Unforgettable: Munich Olympic Massacre in 1972

The 1972 attack on the Israeli Olympic team in 1972 was vivid and painful — and the fact that it was the the sports team headed by Jim McKay covering the tragedy created a juxtaposition that made it seem all the more surreal.  Jim McKay was not the actual anchor for the games–Chris Schenkel was — but in a shrew decision it was McKay who took over the anchor chair and held our collective hands through the entire episode.

NBC’S BOB COSTAS PAYS TRIBUTE TO MCKAY ON HIS DEATH IN 2008

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