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
01:31
Jim McKay on sports versus news- "reporting is reporting" 
05:19
Dick Enberg on the importance of objectivity in sports announcing
04:22
Bob Costas on how he became a television sportscaster
04:34
Curt Gowdy on how to prepare for a game and talking to players
01:16
Who talked about this profession

Bob Costas

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Bob Costas on how he became a television sportscaster
04:34
Bob Costas on how he prepares for a sportscast; on how he calls a game
04:24
Bob Costas on wanting to be a baseball player, then a broadcaster
02:11
Bob Costas on how his style affects telling the story of sports
01:46
Bob Costas on advice to aspiring sportscasters
01:59

Dick Enberg

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Dick Enberg on the importance of listening in broadcasting
01:23
Dick Enberg on the importance of objectivity in sports announcing
04:22
Dick Enberg on what he is imparting to the listener when announcing play-by-play for baseball
03:38
Dick Enberg on calling a game by himself as opposed to working with others in the announcing booth
03:46
Dick Enberg on advice to an aspiring sportscaster
01:09

Frank Gifford

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Frank Gifford on how he would like to be remembered
00:40
Frank Gifford on advice he would give to someone starting out as a sportscaster
01:31
Frank Gifford on reactions from fans he meets
01:22

Curt Gowdy

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Curt Gowdy on his big break as announcer for the New York Yankees
04:26
Curt Gowdy on his start in sports radio at KFBC in Cheyenne, Wyoming
02:58
Curt Gowdy on the duties of a sports announcer
01:19
Curt Gowdy on how to prepare for a game and talking to players
01:16
Curt Gowdy on the evolution of sports broadcasting
01:42
Curt Gowdy on advice to aspiring sports broadcasters
01:15

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
06:41
Jim McKay on sports versus news- "reporting is reporting" 
05:19

Al Michaels

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Al Michaels on how he came up with "Do you believe in miracles?" when covering the 1980 Olympics
04:41
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.
01:49
Al Michaels on the challenge of describing a play and how Dan Dierdorf did it successfully
00:37
Al Michaels on wanting the viewers to trust him
01:55
Al Michaels on advice he would give to aspiring sportscasters; finding your own voice; know a little bit about everything
01:14