DeafDigest - 26 March 2021

DeafDigest Mid-Week edition - March 26, 2021 -- a deaf newscaster mystery 71 years ago In 1950, John Tubergen became the first deaf sign language TV newscaster in Chicago. He only lasted 13 weeks before being dropped. Why? It was understood that the program was shut down because of a labor strike by the TV electricians. But when the strike was settled, he was not asked to come back, nor was the ASL news resumed. This is the big mystery that endures to this day.   -- Cooking show on Facebook better than Cooking show on TV There are many cooking shows on TV and all of them are captioned. The show "Sheryl in the Kitchen" is not on TV, but among the deaf of New Orleans, is much more popular than the ones shown on TV. Reason is that Sheryl's brother - Anthony Aramburo is an interpreter and he interprets any and everything that his sister speaks out about these cooking skills and tricks. It is shown via Facebook, so if you wish to improve on your cooking skills, do look her up!   -- AT&T great to deaf in past; bad to deaf in present Years ago AT&T was great to the deaf in the past; they donated surplus teletype machines for conversion into these Model 15 and Model 19 machines that became the national deaf TTY network. Plus AT&T made annual cash donations to TDI, Inc to help distribute the national deaf TTY directory. And they had one person (Joe Heil) who represented AT&T at all big deaf conventions and deaf events. Times have changed - AT&T has been fined nearly 20 million dollars for not sponsoring and supporting programs for the deaf as they were supposed to do so.     Deaf jobs - latest update 03/21/21 Blue and Gold editions & sub options at:

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