Los Angeles TV weatherman George Fischbeck died. He was a science teacher whose enthusiastic broadcasts made him a popular figure during two decades in Los Angeles, has died. He was 92.
Fischbeck was a weatherman for KABC-TV as “Dr.George beginning in 1972. In 1994, he moved to KCBS-TV, where he did feature stories for several years.
Fischbeck died of natural causes Wednesday at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills, his daughter, Nancy Fischbeck.
Fischbeck was born in Wallington, New Jersey, the son of Johanna (Mohlenhoff), a teacher, and George Stelling Fischbeck, a farmer. During World War II, Fischbeck was stationed in Hawaii and worked as a tank mechanic. He worked with the Air National Guard during the Korean War, and began learning basic meteorology. He studied education while attending the University of New Mexico, graduating in 1955 with an MA. Fischbeck worked as an Albuquerque–based teacher for 23 years, which help him develop an “ebullient” personality.