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Maury Povich and Connie Chung Stop By NABJ

Thursday, November 3, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Aprill Turner
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College Park, MD (November 3, 2011) – In honor of the 50th anniversary of black integration into both the University of Maryland and Washington Redskins football teams, Wednesday night's sixth annual Shirley Povich Symposium highlighted the history of racism in sports. Panelists included Kevin Anderson, Michael Wilbon, Scott Van Pelt, Paul Tagliabue, Theresa Moore, and Mr. Povich's son, Maury Povich. 

As a part of this anniversary, Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, home of The National Association of Black Journalists, announced the creation of the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism. The center, named for the celebrated sports columnist and reporter, is being funded from a $1 million gift from Mr. Povich’s children Maury, Lynn, and David. According to the release, the Center "will be a primary resource for research and debate in the public discussion of sports and society,” and a launching pad for the next generation of sports journalists. It will be run by former Post sports editor George Solomon.

In lieu of the occasion, TV talk show host Maury Povich stopped by NABJ Headquarters with his wife, anchor and reporter Connie Chung, to say hello. They are pictured above with NABJ staff.

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