How an Athens TV Station Was Launched From the Holiday Inn Bar

Seeing the Holiday Inn reduced to rubble surely brings back memories to lots of people. For many years it was our only downtown hotel, and its restaurant and bar were handy when there weren’t many other places to wine and dine. It also played host to a steady stream of civic club luncheons and meetings. No doubt many people also have memories of the old hostelry that they recall with a guilty pleasure and keep to themselves.

My own recollections go back to a period in the early life of the Athens Observer when we added television to our weekly