “if” you join us later on our late night newscast; or stay with us we can tell you about that one in the NEXT hour.

” News isn’t news anymore. It has become “the hook” for ratings and a desire to keep you watching MY station. It isn’t enough to have good personalities like yourself doing the reporting and have loyal watchers. There has to be more!

I for one resent that your six o’clock newscast begins almost regularly at 6:57. What kind of lesson is that for my three year old grandson as he grows up? Should I tell him, “Andrew, if you tell somebody you will do a job for them if they come to your house at 6, leave and go someplace else at 5:57!” Don’t honor what you say. It’s o.k. The world does it all the time.” Why should he grow up being loyal to any one or anything, let alone those of us w ho are watching TODAY’S tv.

Ted, the integrity of the media that you and I trained in..back in the 1960′s has sunk to an all time low. The talent is still there, but radio and television broadcasts have taken a dark train trip out of town. Yep, dollars dicate, ratings dictate, but somewhere out here there is still the “public airways” public.

As for your “spirituality” trek in life which you have shared over the last years, I hope you find the answers you want. Nothing is by chance in my opinion; no shake it up and throw it out there theory would ever wind up with the intricate design we have to our world or lives. CAN’T HAPPEN. God, yes I say God knows you and I trust you are learning more about Him as you search. His chosen people of Israel have still not found their answers and have missed a few “bonuses” of being chosen over the years. They have been rescued time and time again, but still miss the message. But, they too will get another chance in time. The end isn’t here YET!

There’s a God of Love who I think many religions honor and think they know. But without knowing that the God of the universe is JUST and is perfect , the thoughts stop there.

There needs to be more, there does need to be a way for us to gain access to that God. And that way is only through a sacrifice which was provided!

The best to you, BOOMER CHILD! I am sure we sill see you around. You have served in your field very well. I thank you for providing the moments shared.

And, yes….God Bless and Keep you in the days ahead!

Tim Stevanus

Strasburg

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Ted,

Well, I’ll be durned! I mean, you’re still just a kid! Wasn’t it just last year or so that we were both students in the Broadcasting curriculum @ KSU? Couldn’t have been much longer than that, to be sure!

I’m glad we had that dialogue a few months ago about – well, whatever it was about – because, if we hadn’t had it then, we’d probably have never had it and I have felt significantly enlightened by it ever since, even if I didn’t – and don’t – agree with some of your premises. A good discourse is always stimulating.

So a few questions come to mind: Who’s going to fill the vacancy? What do you intend to do with all the time you’re suddenly going to find you have on your hands? I can’t see you fishing or living at a golf course. Perhaps a lot of travel to the Far East to explore at greater depth your interest in Eastern Philosophy/ Religion?

Whatever you do, keep active! I can’t tell you the number of people I hear about who retire and who keel over dead within the year. Bear Bryant, the football coach @ Alabama (?) comes immediately to mind. Also Johnny Carson. I suppose they just didn’t know what to do with themselves, so they kindasorta “imploded”.

Now, who the hell am I going to grouse to if Channel 5 does something silly again – which they seem to do with comforting regularity?

 Larry Herman
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Hey Ted,

How could you retire now that you have a left wing commie liberal president. You’ve been waiting 8 years to report on left wing goodness again.

Just kidding. It’s been a long and wonderful road for you and I know you’ll enjoy the years ahead. I’m glad you decided to do it now when you have your health and ability to travel and do the things you want to do.

I know when you are away from your home in Cleveland you’ll practice what you preach and allow a group of homeless people occupy it until you return.

 Congratulations

Don and Kandi Webster.

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Ted,

I would like to send my well wishes on your retirement announcement. I know that your decision will free up all of your wonderful psychic energy… to further delve into the journey you and Jody are on. Frankly when I think of WEWS, I think of you.

On a personal and spiritual level, it is a blessing to know you. Your simple suggestion of trying out that “Unity place” has changed my life forever. As I write this, I think about our evening conversations at the station… that went way beyond 3001 Euclid Avenue. We talked about life, and spirit, and the future. I miss our conversations.

But Lana and I don’t want to become strangers! Although I may not get a chance to get up north before your last day, we would love to get together with you… on a quiet weekend for you in Cleveland… when you’ve taken a brief break from fulfilling your dreams as you travel around the world.

I can’t truly express the impact you’ve had on my life… except to say that it’s a “spiritual thing”… which is the way it should be……… something so deep.. you can’t explain it.

Hope to talk soon,

Congrats!!!!!!

Jason

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Ted,

We will miss seeing you on the news every evening. Every night my husband and I get home from work and turn on Channel 5 News to see what is happening in the area. It will not be the same without you.

I have watched you since you were a young reporter, and we have aged as you have. Have a great retirement, you deserve it.

Best Regards,

Lillian Lopeman
Circulation Coordinator
Benjamin Media

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Ted:

Hope this email address finds you. If I don’t hear from you I will call the station because I want to make certain to congratulate you after your announcement of retirement. You are one of the reasons that people like me hang in there because we admire honesty, character and dedication….you are all those, and more.

