Lance Wheeler Speaks, Program tonight at Hudson Library

Lance Wheeler Discusses News & History at Hudson Area Library

The Hudson Area Library History Room presents the latest in its Local History Speaker series:

Local News to Local History: Hudson Neighbors w/ Lance Wheeler on Thursday, November 1, 6-7:30pm. Videographer, newsman, and local resident Lance Wheeler has been recording news in our local area since the 1960s! Today’s news is tomorrow’s history. This local history talk by Lance Wheeler will be a retrospective of his over 40 year career covering local news. Come to hear his most memorable news stories, some of which will surely be known in local history in years to come, from the Hudson, Greenport, and Stockport areas.

Mr. Wheeler began his media career as a paperboy for the Register and hanging around WHUC as a teenager, His dad, former Hudson Mayor, Samuel T. Wheeler, introduced him to local journalists and provided him with a unique insight into politics and the press. He later served as the WHUC News Director after graduating from Ithaca College. As a National Guardsman, his duties included public information responsibilities for the Hudson and Leeds Engineer and Infantry Companies. 

He was a classroom teacher for over thirty years at Hudson City School District, and in that capacity, pioneered media-related student curriculum. Mr. Wheeler then created and served as president of The Creative Team, a full service advertising, public relations and marketing company. 

Lance Wheeler pioneered local TV access programing with the longest running educational program in New York State: “Inside The Hudson City School District”. This program provided positive stories about the Hudson schools on five cable systems in the Hudson Valley and Capital District and was awarded numerous awards and recognition for its innovative and groundbreaking programming. 

News Center 6‘s first “Hudson Valley Bureau” was established by Mr. Wheeler. This direct “microwave” link to the CBS6 station continues to provide feature and late breaking stories for WRGB. 

“Neighbors with Lance Wheeler”, a local magazine TV show, is viewed by more than 20,000 homes over the Mid-Hudson Cablevision system. Lance’s coverage of breaking news, sports and and feature stories can be seen on CBS, Fox, ABC, NBC, and international cable networks such as CNN, ESPN, The Weather Channel and BBC. 

His still images of news events have appeared in in Columbia-Greene Media Newspapers, Albany Times Union, Kingston Freeman, Mid-Hudson News, and Associated Press. 

A question and answer period and refreshments will follow the talk. For more information email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org, call 518.828.1792 x101, or visit the main desk in the library.

The Hudson Area Library is located at 51 North Fifth Street in Hudson, NY. The mission of the library is to enrich the quality of life by providing free and equal access to programs, services and resources, and by creating opportunities for all members of our community to connect, create, learn and grow.

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