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Play-by-Play: Tales from a Sportscasting Insider
     

Play-by-Play: Tales from a Sportscasting Insider

by Bill Mercer
 

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Both a memoir and a "how-to" for anyone who aspires to a career in broadcast journalism, particularly sports, this book calls on Mercer's vast experience and name recognition in Texas to give an insider's view of everything from play-by-play to interviewing a celebrity athlete. Mercer began his career as the voice of professional wrestling in Dallas in the 1950s, and

Overview

Both a memoir and a "how-to" for anyone who aspires to a career in broadcast journalism, particularly sports, this book calls on Mercer's vast experience and name recognition in Texas to give an insider's view of everything from play-by-play to interviewing a celebrity athlete. Mercer began his career as the voice of professional wrestling in Dallas in the 1950s, and later went on to be a play-by-play announcer for teams ranging from the Dallas Cowboys to the Chicago White Sox, in addition to a brief "hard news" stint at the time of the Kennedy assassination in Dallas in 1963.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461734741
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
07/09/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
19 MB
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Meet the Author

A member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame, Bill Mercer currently teaches bradcast journalism at University of North Texas and is co-author of When the News Went Live: Dallas 1963.

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