Every time we lose someone like you from our collective (albeit

thinning) ranks, the profession is diminished. I write this sitting at home hooked up to a bunch of tubes due to the fact I had bilateral knee replacement in March of ’08 and the left one just didn’t respond and gave me nothing but trouble, and they found a staph infection in there.

Although it is a non-virulent type, it required removing the prosthesis, putting in an antibiotic block 9a week ago) and I get multiple IVs of more antibiotics and after 4 to 10 weeks of this regimen, I get to go back into the Clinic and get a new

prosthesis. But I am far from quitting the biz.

I still love to produce documentaries, and I was starting one this month if I hadn’t had this little problem, so won’t listen to my head or my beautiful wife and will continue to grind them out. We take this profession seriously don’t we, Ted? We never let up for a minute.

This series I am working on (for Channel 3

and Voices for Ohio’s Children) has spawned an amazing following since we did our first one in ’04. The web site they created is

You know, I don’t know if you have had this experience but no program we did and have done has a shelf life. I am helping a woman author, Ann Fessler (google her) because she has written a new book and is producing a new documentary and will feature a Montage I did back in 1966 on unwed mothers.

She evidently considers it the best example of an unfettered, truthful and unbiased example of a program on having babies out of wedlock that she has ever come across. It is another example of how our (collective) work resides in the psyches and film libraries around the country. I remember a couple of years ago donating another batch (43 large boxes) of film to CSU and we came across a number of series I did with you at Channel 5.

There was the one on the Kent State shootings, along

with the Domed Stadium special. So it is with mixed feelings that I heard your news of retirement. Heaven knows, you deserve it, but it gets people like me closer to doing the same.

You will be missed, Ted, and I want you to know how much I appreciate your contributions and friendship.

May our paths cross soon…..

Dennis Goulden

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Ted,

Congratulations on your retirement. It is one of the best things I have done…I am sure you will ASBSOLUTELY LOVE IT.

Good luck to you and Jody on all your new endeavors.

Hope to see you at the WEWS Retirement Parties.

Ellen (Leighty) Mishaga

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Hi Ted,Hi Ted,

Bob and I send along our congratulations as you move into a new phase of your life! You have certainly had an amazing ride in Cleveland broadcasting…Dad would be proud…but glad that you’re bowing out with 44 years under your belt – leaving him with his 50 year benchmark!!! :-)

 It was a privilege to work with you and know you not only as a colleague but also a friend!Your plans sound wonderful and adventurous…India and California – fantastic! Bob and I love California and will spend our retirement out there some day as well…

If there is an informal WEWS “get-together” planned at some point, we would love to catch up with you…

For now we are sending best wishes and couldn’t be happier for you!! We will always shre wonderful memories of our TV5 days…Goines ball in Studio C, Headliner, Martini night at John Q’s…Drewery’s on the set…playing poker between shows…the list goes on and on…. :-)

Your friends,

Bob and Linda Short

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Dear Jody

I know that you will have more calls & emails than you can possibly deal with
HOWEVER you could pick me up off the floor

Ted’s announcement tonight was a huge surprise & we will truly miss his smiling face
not to mention my fear that you will ‘disappear”!! you were such a source of support this winter, you can’t even imagine

so please fill me in & HUGS to you both
luv Patty

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Sai Ram Ted

Congratulations on your retirement. Its nice to know that you and Jody are now going to travel and continue your divine work of meeting, recording on video and sharing with us all the ‘godly’ people you seek and that come your way.

In today’s world, it is not often that you would meet folk who have been loyal and worked for one company for so long. Well done.

May Swami’s Love always be with you both in this next stage of your lives and that HE Bless you with good health and happiness.

With heartfelt wishes of love from all the members in my home for a wonderful retirement.

Leela

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Ted,

Congratulations and best wishes on your pending retirement. Wow, 38 years is an awesome milestone!

If you and Jody find yourselves in London on your future travels, please look me up. I would enjoy seeing you and it would be fun to catch up on the past 25 years since I left Cleveland. Contact details below.

Very best regards,

- Eric Braun

19 Minster Road

West Hampstead

London

NW2 3SE

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Hi Ted,

When I read Julie’s story this morning, I rememberd a line from Walt Whitman that applies to you…”Now voyager, sail forth, to seek and to find…”

Sad for us that you are leaving NewsChannel 5 but happy for Jody and you. I started my business at the same time you began at TV 5.

When I think of my first clients,(The Hofbrau Haus, The Goodtime II and The Free Medical Clinic), I remember you covering them.

Take care,

Mike (Rogers)

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Dear Ted

I send Blessings of Joy and Wonderment for you and Jody as this new phase of your life expands into untold possibilities and adventures. You will be given everything you need each day. I know your Loving energy (for there is no one who radiates like you) will be missed on the TV carrier band and I look forward to your expansion on the Spirit carrier band!!

Love to you,

Sarah
PS And listening to the Holosync Meditation CD’s will support and augment your transition.

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Ted:

It appears gift of Christmas continues on giving and giving. Congratulations to you and Jody; you are now truly released to follow your hearts.

Many blesssing upon your houses.

