You could place one product in a first-run telecast, a second product what that program is rerun, and a third product when the show goes into syndication, and another product when it goes on cable.

— David Brenner

Practical Telecaster quotations

Before replays, football telecasts were filled with dead spots.

.. It really destroyed the momentum of the telecasts. Replays gave you something to show during the pauses. It seemed to make the game go faster.

I still play Strat, I don't know nothing else. Strats and Telecasters.

I did pull out my old Telecaster, and have been thinking I'd like to play that loud with a drummer. But I haven't actually done that yet.

If I were the commissioner of all sports media I would issue an immediate ban on three-person announcing teams on telecasts of live sporting events. In almost all cases three is one voice too many.

In early '57, I bought a Fender Telecaster.

And I now think that Stratocasters and Telecasters are way cool.

The Telecaster doesn't really sound that good for the kind of rock and roll that a lot of people played.

I was playing a Fender Telecaster when I first joined.

[Television executives] are afraid to advertise condoms that could save lives, but do not blush about telecasting a National Geographic special on President Reagan's pelvic plumbing.

I just want the viewer to have a very informative and entertaining listen.

I want them to feel like they've pulled up a chair right next to us. I hope to bring to the telecast what I call 'buddy information' - where you hear something and maybe the next day you say to your buddy, 'Hey, I heard something about this player or this team,' and they pass it on by word of mouth.

I don't think you can go into a telecast saying this is what I'm going to say, and when I'm going to say it. You go in with a gameplan, but you have to be able to adjust.

I have an electric Fender and a Telecaster.

I have a Taylor and a Martin. I want to get more guitars for more sounds.

I wouldn't be windmilling a Fender Telecaster if it weren't for Pete Townshend.

I almost wish that there would be something like a simultaneous telecast and all Americans would be forced, forced - at gun point no less - to listen to every David Barton message.

The Telecaster has two sounds - a good one and a bad one.

I remember one spring when I was doing the team's telecasts, Bob Allison was with me, and we were walking through the clubhouse in Orlando. This kid who was trying to make it with the Twins as an outfielder came up to me and asked who was that with me. I said that's Bob Allison, and you better hope you have as good a career as he had.

I was doing someones hair the day I first saw my guitar .

.. a guy was walking down the street with it, and knew that guitar was mine (a 1953 weathered Fender Telecaster) .. I said I'll get you the most beautiful guitar you've ever seen and I'll trade you straight across ... I found him a purple Telecaster and said here's your guitar ... that was it, it was like he knew that guitar belonged to me.

... all of the great sounds that James Burton and Jimmy Bryant were getting, came out of Telecasters

Because we can engineer genetics, because we can telecast real lives-of course we must, right? But are these good things to do? The irony is, the people who will finally answer that question will be the very ones produced by the process.