Word has just come down, Don Pardo has passed away. He was the announcer on Saturday Night Live since day one.
I’ve known his voice and face since I was a little kid. He worked on the NBC network and also Channel 4. In the fifties and sixties he was on my TV all the time.
I think this Live at Five intro best exemplifies who Don Pardo was and why he was so damned cool.
End of an era. Last of the staff announcers. Gone.