The Canadian Press

2013-04-06 | Obit-Johnny-Esaw

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Canadian sportscasting pioneer Johnny Esaw, the man considered Canada's ambassador of amateur sports and who brought football, figure skating and the Olympic Games into the nation's living rooms, died after suffering from respiratory problems. He was 87. Canadian Press reporter Roger Ward had this report.

Date: 2013-04-06
Placeline: Toronto, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 37 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << Johnny Esau was born in north Battleford Saskatchewan and started in radio and then switch to TV he ended his career is vice president of sports for CTV and has died at the age of eighty seven back in nineteen seventy two Esau tried to console the deflated Phil Esposito when the Canadian team was booed in Vancouver during the historic Canada Russia hockey series people don't realize how good the Soviet team was and now we found out how good the I think we can appreciate how good it is both teams up he saw was inducted into the order of Canada in two thousand and four and is in Canada sports hall of fame Rodger ward the Canadian press Toronto >>

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