Welcome to the second episode of the SI Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch. In this podcast, which will be published weekly, Deitsch will interview members of the sports media about their work, and interesting people about the sports media.
This week's guest is CBS Sports broadcaster Verne Lundquist. Over the course of his five-decade career, Lundquist has had the opportunity to call some of the most iconic sports moments, including Jack Nicklaus's 17th hole birdie putt at the 1986 Masters ("Yes, sir!"), Christian Laettner's jumper at the buzzer in the 1992 NCAA tournament ("Yes!"), Tiger Woods's famed chip at No. 16 at the 2005 Masters ("In your life, have you seen anything like that?!") and Auburn’s Chris Davis's kick-six in the '13 Iron Bowl ("An answered prayer!"). The conversation focuses on Lundquist’s career in broadcasting as well as his news work as a 20-something Austin, Texas radio reporter on the Nov. 1963 day President John F, Kennedy was assassinated.
Be sure to check back each week in Deitsch's media column for the latest episode, and a reminder: we're working on an RSS feed and iTunes downloads, so thank you for your patience. And in case you missed it, here's last week's episode, featuring ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter and CNN sports reporter and host Rachel Nichols.