Husing, Ted.  My Eyes Are in My Heart.  New York: Geis, 1959.

 

Born in the Bronx in 1901 to German parents, Ted Husing became one of American radio’s foremost announcers.  He is best known for his sportscasting, but later had a highly lucrative career as a disk jockey. 


My Eyes Are in My Heart repeats much of Husing’s previous autobiography, Ten Years Before the Mike (1935), but also picks up twenty years later, by which time Husing was partially blind following a brain tumor operation.  The reminiscences are tinged with remorse as Husing takes this opportunity to acknowledge the help he received and to apologize for his behavior toward others.


Memorable episodes include the 1928 “Horror Broadcast,” an on-the-spot report about a prison fire;  rivalry between underdog CBS, for which Husing worked, and the larger, wealthier NBC.


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