Bob Clark began his broadcast career in St. Louis at KTVI Channel 2 in 1966. This was at the time that KTVI was making the conversion from black and white to color. His first job, besides shipping and receiving, included editing feature films and syndicated programs. Then, there was the day he walked by the door to the control room and saw the director. “That’s what I want to do,” he decided. The rest was history.
His career at KTVI spanned 17 years and his directing duties included news, promotion, public affairs programs and specials. One of his most memorable experiences there was directing the installation of Archbishop John L. May at the Cathedral Basilica. “Several” cameras turned into about 20, including an on-sight helicopter feed. The program was produced and broadcast dually by both KTVI and KSDK. The local newspaper broadcast writer referred to this production as the “Archbishop Bowl.” Throughout his career, Bob had many free-lance opportunities including commercials and conventions for national organizations. He had the privilege to work with such iconic personalities as Bob Costas, Jay Leno, Willard Scott and others.