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Joe Buck

Joe Buck doesn’t like NPR. You might not be able to tell this fact from the number of interviews he’s had on the network about his first memoir “Lucky Bastard,” but there it is. St. Louisan and national sportscaster Joe Buck has distaste for public radio. Just not for the reason you think.

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Right after CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation had announced its latest tally in private funding to spruce up the Gateway Arch grounds, sportscaster Joe Buck helped push the total a little higher.

Buck told patrons lunching in Ballpark Village that the group was within $20 of raising an even $178,210,000. He managed to coax somebody wearing a Chicago Blackhawks jersey to hand over $100, prompting the room full of St. Louis Blues fans to cheer.   

Buck – who helped emcee CityArchRiver’s event announcing the fundraising figure – said he was impressed by the project’s progress.

Commentary: Obama should look to the Lou

Dec 3, 2008

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 3, 2008 - Hillary Clinton, Bill Richardson, Eric Holder, Robert Gates: Nice names for the Obama team. Strong names. Lots of experience and credibility.

But, like many here in St Louis, I am concerned that the Obama transition team may not be looking in the direction of the Gateway City. So I am hoping this article starts the "What the Lou Can Do for You!" movement.