John Lennon was shot to death 30 years ago today. I heard about it through a phone call, but this is how a lot Americans first got the news.
ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” has an audio clip of Frank Gifford and Howard Cosell discussing whether they should report on the air the death of the former Beatle. It’s an interesting look at journalistic decision making when tragic news breaks. Cosell and Gifford performed admirably.