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September 19, 1986 | LARRY STEWART
In the unstable world of network television, it's hard to keep up with this Jones when it comes to staying power. NBC's Charlie Jones has been a network pro football announcer longer than anyone else. Jones will begin his 27th season Sunday when he works a game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Oilers, which will be televised by Channel 4 at 1 p.m.
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November 12, 1993 | LARRY STEWART
A little more than a year ago, in late August, Charlie Jones was called to New York by his bosses at NBC and told he was being taken off golf in favor of Jim Lampley. "I thought they were going to tell me what a good job I had done on the Olympics," Jones said this week. Jones was stunned by what they really wanted to tell him, to say the least. But he rolled with the punches. "Sure, it hurt," Jones says now. "But what could I do about it?"
SPORTS
September 27, 1988 | LARRY STEWART, Times Staff Writer
NBC announcer Charlie Jones said he was shaken by his miscall of the 800-meter race during Sunday night's Olympic coverage, but knew he had to pull himself together to call the next race. "It bothered me all night long," Jones said from Seoul Monday. "You prepare your whole life for the Olympics and then you make a mistake like that." Jones identified Nixon Kiprotich of Kenya as the winner of the 800, when actually it was another Kenyan, Paul Ereng. Kiprotich finished eighth.
SPORTS
November 12, 1993 | LARRY STEWART
A little more than a year ago, in late August, Charlie Jones was called to New York by his bosses at NBC and told he was being taken off golf in favor of Jim Lampley. "I thought they were going to tell me what a good job I had done on the Olympics," Jones said this week. Jones was stunned by what they really wanted to tell him, to say the least. But he rolled with the punches. "Sure, it hurt," Jones says now. "But what could I do about it?"
SPORTS
September 26, 1988 | Larry Stewart
Move over Clem McCarthy, you've got company. McCarthy is the old-time radio sportscaster who miscalled the 1947 Preakness. He said the winning horse was Jet Pilot, when actually the winner was, appropriately, named Faultless. McCarthy wasn't faultless that day, May 10, 1947, and Charlie Jones wasn't faultless during Sunday night's NBC Olympic telecast. Jones announced the winner of the men's 800 meters as Nixon Kiprotich of Kenya, when actually it was another Kenyan, Paul Ereng.
SPORTS
September 29, 1990
By what stretch of the imagination does Larry Stewart describe Charlie Jones as an "outstanding" baseball announcer? Jones is arguably the worst baseball announcer in the Los Angeles market. I hope SportsChannel can find somebody else to team with the much-improved Ken Brett on Angel telecasts in 1991. DENNIS F. HANRAHAN, La Habra
NEWS
September 26, 1991 | BRIAN ALEXANDER
You can always keep your eye open for stars at the grocery store--a number of celebrities make their home in North County. Cop novel author Joseph Wambaugh, sportscasters Dick Enberg and Charlie Jones, singer Patti Page, actor Victor Mature and recent arrival Janet Jackson, among others, reside in North County. There are also local celebrities to watch for--such as Joan Kroc, Ernie Hahn and Jenny Craig.
SPORTS
September 27, 1988 | LARRY STEWART, Times Staff Writer
NBC announcer Charlie Jones said he was shaken by his miscall of the 800-meter race during Sunday night's Olympic coverage, but knew he had to pull himself together to call the next race. "It bothered me all night long," Jones said from Seoul Monday. "You prepare your whole life for the Olympics and then you make a mistake like that." Jones identified Nixon Kiprotich of Kenya as the winner of the 800, when actually it was another Kenyan, Paul Ereng. Kiprotich finished eighth.
SPORTS
September 26, 1988 | Larry Stewart
Move over Clem McCarthy, you've got company. McCarthy is the old-time radio sportscaster who miscalled the 1947 Preakness. He said the winning horse was Jet Pilot, when actually the winner was, appropriately, named Faultless. McCarthy wasn't faultless that day, May 10, 1947, and Charlie Jones wasn't faultless during Sunday night's NBC Olympic telecast. Jones announced the winner of the men's 800 meters as Nixon Kiprotich of Kenya, when actually it was another Kenyan, Paul Ereng.
SPORTS
September 19, 1986 | LARRY STEWART
In the unstable world of network television, it's hard to keep up with this Jones when it comes to staying power. NBC's Charlie Jones has been a network pro football announcer longer than anyone else. Jones will begin his 27th season Sunday when he works a game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Oilers, which will be televised by Channel 4 at 1 p.m.
OPINION
October 14, 2005
Can you imagine the number of friends worldwide that America would make if we were able to spend just a fraction of the billions of dollars of Bush's war in Iraq on a huge relief effort for the earthquake victims in Pakistan and Kashmir? Hundreds of helicopters taking the wounded to hospitals, hundreds of doctors flying in and establishing M A S H-type units, food, water, help, hope. You name it, America could do it, if we weren't up to our helmets in a war we cannot win. CHARLIE JONES La Jolla
SPORTS
July 12, 1989 | LARRY STEWART
Although he will be replaced by former San Francisco 49er coach Bill Walsh as NBC's No. 1 football analyst next season, Merlin Olsen will remain with the network. Dick Ebersol, NBC Sports president, said Tuesday that Olsen will work a full schedule of games with Charlie Jones. Ebersol and Terry O'Neil, NBC Sports executive producer, met with Olsen Monday night after it was revealed that Walsh would be Dick Enberg's new partner. "Merlin couldn't have been classier," Ebersol said.
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