August 22

A notable milestone in Don Pardo’s early career was as an announcer on “Caesar’s Hour” on NBC, which starred the great Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Howie Morris and Nanette Fabray [“Memorable voice of ‘SNL’ worked in TV, radio for 60 years,” Obituaries, Aug. 20]. Mr. Pardo’s sonorous voice fit well with others of that bygone era, including the rich radio tones of Jackson Beck (“Look up in the sky — it’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, it’s Superman!), Fred Foy (“A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty Hi-Yo, Silver!”) and, of course, Washington’s own Mac McGarry. They just don’t make voices like that anymore.

Herman Segal, Potomac