Michael Olesker

March 16, 2014

Remembering Leo Bretholz With Michael Olesker

March 14, 2014 - Segment 3 - We remember Leo Bretholz, who died last Friday at the age of 93. Coming of age in Nazi-occupied Austria, Bretholz escaped from German imprisonment seven times in seven years, including leaping from a train bound for Auschwitz. Longtime journalist Michael Olesker pays tribute to this inspirational man who dedicated his life to fighting for justice. Olesker co-authored a book with Bretholz about Bretholz's life, Leap into Darkness: Seven Years on the Run in Wartime Europe. Olesker's most recent book is Front Stoops in the Fifties: Baltimore Legends Come of Age.
August 7, 2013

Remembering Art Donovan

August 7, 2013 - Segment 2 - We look back at the life of Art Donovan, the legendary Baltimore Colts defensive tackle who died this week at the age of 88. We are joined by Michael Olesker, former Baltimore Sun columnist and author of The Colt's Baltimore: A City and its Love Affair in the 1950s.