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Jerome "Jerry" Kleiman

Jerry Kleiman was one of the first television news camera operators in St. Louis. He worked for what was KSD-TV (Channel 5) first as a freelance camera operator, then worked for several years as the news station’s only full-time camera operator, on call every day. While at KSD-TV, Kleiman filmed Joseph Costello, one of the area’s best-known mobsters, local reactions to the John F. Kennedy assassination, the building of the Gateway Arch and a daylong riot at Menard State Prison in Chester, Ill.