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.
Pitching in the World Series was a thrilling experience, but the most exciting event in my life was when I trusted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior
Anthony Munoz is one of Cincinnati's true sports icons. Considered by many as the greatest offensive lineman in NFL history, Munoz has a record of excellence that is unrivaled in professional football.
Academy Award winner Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Barry Levinson has crafted an enviable reputation in the film industry as a director who blends literate and intelligent visions into films.
In 1997, Dallas Cowboys Special Teams Captain, Bill Bates, finished his fifteenth successful season in the NFL. A member of the 1992, 1993 & 1995 Super Bowl Champions team, Bill has been a long time favorite of Cowboys fans. He was named the winner of the Bob Lily Award four years in a row, from 1990-1994.
Bobby Clampett joined CBS Sports in 1991 as an on-course reporter for the CBS Television Network's broadcast of the PGA Championship. He is now a full-time member of the CBS golf team, having retired from the PGA Tour in 1995.
Playing in the NFL has been a very rewarding experience for me. If you had told me early in my life that I would help my team win Super Bowls, play in Pro Bowls and earn various All-Pro honors, I wouldn't have believed you.
There were times in his life when Casey Martin cried out to God, saying "why me?" Now, the PGA Tour Rookie allows his current circumstances to bring glory to the Lord. "I've learned to trust Him," said Martin, who accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of eight and deepened his relationship with Him in his late teens.
ESPN's Chris Berman is one of sports television's brightest and most recognizable personalities. Twice the versatile Berman has been selected the National Sportscaster of the Year (1989-1990) by the members of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.
Chris Kattan was born October 19, 1970 in Southern California. He joined "Saturday Night Live" on March 16, 1996 as a featured player. On September 28, 1996, he was promoted to cast member status.
A native of Americus, Georgia, Dan Reeves began his pro career as a free agent running back for the Dallas Cowboys in 1965, finishing his playing career as the Cowboy's fifth all-time leading rusher in 1972. Reeves stellar coaching career began when he joined the Dallas coaching staff in 1970, taking on a dual role as player/coach for two seasons.
Darrell Green is a seven-time All-Pro defensive back with the Washington Redskins and a four-time winner of the NFL Fastest Man Competition. He has played in three Super Bowls: His first as a rookie cornerback in 1984, when the Raiders beat the Redskins, and in the 1988 and 1992 Super Bowls, both victories over the Denver Broncos and the Buffalo Bills, respectively.
After a 29-year racing career, Darrell Waltrip's NASCAR journey continues in 2001 as a full-time NASCAR on FOX television commentator, doing what some say he does best: talk. Soon after Waltrip joined the Winston Cup circuit at the 1972 Winston 500, he earned the nickname "Jaws" for keeping his big mouth open despite failing to win his first race until his 50th start.
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.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and two-time Oscar nominee, director, essayist, novelist and poet DAVID MAMET (writer/director) has been a force in American theater since 1976, when his first staged plays immediately won Obie and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards.
Debra Messing (born on August 15, 1968), is an American actress. She is married to screenwriter Daniel Zelman, and on April 7, 2004, gave birth to their son, Roman Walker Zelman. She became widely known as interior designer Grace Adler in the sitcom Will & Grace. In 2003 she won an Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for the role.
With an illustrious career of achievement in theatre, films and television that has earned her distinctive stature throughout the entire entertainment profession, Doris Roberts ended the Millenium with a new high.
Elie Wiesel's statement: "...to remain silent and indifferent is the greatest sin of all..." stands as a succinct summary of his views on life and serves as the driving force of his work.
Frank Reich is known for his incredible comebacks. Not once but twice in his football career, he led his team to victory in the face of virtually insurmountable odds. In 1984, down by more than 30 points, he engineered a record-setting comeback in college football. In 1993, he did it again as a professional. Today, his exciting determination on the football field and inspiring boldness for the Lord endure after a long journey of "the highest of highs and the lowest of lows."
Reminisce for any length of time about the gridiron glory of college and professional running backs and the name Gale Sayers emerges to the forefront. Sayers' work ethic and development of his God-given athletic talents resulted in his selection into the NFL draft by the Chicago Bears. Sayers' entire NFL career (1965-1971) soon became a treasured highlight film. The quick, agile and elusive Sayers caused scores of missed tackles and created never-ending headaches for defensive coaches throughout the league.
Very few athletes have the opportunity to reinvent their sport. Jackie Joyner-Kersee is one such athlete. She has amassed 20 records in the heptathlon and has won three Olympic gold medals. Off the track, she is a business executive who runs her own sports-marketing firm and heads the JJK Community Foundation, an organization that sponsors programs for disadvantaged youth.
