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Legendary reporter Ted Sobel showcases LA's premier athletes and touches greatness

Legendary reporter Ted Sobel showcases LA's premier athletes and touches greatness
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Legendary reporter Ted Sobel showcases LA's premier athletes and touches greatness

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English


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EPISODE 18 NFL 100 KICKS OFF WITH THE DEAN OF NFL REFS JIM TUNNEY

9/4/2019
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The NFL is finally back and one of the league’s most recognized officials in history joins Touching Greatness as Dr. Jim Tunney recalls his years as a referee and talks about the evolution of the game from the great George Halas to today.

Duration:00:26:28

EPISODE 17 Remembering the Great Jack Whitaker

8/19/2019
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Legendary Hall of Fame sportscaster and essayist Jack Whitaker passed away this week at the age of 95 and I recorded our last chat the day after his most recent birthday in May, when he wanted to join me for a podcast to reminisce. Some of his cellphone quality was not perfect but it’s about … Continued

Duration:00:19:30

Episode 16: THE BOYS OF SUMMER VIN SCULLY & CARL ERSKINE REUNITED

8/5/2019
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Brooklyn Dodgers brothers since 1950, legendary broadcaster Vin Scully and righthander Carl Erskine speak for the first time in more than a decade and reminisce about their special bonding during the Boys of Summer era.

Duration:01:10:49

Episode 15: TIM MEAD TAKES OVER AS NEW PRESIDENT OF BASEBALL HALL OF FAME

7/22/2019
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Touching Greatness speaks with the new President of the Baseball Hall of Fame Tim Mead before his 2019 class got inducted. Tim spent the past 40 years in the Angels front office and is pumped about his new gig and I got to chat with the Angels television team of Victor Rojas, Mark Gubicza, and … Continued

Duration:00:24:45

Episode 14: Lakers and Clippers Forecast After Acquiring Kawhi, PG, and AD.

7/14/2019
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One day after attending the Anthony Davis newser in El Segundo, we talk Lakers and Clippers summer acquisitions and their prospects for the new season with longtime South Bay Daily Breeze columnist Mike Waldner who’s covered the NBA (among all sports) locally since the mid 1960’s and added some fun stories about the old days … Continued

Duration:00:48:26

Episode 13: Wimbledon with tennis historian Bob Kramer

7/7/2019
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Touching Greatness talks tennis and the impact of 15 year old American sensation Coco Gauff at Wimbledon with longtime L.A. Open tournament director Bob Kramer, the son of legendary Hall of Famer Jack Kramer. We cover everything from this week’s matchups at the All England Club to the history of tennis in Southern California.

Duration:00:42:44

Episode 12: Dodgers All-Time ’68 Draft Class and Tribute to Bill Buckner (Part Two)

6/30/2019
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The second half of my two-part series celebrating the greatest draft class in MLB history and the recent passing of their teammate Bill Buckner. This week Touching Greatness speaks with the top pick of that 1968 Dodgers class Bobby Valentine and his close friend and minor league manager Tom Lasorda and walk up guest (former … Continued

Duration:00:40:22

Episode 11 Dodgers All-Time ’68 Draft Class and a Tribute to Bill Buckner (Part One)

6/19/2019
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Touching Greatness celebrates the 1968 Dodgers greatest MLB draft class in history with a two part series that includes stories about their late teammate Bill Buckner. Part 1 includes chats with three of the four longest tenured together L.A. infield of Steve Garvey, Ron Cey, and Bill Russell along with Buckner’s platoon-mate Manny Mota and … Continued

Duration:01:06:41

Episode 11: The USGA Speaks about the 119th U.S. Open

6/8/2019
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Touching Greatness talks with USGA bosses Mike Davis and John Bodenhamer about the 119th U.S. Open course set up at Pebble Beach and what the best golfers in the world will expect to face in this year’s 2nd major.

