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AN EYE ON THE MASTERS
Dan Jenkins
April 10, 1967
For CBS, the 1966 Masters began with instant crisis when Jim Jensen, at right, misidentified himself and a V.P. reached for a phone
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April 10, 1967

An Eye On The Masters

For CBS, the 1966 Masters began with instant crisis when Jim Jensen, at right, misidentified himself and a V.P. reached for a phone

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"Ten seconds," shouted Vance. "Stand by."

Chirkinian spoke quietly. "Good luck and good show," he said.

"Roll Augusta music!" cried Vance.

Suddenly on the big color screen there was Jim Jensen with a haircut and what might have been a wisteria. It was the tape of his opening.

"Good afternoon," said he. "I'm CBS News Correspondent Jim Jensen. Because of the importance of the program you are about to see, it is being brought to you with a reduced number of..."

Jensen concluded the opening with the line that was a cue for Whitaker and a signal that the Masters was now live. "May you enjoy the show you are about to see," he intoned.

"We're on!" shrieked Vance.

"Go, Jack," Chirkinian whispered. "Go, Babe."

As Whitaker took over and began bringing the tournament into focus—Jack Nicklaus had led the first round, Paul Harney and Peter Butler had taken over in the second, and now today the big stars were really making a move—a knock came on the door of the control truck. It was Yvonne Connors, a CBS secretary from the other trailer. She said that Bill MacPhail was wanted on long distance. It was Jack Schneider back in New York.

"Where do you want to have the body shipped?" said Dolph.

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