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There's a brand new documentary and I really encourage you watch even if you not a big sports fan as you know we talk.
A lot of -- -- art and as some New York.
Fiscal -- -- illuminating the life and legacy of the man who pioneered modern sports reporting.
And -- do just that there was so many facets of the men that -- have to tell that the Jim Friedman.
He wrote produced and directed Glickman and he joins us right now -- debut August 26 exclusively on HBO.
First thanks joining me and I appreciated thanks so much -- and I -- -- -- anyone to listen to sports they say find a way to meet him.
He couldn't have been nicer and did not know me from hole on the -- -- is intern get NBC at the time.
And you just want to help people.
Lou is that what turned you on what -- you think that this guy was special.
I actually worked for him I was seventeen I used to go into Manhattan and watch my brother produce his late night radio show on W any W.
Which was the first all sports call in shows in the nation.
1 -- am sitting in the Booth and my brother tells Marty's gotta go called up to the army reserves Marty -- -- find a new producer.
Without missing a beat Marty Glickman pointed directly into the Booth at me and said -- can do it.
I literally turned around expecting to see another guy named Jimmy sitting there there wasn't and for the rest of that year I produced to show he taught me how to get the scores off the wire schedule commercial -- calls.
Pretty heady stuff for seventeen year old.
But what I remember people's civil were you intimidated by Marty Glickman -- he was famous giant announcer -- I said now you know what I took away from that experience is Marty Glickman never treated me like some high school -- he treated me as his producer.
And it gave me a professional confidence I have to this very -- well and then at that point in his career he was how -- -- think Marty in the seventies.
Like early seventies was probably the fifty years old fifties and later when I went to Washington university in Saint Louis and later graduate school at Stanford I get a call from -- And he said why haven't you called me.
And so -- talking about race at the giants are in town and -- spotter for the game why haven't you called me he would reach out to people you were saying how we reached out to you as an intern.
Charley Steiner the dodger announcer.
Told a story I got a call out of the blue he was doing USFL football games -- people remember that.
And he gets a call from Marty he had never spoken to Marty personally -- up idolizing him but he didn't know.
He said what are you doing tomorrow Charlie says he says want to come over and bring your takes all go over.
Charlie says he learned more in the three hours he spent -- Marty Glickman that day and he had in the previous fifteen years of his career.
He knew how to describe things six equally.
-- -- Beginning on radio but would you also -- in the beginning is is him as an athlete.
Not many people know the Marty Glickman was one of the fastest men in America.
And was a tremendous athlete.
One of the reasons they don't always Marty was a very modest man he didn't believe in talking about as athletic.
Exploits when he broadcast how many people today who were former jocks.
Talk about not nonstop Marty said the game is the thing not me.
And by the way he's credited would being the first jock turned sportscaster certainly successful one in the history of the media can do the play by play Gifford will -- correct he did the play by but that's right that's right.
So you know morning -- influences.
Incredible as an athlete.
He was the third fastest runner in the world at one time behind Jesse -- and Ralph -- And a great football player it's -- -- university he gets robbed at Randall's island.
Which by the way I was just over them and -- was trying -- than -- you.
So -- and Randall's island that stadium was relatively new at that time he gets in the only say hit our brand new million dollar stadium it was like Austin Powers -- one million dollar give bill Randall's island is so that listeners get rid yourself do it used to be hell's gate.
It's right outside New York City is a little island and not people they made is that -- -- first play with a guy -- that's right absolutely.
So -- -- New York City and he goes to run and you of the footage of his race which is phenomenal -- million existed.
And he really comes in third.
The team has this is the US Olympic trials the top three finishers will represent the US in the 100 meter race which was being marquee race in the world to see -- the fastest man in the world it is.
And the next CEO and this is integrate it Marty's between Jesse owns around Metcalf the fastest man -- the world and the second fastest man in the world he said.
When he got into the starting.
