Monday, August 26, 2013

Director James L. Freedman and Senator Bill Bradley talk about the documentary “Glickman.” It tells the triumphant story of Marty Glickman, who, due to anti-Semitism, was denied the chance to participate for the U.S. in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, but went on to become one of the most revered and influential sportscasters in history. James L. Freedman wrote, produced, and directed the film. “Glickman” debuts at 9 pm on HBO on August 26.

As Leonard mentioned during his conversation with James L. Freedman and Senator Bill Bradley, he interviewed Marty Glickman back in 1992. Here's the audio: 

Marty Glickman on the Leonard Lopate Show in 1992


Bill Bradley and James L. Freedman
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Comments [4]


btw- i'm commenting on the 1992 interview with Marty Glickman.

Aug. 28 2013 11:10 AM
cervantes from an field is much simpleer

of course,gymnastics is judged and is subjective,by definition. track and field ,is much simpler because it's just raw metrics. therefore, picking a team for gymnastics is much more complicated and open to contention. i'm a bit surprised Marty didn't make that distinction.

Aug. 28 2013 11:08 AM
Eric from NYC

This is off-topic, but having just listened to Brian's segment on linguistics, I could not help but notice that this guest used the word "literally" three times already.

Aug. 26 2013 12:16 PM
Steve from NYC

I hope the film doesn't perpetuate the myth that no Jews performed for the U.S. Olympic team in the 1936 summer Olympics. There were a number of Jews on the team other than Glickman and Stoller.

Aug. 26 2013 12:12 PM

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