Remembering Sportswriter And NPR Commentator Frank Deford03:32
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Frank Deford, pictured here in 1991, died on May 28 at the age of 78. (Susan Ragan/AP)
Frank Deford, pictured here in 1991, died on May 28 at the age of 78. (Susan Ragan/AP)
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Frank Deford, the longtime sportswriter for Sports Illustrated, died Sunday at his home in Key West, Florida. He was 78. Deford was known to millions for weekly commentaries he delivered on NPR's Morning Edition for 37 years. His last commentary for NPR was on May 3.

Here & Now's Robin Young hears from NPR’s Tom Goldman (@TomGoldmanNPR).

This segment aired on May 29, 2017.

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