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August 30,1950 - July 15, 2005
Bob Turner
Influential Columnist and Consultant to the Post-Production Industry

Robert Russell Turner passed away on June 15 after an 8-month battle with cancer. He was 54 years old. A nationally renowned figure, he was at the peak of his profession. He was also a great contributor to SMPTE/New England - among other things a superlatively lively and informative panelist on our NAB Wrapup meetings.

A Career Appreciation

Bob's significant and lasting influence on the industry:

By Bob Lamm

Remembering Bob Turner

Bob's first editor reminesces

By Brian McKernan, former editor of Videography.

The Family at 20 Damon Road

A personal memory:

By Dave Allen

Bob and the SMPTE-NE NAB Wrap-Up

A recollection of Bob at two recent SMPTE-NE meetings, originally published in Video Systems (August 2005) where Bob was a Contributing Editor:

By Jeff Sauer, Contributing Editor, Video Systems

SMPTE/NE articles by Bob Turner

March 1996:
Will Their Mistake Hurt You?

Bob rails against Wall Street's shortsightedness and the dismissal of the CEO who led Avid from startup to powerhouse.

January 1998:
A Eulogy to CMX

The company that many believe offered the first video editing system calls it quits. Bob remembers...

Do you have a reminescence you'd like to submit? We'd be glad to post it. Please email it to Bob Lamm at

Posted: 20 July 2005
Bob Lamm, SMPTE/New England Newsletter/Web Page Editor