[Reactions to comments by Jimmy "the Greek"]
Original Airdate: 1/18/1988
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
Subject : Keywords
African American athletes
Subject : Personal Names
Snyder, Jimmy "the Greek"
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Type : Genre
News - Television
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