Looking back at 'A Memorial For Joe'

From Jay Paterno’s moving tribute to his father to the various speeches from across the Penn State football family, we’ve posted videos from BTN’s coverage of Thursday’s “A Memorial for Joe” held at Penn State. Thursday’s public memorial service for the late Penn State football coach was carried live on BTN, BTN2Go, and BTN.com. You can watch the entire event again on BTN2Go and on the Big Ten Digital Network.

Find all of BTN’s coverage of Joe Paterno’s passing on our archive page, including older videos, recent interviews with other notables, BTN.com updates, and photos. As for Thursday’s events, we put a number of video clips further down in this post. Also watch four video montages from the event as well as Mike Hall’s on-site interviews after the service with Daryll Clark, Ki-Jana Carter and Steve Jones.

The Paterno family arrived for a public memorial for the long-time Penn State football coach and received a rousing standing ovation. Sue Paterno cried as she accompanied her family, including her children and grandchildren, inside the Penn State basketball arena Thursday.

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer sat near the front of the crowd. Also at the ceremony were Franco Harris, Bruce Clark, Todd Blackledge and Tom Bradley, Paterno’s long-time assistant coach who led the team after the school fired Paterno Nov. 9. Read more from the Associated Press on our Penn State football page.

Among today’s speakers: Kenny Jackson, Charlie Pittman, Chris Marrone, Michael Robinson, Jimmy Ceffalo, Todd Blackledge, and Michael Mauti.

Jay Paterno, one of Joe’s sons and a former assistant coach, spoke about his father’s legacy and pointed to all of the former and current Penn State players in the crowd. Near the end of his remarks, the son described his last moments with his father. As Paterno lay dying, his son kissed him and whispered in his ear.

“Dad, you won,” Jay Paterno said he told him. “You did all you could do. You’ve done enough. We all love you. We won. You can go home now.”

Representing the decade of the 1970s, former Penn State player Jimmy Cefalo recalled one of Paterno’s urgings: “Hustle and something good will happen.”

Former quarterback Michael Robinson represented the Penn State players from the 2000s.

Chris Marrone represented the Penn State players from the 1990s. Marrone said Paterno molded him into a young man with “the strength to overcome any challenge, any adversity.”

The 1980s were represented by former quarterback Todd Blackledge.

Nike founder and chairman Phil Knight spoke to the auditorium and recalled several funny stories about his friend. He also said, “If there is a villain in this tragedy, it lies in that investigation, and not in Joe Paterno’s response.” Read more here.

Susan Welch, Penn State Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, shared her Paterno memories.

Representing the decade of the 1960s, former Penn State player Charlie Pittman said Paterno pushed his young players hard, once bringing Pittman to tears in his sophomore year. He said he realized later that the coach was not trying to break his spirit but instead was “bit by bit building a habit of excellence.” spoke to the audience on Thursday.

Jeff Bast was the first mayor of “Paternoville,” the name for the group of tents outside Beaver Stadium on game day here students camped out. See his speech below.

Former Penn State player Kenny Jackson spoke at the memorial. Here is his speech.

Our Big Ten Blast Report below previewed the days news.

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Associated Press reports contributed to this post.

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jim mannion on 1/26/2012 @ 1:44am EDT Said:

I hope BTN does as good a job of covering tomorrow service as WMAJ did today with the procession. Your so called tributes have fallen terribly short of what a tribute is supposed to be.

Bill on 1/26/2012 @ 8:32am EDT Said:

When i try to set the recording on U-Verse I get an error 4001-702 and cannot set the recording.

    BTN.com staff on 1/26/2012 @ 10:32am EDT Said:

    We’d encourage you to contact U-verse to get help for that problem.

Connie Zello on 1/26/2012 @ 11:21am EDT Said:

Will the video be available for purchase? My sattelite provider does not carry BTN

Sue on 1/26/2012 @ 11:23am EDT Said:

Can I watch JoePa’s memorial on the iPhone 4S?
Thank You for showing it.

