He had a remarkable career and a remarkable life. Hardly a day goes by when someone doesn't come up to me and say how much they admired my father.Sean McManus, McKay's son and the president of CBS News and Sports.

Jim is synonymous with the Olympic Games. As host of ABC's Olympic coverage, he brought into our homes the triumphs and struggles of athletes from around the world. — U.S. Olympic Committee chairman Peter Ueberroth.

He was the personification of class and style. There has never been a more respected individual in the business, and deservedly so. — sportscaster Al Michaels.

He was a regular guy who wrote and spoke like a poet.Bob Iger, president and chief executive of The Walt Disney Company.