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Volume 23 No. 39
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Closing Shot: The Day Announcers Took The Day Off

An experiment with a Jets-Dolphins game 40 years ago might have been a big gimmick, but like many broadcast experiments, viewers eventually would like what they saw.
When the late Don Ohlmeyer was early into his legendary career, producing games for NBC, he grew tired of seemingly never-ending complaints viewers had about his NFL announcers. In 1980, he came up with an idea that he felt would demonstrate how important an announcer’s role is to an NFL tele...

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