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Leo Tevlin: Remembering A Broadcasting Legend

A long-time broadcasting legend passed away in St. Louis last week. Leo Tevlin is one of the people responsible for creating broadcast television in the St. Louis area.

A long-time broadcasting legend passed away in St. Louis last week. Leo Tevlin is one of the people responsible for creating broadcast television in the St. Louis area.

He was part of the team that started KSD-TV, which is now KSDK. He was a broadcast engineer who was a war veteran and a ham radio operator. He started a few television stations, ran cameras (including for the first broadcasts of Major League Baseball), he even saw Charles Lindbergh fly over downtown St. Louis when he was 5 years old.

Leo Tevlin was laid to rest Tuesday in St. Louis, where his son Lou Tevlin, a former sports broadcaster who is currently a sports agent gave his father's eulogy.

Leo Tevlin was born in 1922, and was laid to rest in Jefferson Barracks.

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