DVR alert: CBS documentary on Verne Lundquist’s terrific career

Great announcer, great guy. Has stood the test of time.

The rundown from CBS:


CBS Sports debuts IN YOUR LIFE, a one-hour documentary celebrating Verne Lundquist’s 50 years in broadcasting, this Saturday, Nov. 29 (1:30 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.

The documentary follows Verne over the past year, his 50th as a broadcaster.  Verne has witnessed and called some of the greatest moments in sports history, from Jack Nicklaus’ birdie at the 1986 Masters® toChristian Laettner’s last-second shot to beat Kentucky in the 1992 NCAA Tournament. IN YOUR LIFE relives these indelible moments with Verne as the storyteller, and takes you through his incredible career.

To view a clip from the documentary where Verne recalls broadcasting Laettner’s buzzer beater, click here:

The documentary features interviews with those who were there with Verne during these memorable moments, both announcing and playing, such as Jim NantzBill RafteryDavid Feherty and Scott Hamilton. Verne made his broadcasting debut on August 31, 1963 at KTBC-TV in Austin, Texas, a station owned by President and Mrs. Lyndon Johnson.  Verne joined CBS Sports in 1982 and has called more than 20 different sports for the Network.  He is currently the lead college football play-by-play announcer calling the SEC ON CBS and Army-Navy game.  He also calls the Masters and PGA Championship and will announce his 31stconsecutive NCAA Tournament this year.

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