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K.C. Jones of the Boston Celtics
[Reactions to comments by Jimmy "the Greek"]
Original Airdate: 1/18/1988

Length: 00:03:37
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Christy George reports on racist remarks made by Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder on national television. George notes that Snyder made offensive remarks about the superiority of African American athletes and their lack of qualifications for management positions. George's report includes footage of Snyder making the remarks on television. George reviews the controversy surrounding the remarks, which led up to Snyder being fired by CBS. George's report includes footage of Jesse Jackson (African American political leader), Al Campanis (General Manager, Los Angeles Dodgers) and Brent Musberger (CBS Sports). George's report features footage from interviews with fans and athletes about Snyders comments and about African American coaches and managers in professional sports. Hank Finkel (radio commentator), Mark Acres (Boston Celtics), Dennis Johnson (Boston Celtics), and K.C. Jones (Boston Celtics) are interviewed. George notes that professional sports leagues need to improve their record of hiring African American managers and coaches.

Contributor : Reporter
Christy George
Format : Tape 5533   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102881 
VHS cassette 104217 
Betacam cassette 104216 
D3 cassette 104215 

Subject : Keywords
African American athletes
Race relations

Subject : Personal Names
Acres, Mark
Campanis, Al
Finkel, Hank
George, Christy
Jackson, Jesse
Johnson, Dennis
Jones, K.C.
Musberger, Brent
Snyder, Jimmy "the Greek"

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Celtics
CBS Sports

Type : Genre
News - Television

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