[Fred Russell’s 1972 Itinerary]

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1972
Fred Russell Papers, Vanderbilt University Special Collections

The 1972 Summer Olympics was just one of my Olympic Games Fred Russell attended. It was here though that Russell was witness to the massacre of the Israeli athletes. In a split second Russell turned to “hard journalism,” reporting the events as they occurred. He was one of the first to report on the hostage situation and send columns back to Nashville. He reported on the situation and the subsequent resumption of the games and the somber mood that pervaded the last week of the events.

Title

[Fred Russell’s 1972 Itinerary]

Publisher

Fred Russell Papers, Vanderbilt University Special Collections

Date

1972

Description

The 1972 Summer Olympics was just one of my Olympic Games Fred Russell attended. It was here though that Russell was witness to the massacre of the Israeli athletes. In a split second Russell turned to “hard journalism,” reporting the events as they occurred. He was one of the first to report on the hostage situation and send columns back to Nashville. He reported on the situation and the subsequent resumption of the games and the somber mood that pervaded the last week of the events.

Type

Language

English

Identifier

SPORTS-Russell_Itinerary_FULL

Original Format

Journal

Files

SPORTS-Russell_Itinerary_FULL.jpg

Collection

Citation

Russell, Fred, 1906-2003, “[Fred Russell’s 1972 Itinerary],” Gallery, accessed October 22, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/10.