To the public at large, Jerry Stiller is best known as the husband and comedy partner of actress/director Anne Meara, and as the father of comedian Ben Stiller.
Jerry Zucker (born March 11, 1950 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American movie director. He co-directed the movies Airplane! in 1980, Top Secret! in 1984, Ruthless People in 1986. He also directed Ghost in 1990 and Rat Race in 2001. He is the brother of David Zucker.
Outfielder for the 2010 American League Champion Texas Rangers; Named the Most Valuable Player of the ALCS 2010 and 2010 MLB Player of the Year by "The Sporting News"
Since Judge Mablean departure from Divorce Court, she has been on a speaking circuit traveling throughout the country to inspire, share and educate individuals on real life topics.
The boy who became "Dr. J" began life in a public housing project but his talent, hard work and determination were to take him a long way. One of the most exciting and talented players in the history of professional basketball, Julius Erving literally changed how the game is played.
Kerri Strug (born November 19, 1977) is an American gymnast from Tucson, Arizona. Strug was trained by the legendary coach Bela Karolyi, and joined the United States national team in 1991.
Kevin Johnson is a businessman, community activist, philanthropist, world-class athlete and former national television personality. Always ambitious and goal oriented, at only 36 years of age, Johnson has received numerous awards and accolades for both his work on and off the basketball court. While all of his accomplishments to date hold a special meaning for him, Kevin Johnson has only begun to make his mark.
ometimes outrageous, but always outrageously funny, Kinky Friedman is a humorist and satirical songwriter with a raucous appeal that stretches from the big sky of Texas to the elite corridors of New England to the wild outback of Australia.
A popular Today Show regular, Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Len Berman is known to millions of viewers for his "Spanning the World" round-ups of the astonishing and the hysterical from the world of sports. To sports fans, he is also known as creator and host of the Sports Fantasy program for NBC's SportsWorld.
Giglio was born in 1958 and grew up in a Christian home in Atlanta, Georgia. One morning at 2 AM during his freshman year at Georgia State University in 1977, he decided to follow Christ instead of the party life.
A graceful and inspirational force, Malaak Compton-Rock lives by her favorite Marian Wright Edelman quote: "Service is the rent we pay for living."
American swimmer Mark Spitz achieved an Olympic record in 1972 that may never be equalled: seven gold medals. Perhaps no one athlete put more pressure on himself than American swimmer Mark Spitz. The athlete's bold predictions and cocky disposition made it almost impossible for him to live up to the standards he was setting for himself.
Meadowlark Lemon, affectionately known as the "Clown Prince of Basketball," is a legendary hero in the world of sports. He has been the creative force and focal point of international, comedic basketball since he began his career with the Harlem Globetrotters more than 4 decades ago.
Michael Chang charged onto the international tennis scene and shocked the world by upsetting Ivan Lendl and Stefan Egberg and becoming the youngest player in history to win a Grand Slam event.
Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem. At the age of three she moved to Washington, but soon relocated to Syosset, New York where she spent the rest of her childhood.
Stone has become one of the best known filmmakers working in Hollywood, making his name and fortune from political subjects like the Vietnam War, the Kennedy assassination, and the US involvement in El Salvador.
Throughout his life, Orel Hershiser has been known as an outstanding baseball player. He has excelled at every level in which he has played and has captured baseball's highest honors - World Series Champion, World Series, American and National League Championship Series MVP,Cy Young Award, and Gold Glove Award.
Paul Azinger has had a highly successful career since becoming a professional golfer in 1984 (PGA). Three years later in 1987, he finished second on the money-list in the USA, and was named PGA Player of the Year.
Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941 in Newark Heights, New Jersey) is a renowned Jewish American songwriter, receiving Kennedy Center Honors in 2002.
Peter Yarrow is a Jewish-American singer best known as Peter from Peter, Paul and Mary. It was Yarrow who wrote that group's most famous song, "Puff the Magic Dragon".
COMEDIAN, ACTOR & AUTHOR The brilliant, famously neurotic comedian Richard Lewis is known to millions from his thousands of TV and radio appearances, HBO comedy specials and his sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall. Often referred to as a comic's comic, he was named on G.Q.'s list of the Most Influential Humorists of the 20th century.
Multi-talented Rob Reiner has had one of Hollywood's more remarkable careers, having gone from celebrity's son to comedy writer to TV actor to one of film's most successful producers and directors.
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