Andy Pollin's DC Podcast
Andy Pollin's DC Podcast
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Season 3 Episode 6: Pat Collins

1 hour 5 minutes Posted Mar 21, 2018 at 8:00 am.
Andy is joined in studio by legendary DC reporter & TV personality Pat Collins at his decades of work in Washington. They begin the discussion w/ a look at his trademark Snow Stick, and being a native Washingtonian born on H Street in NE DC. Pat talks about his start at the Washington Daily News
before a brief stint in the Army. He remembers his surprise when the Daily News closed
that led to him transitioning into TV. Halfway thru Pat says what it was like to be in the middle of a labor dispute
before he spent a few years working in TV in Chicago
& returning to DC w/ a rather unusual perk. Pat says what it was like to cover the tragic Len Bias death
& Redskins Super Bowls
Finally, "Old School Andy" with a look back at George Allen's own version of NFL Free Agency
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Andy is joined in studio by legendary DC reporter & TV personality Pat Collins at his decades of work in Washington. They begin the discussion w/ a look at his trademark Snow Stick, and being a native Washingtonian born on H Street in NE DC. Pat talks about his start at the Washington Daily News (16:29) before a brief stint in the Army. He remembers his surprise when the Daily News closed (20:06) that led to him transitioning into TV. Halfway thru Pat says what it was like to be in the middle of a labor dispute (34:30) before he spent a few years working in TV in Chicago (38:59), & returning to DC w/ a rather unusual perk. Pat says what it was like to cover the tragic Len Bias death (45:07), & Redskins Super Bowls (49:14). Finally, "Old School Andy" with a look back at George Allen's own version of NFL Free Agency (1:01:29).