10 GEORGE FLOYD ft. Donna de Varona (2x U.S. Olympic Team Member, 1st at 13, 2x Gold Medalist, Equal Rights Champion & Sports Broadcaster)
Season 1, Episode 10— June 4, 2020
The events of the past 2 weeks in the Murder of George Floyd, Richard growing up in Carol City, watching the events & the protests of this week, a message from Doc Rivers, Liberty City Riots of 1980 over an acquittal for Murder of a black man named Arthur McDougall, being a kid when this was happening, If he was the prosecutor or defending in the case of George Floyd vs. The Officers, 30 Seconds of Silence, This public execution being indefensible & more. Then this is an honor & a privilege to have living legend Donna De Varona on Blurred Laws & Life with Richard Busch to discuss: Her opinion on the George Floyd situation along with the convergence of Coronavirus, never coming to terms with racism in America the way that we needed to, flashing back to the 1960s & the playbook of how to fix today, working directly under President Johnson & Vice President Humphrey for “Operation Champ”, the words of Chris Rock, systemic racism in the police force, the good that the police do with The Special Olympics, diversity in the community & in protests, those on the frontlines of COVID-19, Qualifying for the Olympics in 1960 at the age of 13, how she got into Swimming & Breaking a world record then, being in the Olympic Village during the Cold War, Rafer Johnson & Cassius Clay, being lifted up on Walt Bellamy’s shoulders, Cassius Clay’s gold medal & the direction he decided to go in, 18 Career World Best Records, Winning the Gold Medal in the 400x Medley, being on the cover of Sports Illustrated at age 14, the pressure of winning, the domination of her swimming & if she was competing today, retiring at 17, Spitz vs. Phelps, beginning her broadcast career on ABC Sports, having to quit swimming, going to UCLA & broadcasting in swimming at 17, Testifying on Capitol Hill at 20, The Women’s Rights Foundation with Billie Jean King, Title IX & the role of sports in women’s lives, her legacy & The Sports Act, other Broadcast Opportunities & working with legends, there only being 3 channels in the 70’s, Howard Cosell, Al Michaels, Frank Gifford & more, 1980 Olympics Games, suing ABC in 1998 for age discrimination, what she’s doing these days, Chairing the 1999 Women’s World Cup & more. This episode is not to be missed!
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