Sairam,

Kim

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The First (and only) Retirement Poem Sent To Me!

May 3, 2009 - Leave a Response
Dear Reader,
Enjoy this video….it’s about the day TV5 signed on the air, narrated by Joel Rose.  It’s wonderful.

 

 

Now…back to viewer emails.  Ted  (write me at henry@wews.com)

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Ted:

Hope this email address finds you. If I don’t hear from you I will call the station because I want to make certain to congratulate you after your announcement of retirement. You are one of the reasons that people like me hang in there because we admire honesty, character and dedication….you are all those, and more.

Every time we lose someone like you from our collective (albeit

thinning) ranks, the profession is diminished. I write this sitting at home hooked up to a bunch of tubes due to the fact I had bilateral knee replacement in March of ’08 and the left one just didn’t respond and gave me nothing but trouble, and they found a staph infection in there.

Although it is a non-virulent type, it required removing the prosthesis, putting in an antibiotic block 9a week ago) and I get multiple IVs of more antibiotics and after 4 to 10 weeks of this regimen, I get to go back into the Clinic and get a new

prosthesis. But I am far from quitting the biz.

I still love to produce documentaries, and I was starting one this month if I hadn’t had this little problem, so won’t listen to my head or my beautiful wife and will continue to grind them out. We take this profession seriously don’t we, Ted? We never let up for a minute.

This series I am working on (for Channel 3

and Voices for Ohio’s Children) has spawned an amazing following since we did our first one in ’04. The web site they created is

You know, I don’t know if you have had this experience but no program we did and have done has a shelf life. I am helping a woman author, Ann Fessler (google her) because she has written a new book and is producing a new documentary and will feature a Montage I did back in 1966 on unwed mothers.

She evidently considers it the best example of an unfettered, truthful and unbiased example of a program on having babies out of wedlock that she has ever come across. It is another example of how our (collective) work resides in the psyches and film libraries around the country. I remember a couple of years ago donating another batch (43 large boxes) of film to CSU and we came across a number of series I did with you at Channel 5.

There was the one on the Kent State shootings, along

with the Domed Stadium special. So it is with mixed feelings that I heard your news of retirement. Heaven knows, you deserve it, but it gets people like me closer to doing the same.

You will be missed, Ted, and I want you to know how much I appreciate your contributions and friendship.

May our paths cross soon…..

Dennis Goulden

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www.positivelykidsonline.org and we even twitter and FaceBook the material.Hi Ted,

Congratulations not only on your illustrious and successful career but also on your decision to climb off the media merry-go-round. I like to refer to my ‘retirement’ as my ‘rebirth’!!

Can’t believe that it’s been 10 years for me and as much as I enjoyed the business, I’ve never regretted my decision to jump from the anchor pool into the swimming pool. (attaching a pix of me with my pampered ‘lap’ dog at one of my aquatics’ classes I teach at the Westlake Rec….am also offfering classes at my Fla. condo)

 

As my tolerance for Winter becomes less and less, I spend more and more time at my Southern “Peace of Paradise” on the Gulf of Mexico. I’m here about 7 months out of the year to avoid Old Man Winter’s ‘snow job’! Then I return to my home in Westlake for about 4-5 months…I feel blessed to be able to enjoy the ‘best of both worlds’!

 

Just wanted to let you know how honored and privileged I am to have had you as a friend and colleague. I wish you and Jody much good health and happiness as you launch your new life together.

Sending ‘warm’ and fond wishes from Florida.

Jenny (Crimm)

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Dear Ted,

Tom and I are very happy for you and Jody. At the same time saddened that we won’t be able to “visit” with you each evening.

Since we could see you on the TV it felt that we were still connected even though we didn’t actually see you very much. But this certainly sounds like a “call” and one you need to follow. It will deepen you both in many ways and that will bless us all.

May you both continue to be blessed in all the ways your hearts desire. Lots of love and lots of memories!!!

Carolyn and Tom

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Dearest Ted and Jody,

CONGRATULATIONS and more CONGRATULATIONS

What a wonderful decision you have both made and we are very happy for you. It really is a new beginning which you will grasp with both hands and your hearts.

There is no such thing as retirement as you will discover and a new world lies before you.

We know that Swami’s Blessings are with you always and He will lead you in the right direction. Nevertheless we are looking forward to hosting you in this great land of Oz when you are ready.

Much, Much Love, Arthur and Poppy.

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Hi Ted,

Sorry we haven”t responded to your last e-mail.

We had the TV news on and heard you say something about getting up at 7:00a.m. to be on the radio . I said I wonder if he’s retiring and my brother-in-law said yes. WE were floored. What will TV news be without you?

Bonnie

P.S We got e-mails about your retirement plans and it sounds wonderful. Neither John or I have regretted one minute or our retirement!

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It took the news of your impending retirement, Ted, for me to come up with a poem for the Word…..Neither this — nor anything I can say does the prospect of your retirement justice, but this’ll have to do until something more apt comes along.

All the best in these last busy weeks…..

Thelma

TO TED

(Contemplating Retirement)

What incalculable joy

to have the gift of time

to seek new worlds,

the gift of a kindred spirit

to journey with.

