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Surprising Facts About Rhoda Morgenstern's Historic Wedding on 'Rhoda'

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 09.19.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Forty years ago, on Oct. 28, 1974, 52 million viewers tuned in to watch Rhoda Morgenstern marry Joe Gerard on the TV show Rhoda. Audiences knew and lo...

Parallel Lives: Jimmy Ellis and Muhammad Ali

Terence Smith | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports
Terence Smith

Jimmy Ellis let his fists do the talking. As a result, Ellis was little-known and barely remembered. But his teenage friend and sparring partner, Muhammad Ali, grew into an icon.

The Sports Figure Who Became My Absolute Obsession

Tom Cramer | Posted 05.13.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

The thing saw on Wide World of Sports became an absolute obsession: Evel Knievel. He made such a strong impact on me, that it would be an injustice to give him such brief attention. He will be the focus of an upcoming post. I can sum it up this way: some called him courageous, some called him an idiot; all questioned his sanity. I called him hero.

The Debate: What Would Ali and Frazier Do?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Only in the past week, instead of staring down and psyching out their opponents, as boxers usually do at weigh-ins and press conferences, these two politicians, and their surrogates, have so effusively praised the other guy to the point of it being more over-the-top than a Lady Gaga concert.

The Life, Myths, and Influence of an American Original

James Campion | Posted 02.08.2012 | Books
James Campion

Howard Cosell is an even-handed appraisal of Cosell's mammoth influence on and contribution to broadcast journalism.

Duke Snider -- Farewell, My Hero

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Robert E. Murphy

They played more than half a century ago, so most of them are gone, the Brooklyn Dodgers that I knew. This one hurts. For me and most of the kids of the 1950s, he was the one. Our hero.

WATCH: How 'Monday Night Football' Announced John Lennon's Death

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

John Lennon was shot and killed 30 years ago today. That night, "Monday Night Football" announcer Howard Cosell had the difficult task of telling thei...