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

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Book News Annotation:

Bloom (history, Shippensburg U. of Pennsylvania) presents a critical biography of sports journalist Howard Cosell. He traces his life and career from his childhood in working-class Brooklyn to his legal career, which he abandoned to become a sportscaster in radio and television. He was the first to conduct locker room interviews with athletes, was instrumental in launching ABC's Monday Night Football, and took stands on civil rights and other issues. He illustrates how Cosell rose to fame, how historical trends and conditions allowed for his rise as a celebrity (such as the development of mass media and consumer culture), and why and how he resonated with audiences. He emphasizes Cosell's ethnic identity as a Jewish man and what it meant for his career, as well as his relationship with African Americans, such as his support for Jackie Robinson and defense of Muhammad Ali, and the contradictions between social justice causes and his fame, power, and wealth. He does not go into personal issues in depth, such as Cosell's excessive drinking. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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

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ISBN:
9781558498372
Author:
Bloom, John
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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