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Don Pardo, Longtime Voice of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Dead At 96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Don Pardo, the TV and radio announcer whose exuberant baritone heralded the opening ofSaturday Night Live for all but one of its 38 seasons, has died, NBC confirmed to Mashableon Monday night. He was 96.

  Pardo has been an NBC announcer since 1944, and semi-retired in 2004 while maintaining his SNL duties from his Arizona home. During his 60 years with the network, Pardo did TV, radio and just about anything else that required his unique voice talent, including wartime reporting during World War II.

  His break in mainstream TV came in 1956, when Pardo was the first voice of The Price is Right, where he remained until the show went to ABC in 1963. From there he went to Jeopardy! and other NBC game shows including Winning Streak and Jackpot!

  As the live announcer on duty at NBC on Nov. 22, 1963, Pardo was first to announce to viewers watching the network that President John F. Kennedy had been shot.”

 

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JFK Assassination: Zapruder Film Frame By Frame

 

 

Zapruder Film

 

 

” The 486 frames on six feet of film shot by Abraham Zapruder on November 22, 1963, weigh several ounces, but they are visual evidence of a moment in time that defined America for decades.

In the bits of footage taken by the Bell & Howell camera at 12:30pm on the day of U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Frame 313 is most notorious for depicting the final fatal bullet from Lee Harvey Oswald’s gun.

The Zapruder reel is indispensable as historical record of an incident that scarred the country and has captivated conspiracy theorists ever since.”

 

Read the companion piece : From Zapruder to the selfie: Images capture, but seldom explain