Remembering Bill Diehl Part 1 - 07-21-2017
Bill Diehl was born in February 1926 and began his career in the media as a paperboy for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Dispatch in 1941. A phenomenal increase in subscriptions parlayed him into the job of copy boy when he graduated from High School in 1943 at the age of 17. In 1944, while taking evening classes at Macalester College, he became a copy editor (he also took film classes at the U of M). In 1948 he became a Sunday movie columnist. In 1950 he was promoted to movie editor with his column “Look and Listen.” He remained movie editor until 1985, and continued writing his column until he retired on May 31, 1996.
Diehl died Wednesday, July 19 2017 He was 91.