Just a Reminder:
Friday, Oct. 23: I will be part of a panel “Selling Sport in the Cold War,” free to the public, 4:30 PM to 7 PM, at New York University’s Casa Italiana, 24 W. 12th St., New York, NY 10011. Panel members include: Amy Bass of The College of New Rochelle, Jeremy Schaap of ESPN and David McDonald of the University of Wisconsin. This is part of a two-day conference, The Global History of Sport in the Cold War, at NYU, Friday and Saturday. (Other events limited in space.) I was privileged to cover the Goodwill Games in Moscow in 1986 and Seattle in 1990 and often wrote about sport in the old Soviet bloc.) For information:
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From the great Maureen Dowd:
As I write this, I’m in a deserted newsroom in The Times’s D.C. office. After working at home for two years during Covid, I was elated to get back, so I could wander around and pick up the latest scoop.
But in the last year, there has been only a smattering of people whenever I’m here, with row upon row of empty desks. Sometimes a larger group gets lured in for a meeting with a platter of bagels."
--- Dowd writes about the lost world of journalists clustered in newsrooms at all hours, smoking, drinking, gossipping, making phone calls, typing, editing.
"Putting out the paper," we called it.
Much more than nostalgia.