Spanning the globe…

June 10, 2008

Jim McKay, who passed away over the weekend, was a tremendously talented broadcaster.  As the host of ABC’s Wild World of Sports and later the anchor of the network’s Olympic coverage, he set the bar for the rest of the industry.  For the era, it was cutting-edge.

Although he didn’t seem to have the same crispness in his reports during the last Olympiad, his reputation alone made you want to watch his stories.

Now, the snapshot in my memory of him reporting from the tragic Munich Olympics can remain forever.

 

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