Worlds without, within,

claiming a life time

for discovery; each a fabric

of the eternal universe

of knowing.

Go — grow, weep, laugh.

And hold a Stillness

in the center

of your soul.

.

TJMorris

4/27/09

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Ted,

Congrats on your retirement. It was so classy of you and Jodie to send out your pre-announcement email to those of us who care about you.

Bask in the limelight for the next 3 weeks, and enjoy every moment of it! Then you’ll be ready to start career #2.

I’ve got friends in town this week, but let’s catch up at the end of the week. I’ll call. Talk to you soon. Hi Jodie!

Jane (Hirz)

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Saiream,

Congratulations! I saw your news in the Plain Dealer.

Your retirement (Jody, you too, it’s your second one..) will surely bring you all great happiness. Lots of good wishes in your new life and spiritual journeys.

Love and Sairam,
Carolyn (Myers)

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Sai Ram Ted and Jody,

Congratulations on this major move. I am sure that Swami will keep you busier now than ever before.

Sai Ram,
Srikanth and Shivani

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Dear Ted,

Sairam & Congratulations upon your retirement that you fully deserve! You have worked very hard and have been blessed with great experiences, stories and success in your job.

According to Hindu dharma, soon you are going to enter the 3rd stage of life, (First- “Brahmacharya” or the Student Stage, Second – “Grihastha” or the Householder Stage, Third- “Vanaprastha” or the retirement Stage, Fourth- “Sannyasa” or the Ascetic Stage).

We wish you and Jody the very best with your future endeavors and may Swami bless you with a blissful retirement and time together. Looking forward to hearing all about your future traveling and experiences with great souls you will be meeting.

With much love and wishes
Swapna & Venkat

Swapna Mandava, RRS, CSP, Realtor
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Subject: Re: Newsflash!

CONGRATULATIONS Ted,job well done.

You are a wonderful example of a good

human-being and you deserve a life of joy and happyness with Jody.

Warmest

wishes, Bonnie Banks

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Hi Ted and Jody,

Much love to you and Jody on your retirement/traveling plans.

Yes, it will take time to relax from work Ted….you can handle it tho.

Jody, thank you for the before E-mail.

Even though I knew it was coming (ESP), just didn’t have the correct time frame.

Will miss seeing you, Ted, on the evening news!

Much love and good wishes to you both.

Sai ram,

Barbara Murray

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Well spoken announcement last evening, Ted.

Upon reflection, I’m about to lose a great newscaster but gain a less harried lunch and poker(?) partner, collaborator, and great friend.

Al

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Ted — I didn’t hear your voice message until after 10 Thursday night. Mary and I were ovrnighting at Glenn’s so we all tuned in to the 11 to hear it again.

 

CONGRATULATIONS!!

Please let us know when and where your retirement party will be, because Mary and I want to be there!

(Bail)

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Sai Ram Ted
Congratulations on your retirement. Its nice to know that you and Jody are now going to travel and continue your divine work of meeting, recording on video and sharing with us all the ‘godly’ people you seek and that come your way.
In today’s world, it is not often that you would meet folk who have been loyal and worked for one company for so long. Well done.
May Swami’s Love always be with you both in this next stage of your lives and that HE Bless you with good health and happiness.
With heartfelt wishes of love from all the members in my home for a wonderful retirement.
Leela

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Ted,

Congratulations and best wishes on your pending retirement. Wow, 38 years is an awesome milestone!

If you and Jody find yourselves in London on your future travels, please look me up. I would enjoy seeing you and it would be fun to catch up on the past 25 years since I left Cleveland. Contact details below.

Very best regards,

- Eric Braun

19 Minster Road

West Hampstead

London

NW2 3SE

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Hi Ted,

When I read Julie’s story this morning, I rememberd a line from Walt Whitman that applies to you…”Now voyager, sail forth, to seek and to find…”

Sad for us that you are leaving NewsChannel 5 but happy for Jody and you. I started my business at the same time you began at TV 5.

When I think of my first clients,(The Hofbrau Haus, The Goodtime II and The Free Medical Clinic), I remember you covering them.

Take care,

Mike (Rogers)

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Dear Ted
I send Blessings of Joy and Wonderment for you and Jody as this new phase of your life expands into untold possibilities and adventures. You will be given everything you need each day. I know your Loving energy (for there is no one who radiates like you) will be missed on the TV carrier band and I look forward to your expansion on the Spirit carrier band!!
Love to you,
Sarah
PS And listening to the Holosync Meditation CD’s will support and augment your transition.

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Thanks

May 2, 2009 - Leave a Response

Your outpouring of support has been tremendous:

Hello Mr. Henry!

 

Congrats on your retirement!  I will miss your spiritual travel reports! I did have the opportunity to meet you and your wife through several of Dr. Nemeh’s services. I first heard you speak at the Christian Life Center for a luncheon years ago.  You have been a great asset to the Cleveland area and have been a faithful public servant – even through the northeast electrical outage – I watched you daily for a week on a battery-operated tv!

