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Samuel J. English III, broadcaster
Samuel J. English III, broadcaster

Samuel J. English III, a former WBAL-TV staff announcer and weather forecaster who later held broadcasting positions at Maryland Public Television and Towson University, died Sunday of respiratory failure at his Pikesville home. He was 79. "Jim was eloquent and absolutely good at what he did. He was a great broadcasting professional, and I've always admired him," said Donald Thoms, who had worked with Mr. English at WBAL-TV in the 1960s. "He was like no one else. He had a sharp wit and was well-seasoned, and he told great stories and always with a great flourish." Samuel James English III, the son of Samuel James English Jr., a vice president of sales of...

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