Bryant Gumbel legacy as a pioneer for African-American sports journalists was set long ago. Bryant served as the co-host for NBC’s coverage of the National Football League in 1975. And practically every journalists of color that has come after his owes Gumbel a debt of gratitude for paving the way.
Gumbel, who currently hosts HBO’s ‘Real Sports’ has never been afraid to voice his opinions on issues of race relations in America. His exchange during an interview with ‘Charlie Rose’ Gumbel gave us some piercing insight on what it is like to be black in America. Gumbel’s interview is linked below.