Saturday, August 22, 2015
A Farewell To Sport
Hosted by Patti Ferrin
New York Times columnist Robert Lipsyte explores the state of American sport: What’s happened and where it’s going.
ROBERT LIPSYTE, a long-time sports reporter and columnist for the New York Times and a former Ombudsman for ESPN was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary in 1992 and won Columbia University’s Meyer Berger Award for Distinguished Reporting, in 1966 and 1996. His books include the recent memoir,An Accidental Sportswriter, SportsWorld: An American Dreamland, and Dick Gregory’s autobiography. In 2001, he won the Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association for lifetime contribution to Young Adult Literature. His best-selling teen-age novels includes The Contender and One Fat Summer. He lives in Manhattan and Shelter Island with his wife, the writer Lois B. Morris.