Television

Paul Orlousky during hotel prostitution sting, from the book "Punched, Kicked, Spat On, and Sometimes Thanked: Memoirs of a Cleveland TV News Reporter," by Paul Orlousky

What Have I Gotten Myself Into?

“You owe me $240, and if you don’t pay, I’m gonna kick your ass!” There I was, in a downtown Cleveland hotel room with two prostitutes and their pimp, and the pimp was angry. Very angry

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Ernie Anderson on WJW TV set dressed as Ghoulardi

Ghoulardi – Life Begins at 11:20

Late in 1962, in the dark depths of Cleveland’s coldest and snowiest winter in 100 years, the management of Cleveland television station WJW (Channel 8) asked journeyman announcer Ernie Anderson to host a late-night horror-movie show planned for early in the new year . . .

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