Marty Glickman documentary airs tonight on PBS

WCNY, Central New York’s Public Broadcasting Company, presents “Marty Glickman: A Sportscasting Pioneer”at 9 p.m. tonight on WCNY. It re-airs at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 on WCNY, 8 p.m. Feb. 24 on World and 2:40 p.m. Feb. 25 on WCNY.The 30-minute program, produced by WCNY and Axxess Video productions, introduces viewers to the story of Glickman from those who inspired by him. It includes round-table conversation with Bob Costas, Marv Albert, James Freedman and interviews with sportscasting A-listers, including Mike Tirico, Dick Stockton, Len Berman, Sean McDonough, Ian Eagle, among others.The program also features the presentation of the first Marty Glickman Award for Leadership in Sports Media. The presentation was held in New York City at the Warner Building in Manhattan and was hosted by Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in August 2013. Giants of sports broadcasting gathered in New York City for this once-in-a-lifetime tribute. They honored one of their own and reflected on a man who refined sportscasting for America’s sports nation. The award was presented to Bob Costas.They remembered Glickman, the Brooklyn high school track champion and U.S. Olympic team sprinter who made his mark by being denied his chance to compete at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Glickman returned from the Games to become one of Syracuse University’s first football stars, then moved on to become one of broadcasting most accomplished sportscasters.To learn more about the program, visit wcny.org/remembering-marty-glickman.

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