    BTN.com staff on 1/26/2012 @ 12:23pm EDT Said:

    Best bet is to explore BTN2Go.com. We have an iPhone app for it but you need to be a BTN TV subscriber and your TV provider needs to offer it.

jean and gene lindsey on 1/26/2012 @ 12:01pm EDT Said:

Thank you BTN for giving all of the Penn State fans and all of us who love and admire JOPA this opportunity to view his memorial service. We believe that Joe should not be treated the way he has been by people who envy his wonderful example of a life dedicated to inspiring all of us to live productive lives . His image and legend still live in the hearts of so many. Even the network that claims to be fAIR AND BALANCED have been obsessed with their hateful biased reporting.

Connie Miller on 1/26/2012 @ 1:05pm EDT Said:

A BIG ‘THANK YOU’ TO THE BIG 10 NETWORK FOR CARRYING THIS MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR JOE PA. AS A FORMER PENNSYLVIAN AND PSU STUDENT, IT MEANS THE WORLD TO ME. HE WAS A GREAT MAN, EDUCATOR, HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER, HUMAN BEING, AND ONE OF THE GREATEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL COACHS TO EVER LIST.

chrissie on 1/26/2012 @ 1:12pm EDT Said:

I want to dvr it but not sure how long to set it for I don’t wanna miss any parts of it… do you have an idea of how long I should set it for?

    BTN.com staff on 1/26/2012 @ 1:32pm EDT Said:

    We don’t know how long it will go, I’m sorry. Can you pad the recording just to be safe?

Jen on 1/26/2012 @ 1:19pm EDT Said:

BTN, please be respectful of Joe Paterno today, his family, and of the PSU alumni and fans who will be watching the Memorial. The “so called” BTN Tribute which aired eariler this week was in done in poor taste.

Matt on 1/26/2012 @ 1:20pm EDT Said:

Will the live stream have any form of closed captioning? or is that available somewhere? I’m somewhere that I cannot listen to in on my laptop speakers nor use headphones.

Closed captions would be much appreciated.

    BTN.com staff on 1/26/2012 @ 1:48pm EDT Said:

    I’m sorry but the live stream doesn’t offer this at this time.

Nichole on 1/26/2012 @ 1:28pm EDT Said:

Will the video be available to view in its entirety later on? Or, will only clips of the service be available to view online?

    BTN.com staff on 1/26/2012 @ 1:32pm EDT Said:

    Those answers should be above in this post. It re-airs right after the live event and again at 10 p.m. ET on TV. Online the whole will be available on BTN2Go and on the Big Ten Digital Network. Links above. We will also post clips here today.

James Vachon on 1/26/2012 @ 1:35pm EDT Said:

BTN, I work in the Boston area and couldn’t make it to State College this week. THANK YOU for making this available online so I can share in paying my respects to our GREAT Coach! RIP Joe – We love you!!

Will Driscoll on 1/26/2012 @ 1:43pm EDT Said:

Thank you for broadcasting this event. It is very generous of BTN.

Kim on 1/26/2012 @ 2:33pm EDT Said:

Not working! I just get the BIG logo. :(

    BTN.com staff on 1/26/2012 @ 2:37pm EDT Said:

    Please give it a moment to load.

Blackie on 1/26/2012 @ 2:59pm EDT Said:

When Joe died,
God gave us a whiteout.
God cried for a couple of days during the viewing along with the many people that mourned his passing.

When Joe took his final ride by “HIS HOUSE”
God showed how proud he was of Joe by having a beautiful sunny day for him.

sue wilson on 1/26/2012 @ 4:06pm EDT Said:

I am watching the Paterno Tribute, and trying to DVR it but without success- I am old and tecchie challenged- can you tell me if the BTN will perhaps make this available on a DVD? I would pay anything for it. It is a perfect tribute to this man we are so proud to call our own in the Penn State family.

