Sun coverage: Jim McKay
November 2, 2008
Jim McKay probably would have been a little embarrassed that an entire ballroom of people made such a fuss in his honor last night at the Hilton Baltimore.
October 31, 2008
Jim McKay saw so much of the world during his lengthy and legendary broadcasting career. His syrupy voice, endearing charm and calming presence always made viewers of ABC's Wide World of Sports feel at home, whether he was profiling cliff divers in Acapulco or ice boat racers in Wisconsin.
September 20, 2008
This year marks the first time the Maryland Million will be run without legendary broadcaster Jim McKay, the man who was raised in Baltimore and dreamed up the event that started in 1986.
June 11, 2008
Jim McKay: 1921-2008
Giant of broadcasting remembered as a friend
June 10, 2008
Jim McKay's contributions to racing
Sportscaster had 'a direct effect on the industry'
10:04 AM EDT, June 10, 2008
A roundup of recent national media coverage on the broadcasting icon's career
June 8, 2008
He was a Baltimore TV pioneer, 'the first real star sportscaster'
June 8, 2008
Back at the dawn of Baltimore television, when the Sunpapers owned the first station here, a 25-year-old Evening Sun reporter named Jim McManus agreed to work in front of the camera for $65 a week. It was 1947. The station, WMAR-TV, had to fill hours upon hours with original programming. So its crews did remote telecasts, running from the races at Pimlico to supermarket openings to professional wrestling matches at the old Baltimore Coliseum.
June 8, 2008
August 13, 2004
Broadcaster Jim McKay looks back at the Olympics that forever changed the Games
October 8, 2005
Everyone seems to believe Maryland Million Day came into existence because television sports broadcaster Jim McKay attended the first Breeders' Cup races in 1984 at Hollywood Park.
February 24, 2003
Jim McKay: My World in My Words, an HBO documentary on the life of the legendary sportscaster, is at its best when it gets personal, very personal - as in his relationship with his wife, Margaret.
May 17, 2002
A senior at Loyola Blakefield was presented with the first James K. McManus Award for excellence in journalism or the literary arts at the school's annual awards ceremony yesterday at the campus in Towson.
January 30, 2002
No one could ever accuse Jim McKay of signing up for another Olympics because he's resume building. Or because he needs the paycheck.
January 11, 2001
NBC Sports has gained an unlikely but familiar presence for its broadcast of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City: Jim McKay, the Baltimore-based commentator known best for leading a dozen Olympic broadcasts on ABC dating back four decades.
September 11, 2000
There once was a time when we believed the best about the Olympics, when the notion of achieving peace and brotherhood through athletic competition, though quaint and naive on its face, was the guiding spirit behind why we watched the quadrennial global festival of sports.
May 21, 2000
ABC producer Curt Gowdy Jr.'s office in the main production trailer at Pimlico - barely larger than the closet on the other side of the door - was filled to bursting yesterday around noon, 4 1/2 hours before the telecast.
October 30, 1999
As you drive into Jim McKay's driveway off a narrow, winding road near Monkton and look at the horses in fields surrounded by white-painted board fences, you might wonder why he'd ever want to travel the wide world.
December 9, 1998
ABC broadcaster Jim McKay joined Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr. yesterday in supporting Washington and Baltimore's bid to play host to the 2012 Olympic Games by joining the regional organizing committee.
May 15, 1998
Jim McKay has a theory about parenting that explains why he became so emotional four months ago when his son, Sean McManus, brokered a landmark deal in their family's business, sports television.
February 10, 1998
"HI. IT'S Jim McKay."
November 6, 1997
Jim McKay loves to tell stories. He's told stories about the wide world of sports for 50 years. Now he's telling his own.
November 2, 1997
Fifty years ago, as the clock ticked toward 3 p.m., a small band of men waited nervously for the moment when they would make history by airing the first television program in Baltimore.
October 20, 1996
If you'd had an extra two bucks to wager last Saturday at the Maryland Million, you couldn't have gone wrong betting on Jim McKay. He just kept running.
May 18, 1996
Just as ABC producer Curt Gowdy Jr. was being asked the other day what it was like to have Jim McKay back on this year's Preakness telecast, McKay strolled up.
April 26, 1996
ABC's "Wide World of Sports" has been, in the unforgettable words of Jim McKay, "spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sports," but the truth is that the show has become the longest-running program in the network's history because, for all its far-flung travel, it is about simplicity.
September 15, 1995
The Evening Sun publishes its final editions today, a victim of changing times and failing circulation.
September 15, 1995
A characteristic of The Evening Sun has been the friendly practice of newsroom and editorial staffers and alumni to keep in touch and see one another over the years.
October 5, 1993
PETER G. ANGELOS
June 19, 1993
Tennis star Pam Shriver and veteran sportscaster Jim McKay are among six people to join a group of Maryland investors who are trying to buy the Orioles.
September 6, 1991
What Jim McKay has contributed to Maryland racing should be set in bronze so it can be recognized and preserved for perpetuity. No ulterior motive is involved. That's not his style. This is a man with a deep love for the game and a willingness to give abundantly, without compensation, of his intellect, imagination and abilities.
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