Public-service announcement for D.C. sports media fans: the University of Maryland is hosting a panel discussion on “the life and work of Shirley Povich” Tuesday night at 7 in the Richard Eaton Broadcast Theater. The event is free and open to the public, and will also be live-blogged here.
The scheduled panelists include a whole bunch of sports journalism A-listers, including Tony Kornheiser, David Aldridge, Ken Denlinger and Jane Leavy, plus Washington Post powerhouses Don Graham and Ben Bradlee. The event will be moderated by George Solomon, my former boss and now the director of the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism. Maury Povich and his siblings will also make remarks.