    BTN.com staff on 1/26/2012 @ 4:11pm EDT Said:

    Sue, no DVD is planned. It will also be on again at 10 p.m. ET. Hopefully, you can get one of those recorded. If we see any mention of a DVD from Penn State, we will post the news here. I encourage you to call your TV provider if they supplied the DVR. I’m sure they could help some way.

      BTN.com staff on 1/26/2012 @ 4:16pm EDT Said:

      Update: Due to the length of today’s service, BTN TV will not re-air this event immediately after the live broadcast. We will still re-air the memorial on TV at 10 p.m. ET tonight.

Cynthia Zujkowski on 1/26/2012 @ 4:42pm EDT Said:

Thank you for making Coach Paterno’s memorial service available to your audience. I hope you will offer it in some form for those who were unable to watch it live.

    BTN.com staff on 1/26/2012 @ 4:44pm EDT Said:

    Cynthia, thank you. We have multiple clips up right now on BTN.com (up above) and the full event will be available online shortly. Also, it re-airs tonight on TV at 10 p.m. ET.

lori Stocker on 1/26/2012 @ 5:07pm EDT Said:

Amazing..thank you for your reporting and showing of the tribute…it was wonderful.

Ray on 1/26/2012 @ 5:19pm EDT Said:

Thank-you BTN for showing the entire tribute.
It was rough at first when PSU joined the Bitg 10. We did not want to be there and it felt like the feeling was mutual from the Big 10. As usual, JoePa was right and over the years it now seems like the Big 10 is the only place for Penn State. We compete hard against each other, but when it’s the Big 10 vs. the rest of the country we stick together in support like brothers and sisters. Joe wouldn’t want it any other way.

Mike Conroy on 1/26/2012 @ 5:33pm EDT Said:

To BTN.
A big Thank You! The Bryce Jordan Center couldn’t possibly hold all those that wanted to attend the memorial. It took only 7 minutes to exhaust the 10,000 free tickets. So again…Thank You for streaming it Live.

    BTN.com staff on 1/26/2012 @ 5:38pm EDT Said:

    You’re welcome. And thank you for the note.

Mike on 1/26/2012 @ 5:35pm EDT Said:

Will the entire memorial be shown tonight at 10? DirectTV only shows it as a one hour block even though the service lasted two and a half hours.

    BTN.com staff on 1/26/2012 @ 5:37pm EDT Said:

    Mike, yes, the ENTIRE event will be shown at 10 p.m. ET on BTN TV.

Karen on 1/26/2012 @ 5:44pm EDT Said:

Thanks for broadcasting this. What a moving and sad tribute.

Tamara on 1/26/2012 @ 5:56pm EDT Said:

I am unable to see the memorial on the Big Ten Digital Network even after I wait for it to load. Please help!!!

    BTN.com staff on 1/26/2012 @ 5:58pm EDT Said:

    Tamara, the live event has ended. We are currently encoding the entire event and hope to have it up later tonight. It doesn’t just get posted right away. We suggest your return later – or perhaps Friday – to see it. Again, it’s also on TV tonight at 10 p.m. ET, if that helps.

Dan on 1/26/2012 @ 6:07pm EDT Said:

Thank you for streaming this. Would be very interested in purchasing a dvd if it were made available.

    James Vachon on 1/26/2012 @ 6:11pm EDT Said:

    Dear BTN,
    Since so many are asking… and I think I heard Sue Paterno didn’t want DVD’s sold, maybe she would entertain you doing it if the proceeds went to the Special Olympics. Just a thought. I would love a copy too!
    Thanks,
    James

Louise Hartman on 1/26/2012 @ 6:55pm EDT Said:

Thanks for the re-broadcasting of this event. I was unable to view it live and it means a lot to this alum to see how JoePa was honored by the students, alum, friends, etc. He will be greatly missed. Never doubted him, ever.

Allison on 1/26/2012 @ 7:08pm EDT Said:

Thank you for airing the memorial service! Means a lot to us Penn Staters that could only be in State College in spirit!