Paula -- days they they actually dug their own starting think he was so nervous -- foot was shaking so much they had to stop.
The start of the race and let him shake off his leg and say he was so nervous racing against these guys.
But attendees -- the Olympic trials and we have footage that shows he came in third but back then there was no photo finish.
And the assistant track coach of the Olympic team was a USC track coach a very successful track coach being Cromwell.
And he contends the officials to put in his two USC guys for Draper and frank why cough.
Over Marty so Marty then became relegated to the relay when they went to Brooklyn so he goes to.
Berlin in this guy named -- was in charge and Marty Glickman is Jewish and proud of it.
And that seemed to play a role in him not getting to race let's listen to a little of the documentary.
As Marty Glickman talks about something that might have crushed a lot of people that they could rebound from as he is Syracuse student running in the Olympics.
Some people believe -- -- from was only looking after his USC trojans Draper and why can't and that track politics was the reason Glickman -- Stoller were dropped.
Others blame -- -- leaving he -- the two Jewish -- to appease Hitler.
Pundits dismiss any accusations of foul play writing in his official report on the 1936 games.
An erroneous report was circulated to two athletes have been dropped from the American relay team because of their religion.
This report was absurd.
The two athletes were taken only -- substitutes.
Two years later when the Nazis were building the German embassy in Washington DC they awarded the construction contract.
-- -- In the entire history.
Of the model Olympic Games.
No fix American track and field -- has ever had not competed in the Olympic Games.
Except for -- all -- me.
The only -- Jews on the 1936.
-- -- You -- able to shake that off.
And go back to Syracuse -- play -- -- Marty Glickman overcame so many obstacles in his career and he did it -- style and grace this is a man who use sport to transcend the division.
Created by race class and religion and and key.
It was -- remarkable Sam Stoller the other Jewish runner who did not get a chance to run and was told on his 21 birthday happy first -- Marty felt never truly recovered from this and when I heard that story.
I realize the heart of my film was what happens when an eighteen -- kids.
Dreams are crushed by racism and prejudice did it become bitter or do they triumph while Marty Glickman -- -- life with style and grace.
Yeah it is and some things that he invent two inning he'd be damaged well that editor for that dedication into sports casting.
And he was literally the pioneer as some of the first of it we would do with the language.
Using one word where others would -- two sentences and something like switch that was Marty Glickman.
When you hit a baskets you might -- swish and anyone who says that is imitating Marty Glickman.
Broadcasts is that they don't even realize all the most of the terminology he created the key the lame it was called the key because it used to be -- -- can't look like a -- -- The midcourt stripe the elbow the -- these are all Marty Glickman phrases in fact it's in new movie -- you -- Eyes that I didn't know get very.
We're best tour should revert cooks he invented the vernacular he invented the style I -- -- game and totally don't.
-- so we'll we'll.
-- go home goodness.
I would we play their best.
Players that this is a tremendous success tonight beginner.
-- -- Probably ideology best describe the place.
Who's very innovative.
Believe -- the progress and our values to key the lane the midcourt stripe the -- top of the circle and can you then.
Who won best term Larry king and sports broadcasting.
Swish swish swish.
I broadcasts from the front edge in the mezzanine.
And look for a pro right behind me.
Usually sit at a Jewish gentlemen.
And I knew he was Jewish because when I said switch.
He would say she.
British but I thought Erica.
It's amazing what he did and also is is no substitute for the blue collar work -- correct the same reason -- successful track and football.
Going home and work it on which you still wanna get better.
Yeah and and he worked I mean this guy is someone who did over 1000 football games 3000 basketball games.
You know 151000.
He was and form marble tournaments -- -- eleventh and also.
-- he did worked in high school and we're gonna talk about that we get back Jim Friedman -- he wrote produced and directed this wonderful documentary called Glickman.
-- in his life and legacy of the man who pioneered modern sports reporting he's going to be with us to talk a little bit more about the documentary which premieres August 26.
Only on HBO.
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