“Selected Shorts” radio host Isaiah Sheffer, 76

“Fans of literary radio broadcasts across America recognized the voice of Isaiah Sheffer, the founding artistic director of Symphony Space in New York. Sheffer hosted its program, ‘Selected Shorts,’ which broadcast on 130 public radio stations nationwide, reaching hundreds of thousands of listeners each week. …”
‘Selected Shorts’ host Isaiah Sheffer has died at 76
Los Angeles Times, November 9, 2012

“Happy Days” “Jump the Shark” writer Bob Brunner, 78

“… Bob Brunner was responsible for giving ‘Fonzie’ his nickname for the sitcom. As legend has it Bruner [sic] was also the brainchild behind the infamous ‘Jump the Shark’ episode of Happy Days. Brunner also wrote several episodes for The Odd Couple as well as Laverne and Shirley before penning 15 episodes of Happy Days. …”
Writer who nicknamed ‘Fonzie’ for Happy Days has died
ClickOnDetroit.com, November 8, 2012

Former Los Angeles City Councilman Art Snyder, 79

“Former Los Angeles City Councilman Arthur K. Snyder, a famously colorful figure who spent nearly two decades in office while contending with an array of personal, legal and political troubles, died Wednesday in Huntington Beach at the age of 79. Snyder died in his sleep, according to Emerson Duque, a family friend. A cause of death has not yet been determined. …”
Fmr. L.A. City Councilman Art Snyder Has Died
Los Angeles Times, November 7, 2012