Cindi Heffner on 1/26/2012 @ 8:03pm EDT Said:

Thank you so much for your coverage today. Many of us fans were able to participate through your broadcast. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Thank you again.

texasbuckeyes1953 on 1/26/2012 @ 8:09pm EDT Said:

I am a Buckeye but today WE ARE PENN STATE!!!!

mike on 1/26/2012 @ 8:28pm EDT Said:

Is the event available on BTN2GO now?

    BTN.com staff on 1/26/2012 @ 9:16pm EDT Said:

    Not on demand just yet but BTN TV re-airs it at 10 p.m. ET tonight and so, therefore, it will also be on BTN2Go again at 10 p.m. under the “Live” link.

John Kukitz on 1/26/2012 @ 8:42pm EDT Said:

Is there any chance that BTN will produce a dvd of the Memorial service? I’m sure many alums and fans would enjoy having a copy in their respective libraries.

John Tarley on 1/26/2012 @ 8:42pm EDT Said:

Thanks very much for streaming this memorial service. I have never seen anything like it, and I don’t think we ever will again.

Dagmar Stein on 1/26/2012 @ 9:29pm EDT Said:

Thank you for airing this. can you please consider selling it or putting it in your archive forever. I know that many of us would like to keep a copy.

Carol on 1/26/2012 @ 9:32pm EDT Said:

Thank you for broadcasting the Tribute to Joe. It was amazing, just like him. I haven’t been pleased with a lot of your coverage, but wanted to thank you for this today. It was well done and respectful. Thank you again.

T Harpster on 1/26/2012 @ 10:11pm EDT Said:

Thank you so much for airing this online today and on TV tonight. Your coverage was excellent. The lack of commentary was priceless. Your coverage was far superior to ESPN. Thank you again. You have a new fan.

T Harpster on 1/26/2012 @ 10:14pm EDT Said:

Just read that WTAJ is selling copies of the memorial for $25 with all proceeds going to THON.

Mark on 1/26/2012 @ 10:20pm EDT Said:

It became so clear from the service today… the Coach in Joe will never die, it will never be derived solely from football, and it is an inspiration and a challenge to all who are open to it to live lives that have an impact. We can’t all coach a Big Ten football team, but we can choose to make a difference in someone’s life. Hearing Joe’s explanation of why the Lord’s Prayer by itself was a teaching moment that alone made watching the service invaluable. Tomorrow won’t be the same, some will be better and others worse, but you can’t help but have a better life for letting Joe Paterno be your coach.

Linda on 1/26/2012 @ 10:23pm EDT Said:

Thanks for sharing with all of the PSU family, but why is the Charlie Pittman opening not on this ‘short list”. Please include, it is very important!

    BTN.com staff on 1/26/2012 @ 10:27pm EDT Said:

    Do you mean the list of videos in this post? Mr. Pittman’s remarks are right above in this post. If it’s something else, let us know.

Lee Dratch on 1/26/2012 @ 10:46pm EDT Said:

I was very moved by the memorial when I saw it broadcast live on ESPN and even again tonight!! Not only am I a huge Ohio State fan, I’ve always respected Joe for what he did on and off the field!! That being said, I think what college football should do is wear stickers on the back of EVERY teams helmets!! Either a “JP” or “joePa”. What do you think??

AM on 1/26/2012 @ 10:55pm EDT Said:

There was a song used for the 2nd set of clips of Jow during the Memorial service. I would like to know the name and artist of the song. I thought it was just a perfect song that celebrated Joe the best. The lyrics were I’m so proud of you….not sure that.

Joe will be missed but let his life lessons live on in everyone he touched! Thank-you Joe…..

    BTN.com staff on 1/26/2012 @ 11:00pm EDT Said:

    We here at BTN don’t know the name of the song. Can anyone help here? The video is above in the post.

