"In case the folks missed the earlier newsflash, ABC News has confirmed that John Lennon, a member of the famed Beatles, maybe the best known member, was shot twice in the back outside of his apartment on the upper Westside of New York tonight; rushed to the Roosevelt Hospital, dead on arrival. An unspeakable tragedy; details on "Nightline" 30 minutes after the conclusion of this contest.
--Howard Cosell repeating earlier bulletin announcing death of former Beatle John Lennon (December 8, 1980)"
"Third down, four. Foreman ... it'll be fourth down. Cavanaugh will let it run down for one final attempt, he'll let the seconds tick off to give Miami no opportunity whatsoever. (whistle blows) Timeout is called with three seconds remaining, John Smith is on the line. And I don't care what's on the line, Howard, you have got to say what we know in the booth."
"Yes, we have to say it. Remember this is just a football game, no matter who wins or loses. An unspeakable tragedy confirmed to us by ABC News in New York City: John Lennon, outside of his apartment building on the West Side of New York City. The most famous perhaps, of all of The Beatles, shot twice in the back, rushed to Roosevelt Hospital, dead on arrival. Hard to go back to the game after that news flash, which, in duty bound, we have to take. Frank?"
"(after a pause) Indeed, it is."