Special – 1985 – ESPN Roy Firestone Interviews Howard Rosenberg On One Don In + One Don Out


This ESPN Sports Look with Roy Firestone showcases an interview with Los Angeles Times sportswriter Howard Rosenberg regarding a piece that Rosenberg wrote regarding “one Don in and one Don out”…. which was a story about Miama Coach Don Shula “being in” by having his contract extended….and ABC’s Don Meredith “being out” on Monday Night Football.   

Howard Anthony Rosenberg (born June 10, 1942) is an American television critic…who worked at The Louisville Times from 1968 through 1978….and then worked at the Los Angeles Times for 25 years where he won a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism…..which led to his being a guest on many programs like ESPN’s Sports Look with Roy Firestone….as seen in this video herewith.   Rosenberg coined the term mixed martial arts or MMA….in the inaugural Ultimate Fighting Championship event at UFC 1 in November 1993.  In recent years he has written the book No Time to Think: The Menace of Media Speed and the 24-Hour News Cycle with Charles S. Feldman….and compiled an anthology of his works, Not So Prime Time: Chasing the Trivial on American Television.  Rosenberg was a member of the Peabody Awards Board of Jurors from 1996 to 2003….and currently teaches multiple classes on television criticism as an adjunct professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.  The Forbes Media Guide Five Hundred, 1994 states that Howard Rosenberg is “Smart and perceptive, Rosenberg crafts stylish reviews of TV shows and trends, producing columns both witty and quotable…. Tuned in to both TV and the outside world, Rosenberg provides the caviar of critiques.”

Roy Firestone (born December 8, 1953) is an American sports commentator and journalist….who from 1980 to 1994….was the host of ESPN’s interview program SportsLook….which later was renamed Up Close.  He also served as a color commentator for the network’s first season of Sunday Night Football telecasts in 1987.  We are ImaSportsphile are fortunate to have several of Firestone’s best Sports Look interviews….as we consider them to be “nuggets of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories.

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