Memorable moments with Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell.
Howard Cosell - Telling it Like it is HBO
Howard Cosell drunk and pugnacious
John Lennon shot 12-8-80 Howard Cosell tells the world twice John Lennon was dead.
Howard William Cosell was an American sports journalist who was widely known for his blustery, cocksure personality. Cosell said of himself, "Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, verbose, a showoff. There's no question that I'm all of those things." In its obituary for Cosell, The New York Times described Cosell's effect on American sports coverage: "He entered sports broadcasting in the mid-1950s, when the predominant style was unabashed adulation, [and] offered a brassy counterpoint that was first ridiculed, then copied until it became the dominant note of sports broadcasting."