R.I.P. Don Pardo
Legendary "Saturday Night Live" announcer Don Pardo died last night. He was 96. Pardo was already a 31-year veteran at NBC when he was tapped to do "SNL" in 1975. He'd been with the show ever since, except for the 1981 - '82 season. He and Bob Hope were the only two people with lifetime contracts at NBC.
Don was on air to announce the first bulletins about JFK's assassination. Here is the recording:
Don was the last of the great announcers to pass. He joins Ernie Anderson, who happens to have a hilarious outtake reel: