Jon Wertheim On How Sports And Culture Changed In The Summer Of '84
Jon Wertheim has made a career out of looking for a good sports story, but when he recalled the summer of 1984, he found several crammed into one summer. Wertheim’s new book is “Glory Days: The Summer of 1984 and the 90 Days That Changed Sports and Culture Forever.”
The book traces the intersection of sports and media at a time when its then 13-year-old author had no problem seeing a rising basketball talent named Michael Jordan around town.
Wertheim, the executive editor of Sports Illustrated, is also a correspondent for 60 Minutes and an analyst for the Tennis Channel.