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Goren turned deep love of sports into TV greatness at CBS, Fox

Mar 08, 2017 - L.A. Biz

The photo is classic 1950s Americana - two young boys sandwiching their big-league baseball hero. Only there's more to it.

The year is 1954 and the player is No. 42 for the Brooklyn Dodgers, MLB groundbreaker Jackie Robinson. One of the boys is a 10-year-old Ed Goren, who would go on to be one of the most successful sports television executives, winner of 47 Emmy Awards.

The image captures greatness, professionalism, innocence, potential, a love of sports - all the things that define...