Public Memorial Friday for Cactus Pryor
Pryor died Tuesday at the age of 88. He had been battling Alzheimer’s disease and recently broke his leg during a fall at an assisted living facility.
KLBJ-AM, the local radio station Pryor called home, has set up a memorial page with several audio commentaries from Cactus.
The LBJ Library & Museum has this remembrance page, which includes a 50-minute presentation from Pryor talking about his career and the time he spent working with the Johnson family.
My Fox Austin yesterday invited longtime Austin anchorman Neal Spelce to reminisce about working with Cactus.
For some vintage Cactus, check out this Cold War-era civil defense video from 1960, written and narrated by Pryor, in which he warns about the possibility of a nuclear attack on Austin.