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SACRAMENTO – The 50th anniversary of The Sacramento OBSERVER was the topic of conversation on a recent episode of local television show “Studio Sacramento.” The half-hour program, produced by KVIE 6,  aired on Friday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m. The show was hosted by local business leader Scott Syphax.

OBSERVER founder and publisher Dr. William H. Lee was joined by OBSERVER president and general manager Larry Lee in a discussion about the history of The OBSERVER, which was founded in November of 1962. Dr. Lee shares with viewers the challenges and successes of running a Black newspaper longer than any other Black publisher in California’s history.

The conversation covered a number of other issues such as business ups and downs, the evolution of today’s media consumers and the state of Sacramento’s African American community.

“I’m very proud of this episode,” said Syphax, who even shared a story with viewers about his first introduction to The OBSERVER as a young boy about 40 years ago.