Jack Whitaker
American sports commentator
Jack Whitaker
For people named Jack Whittaker, see Jack Whittaker (disambiguation).
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Don McNay: Is Paul White of Ham Lake, Minn. the next Lottery Loser?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
I've written three best-selling books on what to do when you win the lottery, but really it can be boiled down to five simple points. Paul White of Ham Lake, Minnesota violated all five of my rules within 18 hours. My five rules are: 1. Don't tell anyone that you won. 2. Take some time to get your financial systems in place before you claim the ticket. 3. Find financial advisers who have worked with more money than you have. 4. Take the money in annual payments, don't take the lump sum. 5. Give money back to charity. People with millions of dollars blow all their money, all the time. A report by the National Endowment for Financial Education said that 70 percent who receive a lump sum, from any source, run through it in a few years. Since most people blow the money, Mr. White is bucking the odds under any circumstances, but he has dramatically made his life harder. An article by Jenna Ross in the Minneapolis Star Tribune noted that "winners typicall ...
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Don McNay: Life Lessons About Money and Happiness
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
When the body of murdered Florida lotto winner Abraham Shakespeare was found, his mother said that on many occasions Shakespeare said he wished he had torn up the winning ticket. After lottery winner Jack Whitaker of Hurricane, West Virginia, went through a litany of problems, including the drug overdose death of his granddaughter, his wife, now his ex-wife, wished he had torn up his record-breaking Powerball ticket. Seems like a lot of lottery winners want to tear up the ticket. Some don't verbalize the thought. They just run through the money as fast as they can. Having unlimited wealth is a dream for many people, many who consciously or subconsciously hate the idea of being rich. What is going on? A lot of misery comes from not having financial systems in place. The winners weren't ready for their 15 minutes of fame and the hangers-on who would want a piece of them. People don't really know what to do with wealth. Some dream of showing off or st ...
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Electronic Arts: Digital sales will surpass boxed game sales in years - CNET
Google News - over 4 years
Irish Times Electronic Arts: Digital sales will surpass boxed game sales in years CNET As the transition towards a Web-based distribution model continues in the gaming world, EA said it won't leave its physical media users out in the cold. by Zack Whittaker Electronic Arts says it expects sales of digital games to surpass those of boxed ... EA expects its digital sales to overtake boxed gamesReuters UK INTERVIEW-EA expects its digital sales to overtake boxed gamesReuters Electronic Arts: Digital sales to surpass physical discs in the coming yearsDigit Computerandvideogames.com -Videogamer.com all 40 news articles »
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Google Maps, Earth updated with high-resolution imagery - CNET
Google News - over 4 years
ValueWalk Google Maps, Earth updated with high-resolution imagery CNET In time for the Olympic opening ceremony, Google released a huge update of aerial and satellite imagery for both Google Maps and Google Earth, including for the Olympic Park in London. by Zack Whittaker Google has added fresh high-resolution aerial and ... New Google Earth 3D cities not as detailed as Apple iOS 6 MapsApple Insider Google Earth's 3D imagery now available on iPad, iPhoneLos Angeles Times Google Updates iOS Earth App with 3D, Maps With New HD ShotsPC Magazine Gizmodo UK -msnbc.com -Mashable all 80 news articles »
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YouTube could face huge royalty bill for music in German case - CNET
Google News - almost 5 years
AFP YouTube could face huge royalty bill for music in German case CNET German court rules that YouTube is solely responsible for the content users upload and post, a decision that could have massive implications for the Google-owned video-sharing giant. by Zack Whittaker April 20, 2012 10:59 AM PDT A German court ruled ... YouTube Must Filter Content, Rules German CourtPCWorld German Court Orders YouTube To Filter Videos For Copyright AbuseWall Street Journal Germany: YouTube must improve monitoring of copyrighted contentArs Technica New York Times -TorrentFreak -Columbus Dispatch all 272 news articles »
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MEDIA: NFL Films auteur Ed Sabol has his worthy claim to Fame - Los Angeles Daily News
Google News - over 5 years
There's a clip during an NFL Network hour-long documentary called "Ed Sabol: King of Football Movie," in which ABC's Howard Cosell and Jack Whitaker are sitting in a hotel lobby with Sabol puffing on cigarettes. Cosell references a story that someday,
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Jim Nantz: A Sportscaster Unlike Any Other - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
But that changed recently, when he was presented with an award by broadcasting great, Jack Whitaker. "Jack was saying that he wanted to see me around for the 100th anniversary of the Masters. My goal was 50 years but that would take me to the 99th
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Why the entourage did LeBron James in - Edmond Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Others are like West Virginia Powerball winner Jack Whitaker. He was robbed of $600000 in cash that he brought to a strip club. LeBron James is an adult and capable of adult decisions. I wish the posse was not one of them. DON McNAY is a columnist for
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What they said: Ken Venturi - PGA Tour
Google News - over 5 years
