One of television's most respected journalists, Al Michaels has covered more major sports events since he joined ABC Sports in 1976 than any sportscaster. He has been widely acclaimed for his knowledgeable and insightful reporting in his primary assignment for ABC Sports since 1986 ," play-by-play announcer for ABC's NFL "Monday Night Football," the most successful sports series in television history.
Brent Musburger is one of the most versatile and talented broadcasters in the industry. A preeminent voice of college football and college basketball play-by-play, Musburger is alos the host of ABC Sports' coverage of the Little League World Series.
Dave Dravecky has left two indelible images in the minds of baseball fans worldwide. The first was August 10, 1989, when Dave triumphantly pitched a 4-3 win for the San Francisco Giants in his first major-league game following cancer surgery.
In 1979, Diana Nyad plunged into the history books by completing the longest swim ever. The distance was 102.5 miles from the coast of Bimini to the Florida shore. This incredible record, longest swim by a man or a woman would stand for eighteen years.
Larry Merchant is a former sportswriter and longtime commentator for HBO Sports Boxing presentations, including "World Championship Boxing," "Boxing After Dark" and Pay-per view telecasts.
Lesley Visser, a pioneer among women sports journalists, returned to CBS Sports in August 2000 as a contributor to THE NFL TODAY, college basketball, the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, as well as special projects with CBS Sports and CBS News.
Susan Blackmore studies memes -- those self-replicating "life forms" that spread themselves via human consciousness. We're now headed, she believes, toward a new form of meme, spread by the technology we've created.
Commentator on ESPN's Monday Night Football, Co-host on ESPN's Pardon The Interruption, Host of the "Tony Kornheiser Show", Former Washington Post columnist
Named Executive Producer of NBA Inside Stuff and NBA Entertainment-produced specials in March 1998, Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Ahmad Rashad has hosted Inside Stuff on NBC since 1998. Rashad is also a host for the NBA on NBC studio show.
Journalist Andrew Mwenda has spent his career fighting for free speech and economic empowerment throughout Africa. He argues that aid makes objects of the poor -- they become passive recipients of charity rather than active participants in their own economic betterment.
Benjamin Wallace is a journalist and author of The Billionaire's Vinegar, the true story of the world's most expensive bottle of (possibly phony?) wine. He's been a contributor to GQ, Details, Salon and The Washington Post.
Brian Kilmeade serves as co-host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) irreverent morning program, FOX & Friends, in addition to serving as the network's sports reporter. Also, he co-hosts a live weekend national radio show on One on One Sports and hosts Soccer Zone on the MSG Network.
Journalist Carl Honore is best known for his advocacy of the Slow Movement. His book In Praise of Slowness dissects our speed-obsessed society and celebrates those who have gotten in touch with their "inner tortoise."
In 1964, Donna deVarona won two gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics. During her swimming career, she held 18 world records and 33 national records in all strokes and was named the most outstanding female athlete in the world by Associated Press and United Press International. Featured as the cover girl for magazines such as Life, Time, The Saturday Evening Post and twice for Sports Illustrated, Donna is recognized as the Queen of Swimming of her era.
Dr. Jack Ramsay is a basketball legend. He is acknowledged as one of the sport's greatest teachers and motivators. Presently an NBA analyst for ESPN, Jack's illustrious basketball career spans 6 decades and every level of the sport. He is a member of The Basketball Hall of Fame. His 1977 NBA Championship.
Elaine Morgan is an octogenarian scientist, armed with an arsenal of television writing credits and feminist instincts, on a mission to prove humans evolved in water.
Jeremy Schaap (b. August 23, 1969, New York City) is an American sportswriter, television reporter, and author. Schaap is an Emmy award winner for his work as the host of Outside the Lines, a sports news and interviews program, on ESPN.
Fun. Uplifting. Down-to-earth. That's how audiences describe John Cassis. John's presentations offer a rare blend of humor, entertainment and content - something you don't get with every speaker. John is the founder and president of The Cassis Group, a consulting firm specializing in team building and motivation.
Kathryn Schulz is the author of "Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error," and writes "The Wrong Stuff," a Slate series featuring interviews with high-profile people about how they think and feel about being wrong.
Kwabena Boahen wants to understand how brains work -- and to build a computer that works like the brain by reverse-engineering the nervous system. His group at Stanford is developing Neurogrid, a hardware platform that will emulate the cortex's inner workings.
Peter Gammons, a highly respected Major League Baseball journalist, serves as a studio analyst on ESPN's Baseball Tonight. He also provides Diamond Notes, his regular reports during the baseball season for SportsCenter.
A premier baseball essayist, the Brooklyn-born Kahn at twenty-five began covering the Dodgers for the New York Herald Tribune. He later wrote for Sports Illustrated and Newsweek. His 1972 best-seller, The Boys of Summer, an account of the great Brooklyn teams of the 1950s, is a recognized classic.
Award-winning columnist for the Washington Post, Author of three New York Times bestsellers including "It's Not About the Bike" with Lance Armstrong
Sam Martin is the senior editor at frog design and the editor-in-chief of design mind magazine. He is also the author of Manspace: A Primal Guide to Marking Your Territory.
With photography, Yann Arthus-Bertrand has captured the beauty of the Earth. Through video and film, his latest projects bind together ecology and humanism. For him, it's all about living together.
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