Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2016
Wednesday, December 21, 2016CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus Tells the Story of How He Broke Out of His Father's ShadowHaving served at the highest ranks of both CBS Sports and CBS News (simultaneously, at one point), Sean McManus has solidified his place as one of the most powerful and influential media executives in the world. But even a man of McManus' stature got his start somewhere. In his Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame acceptance speech, McManus tells the story.Tuesday, December 20, 2016Bob Mikkelson's Acceptance Speech Offered a Poetic Peek Inside the Life of an Aerial Camera OperatorThe true hallmark of a high profile sporting event is aerial coverage; a blimp or plane flying over the stadium capturing sparking images of field and the surrounding cityscape. One of the great pioneers in aerial sports camerawork is Bob Mikkelson, who was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. During his acceptance speech, Mikkelson gave a poignant description of what its been like to enjoy such a spectacularly unique career.Tuesday, December 20, 2016Howard Cosell's Grandson Impersonates Him During Tim McCarver's Sports Broadcasting HOF AcceptanceDuring his Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame acceptance speech, legendary baseball announcer Tim McCarver welcomed up to the stage the grandson of Howard Cosell, Colin Cosell. Fittingly, McCarver got his first big national break behind the mic when he was called in to the 1985 World Series as a last-minute replacement after Howard Cosell was dropped from the lineup following controversy surrounding a book he had written. His spot in the broadcast booth at the Fall Classic was one that he wouldn’t relinquish until his retirement from national broadcasting in 2014.Friday, December 16, 2016NFL on CBS's James Brown Offers Trubute to Pittsburgh Steelers Chairman Dan RooneyFollowing the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame acceptance speech of Pittsburgh Steelers chairman and longtime owner Dan Rooney, emcee and host of the NFL on CBS, James Brown offered his own heartfelt words of congratulations.Wednesday, December 14, 2016Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2016: Verne LundquistVerne Lundquist accepts her induction in the 2016 Class of the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.Wednesday, December 14, 2016Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame 2016: Craig SagerCraig Sager has been inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Turner Sports President David Levy accepts on his behalf.