The San Luigi Orders salute Dr George Fischbeck, who at the age of 92 is one of our oldest living members. Dr Fischbeck was admitted to our Orders by Prince-Abbot Edmond II on 28 January 1977, at a champagne reception in honor of Distinguished Humanitarians at the residence of Lady Patte Barham in Los Angeles.
A graduate of the University of New Mexico, Dr Fischbeck began his professional life as a school teacher, but is best known today as a long serving and much-loved weatherman, firstly on KOB-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and then from 1972 until his retirement in 1990 on KABC-TV in Southern California. His television career has also included hosting childrens’ science programs. Dr Fischbeck has been much honored over the years, and the City of Los Angeles recently declared April 10 to be Dr George Day. In 2013, he published his autobiography. He is still active today as a charity fundraiser, and has raised millions of dollars to help the disadvantaged over the years.