 

Continued blessings to you and yours,

Lisa Stefaniak

Timberlake Ohio.  

 

 

Mr. Ted Henry,

I just want to thank you for all the memories of you from the time I was a kid until now.  You definitely made the news worth watching. 

 

I’m 53 years old and have been watching channel 5 news exclusively mainly because of the quality of the news made by people like you.  I remember you with Dorothy Fuldheim, she spoke at my graduation at Kent Roosevelt in 1974 and the two of you were like fixtures in my household that we never thought or hoped would never leave. 

 

 It brings a tear to my eye to think about the change and how life changes all the time and I would give anything to go back to those peaceful moments of my childhood when there was only black and white television, 3-5-8 and sometimes we would get lucky and be able to watch channel 43 if the rabbit ears worked. 

 

 I think that technology can be great and also can be very harmful to the young people of today that are missing out on the simple things instead of sitting in front of their PlayStation’s. 

 

 I know that Kent State is very proud of the man that helped put us on the map. 

 

 Good luck in all your endeavors! 

 

 Dan Spano Kent Ohio.

 Ted,

 I first watched you, along with Dave Patterson, in the early ’70′s when I was home on military leave while serving aboard the USS Monticello (LSD-35) homeported in San Diego from 2/72 to 9/75.  I watched a lot of San Diego TV news back then and had an uncle who lived in Pasadena at the time, so I also had the opportunity to watch Judd Hambrick at Channel 7 in Los Angeles back when he and brother John were flip-flopping all over the U.S.  After college, I pursued a fed law enforcement career which took me to Orlando, Philadelphia and New York City along with three overseas assignments in between.  

The point I’m trying to make is that from 1972, when I was serving in the Navy, until 2004 when I retired from the government and returned to this area, I had the opportunity to watch a lot of news in some of the biggest TV markets in this country.  I want you to know that your professionalism, high ethical standards for truth and journalistic integrity rank right up there with the best of the best!  Your smooth delivery and ability to connect with us, the viewer, is probably the best I’ve ever seen… and I’ve seen a few.  Coming back to this area after so many years and realizing you were still on the air was a great feeling for me personally.  Although I knew no one in Cuyahoga County, at least I knew you.  So with that having been said, I wish you only the very best in retirement.  Your departure from Cleveland news leaves a tremendous void for WEWS to fill.   

 As a viewer and “customer,” I want to tell the management at WEWS news that there is a credibility factor that a every newsperson must earn to become a successful and trusted newsman or newswoman and someone people can trust and believe in.  And I want to know what is going on in the world from someone who knows what the heck they’re talking about.  Thank you for being that person.  Man, I wish you would stick around awhile longer, you’re too young to be retiring anyway.  Oh well, enough rambling on… 

 I hope you will stay in the Cleveland area and not be so quick to move south to little Cleveland – aka SW Florida.  I think someone like you could do a lot of good, positive things here, and God knows we need some good, positive things here.

 Thanks for being the best!

                                                                     Sincerely,

                                                                     Kevin & Jayne Hutson

                                                                     Strongsville 

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 Ted,

 I heard about your retirement next month, I am very happy for you.  You have had an unbelievable career and now you get to enjoy all of the things life as to offer outside of work.  Although my time as Sports Producer at WEWS was brief, you made me feel at home, and treated me with the utmost respect and I will never forget that.  Observing you and other classy people in our industry has helped mold me into the leader I am today.

 I will be sure to let Chris Miller know the wonderful news, he is doing great by the way, but I knew he would long before I hired him.  Moving to DC has been a tremendous move for both of us.  You now have my contact info, please don’t hesitate to stay in touch, and feel free to visit anytime, the Nation’s Capital is beautiful and there is so much to see and do.  Take care Ted, you are one of the good people in our business!

 Tony Burke  News Director

Comcast SportsNet

(240) 497-3404

aburke@comcastsportsnet.com

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Ted,

 It is with mixed feelings I say “Happy Retirement”, you are the standard for a news anchor in my book.  Yes, I remember you and Dorothy Fuldheim.  What a gal!  As a side note, I did some of my clinical at Margret Waggoners. 

 I hope you will keep a Blog to keep us up to date on your new adventure. 

Good Luck.

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 Collene

Hey, did the sun just come out or did you smile at me?

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 Dear Ted,

  I would like to say it has been an Honor to watch you on TV as I grew up in my earlier years.  I have been watching you on TV since I was in High School  “Woodridge 1972″ I just turn 56 years old  a couple of days ago. That is 30 some years. The stories that you covered and the interviews were very interesting to watch. I know down threw the years that you had taken vacation or time off, I would always wonder if you were coming back.

 I feel for your wife because of her having migraine headaches. I have had them for 30 years. But when I went threw my mid life they disappeared.  Thanks god, they were horrible. So I no longer have them. It is good to hear that your wife no longer has them either. I have 3 sisters and we all had migraine headaches.

 The only thing I can say now to you is, to enjoy your retirement with your family. May God be with you on your journey to a new part of your life. I hate to see you go but, you will be missed.

 Good Luck to you!!!!!!!

