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"Glickman" review by Suzanne
Airs on Demand and on HBO

I'm a bit late reviewing this because first, I was moving, and it took more time than I thought it would. Then, HBO did send me the DVD of it, but it was destroyed in the mail. I watched the documentary On Demand and it's extraordinary. I don't even like sports, but this was very interesting.

Marty Glickman is best known as a sportscaster, but he originally was an Olympic runner that went to Germany for the 1936 Olympics. I had heard about Jesse Owens as a child but never about Marty Glickman, which is a shame.  Then he had a long and eventful career, with some occasional problems due to anti-semitism.  The most important thing is that he sounds like he was a great guy, beloved by all, and he did his best to make the world a great place, especially for kids.

Even if you don't like sports, you should make sure to watch this documentary about this amazing man.

Before Marv Albert and Bob Costas, there was Marty Glickman. A gifted Jewish-American athlete who was denied the chance to represent the U.S. at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, he went on to become one of the most revered and influential sportscasters in history, pioneering many of the techniques, phrases and programming innovations that are commonplace in sports reporting today. Chronicling his remarkable life and career, GLICKMAN debuts MONDAY, AUG. 26 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
The trailer, press release, and poster are available to view and/or download here:

GLICKMAN is the first documentary from writer, producer and director James L. Freedman, who produced Glickmanís late-night sports program on New York radio as a high-school senior. Featuring archival footage and interviews with such notables as Marv Albert, Bob Costas, Bill Bradley, Jim Brown, Frank Gifford, Larry King, Jerry Stiller, New York Giants co-owner John Mara and others, the film tells the story of a man who overcame prejudice to forge a remarkable career, setting the gold standard for sports broadcasters past, present and future.

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