Jim McKay
Date of Birth
Sep 24, 1921
Birth Place:
Philadelphia, PA

Biography

An iconic sportscaster whose legacy is deeply intertwined with that of the terrorist kidnappings at the 1972 Munich Olympics (he was one of the very first to bring both the news of the initial assaults/murders and the news of the ill-fated liberation attempt to the viewing public), Jim McKay pioneered sports broadcasting via his longstanding assignment headlining ABC's Wide World of Sports. A...