Thursday, February 10, 2005

A funny sidelight to Ted Pearson --- He most frequently announced the opening of the early show-late show movies. On one occasion, which is indelible in my mind, his "modified" opening announce went as follows: "Today's movie is "TEST PILOT", starring TED PEARSON, Spencer Tracy and Clark Gable. We, in the 43 control room, had a clear view of Ted, smiling. We were gagging & laughing... then the phones started ringing. He also co-starred with Ronald Reagan in a Naval Academy movie, and if my memory serves me correctly, he knocks Reagan out in the boxing ring!
Aren't memories great?
P.S. There are more ST 43 stories. When I feel fully organized, I will forward same to you, take care.

Bob Vernum