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Best Seat in the House: Mark Rosen's Sports Moments and Minnesota Memories

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Mark Rosen’s had the best seat in the house for over 40 years—now he’s sharing it with you!
  
Praise for Best Seat in the House:
 
“Mark’s passion and energy, along with the professionalism he has brought to his sports coverage, has given him a special perspective. He shares that with us in Best Seat in the House, which will give you unique insights into the Minnesota sports scene over the past four decades.”—Paul Molitor, MLB Hall of Famer
 
“Mark is one of the most knowledgeable, personable, and hardworking sports writers that I have met. His sense of fairness, integrity, and accuracy mirror those of the top professional broadcasters.”—Lou Nanne, former Minnesota North Star player, coach, general manager, and president
 
“I associate Mark Rosen’s career with hard work, honesty, and integrity. He has been there with me from Central High School in St. Paul, to the Gophers, to my teams in Major League Baseball, and all the way to the steps of Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame. Best Seat in the House is a grand and true reflection of Mark’s amazing career. I am proud to call him my friend.” —Dave Winfield, MLB Hall of Famer 
 
“I enjoyed working with Mark from the very first day we started together in 1986. It was a bond which only got stronger as I got to know him better. I love him to this day.”—Tom Barnard, KQRS Radio
 
“It’s rare for a person to stay at one television station during their career, let alone for over 40 years! Mark is a superb storyteller and has shared many of his career anecdotes with me. I thought I had heard them all, but his book has proven me wrong. For the past 16 years, I have had the pleasure of sitting next to Mark at WCCO TV as he shared with me ‘the best seat in the house.’ Now, he shares that seat with everyone.” —Amelia Santaniello, WCCO Television news anchor

 

Synopsis:

Mark Rosen has long been a treasured and respected sports-news figure in Minnesota, and in Best Seat in the House, he shares stories and experiences from 40 years in the field.

Synopsis:

Mark Rosen’s had the best seat in the house for more than 40 years—and now he’s sharing it with you!
 
Praise for Best Seat in the House
“Mark’s passion and energy, along with the professionalism he has brought to his sports coverage, has given him a special perspective. He shares that with us in Best Seat in the House, which will give you unique insights into the Minnesota sports scene over the past four decades.”—Paul Molitor, MLB Hall of Famer
 
“Mark is one of the most knowledgeable, personable, and hardworking sports writers that I have met. His sense of fairness, integrity, and accuracy mirror those of the top professional broadcasters.”—Lou Nanne, former Minnesota North Star player, coach, general manager, and president
 
“I associate Mark Rosen’s career with hard work, honesty, and integrity. . . . Best Seat in the House is a grand and true reflection of Mark’s amazing career. I am proud to call him my friend.”—Dave Winfield, MLB Hall of Famer 
 
“The book reads like a highlight film of the athletes and events that have defined Minnesota sports for the better part of a lifetime.”—Star Tribune
 
“Rosen's voice in Best Seat in the House is much like his voice on television: genuine, credible, and as much a sports fan as he was when he was a kid.”—Pioneer Press

Synopsis:

Mark Rosen was hired by WCCO television at the age of 17 and has been a part of the 'CCO team for more than 40 years. During that time, Mark has become one of the most popular and esteemed sports media celebrities in the region--a true icon of the Minnesota sports scene. In this first-person account, Rosen shares his experiences working with athletes, journalists, and a variety of local notables. He describes the most memorable moments from the playing fields and behind the scenes, and he offers insights gleaned from four decades in the business. In Best Seat in the House, Rosen tells of joining the fast-paced world of television journalism as a wide-eyed high-schooler and then traces his journey to becoming one of the most recognized and respected names in local sports broadcasting. He shares his experiences meeting heroes like Harmon Killebrew and Bud Grant, covering iconic sporting events like the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" and the Twins' World Series victories in 1987 and '91, and breaking the big stories about the Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves, Lynx, Wild, and Gophers.The stories and anecdotes contained in Best Seat in the House offer a rare, exclusive look into the worlds of sports, media, and even politics from the perspective of someone who has been at the center of it all.

