Describing the reporter people loved to hate, what late columnist, born in Fort Benning, wrote,”Very few people liked Howard Cosell… but that’s the point…”? – 2017

Describing the reporter people loved to hate, what late columnist, born in Fort Benning, wrote, “Very few people liked Howard Cosell… but that’s the point…”?

Lewis Grizzard

“Very few people liked Howard Cosell … but that’s the point,” wrote the late columnist Lewis Grizzard years later. “America learned to love to hate Howard, and once he left the broadcast to pretenders, the broadcast became deathly dull.

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Lewis McDonald Grizzard, Jr. (October 20, 1946 – March 20, 1994) was an American writer and humorist, known for his Southern demeanor and commentary on the American South.

Although he spent his early career as a newspaper sports writer and editor, becoming the sports editor of the Atlanta Journal at age 23, he is much better known for his humorous newspaper columns in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a popular stand-up comedian & lecturer.

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