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Howard Cosell-Alvin Garrett Incident Love him or hate him, Howard Cosell was pretty much the personification of ABC's Monday Night Football from its inception in 1970 through the 1983 season. During the first Monday night game of the 1983 NFL season between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys, Howard Cosell made the following comment about diminutive Washington wide receiver Alvin Garrett: "That little monkey sure gets loose, doesn't he?" Immediately Cosell came under fire from a black minister, the Reverend Joseph Lowery of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Lowery called the remark racist and demanded Cosell apologize or be fired. Cosell was stunned by the allegation. He said the term 'little monkey' was a term of endearment--which he often used to describe his own grandchildren. Indeed, anyone who fairly examined Cosell's body of work knew he had supported black athletes time and time again in truly divisive racial disputes. Jesse Jackson and Muhammad Ali both publicly supported Cosell. Garrett himself said he knew that Cosell meant no harm. Someone even found a clip from a preseason football telecast from 1972 in which Cosell referred to Mike Adamle--a small Caucasian player--as "a little monkey." Nevertheless, Cosell's tenure with Monday night football ended without much fanfare at the end of the 1983 season. He covered the boxing tournament at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and not much else afterward. When Cosell was not assigned to work ABC's coverage of the 1985 World Series, it was obvious that ABC had quietly put the aging Cosell--its iconic broadcaster--out to pasture.
Tags: Howard  Cosell  Alvin  Garrett  racism  incident 
Added: 11th July 2015
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Josephine the Plumber Tags: Jane  Withers  Comet  With  Josephine  Josephine  the  Plumber  Proctor  and  Gamble  Sink  Cleaner   
Added: 28th November 2015
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Posted By: Cliffy
Jose Feliciano on Chico and the Man Jose Feliciano made a memorable appearance on the second season of the NBC sitcom Chico and the Man in an episode that aired in February 1976. (The episode was titled "Chico's Cousin Pepe;" Feliciano played Pepe, a blind womanizing guitarist.) The show's writers cleverly ended the episode with a chance for Pepe to play the program's theme song--which, of course, had been recorded by Jose Feliciano!
Tags: Jose  Feliciano  Chico  and  the  Man  sitcom  cameo 
Added: 22nd August 2016
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Posted By: Lava1964

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