Saturday, June 8, 2013

1970 Sugar Ray Robinson Interview

In 1969 a failed attempt to resurrect Art Linkletter's daytime career was launched, Life With Linkletter only lasted a portion of one season but there were some interesting guests. Watch the opening and first commercial break:



Sugar Ray Robinson was one of those stellar guests; in January 1970 he talked about going broke and showed extensive footage of his 1950 bout in Paris with Jean Stock. Robinson had a troubled life and a problematic career, racism could stain a professional in the most insidious ways, but he remains a giant in his field, some claim he's the finest boxer to ever enter a ring.


Another interesting aspect of this episode - a look inside the Nixon White House and, lo and behold, there's Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.