Charles Hirshberg

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Charles "Chuck" Hirshberg is an American journalist and sportswriter. He primarily writes for large-circulation magazines. His articles and columns have appeared in Time, Sports Illustrated, Life, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Men's Health and other publications. As of 2002, he was an editor of Popular Science. His mother is the astrophysicist Joan Feynman and his uncle was Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman.

He is the author of ESPN 25, a history of sports journalism on television. Hirshberg co-authored Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?: The Carter Family and Their Legacy in American Music along with Mark Zwonitzer.


  • Will you miss me when I'm gone? : the Carter Family and their legacy in American music, Mark Zwonitzer with Charles Hirshberg, New York, Simon & Schuster, 2002
  • ESPN 25, Charles Hirshberg, New York, ESPN Books, 2004