Duration:00:17:44

Episode 10: Remembering the great Bart Starr 1on1

5/28/2019
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After the recent passing of legendary Green Bay Packers HOF quarterback Bart Starr, Touching Greatness brings back my special one on one interview with Starr from 2014 as we reminisce about his coach Vince Lombardi and playing in two of my favorite NFL games ever, Super Bowl I and the Ice Bowl. Also included is … Continued

Duration:00:55:03

Episode 9: Lakers introduce new coach Frank Vogel and TG was there!

5/21/2019
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Special edition of Touching Greatness gives you insight in the hiring of new Lakers head coach Frank Vogel along with some of his introductory newsconference in El Segundo and a one on one with ESPN NBA reporter Dave McMenamin who’s back on the L.A. beat after covering the last several Kobe years and since has … Continued

Duration:00:21:22

Episode 8: PGA Championship Week with Teaching Pro Brady Riggs

5/16/2019
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Touching Greatness focuses on PGA Championship week and Tiger going for back to back majors with Golf Magazine Top 100 teachers in America member Brady Riggs, who’s now the Pro at Hansen Dam in Southern California and has taught many special talents including the early development of LPGA major champion Danielle Kang and currently working … Continued

Duration:01:03:01

Episode 7: Kentucky Derby Debate 101

5/10/2019
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Touching Greatness covers every aspect of the controversial decision to disqualify the winner of the 145th Kentucky Derby with Secretariat’s Hall of Fame jockey Ron Turcotte, track announcer Michael Wrona, and TVG racing analyst Kurt Hoover.

Duration:00:52:06

Episode 6: BINGO! The Ralph Lawler Clippers Tribute

5/4/2019
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After 40 years Ralph Lawler has called his final Clippers game and Touching Greatness spoke with Mr. ME-OH-MY himself along with Clips’ radio voice Brian Sieman, former players and now broadcasters Ryan Hollins and Mark Jackson, Golden State Warriors TV color commentator Jim Barnett, NBA analyst Chris Broussard, and even comments from Lawler’s favorite broadcast … Continued

Duration:00:51:02

Episode 5: L.A. Open golf is back at Wilshire Country Club

4/25/2019
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We touch greatness for a second straight year at the LPGA’s L.A. Open speaking with tour commissioner Michael Whan; three top American golfers with a total of three major championships and 19 tour wins Lexi Thompson, Brittany Lincicome, and USC’s Lisette Salas; hockey great Wayne Gretzky; six time MLB all-star Bobby Grich; and historic Wilshire … Continued

Duration:00:28:59

Episode 4: Kings new coach Todd McLellan speaks hockey in L.A.

4/19/2019
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The L.A. hockey Kings introduced new head coach Todd McLellan this week and he gives us an in-depth look at how he sees coming to So-Cal as an old rival from San Jose and Edmonton. I also chatted with club General Manager Rob Blake and longtime radio voices Nick Nickson and Daryl Evans about this … Continued

Duration:00:55:58

Episode #3 The Masters and it’s Champions

4/12/2019
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Chatting it up with seven Masters champions including Hall of Famers Gary Player and Ben Crenshaw and TV’s Scott Van Pelt and Verne Lundquist from the hallowed grounds of Augusta National. YES SIR!!!

Duration:01:02:23

Episode 2A: Your winning exacta ticket on the horse mess at Santa Anita

4/4/2019
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Veteran L.A. Times sports editor/columinist and racing aficionado Bill Dwyer discusses the 23 recent horse deaths at Santa Anita racetrack and his ideas on what management should do while trying to resolve this unfortunate mess.

Duration:00:25:47

EPISODE 2: MAKING HORSE SENSE OUT OF THE MESS AT SANTA ANITA

4/3/2019
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In depth and candid chat with Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens breaking down all angles on why the recent deaths of 23 thoroughbreds at Santa Anita race track and where to go from here.

Duration:00:57:08

Episode 1: Leading off MLB opening week with the Yankees and Dodgers P.A. guys

3/30/2019
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We speak with veteran Public Address announcers Paul Olden of Yankee Stadium and Todd Leitz of Dodger Stadium on their careers and the start of the new baseball season.

Duration:00:46:00