About the Author

Mark Rosen is WCCO-TV’s sports director, anchor, and reporter. He joined the WCCO-TV staff in 1969 as a part-time sports writer/reporter while still in high school. He then joined the sports staff full time while studying at the University of Minnesota. Mark also hosts his own weekly sports magazine show, Rosen’s Sports Sunday. He has been featured in Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine and City Pages as the No. 1 sportscaster in Minnesota.

 

James H. Bruton spent 35 years in the field of corrections and also played football for the University of Minnesota in 1965 and 1966. He is the author of A Tradition of Purple: An Inside Look at the Minnesota Vikings and coauthor of Lou Nanne’s A Passion to Win and Fran Tarkenton’s Every Day Is Game Day.

Table of Contents

Contents
 
Foreword By Don Shelby
 
Introduction By Jim Bruton
 
1. A Kid in the Newsroom
2. Where Legends are Built
3. Do You Believe in Miracles?
4. At the Front of the Line
5. Behind the Camera—Before the Lights Go On
6. Breaking the Big Story
7. Greatest Interviews and Associations
8. Bud
9. Harmon
10. Radio and a Run for Governor
11. The Heart and Soul of Broadcast Journalism
12. Greatest Loves and Passions
 
Afterword
Postscript: A Tribute to WCCO Television
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760341322
Author:
Rosen, Mark
Publisher:
MVP Books
Author:
Bruton, Jim
Author:
Shelby, Don
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports Writing
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Subject:
Vikings
Subject:
mn vikings
Subject:
mn twins
Subject:
Twin cities
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First, Updated Paperback Edition
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 b/w photos
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
Mark Rosen has long been a treasured and respected sports-news figure in Minnesota, and in Best Seat in the House, he shares stories and experiences from 40 years in the field.

"Synopsis" by ,
Mark Rosen’s had the best seat in the house for more than 40 years—and now he’s sharing it with you!
 
Praise for Best Seat in the House
“Mark’s passion and energy, along with the professionalism he has brought to his sports coverage, has given him a special perspective. He shares that with us in Best Seat in the House, which will give you unique insights into the Minnesota sports scene over the past four decades.”—Paul Molitor, MLB Hall of Famer
 
“Mark is one of the most knowledgeable, personable, and hardworking sports writers that I have met. His sense of fairness, integrity, and accuracy mirror those of the top professional broadcasters.”—Lou Nanne, former Minnesota North Star player, coach, general manager, and president
 
“I associate Mark Rosen’s career with hard work, honesty, and integrity. . . . Best Seat in the House is a grand and true reflection of Mark’s amazing career. I am proud to call him my friend.”—Dave Winfield, MLB Hall of Famer 
 
“The book reads like a highlight film of the athletes and events that have defined Minnesota sports for the better part of a lifetime.”—Star Tribune
 
“Rosen's voice in Best Seat in the House is much like his voice on television: genuine, credible, and as much a sports fan as he was when he was a kid.”—Pioneer Press
"Synopsis" by , Mark Rosen was hired by WCCO television at the age of 17 and has been a part of the 'CCO team for more than 40 years. During that time, Mark has become one of the most popular and esteemed sports media celebrities in the region--a true icon of the Minnesota sports scene. In this first-person account, Rosen shares his experiences working with athletes, journalists, and a variety of local notables. He describes the most memorable moments from the playing fields and behind the scenes, and he offers insights gleaned from four decades in the business. In Best Seat in the House, Rosen tells of joining the fast-paced world of television journalism as a wide-eyed high-schooler and then traces his journey to becoming one of the most recognized and respected names in local sports broadcasting. He shares his experiences meeting heroes like Harmon Killebrew and Bud Grant, covering iconic sporting events like the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" and the Twins' World Series victories in 1987 and '91, and breaking the big stories about the Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves, Lynx, Wild, and Gophers.The stories and anecdotes contained in Best Seat in the House offer a rare, exclusive look into the worlds of sports, media, and even politics from the perspective of someone who has been at the center of it all.
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