TITLE: How About That! The Life of Mel Allen
SPEAKER: Stephen Borelli
EVENT DATE: 10/18/2005
RUNNING TIME: 48 minutes
Stephen Borelli, baseball editor of USA Today Sports Weekly, discussed his new book, "How About That! The Life of Mel Allen," the first biography of Allen, one of the most famous sports broadcasters in American history. CNN's Larry King praised the volume as "a wonderful book about a wonderful life; I knew and loved Mel Allen and Borelli captures him in full measure." The lecture was co-sponsored by the Center for the Book and the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division.
Speaker Biography: Stephen Borelli lives in the Washington, D.C., area, where he graduated from Georgetown University and is now an assistant news director for USA TODAY.com. He has covered all levels of baseball as well as numerous other sports and has written for USA TODAY, The Washington Post, Harvard University's Nieman Reports and TENNIS Magazine. He grew up outside New York City, where he learned baseball from watching Mel Allen on "This Week in Baseball" and going to New York Yankees games. He began his career in the South, working for the Pensacola (Florida) News Journal, The Commercial Appeal in Memphis and as a sportswriter in Raleigh-Durham, N.C.
SERIES: Books & Beyond