 Tonya Blaney

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Dear Ted,

 I wish you  a happy and healthy retirement. I have watched my fellow Stark County transplant for many years. You feel like an dear old friend. I wish you congratulations and safe journeys.

 Thank you for delivering the news in a non dramatic way…just the facts.

 Sincerely,

 Jeanne Dunn

Concord Twp., Ohio

 P.S. My husband is a Bob Dylan collector. Rumor a few years ago was that you were a fan.

Jeanne

 

 

I just received the notification of your upcoming retirement, and want you to know how much you will be missed. 

 

My husband and I have been loyal viewers of NewsNet5 for a long time, and that is largely due to your broadcasts.  Your reports are professional, inspirational, and down to earth.  We also love your sense of humor.  I can only imagine that you’re just as great in person as you are on the air.

 

Best of luck and we hope you enjoy your retirement!

 

Don & Sheila

 

Sairam Ted & Jody


Congratulations and we are looking forward to you spending at least part of your time with us in SD in your new job post retirement!

With Love
Srinivas & Vijaya

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Here’s A MUST-SEE Old News Video…

May 1, 2009 - Leave a Response

Hi Reader,

This old gem is from the blizzard of ’77.  Co-anchor Dave Patterson and I reported on one of the biggest blizzards of our lives that night.  You’ll enjoy this for another reason as well.  About :45 into the video you’ll see our news program “open” that is shot live showing a wide shot of the news set.  High above us appears to be a mammoth wood grid ceiling.  It’s an optical illusion.

The “ceiling” is a toy 2 foot by 2 foot box grid suspended over the camera lens.  Then, as the camera shoots under this hanging contraption, it looks all the world as if it’s our studio ceiling….until or unless someone accidentally bumps it!  More comments to follow.  You can write me at henry@wews.com.  Thanks, Ted

Dear Ted (I hope that it’s all right that I call you Ted),

Although you don’t know me, I grew up watching you, Dorothy Fuldheim,  Don Webster, Gib Shanley, Wilma Smith, John Hambrick, Dave Patterson, Fred Griffith, and others at WEWS/NewsChannel 5 during the 1970′s and early ’80′s. Of all the TV stations in the Cleveland area I have always found WEWS the most friendly and welcoming; therefore, it had always been my first choice for local news and events, and results in significant viewer loyalty (my TV is tuned to channel 5/Time Warner Cable 405 99.9% of the time!).  The WEWS slogans over the years have been a great enticement (and very beautifully done) as well , i.e., “Still The One”, “Catch 5″, “Together, We’re Making a Difference”, “On Your Side”)!

I have been living and working in the Washington, D.C. area since 1984, and just returned to Cleveland in November. Due to the welcoming feeling I got from WEWS and therefore its ABC Network affiliation, the first station I tuned in to was WJLA/ABC 7 (When I first moved to Washington, I lived less than six blocks from the then WJLA station. I’ll never forget when during the first snow (2 inches) of that year a WJLA reporter was asking people as they were walking to the Metro, what they thought of the SNOW STORM!! :-)).  WJLA/ABC 7 (with such Washington area TV personalities as Leon Harris, Maureen Bunyan, Gordon Peterson, Doug McKelway, Tim Brant, Doug Hill, and for a short period of time, your current co-anchor, Danita Harris), remained my number one station throughout my years in the D.C. area. Although many of them are better known, due to media market/location, what they have meant to local broadcasting in the Washington, D.C. area does not come close to what you have meant to Greater Cleveland during your 38+ year career in broadcast journalism!


Upon my return to Cleveland, it was great to turn my TV on to WEWS/NewsChannel 5, and see a familiar/friendly face!
Although you will be missed (as I read some of the comments that you have posted from others, I have gotten kind of choked up as I think to myself , “yes, I agree”! “yes, I agree”!), I want to wish you (your wife, and your family) the best of luck in your retirement years!!   Congratulations and best wishes!!


Sincerely,

Richard ———-

One other interesting fact. When I was a student at Shaker Heights High Scho ol, 1975-1978, I took a class called “Television In America”, (Fred Griffith’s daughter, Gwen, was a classmate) and the class attended a broadcast of “The Morning Exchange” and had a tour of the station (the exact date was between Nov. 1977 and March 1978).

I’ve enjoyed viewing the Vintage TV5 Promos that you’ve been posting to your blog this week (and also the WEWS 50th Anniversary Special from the Morning Exchange (12/17/1997) on YouTube). My “guess” of characters from the 1979 Promo are Wilma Smith, Fred Griffith, Liz Richards, Joel Rose, Jenny Crimm, Don Webster, and Gib Shanley (I do not know who the Camera Men in the beginning promo are, however).
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DEAR TED AND JO,
I AM TRULY MOST HAPPY FOR YOU BOTH!
WHILE THE PEOPLE OF CLEVELAND WILL NO DOUBT BE DISAPPOINTED,I KNOW,THAT YOU CAN NOW BRING A BIT MORE PEACE AND KINDNESS TO SO MANY WORLDWIDE.
I HONOR YOUR COMMITMENT AND YOUR STRENGTH OF PURPOSE AND AM SO VERY PROUD TO CALL YOU FRIENDS.
GO GET’EM ,TIGER!!

