Out of Sight

Blind & Doing All Right

Art Schreiber was near the top of his profession as a radio news station manager until a fateful night near Santa Fe, New Mexico, when he lost his eyesight.

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Who is Art Schrieber

During his career ascendancy, he interviewed such notables as John F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Beatles.

Before moving to New Mexico to manage KOB-AM Radio in Albuquerque, he was general manager of KFWB-AM in Los Angeles. For several years prior, he ran Westinghouse Radio’s national and international news service operations in Washington D.C.

His life changed frightfully when he awoke one morning, the last day of his vacation, at a resort outside Santa Fe. It was so dark. He could not understand why the desk clerk was calling him in the middle of the night. In fact, it was the morning wake-up call he had requested the prior evening before he went to bed. And the sun was up! Only it wasn’t up for Art.

From the successful heights of a radio news broadcasting career, his loss of eyesight caused him to plunge to the depths of despair. Out of Sight is the inspiring story of how one person was able to pull himself together and begin a new way of life in a new world.

As author and former Albuquerque Journal newspaper columnist Jim Belshaw describes it:

"This slim volume contains stories of courage and compassion, illustrating Art Schreiber's willingness to reach out to those who have lost their eyesight and say to them: 'Follow me. I know the road you need to take. I’ll show you how to get there.' "

Art is in Tucson at the VA Hospital attending iPhone and computer training for the blind for a few weeks. At this point he doesn't have access to the internet, although he will soon. In the meantime, he will not be able to respond to any messages he receives through his website.

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My book, "Out of Sight...Blind but Doing Alright" has been awarded First Place at the Arizona / New Mexico Book Awards. The category: Self Help, Spirituality and Inspirational.

In December I made a Beatles presentation before "The Big" Kiwanis Club of Albuquerque at the Elegante Hotel on December 1.

In January Art will do his Beatles presentation before the Rotary Club of Albuquerque at Hotel Albuquerque. That will be noon on January 5.

January 27 Beatles presentation at La Vida Llena Retirement Community at 7:15 p.m.

Art appeared on Frank Haley's interview program on KKIM Radio Saturday and Sunday, November 29.

Art will be interviewed on "Report From Santa Fe" seen on KNME TV each Sunday at 8 a.m. Art will appear the first Sunday in January. The program is also seen on all Public TV Station in New Mexico and most Public Radio Stations in New Mexico.

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