Watch Frank Gifford Convince Howard Cosell To Tell The Nation John Lennon Was Dead
Frank Gifford, a football legend and Hall of Famer who led the New York Giants to the 1956 NFL title and later transitioned into a regular in the broadcast booth, died Sunday in his Connecticut home from natural causes at the age of 84.
Gifford was married to talk show host Kathie Lee Gifford.
In honour of Gifford’s passing, let’s revisit one of the most memorable moments of his broadcasting career.
In this video, Gifford and his broadcast partner Howard Cosell are heard talking during a commercial break of “Monday Night Football” on December 8, 1980.
The discussion is over whether or not they should tell the audience that John Lennon had been shot and killed outside of his apartment.
It was Frank Gifford who convinced Howard Cosell to tell the nation John Lennon was dead: