Remembering Shirley Povich

February 28, 2012

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, the Philip Merrill College of Journalism's Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism hosted a discussion of the life and work of Shirley Povich, the legendary Washington Post sports columnist who covered nearly a century of American sports. Below is a video of the event and an archive of a live blog of the event.  For more information about the Povich Center, click here.

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Povich's remarkable career, beginning in 1922 and ending with a column he wrote the day before he died in 1998, became the benchmark for thousands of sports journalists to match thanks to the writing skills, insights, ethics and standards he displayed in his reporting.  A distinguished guest panel will lead the discussion:

The event featured: 

  • David Aldridge Turner Sports
  • Ben Bradlee Vice President At Large, The Washington Post
  • Don Graham Chairman & CEO, The Washington Post Company
  • Tony Kornheiser Talk Show Host, ESPN-980 & Co-Host, "Pardon the Interruption," ESPN
  • Michael Wilbon Co-Host, "Pardon the Interruption," ESPN & columnist,
  • Maury Povich TV host
  • Lynn Povich Journalist

Moderated by:

  • George Solomon Director of the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism

With Remarks by:

  • David Povich Lawyer