There You Have It: The Life, Legacy, and Legend of Howard Cosell

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There You Have It: The Life, Legacy, and Legend of Howard Cosell

Format:  Paperback,

220 pages

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Pr

Publish Date: Dec 2010

ISBN-13: 9781558498372

ISBN-10: 1558498370

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Examines the life and career of a renowned and controversial sports journalist


Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Pr
Publish Date: Dec 2010
ISBN-13: 9781558498372
ISBN-10: 1558498370
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 220
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.85
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 9.0 x 0.75
Walmart No.: 9781558498372

Chapter outline

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Poor, Jewish, and from Brooklynp. 10
From the Law Office to the Broadcast Boothp. 30
On the Network "Blacklistp. 47
Telling it Like it was in the Civil Rights Erap. 62
Bigger than the Gamep. 89
Essential Contradictionsp. 121
Balancing Accountsp. 153
Public Trustp. 175
Notesp. 189
Indexp. 209

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This is the first full-length biography of the lawyer-turned-sports journalist whose brash style and pungent social commentary changed the way American sporting events are reported. Perhaps best known for his close relationship with the world champion boxer Muhammad Ali, Howard Cosell became a celebrity in his own right during the 1960s and 1970's-the bombastic, controversial, instantly recognizable sportscaster everyone "loved to hate". Raised in Brooklyn in a middle-class Jewish family, Cosell carried with him a deeply ingrained sense of social justice.

Yet early on he abandoned plans for a legal career to become a pioneer in sports broadcasting, first in radio and then in television. While Cosell took courageous stands on behalf of civil rights and other causes, he could be remarkably blind to the inconsistencies in his own life. In this way, John Bloom argues, he embodied contradictions that still resonate widely in American society today. Book jacket.

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