Donna on 1/26/2012 @ 11:09pm EDT Said:

I went thru a lot of tissues watching your wonderful coverage of Joe’s memorial service today. It was truly emotional, but a fitting tribute to all he believed in. Thank you for carrying it in its entirety, without comment, and then Mike’s interviews afterwards with some of the notables. Thank you, Paterno family, for sharing Joe with all of us throughout the years, and today’s service.

HK on 1/26/2012 @ 11:43pm EDT Said:

Just catching the tail end of 10 PM broadcast. Does anyone know if BTN will replay Joe Paterno memorial on Friday or over the weekend? Thank you.

    BTN.com staff on 1/26/2012 @ 11:51pm EDT Said:

    It will be available online here if you get BTN2Go and here on the Big Ten Digital Network for anyone.

Mike on 1/27/2012 @ 12:01am EDT Said:

Thank you BTN for airing this moving tribute to my hero (Joe will continue to be our hero Mr. Knight). Please continue to make this memorial available streaming and (later) in DVD format to allow Joseph Vincent Paterno’s legacy to live on and impact more people.

Amy Maneval-Barra on 1/27/2012 @ 12:01am EDT Said:

Thank you so very much for broadcasting this memorial service. I was born and raised in that area and also went to Penn State. I got married and moved away, though continued to be an avid football fan and fan of JoePa. Though I never personally met Joe, he certainly impacted my life. So again I thank you very much for airing this program so I too, could be a part of this service and saying “good-bye” to a legend.

Chris Hartnett on 1/27/2012 @ 12:14am EDT Said:

The memorial service for Joe has been such a wonderful thing to see for those of us who did not know much about him. As I have learned today, it was the little things that made him such a great guy. We who did not know him were one with you today, Penn State, in laughing and crying at the stories of Joe, as told by his players and family.

Please preserve this program in some way, BTN, in tribute to a life well-lived.

My condolences to the Paterno family and the Penn State Family for your loss.

Rest in peace Joe!

Chris Hartnett.
Michigan State 1980

Marilyn & Roger Martin on 1/27/2012 @ 1:10am EDT Said:

Thank you BTN for the airing and incredible coverage of this historic event about the life of Joseph Vincent Paterno. This is my home town and my husband and I both attended PSU. This Tribute was a clear display of how this gifted human being gave of himself and his family also gave of themselves with such love and devotion to the words BEING HUMAN! Humble, kind, loving, generous and supportive of the entire University in many shapes and forms. What an example JoePa was to the entire world. It was delightful to hear all of the decades of Players speak and all conveying their thoughts and positive life true stories about JoePa. What a testimony they all were to the life JoePa lived and how he impacted all of our lives. Yes Joe as your Son Jay said to you at the end ‘YOU WON”. Everyone please remember “WE ARE”.

donalee on 1/27/2012 @ 1:22am EDT Said:

will there be a rebroadcast of the memorial for Joe on the Big Ten network?

    BTN.com staff on 1/27/2012 @ 11:46am EDT Said:

    Sorry for any repeats but better to answer as many as we can. BTN televised “A Memorial for Joe” live at 2 PM ET on Thursday and re-aired the program at 10 PM ET. We have no plans to re-air the memorial again; however, it is available on BTN2Go. We are currently unable to fill DVD requests at this time. Here’s a direct link where you can at least watch the entire service online.

BK on 1/27/2012 @ 1:33am EDT Said:

I believe the song that AM was asking about is “Father and Friend” by Alain Clark (a duet with his father Dane) . It’s on Youtube, just search for it.

Mark on 1/27/2012 @ 2:37am EDT Said:

Kudos and thank you BTN. You have helped a large family, the Penn State family, take part in the grief and celebration of Joe. For the hundreds of thousands of us who couldn’t be there, today you have showed a kindness in the media that has not been offered lately.

