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Encyclopedia > Jim McKay

James Kenneth McManus, better known by his professional name of Jim McKay (b. September 24, 1921, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American television sports journalist. September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ...


McKay is best known for hosting ABC's Wide World of Sports (19611998)—his "...thrill of victory, agony of defeat" introduction for that program has passed into American pop culture—and television coverage of twelve Olympic Games. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... ABCs Wide World of Sports is a long-running sports anthology show on American television. ... See also: 1960 in television, other events of 1961, 1962 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1961-62 American network television schedule. ... The year 1998 in television involved some significant events. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ...


McKay has also covered a wide variety of special events, including horse-races such as the Kentucky Derby, golf events such as the British Open, and the Indianapolis 500. The Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. ... “British Open” redirects here. ... “Indy 500” redirects here. ...


McKay was the founder of Maryland Million Day, a series of twelve races designed to promote Maryland's horse breeding industry. The day-long program has grown to become a major racing event in the state of Maryland, second only to the Preakness Stakes day at Pimlico Race Course. It has spawned more than twenty other similar events at U.S. race tracks such as the Sunshine Millions. The Preakness Stakes is a Grade I stakes race 1 3/16 mile (1. ... Pimlico Race Course is a horse racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland, most famous for hosting the Preakness Stakes. ... The Sunshine Millions is a series of American races for thoroughbred horses held in January at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California or at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. ...

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Honors

McKay has won numerous awards for journalism, including two Emmys and the George Polk Award just for his sports and news coverage of the 1972 Munich Olympics. In 1988, McKay was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. An Emmy Award. ... The George Polk Awards is an American journalism award. ... The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, were held in Munich, West Germany, from 26 August to 11 September 1972. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The US Olympic Hall of Fame is a list of the top American Olympic athletes. ...


Munich

While covering the Munich Massacre in 1972, McKay had taken on the job of reporting the events as Roone Arledge fed them into his earpiece. After the botched rescue attempt, he came on the air with this statement: The Munich massacre occurred during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, when members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage by the Palestinian militant group Black September, a group with ties to Yasser Arafat’s Fatah organization. ... The 1972 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad, were held in Munich, West Germany, from 26 August to 11 September 1972. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ...

"Our greatest hopes and our worst fears are seldom realized. Our worst fears have been realized tonight. They've now said that there were eleven hostages; two were killed in their rooms yesterday morning, nine were killed at the airport tonight. They're all gone."[1][2][3]

1994-present

In 1994, he was the studio host for the FIFA World Cup coverage, the first ever held on American soil. The year 1994 in television involved some significant events. ... Qualifying countries The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. ...


In 2002, ABC "loaned" McKay to NBC to serve as a special correspondent during the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. Jim McKay covered the 2006 FIFA World Cup for ABC. This is a list of television-related events in 2002. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Qualifying countries The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the eighteenth instance of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international association football world championship tournament. ...


Jim McKay's son, Sean McManus, a protege of the late Roone Arledge, ([1]) is president of competitor CBS' Sports and News divisions. Sean McManus is the president of CBS News in the United States. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ...


See also

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References

  1. ^ http://www.americansportscastersonline.com/mckay5questions.html
  2. ^ http://www.statesman.com/life/content/life/stories/travel/01/8MUNICH.html
  3. ^ http://apse.dallasnews.com/contest/2002/writing/over250/over250.enterprise.second11a.html

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Preceded by
Chris Schenkel
Television voice of the
Indianapolis 500

1967-1974
Succeeded by
Keith Jackson
Preceded by
Keith Jackson
Television voice of the
Indianapolis 500

1976-1985
Succeeded by
Jim Lampley
Preceded by
None
Chris Schenkel
Dick Enberg
American television prime time anchor, Summer Olympics
1960
1976
1984
Succeeded by
Bill Henry
Dick Enberg
Bryant Gumbel
Preceded by
Walter Cronkite
Curt Gowdy
American television prime time anchor, Winter Olympics
1964
1976-1988
Succeeded by
Chris Schenkel
Tim McCarver and Paula Zahn

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Jim McKay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (307 words)
McKay has also covered a wide variety of special events, including horse races such as the Kentucky Derby, golf events such as the British Open, and the Indianapolis 500.
McKay has won numerous awards for journalism, including two Emmys and the George Polk Award just for his sports and news coverage of the 1972 Munich Olympics.
Jim McKay's son Sean McManus[4], has made a name for himself as he now serves as president of both CBS Sports and CBS News.
Pollard-Grant Racing - Victoria BC Canada. Articles - Jim McKay (762 words)
When Jim isn't racing his '96 Lumina Pro Four south of the border, he can be found working in the Western Speedway pits with the ministocks, where his origin in auto racing began many years ago.
Jim has always built his own cars and designed his motors, and admits that he that he is a perfectionist where his cars are concerned.
Jim was smitten by the four cylinder speedsters the first time he saw them run at Port Angeles Speedway a few years ago.
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