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Ernie Johnson Jr. Talks Sports and Faith


Father Dave sits down with the legendary sportscaster Ernie Johnson Jr., whose memoir, “Unscripted,” was released this month. Johnson is the host of TNT’s Emmy Award-winning postgame show “Inside the NBA”, and the lead voice for Major League Baseball televised on TBS. In November 2016, Johnson drew attention and praise for comments he made on television in the aftermath of the election, in which he cited the ways in which his Christian faith gives him the strength to persevere in divisive times.

In this interview, Johnson and Father Dave talk about the book, the viral internet video of his post-election reflection, and Johnson’s own spiritual journey, from his Catholic upbringing and time as an altar boy to his renewed love of his faith as an adult. (Original Air 04-04-17)