LOVE,
DONNA

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Ted,
It’s Jodie Beveridge.  Hey man-good choice on the retirement.  The business is not what it used to be.  I am not even looking at TV jobs anymore.  Still unemployed but freelancing from time to time and happy.  Hope you enjoy your time off. Travel! Good luck to you.
Me :)
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Ted,
Good for you.  Way to go out on top.  I only wish I could have had more time to spend with you.  Good luck in everything in your future.
Pete

Pete Kenworthy | WEWS | GMC Anchor
3001 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216 431 5555 main | 330 431 4268 direct
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Ted:
I was so downhearted when I read the article on your retirement, but then thought of the blessing you have been to this area for so many years and
just changed it to gratitude – you will be sorely missed and thought of often and fondly by the millions of viewers who have enjoyed and been
inspired by the quality of your dedication to excellent journalism over all these years.
I’m sure that you have been an inspiration to many would-be’s, ares, and will-be’s in your profession, and I can only wish you a well-earned,
wonderful retirement to enjoy with your wife, family and friends. Safe journeys and good health to you both…..as Red Skelton used
to say-  “…and may God bless!”.
Sincerely, Ray & Patti Balogh,  Euclid, OH

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I just heard on the news that you are retiring in May. You will be greatly missed.  I have enjoyed watching you over the years. I wish you the best in your retirement. And hope you will stay in the Cleveland area. You will be greatly  missed. Hugs to you my friend.
Matt Mathis

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D-Day draws closer…Thanks for your comments

April 30, 2009 - Leave a Response

Ted, congratulations on your impending retirement.  You will definitely enjoy the time you will have to do the things that YOU want to do.  You deserve it after 38 years at WEWS (that in itself is more than a lifetime!) and some 44 years in broadcasting.

 

You are the last connection I have with the WEWS newsroom.  Everyone else on the air that was there when I left in 1981 is gone.  We’ll all miss seeing you come into our homes every night.  All the best to you and Jody.

 

Tom Koch

 

From Paul Kiska

To Ted Henry

 

Ted it wasn’t until I was mowing the lawn tonight that it really hit me that you’re retiring.

I’m 42 now and was 4 years old when you started at channel 5.

 

Besides my Dad you’re voice has been the most heard male voice in my home over the years.

 

I grew up with 3 sisters and now I have a little girl.

 

From growing up in Lorain to having my own family, you’re voice of comfort and reassurance has filled the air and homes around us.

 

When I first started at 5 nearly a decade ago – I was a little nervous under the gun – and when you would walk in at 3 – I’d hear your voice and relax – it hit me – I was home in Cleveland and there was that voice that I heard growing up in my home at dinner and at 11.

 

A couple weeks ago when you said “that was a poignant story” it was one of the highlights of my career.

People heard that and I know years from now someone will say I remember the night Ted complimented your story about the church closings.

 

Even after 38 years at 5 – it still feels like you’re moving on early – you bring so much to the desk and are missed even when gone for a few days.

 

 I could go on and on about your talent – I remember how superb you’re coverage of the Case shooting spree was, but it is the feeling, the vibe that you bring with you as a newsman and a colleague that I will miss.

 

God Bless you and the work you will do.

 

Paul Kiska

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Mr; Henry-

 

As many will state… I grew up watching you reporting the news.  Memory goes all the way back to the days co-hosting with Dave Patterson.

 

Through the years you always came across as honest, likeable, and full of integrity.    This is the end of an era, and you will be missed.

 

Best of luck to you in your retirement.  

 

 

VCMenti

vincementi.com

 

Ted,

 

I’m sure you’ll get a million e-mails from a million folks, but let me add to the list.  Congratulations on your pending retirement…but I think I speak for a lot of people when I say I’ll be sad to see you go away.  You were always there for me when I was just a kid starting out, being patient, answering questions and helping me to get better at what I do. 

 

I never thanked you for that, but I would like to now.  Cleveland is still home for us, and I get back a couple of times a year.  A constant for me has been tuning in to channel 5 and knowing I’d see you there (though I’m never quite sure who will be sitting beside you at any point). 

 

I wish you nothing but happiness as you move into this new phase of your life. 

 

David Kaplar

News Director

WTAJ Your News Leader

814-942-1010
kaplar@wtajtv.com

 

 

 

I have had the pleasure of watching you since you began at Ch.5. 

 

The quality of your voice is what attracted me to begin with and still does! 

 

Your compassion, your smiles, your special reports, have kept me a Ch 5 watcher, thru the years.

 

 Thank you for being part of my life. Happy retirement and I will truly miss you!

 

 Ellen Downer, Euclid OH.

 

Dear Ted,

 

What a bittersweet moment!   I haven’t even worked with you for years but feel the loss.   However, that said, YOU deserve the best, the chance to get out there and do what you want!!   I am extremely happy for you and your wife.    No one can fill your shoes EVER!

 

 

Please keep everyone updated on your adventures!  

 

 

Drop me a line sometime……my home email is dani191236@aol.com.

