San Marino, California is located in an area not far from Altadena, where I was living with my Mother, Grandmother Pauline and her husband Al in the late 1940s (My Father was there when he didn't have anywhere else to go). In April, 1949 a three year old girl, Kathy Fiscus, was playing in an empty field and accidently fell down an open well hole. KTLA, a Los Angeles television station, began live television reports about young Kathy's rescue attempts. The live reports went on around the clock and the world wide media picked it up. It was probably the first example of the changes television was to bring to news reporting. It became a huge media event. My Grandmother Pauline was probably just one of many people who went out and bought a television set in order to watch the news cast. I can still vividly remember seeing the rescue attempts on the tiny tube in the living room. It was riveting and I somehow felt connected to little Kathy. My Mother promptly began warning me to stay away from open holes or obvious well holes or my fate could be the same as young Kathy's. After 49 hours of rescue operations young Kathy was found dead on April 7, 1949. People were devastated and there was a sadness throughout Los Angeles. Open wells all over Los Angeles were immediately sealed and television news would become a media contender all because of little Kathy Fiscus.