Remembering Marty Glickman
Remembering Marty Glickman: A Sportscasting Pioneer
Giants of sports broadcasting gathered in New York City for a once-in-a-lifetime tribute. They honored one of their own and reflected on a man who refined sportscasting for America’s sports nation.
They remembered Marty Glickman, the Brooklyn high school track champion and U.S. Olympic team sprinter who made his mark by being denied his chance to compete at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Glickman would return from the Games to become one of Syracuse University’s first football stars, then move on to become one of broadcasting most accomplished sportscasters.
Glickman paved the way for three generations of sportscasters. Many followed him to Syracuse University, including Marv Albert and Bob Costas.
Albert and Costas joined documentarian James Freedman for an intimate conversation at the Time Warner Building in Manhattan before 160 invited guests. Together, they shared memories of the pioneer who inspired them.
Remembering Marty Glickman: A Sportscasting Pioneer, produced by WCNY-TV and Axxess Video productions, is a half-hour program that captures that magical night in New York. It introduces viewers to the story of Glickman from those inspired by him. It includes the round-table conversation with Costas, Albert, Freedman and interviews with sportscasting A-listers, including Mike Tirico, Dick Stockton,Len Berman, Sean McDonough, Ian Eagle and others.
The program, set to air in February 2014, also features the presentation of the first Marty Glickman Award for Leadership in Sports Media. The award went to Costas.