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April 16, 2009 |
Les Keiter, a longtime sportscaster who was known for his radio re-creations of San Francisco Giants games for New York listeners in the first few years after the baseball team moved to California, died Tuesday at Castle Medical Center near Honolulu. He was 89. Honolulu television station KHON, where he had been a sports anchor for many years, reported that Keiter died of natural causes and had dementia.
February 11, 2008 |
Tommy Davis often talks about how a phone call in 1956 from Jackie Robinson convinced him to sign with the Dodgers rather than the New York Yankees. He recounted the story Feb. 1 at Jackie Robinson Legacy Day at Dodger Stadium and repeated it Saturday night at the 83rd Assn. of Professional Ball Players of America banquet in Long Beach. Former major leaguer Darrell Evans, who followed Davis to the podium at the baseball banquet, said, "Tommy, you got a call from Jackie Robinson.
July 13, 2006 |
A look at some of the highlights as the TV industry unveils its upcoming shows to the entertainment press at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena: * Is Tony Kornheiser the next Howard Cosell? His colleagues on ESPN's new "Monday Night Football" seem to think so.
December 9, 2001 |
Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell are warily circling each other, like fighters in the ring, a young giant with rippling muscles and a lightning-quick jab versus an aging sports commentator with wobbly legs and a bad toupee, two men equal only in their blustery braggadocio and gift for gab. They're doing the dozens, teasing each other with a tornado of street-corner taunts. "Honestly, champ, I fear for your survival," Cosell says with his uniquely stentorian diction.
August 19, 2000
Everyone forgets one key point why "Monday Night Football" was so successful and exciting with Howard Cosell: It was his halftime review of all the highlights of the weekend's games. There was no satellite or cable television to view the games or highlights. Howard was the only one! MIKE BALTZER Long Beach
July 17, 2000 |
Dennis Miller and his new "Monday Night Football" partners appeared together in public for the first time Sunday in Pasadena, and no one could accuse Miller of grandstanding or trying to steal the show. If anything, he was subdued. No ranting. Actually, Dan Fouts and Al Michaels got off the best lines. About the only thing that made Miller stand out was everyone else on the featured panel was wearing a jacket. Miller showed up in a denim shirt and jeans.