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Captain Billy Goodwin & Special Guest Sammy Albano Talk St. John's Basketball Retro on GNY TV Show
Hailed by MNN TV Studios as the "Sports Cultural Ambassador" - BILLY GOODWIN - is Joined by SAMMY ALBANO - They Discuss the Famed St. John's Basketball Team Under the Tutelage of Coach Lou Carnesseca. GingerNewYork, Friday May 29th, TWC, Ch. 34, 2pm
Billy Goodwin: originally from Harlem, led the St. John's Men's Basketball Team to several victories, including the historical Big East Tournament Win over Boston College that landed him front headline news all over the New York City newspapers as well as the cover page of Sports Illustrated in 1983.
Photo Credit: Mickey Pantano Photography
Billy Goodwin was a solid athlete and guard for St. John's. Goodwin averaged 15 points, about five rebounds and four assists per game for the St. John's squad which ended that year at 28-5, including a winning streak of 14. Goodwin was a third-round draft choice of the Milwaukee Bucks out of St. John's. (Source: Mic Huber: Herald Tribune Reporter) Goodwin later played for the high ranking Nice (France) Professional Basketball Club. Billy Goodwin has remained in France since the late 80s where he has also been a counselor for troubled youth at UET - Fleurey sur Ouche. Mr. Goodwin is the founder of Billy Goodwin Basketball Services offering sports management/promotions, scouting and coaching services for European professional basketball players.
Billy Goodwin is the host of a popular two-hour weekly all-sports radio show in Dijon, France.
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Sammy Albano: is veteran New York television journalist, who's been in the business since his graduation from St. John's University in 1975. Immediately after graduation, Mr. Albano joined the CBS News Magazine 60 Minutes as a production assistant working under CBS News icon, Don Hewitt. Mr. Albano became an Editor of Electronic News Gathering for CBS News and traveled extensively covering international and national news stories for the Tiffany Network. Sammy Albano was one of the few journalist to work pre-embargo Cuba in 1983.
Mr. Albano also produced sports coverages for the CBS Newspath, producing and editing syndicated highlights for the network's late night feed and news broadcast, Nightwatch. Sammy Albano also covered St. John's University basketball during the school's glory run in the 1980's. Coverage of World Series, Super Bowl Final Fours and local New York professional teams highlighted his sports producing career. He was awarded the 1988 Sports Executive of the Year by Wheel Chair Charities in association with then Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island.
Upon leaving CBS, Albano formed the Maven Media Group, which specializes in coverage of college athletics. Sammy Albano followed Georgetown University's historic Final Four run in 2006-07 and won Telly Awards in 2008 and 2009 for his syndicated magazine show "Inside The BIG EAST". Colleges such as St.John's University, Hofstra and Villanova have used Mr. Albano to produce their coaches shows. High profile coaches and athletes are on a daily routine of phone calls with Mr. Albano.
An avid runner, Albano is involved with Hope thru Hoops a basketball related 9/11 Charity and Ozanam Nursing Home.
GingerNewYork found on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) since launching in November, 2010, has been showcasing the “Kool Kats…Gotham Nights” greats of music and culture of New York and beyond. What defines GingerNewYork is its host Ginger Broderick’s unique insight, connection to and pulse on the music and culture of Gotham making GingerNewYork one of the most sought after programs to appear on.
GingerNewYork can be seen in Manhattan on Time Warner Cable Channel 34, Fios Channel 33, and RCN Channel 82, every Friday afternoon at 2pm EST. It can also be seen live streaming on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network's website, www.mnn.org, Channel 1.
About GingerNewYork host Ginger Broderick:
Broderick perhaps better known to many as “The Media CPA” is a fixture on the media circuit.
Ms. Broderick appeared regularly for eight years on weekend morning financial segments for WABC Eyewitness News. She has appeared on Good Day New York, WNBC, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, NY1 and WOR Radio discussing tax-related issues. She has interviewed with top financial publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Wealth Manager.
Ms. Broderick completed her TV Producer’s Certification at Manhattan Neighborhood Network and launched her own talk/variety show, GingerNewYork. Segments of the show are aired LIVE at the MNN studios and taped at the Gibson Guitar showroom/Rehearsal Studios in New York City.
Broderick is a faculty member of Queens College/CUNY Continuing Education Program. Broderick obtained a B.S. degree in accounting from St. John’s University in New York City and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of New York.
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