Former KARK Reporter Pens Autobiography
An Anchor in the Prairie, the autobiography of former KARK-TV reporter Bill Forbes, has been published by PublishAmerica of Frederick, MD. Forbes worked at Channel 4 from January 1979 until April 1988. He was the first full time helicopter TV reporter in Arkansas when KARK regularly flew Sky 4. That was back in the day when Carolyn Long and Roy Mitchell anchored the 6 and 10 news; Tom Bonner was the weatherman and Dave Woodman did sports. Those were the earlier days for Tracy Douglass and Steve Sullivan at Channel 4. The book devotes much of one chapter to Forbes' days at Channel 4, with references to a number of KARK employees of the day. Forbes left TV in 1988 to go to work for the Navy in Washington, D.C. He's now retired and lives near San Diego.