Don Pardo, R. I. P.


Don Pardo, who many younger folks knew as the off-stage voice of Saturday Night Live, has died. He was 96.

His career was quite diverse, ranging from war reporting to sports, news and advertising. He was the announcer for the original day-time version of Jeopardy and was the booth announcer on duty at NBC on 22 November, 1963, who read that network’s first bulletin on the shooting of President Kennedy.

 

Michael Malone, R. I. P.


The Running Wolf blog has been quiet for several days. This appears to be the reason why.

From the Huntsville Times: Jun. 23, 1970 – Jul. 18, 2014 Michael Wayne Malone, 44, of Huntsville, passed away Friday. He is survived by his wife, two children, and one brother.

A final post went up automatically on the 20th. Michael Malone only recently began commenting here at Hogewash!; he will be missed.

Ray Dolby, R. I. P.


Ray Dolby, has died. All of the obituaries will mention his staggeringly important contributions to audio engineering. I will point out one more. While still a student, Ray worked at Ampex where he was one of the co-inventors of the first practical color video tape recorder. He not only affected what you hear (and don’t hear), but how you see it as well.

A moment of silence, please.