Wednesday, August 22, 2012

VIDEO: Barbara Frum Interviews Howard Cosell

I have been on a bit of a nostalgia kick lately. My browsing has led me to explore the life and career of Howard Cosell.

It's not that I'm a big sports fan. I just find him fascinating. I only have dim memories of his antics, and I know him more through standup imitations of him than through his actual work.

I fell upon this really entertaining interview he gave to Barbara Frum in the mid 1980s.

Although he was associated with liberal causes in his time, he was very big on values and I sense that had he lived longer he would have probably been considered a conservative.

And I enjoy seeing him dress down a CBC icon.