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Tickets on sale for 'Immaculate Reception Memories'

| Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, 12:14 p.m.
Franco Harris (32) of the Pittsburgh Steelers eludes tackle by Jimmy Ware of the Oakland Raiders on a 42-yard run to score the winning touchdown in the American Conference playoff game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 23, 1972. Harris' 'Immaculate Reception' came when a desperation pass to a teammate bounced off a Raiders defender. The touchdown gave Pittsburgh a 13-7 lead with five second left in the game. Harry Cabluck/AP

Tickets are on sale for “Immaculate Reception Memories,” an event looking at one of the most famous plays in NFL history.

The celebration on Dec. 22 at the Senator John Heinz History Center marks the 40th anniversary of Franco Harris' catch of a deflected pass that let the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Oakland Raiders in a playoff game at Three Rivers Stadium. It will feature a new NFL Films documentary on the game along with members of the team who were there, such as Harris, John “Frenchy” Fuqua, Andy Russell, Rocky Bleier and Mike Wagner.

Also appearing will be Jim Baker, who owns the game ball, and Sharon Levosky, who helped launch the term “Immaculate Reception” on a TV show at the time.

“Memories” begins at noon Dec. 22 at the Strip District site. Admission is $40. Tickets include admission to all other history center exhibits. Details: 888-718-4253 or www.showclix.com/event/immaculatereceptionmemories.

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