THE
RUSS BLOXOM
PHOTO GALLERY
Part 2
A pictorial salute to Russ' years at Channel 5
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Ward and Russ co-anchor the 6PM newscast
Photo credit:  Linda Kaye
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Russ' first day as news anchor
Photo credit:  Linda Kaye
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Chip, Russ and Lee interview Senator Lloyd Bentsen of Texas
Photo credit:  Linda Kaye
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KXOL and Channel 5 veterans pose for a photo at the KXOL Reunion, September, 2001.  Pictured are Bob Bruton, Russ, Roy, Breck Harris and Bill Hix.  Bob, whowas a KXOL program director, host of the overnight music program, "Midnight 'til Dawn," and occasional host of WFAA's "Dialing for Dollars" afternoon movie in the 1960s and 70s, is currently self-employed as a communications consultant. Roy, former KXOL newsman, owns the Wise County Messenger newspaper today, and does announcing for the Fort Worth Stock Show parade.  Breck, former WBAP-TV newsman, is a retired spokesman for Lone Star Gas and currently announces Fort Worth Stock Show arena events.  Bill, also a former KXOL and WBAP-TV newsman, died a mere five months after this photo, on February 25, 2002 of a heart attack.  He was retired from public relations for the Fort Worth Osteopathic Hospital (now the University of North Texas Health Science Center)
Photo credit:  Mike Shannon Collection
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The Channel 5 studio in 1954.  Russ says it still looks much the same today
Photo credit: WBAP
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A day at the lake...



A publicity shoot at Eagle Mountain Lake in northwest Fort Worth had the news anchors aboard the Dividend II for a boat ride.  The crew poses for two group shots, top, while Ward takes the controls (left).  Russ is probably radioing for help! (center)  Ward, Chip and Russ can't find enough life preservers to help out Harold (right).
Photo credit:  Linda Kaye
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Conspicuous by his absence was Boyd; Russ explains what happened: "A classic 'Boyd moment' concerned a publicity photo shoot of us (Ward, Chip, Russ, Harold and Boyd) on a beautiful cruise boat moored at Eagle Mountain Lake.  The photo appeared as the front cover of 5's monthly news magazine. However, Boyd is missing!  Running late, Boyd rushed to the rural site in a newly-purchased car.  Unfortunately, he hit some country train tracks at a high rate of speed and went sailing through the air.  The car was wrecked and Boyd, while unhurt, was afoot far from a telephone.  It was much later before we learned why only four of us appeared in the picture."
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Avid golfer Chip makes a chip shot
Photo credit:  Linda Kaye
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To promote WBAP's commitment to being a Dallas station, too,
Harold, Russ, Ward, Boyd and Roy stand outside the Cotton Bowl for a photo
Photo credit:  Linda Kaye
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Ward, Russ and photographer Linda Kaye
ham it up in their best Wild West style!
Photo credit:  Russ Bloxom Collection
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Size matters?  Harold, Russ, Ward, Roy and Boyd line up
by height for a publicity photo
Photo credit:  Linda Kaye
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Russ and Boyd present the 6PM news while Harold
busily draws the evening's weather maps
Photo credit:  Linda Kaye
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A publicity photo on the new set, 1971
Photo credit:  Linda Kaye
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Boyd enjoys time with his dog
Photo credit:  WBAP
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Gathering at the automat are Russ, Roy, Harold, Ward and Boyd
Photo credit:  Linda Kaye
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Showing off a symbol of their success are
Ward, Russ, Boyd, Roy and Harold
Photo credit:  Linda Kaye
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Russ, Doug, Harold, Ward and Chip gather around the anchor desk
Photo credit:  Linda Kaye
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Russ, Boyd, Ward and Harold gather around Santa,
played by Roy Eaton
Photo credit:  Linda Kaye
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A publicity photo from around 1971
Photo credit:  Linda Kaye
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"Thank you for being so understanding," writes Priscilla Davis to Russ
Photo credit:  Russ Bloxom Collection
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Another publicity photo, mid-1970s
Photo credit:  Linda Kaye
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The 1971 news crew shows off their new Chevy Impala mobile unit
Photo credit:  Linda Kaye
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Russ, Harold, Boyd and Ward look over Roy's typed copy, 1969
Photo credit:  Linda Kaye
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Doug, Ward, Russ, Chip and Harold show off the new news set, 1975
Photo credit:  Linda Kaye
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Chip takes a smoke break
Photo credit:  Linda Kaye
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