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KETR Rewind: Michael Meredith discusses Ice Bowl documentary, Meredith legacy in 2017

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Don Meredith

The son of the Dallas Cowboys' iconic quarterback Don Meredith attended the premiere of the documentary in the family home town of Mt. Vernon in December 2017.

Today's Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers game at AT&T Stadium will be far from an Ice Bowl, despite outdoor kickoff-time temperatures in the mid-teens. It will be comfortable as usual in the Cowboys’ new suburban home.

But any time these two franchises get together, the ghosts of the 1967 NFL Championship Game stir. The contest remains one of the famous games in football history - perhaps the most famous. For those who don't know, Green Bay defeated Dallas 21-17 in subzero temperatures so cold that a few players suffered from frostbite nerve damage for the rest of their days. One elderly fan literally froze to death during the game.

The Cowboys' much-loved quarterback, Mount Vernon native Don Meredith, wasn't on the winning side that day. His son, filmmaker Michael Meredith, produced a documentary for NFL Films on the game. It premiered in Mount Vernon in December 2017. KETR's Mark Haslett was there, and you can hear an extended interview with Michael Meredith on this archived broadcast of KETR's North By Northeast.

Listen to the audio in the player between the headline and the photo.

Mark Haslett has served at KETR since 2013. Since then, the station's news operation has enjoyed an increase in listener engagement and audience metrics, as well recognition in the Texas AP Broadcasters awards.