GEIST, Bill. (William E). American, b. 1945. Genres: Writing/Journalism, Essays, Essays. Career: Worked as photographer for U.S. Army in Vietnam; worked for Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL, until 1980; New York Times, NYC, author of column "About New York," 1980-87; CBS News, NYC, commentator and feature reporter for shows such as CBS Evening News and Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt, 1987-; writer. Publications: Toward a Safe and Sane Halloween, and Other Tales of Suburbia (essays), 1985, as The Zucchini Plague, and Other Tales of Suburbia, 1987; City Slickers (columns), 1987; About New York (columns), 1987; Little League Confidential: One Coach's Completely Unauthorized Tale of Survival (nonfiction), 1992; Monster Trucks and Hair-in-a-Can, 1994; Big Five-Oh!, 1997; Fore! Play, 2001. Address: CBS News, 51 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019, U.S.A.