Irwin Markus on 1/27/2012 @ 8:12am EDT Said:

If you are interested in the song that was originally used in the tribute after Joe’s 400th win, it is called Father and Friend by Alain Clark. http://www.alainclarkuk.com/

    AM on 1/27/2012 @ 11:29pm EDT Said:

    Thank-you Irwin Markus, BK and David Passmore for the name of the SOng Father and Friend.

Brandon Winarchick on 1/27/2012 @ 8:53am EDT Said:

BTN, thank you for your wonderful coverage of Joe’s memorial service. Though I prepared to record the rebroadcast last night, I did not anticipate the length of the program and therefore missed some of BTN’s coverage on the front-end of the program, as well as some of Jay’s eulogy at the commencement of the memorial. Though I realize the entirety of the program is viewable on your website, I was hoping to have a copy archived at home. Since the Paterno family is not endorsing DVD sales at this time, and your links are not downloadable, I was wondering if is there any chance that BTN will consider re-airing the program again over the weekend, perhaps during another late evening time slot?

Eric on 1/27/2012 @ 9:35am EDT Said:

I know the replay of the Memorial can be found here : http://video.btn.com/allaccess/

But will it be available to be downloaded, for offline viewing and such?

jim mcfadden on 1/27/2012 @ 9:58am EDT Said:

I just want to thank the B10 network for just a great job of airing the memorial service . You covered every aspect of the service from the speakers to the interviews after the event was over. Everyone in Southeastern Pa, send you a big thank you!!

carol paisley on 1/27/2012 @ 10:09am EDT Said:

I never knew about JoPa until my son became “sports” oriented and part of that became Penn State and Joe Paterno. As a result, I too became Penn State crazy and came to love Joe. I am now a resident of Florida but still am PENN STATE as is the rest of my family. We did not have sufficient forewarning of the memorial service and I missed it. For that reason, PLEASE make a DVD available to those of us who did not see it. We are no longer residents of Pennsylvania, but WE ARE STILL PENN STATE!

Debbie on 1/27/2012 @ 10:31am EDT Said:

will you be showing the memorial again

Steve Jones on 1/27/2012 @ 10:34am EDT Said:

Will you be re-playing the memorial to Joe on BTN TV? It’s something I wanted to save and view with my family, but my FIOS cable only recorded half of it and quit right in the middle of Phill Knight’s speech.

As an aside, I’ll bet there are plenty of folks who would love to purchase a DVD or Blue-Ray of the event if they were made available.

    BTN.com staff on 1/27/2012 @ 11:45am EDT Said:

    We’re going to post this answer several times since several have asked. Sorry for any repeats but better to answer as many as we can. BTN televised “A Memorial for Joe” live at 2 PM ET on Thursday and re-aired the program at 10 PM ET. We have no plans to re-air the memorial again; however, it is available on BTN2Go. We are currently unable to fill DVD requests at this time. Here’s a direct link where you can at least watch the entire service online.

Patty Buonviri on 1/27/2012 @ 10:58am EDT Said:

Will you please reair the memorial to Joe? Directv showed that the event would only be two hours and I missed the last 1/2 hour. I did a search and did not see any additional times listed.

David Passmore on 1/27/2012 @ 11:01am EDT Said:

Someone asked about the second song in the video. It is called, “Father & Friend,” by the Dutch singer, Alain Clark. This video was shown in the stadium after Joe’s 400th win. Clark’s song captured the great legacy quite well. Hear Clark sing it at:

And, to Joe, whom we will miss on campus and at his weekly meetings with the State College Quarterback Club, I offer:

Ave atque Vale

Through many countries and over many seas
I have come, Brother, to these melancholy rites,
to show this final honour to the dead,
and speak (to what purpose?) to your silent ashes,
since now fate takes you, even you, from me.
Oh, Brother, ripped away from me so cruelly,
now at least take these last offerings, blessed
by the tradition of our parents, gifts to the dead.
Accept, by custom, what a brother’s tears drown,
and, for eternity, Brother, ‘Hail and Farewell’.

