Top of the Morning, April 13, 2018

Top of the Morning, April 13, 2018

Champaign's CHARLIE FINN knows more about RED GRANGE than anyone. Don't believe me? Check out Finn's program "The Galloping Ghost: Red Grange Visits Allerton" at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Allerton Park library.

Tickets are $15 for the two-hour event, which will include Finn's talk and multiple videos.

The 84-year-old Finn, a Gibson City native, is a longtime fan of Illinois legend Grange.

"He was a humble guy," Finn said. "As a ballplayer, he wasn't just a one- or two-game freak. He was consistent over three years and performed time after time over that period."

As he continues to research Grange, Finn keeps finding new information.

"(BOB) ZUPPKE in college held him out of three games because the opposition was too weak," Finn said. "He didn't want to run up the score."

That's the kind of detail you will hear during Finn's talk.

In 2013, Finn's play on Grange was performed at Champaign's Virginia Theatre. Footage from the play will be shown during Sunday's event.

In 2001, Finn started trying to get a Grange movie made. He had a screenplay commissioned and put together a DVD.

Finn will also show part of BTN's "Big Ten Icons," which featured Grange at No. 1.

"It shows the greatness of what he was as an athlete, what he meant to college football and the Big Ten," Finn said.

On to my weekend recommendations:

TODAY"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," 10:30 p.m., NBC

Actors Jeff Daniels and Joe Manganiello are guests.

SATURDAY"Saturday Night Live," 10:30 p.m., NBC

Comedian and former "SNL" writer John Mulaney takes his first turn as host. Jack White is the musical guest.

SUNDAY"20/20," 9 p.m., ABC

George Stephanopoulos interviews former FBI Director James Comey. It's the first media chat for Comey since he was fired by President Donald Trump. Comey's book, "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies & Leadership," will be released Tuesday.

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