Marleen Trotter and the CBC British Columbia crew did this very much appreciated profile of B.R. in 1988 when he was forty-five years old.
One of the profile's hi-lites is a not often seen 1985 clip from the late-nite Johnny Carson show. Johnny shows his appreciative audience that year's International Broadcasting Award television finalist spots.
Also seen (briefly) are the elusive master sound engineer Dick Abbott (at the Little Mountain Sound - Umbertino's session) and Dr. Bundolo's Pandemonium Medicine Show Producer Don Kowalchuk. 'Donko' herds the cast and crew of CBC radio's 'Chez Gattuso' for the Peter Gzowski show.
'Pacific Report: Having A Riot'
Producer - Dan Noon
Reporter - Marleen Trotter
Camera - Gundar Lipsbergs
Sound - Greg Schofield
Editor - Paul Wong
Pacific Report - CBC British Columbia - 1988
Technical - Monty Hones, Liz Horner, Mike Oldfield
Production - Paddy McGuflin, Paddy Moore, Maurice Moses
Research - Bruce Dysart, Lisa Simpson
Writer - Terry Gleecoff
Producer - Dan Noon, John Thomson
Executive Producer - Tony Wade
In the future, this video memoir site (as we now see it) will feature some footage of Mrs. Mildred and Mr. Bill Sr. (parents of thespian William) that was shot but not included in the CBC profile and ended up on "the cutting room floor". Graciously that un-used and un-edited video was provided to us by the Pacific Report staff.
Also, a new two to three minute ending to the same profile, added when the segment was re-broadcast a year later, will be uploaded to BR YouTube.
The 'Mum & Dad un-used video has sparked the idea of a 'Family & Friends Playlist' which will soon be part of this site. It will feature video of personal (mostly 'past') birthdays and outings with Reiter family and friends that up-until-now has been kept private and separate from the 'Show Biz' side of things.
You'll get to meet "real characters" from Reiter's "real life" such as Terry 'White Bucks' Wong, Harris 'My Mother's Calling' Smith, Dennis 'Perez Prado' Joe and Ed 'Far Far' McRoberts. Tread carefully dear viewers!