Gaius Valerius Catullus, 84-54 BC

Bill Kellermeyer on 1/27/2012 @ 11:08am EDT Said:

Question and Comment: I was not able to record the Tribute to Joe. A friend of mine DVR’d it. However, due to your copyrights we cannot burn the tribute to a CD. Is there a solution? I badly want a copy of this tribute. I saw Scott Paterno’s tweet about not sponsoring another stations selling of the tribute. Does the BTN think there is a possibility this tribute will be sold. I hope the Paterno family will consider selling the tribute with proceeeds going to whatever charity they wish. BTN needs to be congratulated for your coverage. Everything from the moment you sent the coverage from your studio to State College to your closing image of JoePa’s picture with a football helmet in the foreground – absolutely excellent, poignant and deserving of such a coaching icon! Blessings to the Paterno family and Godspeed Coach Paterno.

    BTN.com staff on 1/27/2012 @ 11:41am EDT Said:

    We’re going to post this answer several times since several have asked. Sorry for any repeats but better to answer as many as we can. BTN televised “A Memorial for Joe” live at 2 PM ET on Thursday and re-aired the program at 10 PM ET. We have no plans to re-air the memorial again; however, it is available on BTN2Go. We are currently unable to fill DVD requests at this time. Here’s a direct link where you can at least watch the entire service online.

van adams on 1/27/2012 @ 12:06pm EDT Said:

Thank you very,very much for the superb coverage.I got my Masters in chemistry from PSU and had the privledge to date Sue a few times(before she was smart enought to date and marry Joe). I am sure she doesn’t remember me but I have loved PSU and I was shedding tears all during the broadcast.Please find a way to have DVDs made so that this tribute can be viewed by many more. Thanks again for a few hours of lasting joy from a 75 year young PennStater.

Ann Custer on 1/27/2012 @ 12:48pm EDT Said:

A big THANK YOU to the Big Ten Network for showing Joe’s memorial service straight through with no interruptions. Joe would be proud of you!!!!

John McKee on 1/27/2012 @ 2:15pm EDT Said:

The Big Ten Network should take a very large bow for doing a wonderful job of broadcasting the Memorial for Joe. I can only ask one question, “WHEN will you rebroadcast it again?” So many people were unable to get a ticket to the event, and many more were unable to take off from work to watch it. Please try to show the entire Memorial again! Thanks!

Robert on 1/27/2012 @ 4:25pm EDT Said:

Thank you for all your videos on your website and for reairing the memorial. My DVR didn’t set correctly for the 2pm live memorial. As a PSU alumn, it was so great to be able to view this. Thank you again!

Elliott Thompson on 1/27/2012 @ 5:12pm EDT Said:

BTN,

Consider producing “A Memorial for Joe” as DVD, make it available for sale, and donate the proceeds to the Paterno family’s chosen charities.

Many of us want this as part of our lasting memories of Joe Paterno.

Thank you

Carrie Andrews on 1/27/2012 @ 8:58pm EDT Said:

Hello BTN. Thank you so much for airing the memorial service for Joe. Please, please reconsider re-broadcasting it. I DVRed it, but it did not tape the entire thing. I think alot of the PSU fans would highly appreciate one more showing…even if it is in down time late at night.

Carol Zeller-Henderson on 1/31/2012 @ 2:53pm EDT Said:

Kudos to BTN for a job well-done in regards to the live airing of Joe Paterno’s memorial on 1/26/2012. You did it with no self-promotion, and a lot of class. Thank you!

Shaun on 2/6/2012 @ 9:49am EDT Said:

Paul is ptetry much correct, and the Woody Hayes incident is the perfect example. Woody slugged a Clemson player in the Gator Bowl in 1978, and folks still remember it– that was 30+ years ago. Nobody thinks of his National Titles, they see the tantrums that led up to his dismissal. This thing is so bad, you almost can’t put it on a scale of 1 or 5 or 10X worse– and the longer it drags on in public, the more the rust shows on it. I’m surprised someone hasn’t vandalized Joe’s statue.

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