 

 

Danielle

 

 

 

 

Danielle Fink

Night Assignment Manager

WKYC-TV

 

 

 

From: joe [mailto:Godcondemnshate@spamarrest.com]

Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2009 11:44

 

To: henry@newsnet5.com; Seitz, Colleen (NN5)

 

Subject: TED- YOU ARE ALL CLASS- CONTINUE GOOD WORKS

 

 

WE KNOW YOU WILL

 

 

—–Original Message—–

From: joshua94@sssnet.com [mailto:joshua94@sssnet.com]

Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2009 11:17 PM

To: henry@newsnet5.com

Subject: Thank You!!

 

 

MESSAGE:

 You ARE channel 5! You will be missed greatly!!! I have liked you for a long time because you are from my neck of the woods (Canton,Oh.). I wish a long wonderful retirement to you.! Ted, you deserve it!!

 

From: LNCirino@aol.com [mailto:LNCirino@aol.com]
Sent: Friday, April 24, 2009 9:02 AM
To: henry@newsnet5.com
Subject: God’s blessings as you retire

Hello Ted:  You have been an excellent personality in Cleveland and you will be missed!

 

Enjoy your travels and retirement.  LN

 

 

Ted,


You are hands down the best newscaster in the business. We’ll miss watching you.

-Megan from downtown Cleveland

 

Ted

 

I caught your interview with Trapper on the way into work this morning and it brought back some of my own memories-

 

I caught the broadcasting bug from a friend who was pulling a weekend shift at WEXL-WOMC in Royal Oak (east side of Detroit)-we both had several electronics classes together in college and I went to visit him on a weekend when he was working-

 

I remember looking around and thinking-this looks like it would be a fun way to make a living-and it took off from there-my first job was at WTPS-AM in Portage Michigan outside of Kalamazoo-

 

I worked 2 weekday transmitter shifts and split the weekends with another engineer for the grand sum of $2.40/hr (plus overtime!)-it kept me in gas and beer money for school-I also worked at the student campus radio station at Western Michigan-WIDR-anyway-thanks for the memories WJK

 

Bill K.

 

Hello Ted,

 

I want to congradulate you on your retirement. I have been watching you ever since I could  remember.

 

You will be miss at one of Conneaut houses.

 

 I hope you and Jody will have many years to enjoy life together.

 

Sincerely,

 

Shuan

 

Mr. Henry,
 
This is going to be a loss to the area. It has been a pleasure to tune in and listen to someone I feel I can trust and respect. I will miss listening to you. Good luck.
 
Jim

 

 

Ted,

 

May you and Jody have many years of discovery in your new “full time quest of wisdom”.

 

 It has been my pleasure knowing you, watching you and enjoying you on the air over these many years.  You will be missed by all those you have touched.

 

 Good luck.

Thanks,

Les Fine

Sent from my iPhone

 

Subject: on air adios

 

 

AND FINALLY TONIGHT, A PERSONAL NOTE.

AFTER 38 YEARS OF WORKING AT TV5, AFTER LONG AND THOUGHFUL CONSIDERATION, I HAVE DECIDED TO RETIRE.

ALTOGETHER, I HAVE WORKED IN BROADCASTING IN MY HOMETOWN CANTON, IN KENT WHERE I WENT TO COLLEGE, IN AKRON AND YOUNGSTOWN AND CLEVELAND FOR A TOTAL OF 44 YEARS. NEEDLESS TO SAY I HAVE BEEN ENORMOUSLY BLESSED AND I AM MOST GRATEFUL TO E. W. SCRIPPS, THE COMPANY I WORK FOR, TO MY FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES AND ESPECIALLY TO YOU.
 
THIS ISN’T A GOODBYE SINCE I’LL BE WITH YOU FOR ANOTHER MONTH AND YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT MY PLANS FOR RETIREMENT ON MY BLOG, TED’S BLOG AT NEWSNET5.COM.  IT HAS BEEN A GREAT JOY AND IT HAS BEEN FUN.

 

 

Hi Ted

I have watched you from the beginning.  I will really miss you, you are one of a kind.  I was wondering when you would retire, seeing you have had these long month to 6 week vacations to travel.  I missed you while you were gone.

 

I kind of hope they put John Kosic in your place I think he did a good job for two weeks while you were gone.

 

God Bless you and Jody in your new season of your life.  May God go with you.

 

Margaret Mullen

 

 

Hi Ted,

 

I do not know where to begin except to wish you all the joy and happiness you so richly deserve! 

I know you have given this decision countless hours of thought and I am so happy that you and Jody will be able to focus completely on your journey together.

 

Personally, I don’t think I could have asked for a better mentor throughout my career at WEWS and now at corporate.  In addition, I have benefitted from your personal wisdom and spiritual guidance which I am grateful for daily!  You led Jason and I to Unity which has changed our lives in ways I can never thank you for!

 

Your passion is infectious and I treasure your friendship.  I will obviously see you before May 20 on one of my visits to Cleveland, but could not let today go without letting you know how special you are and how much you will be missed at WEWS!!!

 

Lana

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