Sunday, June 8, 2008

"They're all gone"

It was a few days before I was born, but those three words still continue to haunt television to this day ... and they were said by the legendary sportswriter Jim McKay. Munich, 1972 -- the murder of 11 athletes from Israel. In a clever move, ABC News decided to throw the newscast to McKay, who broadcast for 16 hours straight -- on his one day off during the Games. He became the first sports reader to win a News Emmy.

He died yesterday; one of the last true giants. God bless you, sir.

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