2008 Ceremony Photos

  • Main reception.
  • Glenn Adamo (left) of the NFL and Russell Gabay (right) of MLB International during the HOF reception.
  • Steve Hellmuth of the NBA, Patti Fallick with the MLB Network, and Adam Acone of the NHL during the HOF reception.
  • Michael Weisman of NBC Sports and former ABC Sports sportscaster Donna Deverona.
  • Sony's Steve Stubelt and NEP's George Hoover.
  • Fox Sports audio consultant Fred Aldous introduced the tribute video for the late Bob Seiderman, an audio great with CBS Sports and Fox Sports.
  • The induction of the late Bob Seiderman, an audio guru at CBS Sports and Fox Sports responsible for innovations like micing the walls at NASCAR races, microphones in bases at MLB games, and the first Super Bowl in Surround Sound, was the first ever induction in the technical operations category. His award was accepted by his 11-year old daughter Ashley (pictured here). Pictured here are Jerry Steinberg (left) of Fox Sports, Andi Ganz-Seiderman, Ashley, and Fred Aldous of Fox Sports (right).
  • Sports Broadcasting HOF inductee Charles A. Steinberg (left) with his wife Helen (second from left) with Emerald and Ken Aagaard.
  • The induction of the late Bob Seiderman, an audio guru at CBS Sports and Fox Sports responsible for innovations like micing the walls at NASCAR races, microphones in bases at MLB games, and the first Super Bowl in Surround Sound, was the first ever induction in the technical operations category. His award was accepted by his 11-year old daughter Ashley (pictured here). Pictured here are Jerry Steinberg (left) of Fox Sports, Andi Ganz-Seiderman, Ashley, and Fred Aldous of Fox Sports (right).
  • Ken Aagaard of CBS Sports introduced the tribute video for Charles A. Steinberg, former president of Sony Broadcast and president and CEO of Ampex.
  • Charles A. Steinberg with his award following his induction into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
  • Charlie Steinberg, former Ampex CEO and Sony President, backstage following his induction into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame with Ken Aagaard, Sports Broadcasting HOF chairman.
  • ABC Sports director Chet Forte redefined the nature of sports broadcasting by adding cameras to make sure Monday Night Football fans never missed a play or reaction. Here Don Ohlmeyer, who worked closely with Forte at ABC Sports, introduces Chet’s tribute video.
  • Jacqueline Forte accepted the award on behalf of her late father Chet Forte.
  • Chet Forte’s daughter, Jacqueline, accepted the award on her late father’s behalf in one of the evening’s most touching moments. Following a tearful induction, Jim Nantz of CBS Sports, and host of the Hall of Fame ceremony, presented Jacqueline and her mother, Trish, with a replica jersey from Columbia University where Forte was an all-American basketball player in the late 1950s (where he beat out Wilt Chamberlin for national player of the year honors).
  • Trish and Jacqueline Forte with Don Ohlmeyer following the induction of the late Chet Forte into the Sports Broadcasting HOF.
  • Jim Nantz introduced the tribute video for the late Curt Gowdy, a sportscaster who redefined sportscasting with his relaxed, easy going style.
  • Jim Nantz, CBS Sports lead play-by-play announcer, presented the HOF award to Curt Gowdy, Jr. who accepted on behalf of his late father, sportscaster Curt Gowdy.
  • Curt Gowdy, Jr. accepted the HOF award for his late father, Curt Gowdy. During his broadcasting career Curt Gowdy called everything from Super Bowls to Rose Bowls to World Series games and classic moments like Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruth’s home run record.
  • Sportsnet NY's Curt Gowdy, Jr. (left), ESPN's Tim Scanlan (center), and Russell Gabay of MLB International.
  • Don Ohlmeyer's induction kicked off the evening. Here Don accepts his award and discusses his career.
  • Trish and Jacqueline Forte with Don Ohlmeyer following the induction of the late Chet Forte into the Sports Broadcasting HOF.
  • Don Ohlmeyer (left) and Howard Katz of the NFL backstage following Don’s induction into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
  • Sports Broadcasting HOF inductee Don Ohlmeyer (left) with Sean McManus, president of CBS Sports and News.
  • ESPN's Geoff Mason introduced the tribute video for ABC Sports and Olympics broadcasting giant Marvin Bader. Bader accepted via videotape and currently resides in Los Angeles.
  • MIchael, Carla, and Laura Nathanson shared their thoughts and rememberances of their late father, NBC Sports director Ted Nathanson, during the HOF ceremony.
  • The induction of the late Ted Nathanson, acclaimed and beloved NBC Sports director of Wimbledon and half of the first 26 Super Bowls, was an emotional highlight of the evening. Here Edith Nathanson, Ted’s widow, is recognized by attendees and Geoff Mason of ESPN, who introduced Ted’s tribute video.
  • Ted Nathanson's children, Carla (second from left), Laura (second from right), and Michael (far right) accepted their father's award at the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Edith Nathanson (center), Ted's widow, and Geoff Mason (left) of ESPN joined the children for a photo after the presentation.
  • MIchael, Carla, and Laura Nathanson shared their thoughts and rememberances of their late father, NBC Sports director Ted Nathanson, during the HOF ceremony.
  • The late Val Pinchbeck, who played an integral role in making NFL football a TV powerhouse, was the second NFL executive to be inducted into the Hall, joining former commissioner Pete Rozelle. Paul Tagliabue (center) presented the HOF award to Val’s two sons, Val, Jr. (left) and James (right).
  • Michael Weisman of NBC Sports introduced the tribute video for baseball sportscasting legend Vin Scully. Scully accepted the award via videotape as he was in Los Angeles.