Play-by-Play: Tales from a Sportscasting Insider

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Overview

Both a memoir and a "how-to" for anyone who aspires to a career in broadcast journalism, particularly sports, this book calls on Bill 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.

About the Author:
Bill Mercer teaches broadcast journalism at the University of North Texas

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589792241
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/25/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 859,832
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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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Table of Contents


Foreword   Mike Capps     ix
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
The Cleats I Never Wore     1
Romancing the Diamond     123
Body Slams     239
Afterword     283
Index     285
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