Announcer


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Announcers introduce hosts and shows, as well as taking programs in and out of commercial breaks.

Highlights
Ed McMahon on what makes a good announcer
Don Pardo on advice to aspiring announcers
Fred Foy on the craft of announcing, on his technique and his voice
Don Pardo on his announcing style and keeping his voice in shape
Nick Clooney on problems he encountered in broadcasting because of his young looks and mature voice
Ed McMahon on how his role on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson expanded over the years, and on being considered Carson's "second banana"
Who talked about this profession

Nick Clooney

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Nick Clooney on problems he encountered in broadcasting because of his young looks and mature voice

Fred Foy

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Fred Foy on the craft of announcing, on his technique and his voice

Ed McMahon

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Ed McMahon on how his role on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson expanded over the years, and on being considered Carson's "second banana"
Ed McMahon on what makes a good announcer

Don Pardo

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Don Pardo on his announcing style and keeping his voice in shape
Don Pardo on the announcer's role to the story on radio
Don Pardo on delivering a news announcement and having to double as an engineer
Don Pardo on the process of broadcasting early television as an announcer
Don Pardo on announcing a baseball game in 1946 on television
Don Pardo on advice to aspiring announcers