Saturday, January 19, 2008

Don Wittman (1936-2008)

Don Wittman, synonymous with CBC Sports for nearly a half-century, died early Saturday after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was 71. Wittman passed away in a Winnipeg hospital surrounded by his family.
Wittman pretty much did it all for CBC Sports, including 29 years as part of Hockey Night in Canada, but I'll remember him most for his coverage of the Olympics and the Brier.

As the CBC release notes, he was as versatile as they come.


At 12:10 p.m., January 20, 2008, Blogger saskhab said...

"It's up.... It's good!"

Thanks for your simple broadcasting that just let the game unfold as it should, Don. Thanks for letting us Saskatchewanians have that moment.

At 12:27 p.m., January 20, 2008, Blogger sager said...

The fact he called so much, and did it so well ...

Don Wittman and Don Chevrier, less than 5 weeks apart. For shame.

At 4:17 p.m., January 20, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good of you to mention this one, James. Wittman was superb at everything. Possibly Canada's finest all-round play-by-play man. A huge loss to anyone who watches sports on TV.


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