Tenczar, Frank

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NAME: Frank Tenczar



Frank Tenczar, 45, a senior reporter for New Jersey Network News and winner of local television news awards, died Tuesday at his home from complications related to AIDS. Best known for his production and reporting work on feature stories, Mr. Tenczar won two local Emmy awards, one in 1986 in the Philadelphia area for individual achievement and one in Seattle in 1977 for a documentary on homosexual lifestyles. Mr. Tenczar was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and broke into broadcasting whilePublished on 1988-11-25, Page D12, Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA)

["Television Producer Dies of AIDS" (from the Nov. 28, 1988 Spokane Chronicle)]

Frank Tenczar, a report and producer who won a 1977 Emmy award while at KING-TV in Seattle, has died of acquired immune deficiency syndrome. He was 45.

Tenczar, a senior producer with New Jersey Network News, died Tuesday at his home here. Tenczar received an Emmy for "Who are these people and what do they want?" a documentary about homosexuals.

He came to KING in 1971 and hosted and produced the Northwest's first weekly magazine for older citizens. He also started the weekly newsmagazine "This Week", which in 1979 received the Iris Award from the National Association of Television Program Executives as the best public service series.

In 1982 he joined the New Jersey Network.

He is survived by a longtime companion, Matthew Getman, of Jersey City.

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Date of Death (delete if non-applicable): 11/22/1988

Age at Death (delete if non-applicable): 45


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His friends include: (type your name here, or names of others) Suzann Zimmering, living in Vancouver British Columbia - from 1973 until his death.

Testimonials to him (add a space before a new testimonial): From Suzann - Frank was my best firend. I have been luck enough to live to celebrate my 60th birthday (January 2008) and I miss him every day.