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November 14, 1986 - Image 64

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1986-11-14

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WXYZ-TV (Channel 7),
Klitenic finds that people
still tease him "all the time"
about his enthusiasm, but he
doesn't look at it as being
detrimental.

"The amazing thing is the
camera sees right through
you. It's almost like a lie de-
tector. I don't know if it's the
animation or I feel like I'm
talking to people than at
them, but I think people feel
like they know me. They
come up and they're real
friendly and they do the
hands."
He said that he's trying to
tone it down. After watching
a recent program about or-
chestra conductor Leonard
Bernstein, Klitenic remarked,
"I use my hands more than
he does. So I started looking
at my tapes and they (hands)
were too much in my face
and I'm trying to bring my
hands down here," he says,
gesturing toward his chest. "I
think the hands have really
calmed down. I don't want
them to be intrusive. I think
at one time it was."
Another unusual aspect to
his style is the way he pre-
sents the sports. Usually they
are peppered with his own
on-the-spot-created analogies
or Stu's words of wisdom. On
a recent sportscast, Klitenic
referred this way to a Detroit
Lions game filled'with penal-
ties: "There were more flags
in this game than you see on
some road construction sites."
And on a recent basketball
player who jumped for a slam
dunk and fell to the floor on
his back, Klitenic quipped:
"Flying can be very danger-
ous, especially without a
plane."
But that's what makes
Klitenic so unusual and so
entertaining, according to fel-
low Channel 7 newsman Rich
Fisher. "Nobody in town does
what he does. He adds color
to it (sports), makes it in-
teresting and adds humor. He
looks at sports for what
sports can be — fun." Channel
2 newsman Murray Feldman,
who worked three years with
Klitenic, concurs. His style is
pretty unique, Feldman says,
"because he doesn't write it
the way you'd normally write
it. He'd tell you the story the
way he'd tell you on the bus."
Klitenic apparently enjoys
his work and speaks about it
as animatedly as he reports

Sportscaster Stu Klitenic
talks about his broadcasting
experiences.

the results of last night's
hockey game. "The great
thing about working in a
market the size of Detroit is
you meet so many great indi-
viduals. Every day it seems
there's an exciting inter-
view."
He once had a hard time on
camera with a sports report.
He tried to interview Phil
Bradley of the Seattle Marin-
ers, but found that getting
him to talk was nearly 'im-
possible because he gave
three-word answers to all of
Klitenic's questions. Frus-
trated, Klitenic said he re-
members telling himself "I
should've gone and been a
doctor."
Klitenic is no stranger to
sports. The 6'5" former guard
was named All American in
high school in basketball and
was a four-year basketball
letterman in college. He com-
peted in 1977 in the Mac-
cabiah Games in Israel at
which he won a gold medal.
The Silver Spring, Md., na-
tive earned bachelor's and
master's degrees in jour-
nalism at the University of
South Carolina.
Prior to coming to Detroit
in 1982, Klitenic was sports
anchor at WBNS in Colum-
bus, Ohio, for one year. Be-
fore that, he served in the
same capacity at WWBT in
Richmond, Va.
In college, Klitenic consid-
ered taking up basketball as
a career, but "reality sets in
and you go in a different di-
rection," he said. After play-
ing in Israel, a lot of scouts
offered him opportunities to
play in Italy, Spain and Is-

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Friday, November 14, 1986 THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Group Rates & Performances Available
Friday & Saturday Show 8:30 p.m.

"THE CLUB

2ND FLOOR

"

rael. But he chose graduate:-
school over basketball be-
cause he said he felt he had
more of a future pursuing an
education.
His father, a judge, had a
lot to do with his decision.
"My dad always said you
can't get too much education.-
So I did graduate school and
it's worked out." Klitenic
attributes his success to his
parents. "It makes such a dif-
ference to have parents who
are fully behind you no mat-
ter what I did, sports or
broadcasting, they were al-'
ways behind me."
His friends say that
Klitenic doesn't have the
look-at-me ego that some
media personalities are repu-
ted to have. Instead, they
view him as more of a reg- ._
ular guy. Fisher and —\
Feldman said Klitenic is
really quite shy. According to -\
Feldman, Klitenic may com-
mand attention because of his
height. Clapper adds that
he's not a publicity hound,
and wouldn't think twice
about helping out a friend.
During a photo session, he -
pleaded with the photo-
grapher not to get profile
shots. "My nose is bigger
than most markets," he
joked.
When it comes to the
Jewish community, Klitenic
feels a strong affiliation. He -
usually goes home for the
High Holidays, and when a
Jewish group asks him to be
a guest speaker he accepts
the invitation readily and
graciously. "I will never,
ever, ever, ever turn them
down." (Klitenic will address -
the cocktail reception of the
New Leadership division of
State of Israel Bonds at 7:30
p.m. Thursday at the WWJ/
WJOI studios in Southfield.)
He said his Jewishness has
never helped nor hindered
him in the job market, and
quipped that when he came
to Detroit five of the eight
on-air sportscasters were
Jewish: Don Shane, Eli Zaret,
Mark Barash, Al Ackerman
and himself. "It was the Inva-
tion of the Jewish Sportscas-
ter — the movie — we were
sending it to (movie director
Steven) Spielberg and it was
going to be special effects and
everything."
A downtown resident,
Klitenic is often seen at the
hot night spots. In his spare-\
time he plays basketball and
racquetball. Never married,
Klitenic says he enjoys his
singlehood.
His ultimate goal is to be
the best. "I always say I want
to become an institution be-
fore I need one. This business
can drive you crazy. I want to
become the best. Everyone in
this business wants to be-
come the best, but it's so sub-
jective." The key to being the
best he says lies in reaching
one's potential. "Potential is
nothing unless you reach it.
If you reach it, everything
will fall into place." ❑

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