Before Craig Sager There Was .. Verne Lundquist?

In 1999 Dallas television station WFAA celebrated its fiftieth anniversary on the air.

Video: Verne Lundquist like you've never seen him before

(Stuck in the ’70s, at least Verne had an excuse)

That year WFAA proudly presented a spectacular retrospective of its local TV news programming.

Spectacular only because, of course, the four-hour documentary celebrated the inordinately colorful career of former WFAA sports anchor Verne Lundquist.
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