The Great Race of 1961
560/KSFO, San Francisco
Don Sherwood vs. Jim Lange
Sunday, February 12, 1961
video presentation — distilled from the original black-and-white
"newsreel"-style film — of the famous footrace between KSFO's Don
Sherwood and Jim Lange, from Stinson Beach in Marin County to the Ferry
Building in San Francisco.
Narrated by KSFO newsman Aaron Edwards and
produced by Norm Howard Lehfeldt (later known simply as Norm Howard,
popular morning personality on KQED-FM), the film also includes cameos by
Giants play-by-play men Russ Hodges
and Lon Simmons, and begins with classic title art by Tom Nuzum.
Presented by YouTube and the Bay Area Radio Museum
Special thanks to Norm Howard for providing this classic