Jim McKay, one of the first ever television hosts, is best-known as the long-time lead anchor on ABC's "Wide World of Sports," the show that became the benchmark for sports television programming.
McKay won an Emmy for his sensitive coverage of the tragic hostage crisis at the 1972 Munich Olympics, and he recounts that unprecedented 15-hour broadcast in harrowing detail. But McKay still believes in the purity, beauty, and glory of sports, and the book is filled with the wonderful events he covered in his sparkling 50-year career. He rates the greatest moments and the greatest athletes in his "Jim McKay Rankings." Among his favorites are down-to-the-wire finishes in Triple Crown races, Bob Beamon's record-breaking long jump at the 1968 summer Olympics, the celebrated battles between Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, and many more. With his trademark warmth and humor, McKay also shares never-before-told stories from the world of sports and the early days of television. The Real McKay is an uplifting and inspiring picture of sports and a testament to the triumph of the human spirit.
"Jim McKay is a great gentleman and one of America's best ambassadors in the world of sports. He has a fascinating story to tell--don't miss it!" --Jack Nicklaus
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.42(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.91(d)|