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Pete Silverman

Pete Silverman (Radio-television producer.  Born, Providence, RI, April 11, 1947.)  After a career as a sportscaster in Atlanta, Ga. (1969-70) and Philadelphia (1970-82), Silverman served as executive producer of MSG Network from 1982 to January 1994, when he moved to SportsChannel New York.  When SportsChannel was brought under the MSG umbrella in 1997, Silverman became vice […]

Jack Murphy

Jack Murphy (Broadcasting. Born, Trenton, NJ, Mar. 31, 1914; died, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Dec. 24, 1984.) Prior to 1948, there was no local television of baseball in New York as the three teams then active in the City generally agreed not to venture into the new medium. But after the successful telecast of the 1947 […]

Chet Forte

Chet Forte (College basketball and television.  Born, Hackensack, NJ, Aug. 7, 1935; died, San Diego, CA, May 18, 1996.)  One of the most celebrated sports directors of his time and a college basketball star despite standing only 5’9”, Folvio Chester Forte lived life to the fullest.  At Columbia, he became the first player ever to […]

Harry Coyle

Harry Coyle (Television.  Born, Ridgewood, NJ, Jan. 6, 1922; died, Des Moines, IA. Feb. 19, 1996.)  Noted for taking advantage of television’s expanding technology, Harry Coyle was the director of NBC Television Sports for most major events for more than four decades.  Coyle became famous for his work on the World Series, which NBC began […]

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