I take a great line from Jack Whitaker at the Waldorf Astoria, when he talked about my career and what I did and what I could have done and what I do now, and he said fate has a way of bending a twig and fashioning a man to his better instincts
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2day in the SCV: Wednesday, May 18 - Signal
Google News - almost 6 years
Hall-of-Fame sportscaster Jack Whitaker is 87. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Brooks Robinson is 74. Bluegrass singer-musician Rodney Dillard (The Dillards) is 69. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Reggie Jackson is 65. Actress Candice Azzara is 64
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People: 'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane retooling 'The Flintstones' for ... - San Jose Mercury News
Google News - almost 6 years
Actor Bill Macy (89), Hall-of-Fame sportscaster Jack Whitaker (87), actor Robert Morse (80), actor Dwayne Hickman (77), Baseball Hall-of-Famer Brooks Robinson (74), bluegrass singer-musician Rodney Dillard of the Dillards (69), Baseball Hall-of-Famer
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What they said: Jerry Pate - PGA Tour
Google News - almost 6 years
You had Summerall and Venturi in the tower in Memphis and Frank Leiber and Ben Wright, but a crazy bunch of guys, Jack Whitaker. And I used to go out to dinner with those guys a lot. I sort of joked about it on Friday night in Memphis at Curtis
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World Golf Hall of Fame Ceremony Held Monday Night - Cybergolf National
Google News - almost 6 years
I'm thinking of Pat Summerall, I'm thinking of Ben Wright, I'm thinking of Jack Whitaker and many others. I'm thinking of the hundreds of men and women in production and the technical team members, many of whom are here tonight, who would do anything
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For Pitt, event next week to celebrate black athletes - Daily Journal
Google News - almost 6 years
The event will include dinner, a reception and a film narrated by Costas, former CBS and ABC sportscaster Jack Whitaker, CNN's Fredricka Whitfield and former Pitt offensive lineman Mark May. There will also be a question-and-answer session with Costas
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jack Whitaker
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 82
    The Whitaker character, played by Gary McKillips, appears in the June 2007 ESPN Original Entertainment production Ruffian.
    More Details Hide Details The film is based upon the storied 1975 match race between unbeaten filly Ruffian and Kentucky Derby-winning colt Foolish Pleasure. Ruffian broke her leg during the race and was later euthanized. The Whitaker character is shown introducing the race in the paddock area of Belmont Park in New York.
  • 1997
    Age 72
    In 1997 he was named to the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame, in 2001 he was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame in Salisbury, North Carolina and in 2005 he was inducted into the Saint Joseph's University Athletic Hall of Fame.
    More Details Hide Details Whitaker has a bowling center named for him and fellow broadcaster John Facenda. Facenda-Whitaker Lanes is located in East Norriton, Pennsylvania, and was named for Facenda and Whitaker in 1959, when the two were broadcasting news and sports, respectively, at WCAU. It is not clear whether or not either Facenda or Whitaker had any ownership interest in the center.
  • 1988
    Age 63
    He was a part of ABC's sports team at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games and the 1984 Winter and Summer Olympic Games.
    More Details Hide Details He has also reported sports for ABC's World News Tonight, Nightline, and 20/20. Whitaker won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality in 1979 and received the Maryland Jockey Club's Hilltop Award for outstanding coverage of thoroughbred racing. He was named "Best Announcer" by Sports Illustrated in 1976.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1982
    Age 57
    Moving to ABC in 1982, Whitaker served as a reporter for both news and sports divisions.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1967
    Age 42
    He covered thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown Events, golf's four major championships, the very first Super Bowl, championship boxing, the National Professional Soccer League in 1967, the North American Soccer League a year later, and Major League Baseball.
    More Details Hide Details He was a studio host for The NFL Today at CBS, the network's pre-game show.
  • 1966
    Age 41
    Whitaker was banned from covering the Masters golf tournament for CBS after referring to a patron gallery at Augusta National Golf Club as a "mob" during a 1966 telecast.
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    While Whitaker is best known as a sportscaster, he was also a game show host. In the summer of 1966, he hosted The Face Is Familiar, a celebrity panel show for CBS.
    More Details Hide Details In the latter part of his career, Whitaker has moved away from play-by-play or color commentary, and has become known for his essays at major sporting events.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1961
    Age 36
    He entered network sports in 1961 at CBS, where he hosted the anthology series CBS Sports Spectacular among other duties.
    More Details Hide Details He worked for CBS for more than two decades. Whitaker is probably best remembered for his coverage of golf and horse racing.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1950
    Age 25
    In 1950, he moved to WCAU where he did play-by-play for the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants of the National Football League.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1943
    Age 18
    After graduating from Northeast Catholic High School, in 1943 and Saint Joseph's University in 1947, Whitaker began his broadcasting career at WPAM in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1924
    Born
    Born on May 18, 1924.
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