Murphy Martin

Murphy Martin, Dallas :: He was a news anchor in the 1960s and ’70s for WFAA-TV in Dallas and ABC in New York, covering such news as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He also worked with Ross Perot as president of United We Stand, to help American POWs and MIAs of the Vietnam War. He attended North Texas from 1944 to 1946 on a partial scholarship, playing saxophone in the dance band, and was sports editor for the newspaper and football play-by-play man for the radio station. His career also included more than two decades as public address announcer for the Dallas Cowboys. His book Front Row Seat: A Veteran Reporter Relives the Four Decades That Reshaped America (Eakin Press) was published in 2003.

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