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“Doris, Just Talk From Your Heart”

Basketball Hall Of Fame honors Doris Burke with Curt Gowdy Media Award Thursday; 1998 winner Dick Vitale cheers, offers acceptance speech tip

Thursday, the incomparable ESPN NBA analyst Doris Burke will be honored as a recipient of the prestigious Curt Gowdy Media Award during a ceremony at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Burke joins an impressive list of ESPN commentatorsto receive the honor, including the legendary Dick Vitale, who was recognized 20 years ago.

In the video above, Vitale provides a friendly speech writing tip for his colleague Burke, the first female to become a full-time national basketball television analyst. Return to Front Row tomorrow for more Burke salutes.

Anna Negron contributed to this post.