Island TV pioneer dies at 83

KING-TV investigative reporter and Bainbridge public access TV pioneer Christopher “Kit” Spier died April 15 from complications related to Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Spier, who died at his Bainbridge home, led quite a life, as the Seattle Times recently reported:

Pick a decade in Christopher “Kit” Spier’s life, and you’d have the stuff of a television movie.

He knew what it was like to fight in a war, to start television stations, and direct and produce award-winning documentaries for TV. He played trumpet in a jazz band and turned a polluting sewage plant into an environmental gem.

Read the rest of the Times’ story here.