Pettit, Burl 2018-03-07

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This interview features Burle Pettit as he discusses reporting on various sporting events. In this interview, Burle reflects on his career as a sports reporter and describes the people he got to meet and became friends with while reporting.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Burle Pettit

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: March 7, 2018

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 01:38:46 (1 hour, 38 minutes)


Basketball Border conference; sports; Integration in college sports; Hayden Fry building up a reputation at North Texas; What it is like to write about a bad sports season; Impacts of concussions in football; Frank Boyles; Starting out as a new reporter; Selecting reporting as a profession; How the Texas Tech athletic program has shifted; How difficult it is for sports writers now

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital

Recording Format Notes: patrons may listen to a CD copy in our reading room

Transcript: transcript available on dspace

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