Three distinguished members of the dais on hand to salute Honoree Fritz Coleman were Steve Carlston, NBC4 Los Angeles President and General Manager, and Channel 4's long-time news anchors, Colleen Williams and Chuck Henry. The event was held at the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys. (Roxanne Schorbach photo)

PPB board member Lois Travalena, whose late husband Fred Travalena was a famous stand-up comedian, had a good laugh with another stand-up comedian of note, luncheon Honoree Fritz Coleman. In the background is KFI evening program host and luncheon dais member, Tim Conway, Jr. (Roxanne Schorbach photo)

PPB's celebrity luncheons are noted as a place to bring old friends and colleagues together again, and for making new friends in the industry. Here on the left, KFI's very popular evening program host, Tim Conway, Jr., chats with Meg McDonald and PPP board member Mike Sakellarides. (Roxanne Schorbach photo)

One of LA's best-known television personalities, Fritz Coleman, was the PPB celebrity luncheon honoree on June 14 at the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys. Here Frits visits with Tammy Scher and PPB board member Carson Schreiber. (Roxanne Schorbach photo)

NBC4-LA gave extensive coverage of PPB's celebrity luncheon for their chief weathercaster, Fritz Coleman. Here he is being interviewed by Patrick Healy for use in their evening newscasts. They aired the story in their 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts, the latter joined by Channel 4's sportscaster, Fred Rogan. (Roxanne Schorbach photo)

PPB "royalty" gathered for this outstanding picture at the Fritz Coleman luncheon, all past or current PPB presidents. Seated are PPB's Chairman of the Board, Jeanne DeVivier Brown, and Alan Perris. Standing are Chuck Southcott, current President "Shotgun Tom" Kelly and Chuck Street. Jeanne received condolences from many in attendance for the recent loss of her husband, "Lucky" Brown. (Roxanne Schorbach photo)

Speakers from the dais had nothing but praise for Fritz Coleman following the Friday luncheon. They especially lauded him for his tireless community outreach. But PPB member Roberta Kemp, center, had a few good-natured jabs for Fritz that she shouted from her table. Fritz explained that when he was first starting out as a stand-up comedian in LA, he frequently opened for Roberta's act. (Roxanne Schorbach photo)

President "Shotgun Tom" Kelly presented PPB's Art Gilmore Career Achievement Award to Fritz Coleman at the conclusion of an extremely humorous and entertaining program. Fritz further entertained luncheon attendees after graciously accepting the award. President Kelly announced that the next PPB celebrity luncheon will be on September 20 at the Airtel Plaza hotel. (Roxanne Schorbach photo)


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