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Tony Verna

American television director
Tony Verna

Anthony F. Verna (November 26, 1933 – January 18, 2015) was an American television producer. He was known for creating instant replay and for producing interviews with Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and Charlton Heston. Verna was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Verna died in Palm Desert, California from leukemia, aged 81.[1]


  1. Eskine, Chris (January 18, 2015). "Tony Verna, TV director who introduced instant replay, dies at 81". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 19, 2015.

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