COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Pardon the Interruption co-hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon headline the tenth annual Shirley Povich Symposium on Nov. 10.
“Sportswriting Then & Now: With a Look at the Past & Future” starts at 7 p.m. in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center on the University of Maryland campus. Doors open at 6 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Joining Kornheiser and Wilbon are Christine Brennan (USA Today Sports columnist and Commentator for ABC News, CNN and PBS), Sally Jenkins (Washington Post sports columnist), Jeremy Schaap (ESPN sports reporter) and Chelsea Janes (Washington Post Nationals beat writer).
Television host Maury Povich, son of the late Washington Post columnist Shirley Povich for whom the symposium is named, will moderate the panel after opening remarks from Donald Graham (CEO of Graham Holdings and former owner of The Washington Post).
The Shirley Povich Symposium was created to honor Shirley Povich and his work. The tenth anniversary is a perfect time to look at the state of sportswriting in the country.
“The fact that this is the 10th year for the Shirley Povich Symposium at the University of Maryland speaks so well of the support of the Povich family and the interest in the late Washington Post sports columnist Shirley Povich and sports journalism by the University of Maryland community,” Povich Center Director George Solomon said. “Povich typified what great sports journalism is all about in his 75-year career and our esteemed panel is well-suited to examine the history of the business and where it’s headed.”
About the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism:
The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism is a resource for journalists, academics and the public who want to explore the complex role of sports in society. The Center is led by its director, George Solomon, who was assistant managing editor for sports at The Washington Post from 1975-2003.