Sportscaster


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Sportscasters provide commentary and insight to viewers during sporting events.

Highlights
Al Michaels on the role of a good sportscaster "the game is a melody and you're going to provide the lyrics"
Frank Gifford on advice he would give to someone starting out as a sportscaster
Jim McKay on sports versus news- "reporting is reporting" 
Dick Enberg on the importance of objectivity in sports announcing
Bob Costas on how he became a television sportscaster
Curt Gowdy on how to prepare for a game and talking to players
Who talked about this profession

Bob Costas

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Bob Costas on how he became a television sportscaster
Bob Costas on how he prepares for a sportscast; on how he calls a game
Bob Costas on wanting to be a baseball player, then a broadcaster
Bob Costas on how his style affects telling the story of sports
Bob Costas on advice to aspiring sportscasters

Dick Enberg

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Dick Enberg on the importance of listening in broadcasting
Dick Enberg on the importance of objectivity in sports announcing
Dick Enberg on what he is imparting to the listener when announcing play-by-play for baseball
Dick Enberg on calling a game by himself as opposed to working with others in the announcing booth
Dick Enberg on advice to an aspiring sportscaster

Frank Gifford

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Frank Gifford on how he would like to be remembered
Frank Gifford on advice he would give to someone starting out as a sportscaster
Frank Gifford on reactions from fans he meets

Curt Gowdy

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Curt Gowdy on his big break as announcer for the New York Yankees
Curt Gowdy on his start in sports radio at KFBC in Cheyenne, Wyoming
Curt Gowdy on the duties of a sports announcer
Curt Gowdy on how to prepare for a game and talking to players
Curt Gowdy on the evolution of sports broadcasting
Curt Gowdy on advice to aspiring sports broadcasters

Jim McKay

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Jim McKay on how he came to be the reporter during the hostage crisis at the 1972 Olympic Games
Jim McKay on sports versus news- "reporting is reporting" 

Al Michaels

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Al Michaels on how he came up with "Do you believe in miracles?" when covering the 1980 Olympics
Al Michaels on the role of a good sportscaster "the game is a melody and you're going to provide the lyrics"
Al Michaels on how the audience reacted to his taking over Frank Gifford's role on Monday Night Football.
Al Michaels on the challenge of describing a play and how Dan Dierdorf did it successfully
Al Michaels on wanting the viewers to trust him
Al Michaels on advice he would give to aspiring sportscasters; finding your own voice; know a little bit about everything