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Veteran Television Announcer Bill Wendell.

Veteran television announcer Bill Wendell retires this week after 37 years at NBC. Wendell is currently the announcer for "Late Night with David Letterman." He's famous for adding the long "A" in his introduction "Here's...Daaay-vid Letterman" Wendell also emceed several games shows and was the Tonight Show announcer in 1956 and 1957.

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Other segments from the episode on August 17, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 17, 1995: Interview with Paolo Cherchi Usai; Interview with Caleb Sampson; Review of Foo Fighters' and Wilco's albums "Foo Fighters" and "A. M."; Interview with…

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