Sunday, June 15, 2008

Charlie Jones

Friday's death of NBC's "Meet the Press" host Tim Russert has been getting a lot of attention in print and on television. Deservedly so.

There is another passing that should be noted. Charlie Jones died Thursday night in California. He broadcast football games for ABC and NBC, first covering the AFL, then the NFL. Jones also handled tennis, golf, track and field, and college football.

Great voice, distinctive, knowledgeable, very listenable, a guy who made his color commentators better broadcasters. Jones is pictured here with Merlin Olsen.

Charlie Jones was 77.