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Postby Arlo » Wed Feb 26, 2003 7:36 am

Who became the first African-American network sportscaster when he was hired by ABC?
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Postby goody1313 » Wed Feb 26, 2003 8:35 am

how about Bryant Gumbel
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Postby goody1313 » Wed Feb 26, 2003 8:38 am

jocko maxwell was the first black announcer but i don't know if he was with abc
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Postby DieHardCubbie » Wed Feb 26, 2003 11:08 am

Jackie Robinson<br><br><span class=gensmall>Accepted as answer by Arlo on 26 Feb 2003 10:24 EST.</span>
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Postby Arlo » Wed Feb 26, 2003 11:27 am

Correct! Yet another in the list of barriers that Robinson broke.

goody's right - Maxwell first broke that particular color barrier, but not with a network. :-)
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