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Jim McKay: My World in My Words (2003)

"The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat..." became synonymous with ABC TV's "Wide World Of Sports" which premiered in 1961. When most think of that phrase and the scene of Vinko ... See full summary »

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Jim McKay
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim McKay ... Himself
Babe Ruth ... Himself (archive footage)
Lou Gehrig ... Himself (archive footage)
Jimmie Foxx Jimmie Foxx ... Himself - Baseball Player (archive footage)
Sean McManus Sean McManus ... Himself
Mary Guba Mary Guba ... Herself
Margaret McManus Margaret McManus ... Herself
Joe Kelly Joe Kelly ... Himself - Sports Writer
Walter Cronkite ... Himself
Jerry Colonna ... Himself (archive footage)
Roone Arledge Roone Arledge ... Himself (archive footage)
Andy Sidaris ... Himself
Bill Carter Bill Carter ... Himself - New York Times
Don Ohlmeyer ... Himself
Doug Wilson Doug Wilson ... Himself - ABC Sports
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"The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat..." became synonymous with ABC TV's "Wide World Of Sports" which premiered in 1961. When most think of that phrase and the scene of Vinko Bogataj careening off the ski jump, the name and image of Jim McKay also comes to mind. James K. McManus always wanted to be a sportswriter and began in print, moving to television in its early years and on to becoming a broadcast icon in sports broadcasting. When he got his own national program in those early days, the network titled it "The Real McKay", thus giving him the moniker that we now remember him by. His legendary sports coverage crossed over to international news on September 5, 1972 when Arab terrorists invaded the Munich Olympic village, eventually killing 11 Israeli athletes and a German policeman before five of their own group were killed by authorities. During that time, McKay was a focal point in keeping the network, nation and world up-to-date as events unfolded. McKay narrates this ... Written by D.K. Sullivan

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USA

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English

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2003 (USA) See more »

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