Sports


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Sports describes Programs offering coverage of spectator games and events, and related topics.

Highlights
Jim McKay on hosting the Summer Olympics on CBS, which initially were ad-libbed
03:14
Al Michaels on how he came up with "Do you believe in miracles?" when covering the 1980 Olympics
04:41
Dick Ebersol on how Muhammed Ali came to be involved with the Atlanta Olympics
05:34
Bob Costas on how he prepares for a sportscast; on how he calls a game
04:24
Don Ohlmeyer on the format of Wide World of Sports  and how it evolved
06:03
Curt Gowdy on covering 16 World Series
09:35
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Berle Adams

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Berle Adams on signing Arnold Palmer as a client and creating the show Challenge Golf
02:19
Berle Adams on selling professional wrestling to local Los Angeles television stations
02:39
Berle Adams on signing the American Football League as an MCA client
04:26

Ray Aghayan

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Ray Aghayan on designing for The 1984 Olympics
04:24

Steve Allen

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Steve Allen on announcing wrestling for ABC television
03:22

Bob Banner

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Bob Banner on directing televised boxing matches in Chicago early in his career
05:25

Ted Bergmann

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Ted Bergmann on the importance of sports to DuMont
10:48

George Bodenheimer

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George Bodenheimer on ESPN's business model
02:04
George Bodenheimer on the culture of ESPN
01:03
George Bodenheimer on Chet Simmons' televising the NFL draft on ESPN
01:35
George Bodenheimer on televising the NCAA Basketball Tournament
01:27
George Bodenheimer on ESPN televising the America's Cup sailing event for the first time in 1987
02:06
George Bodenheimer on the reasoning behind launching ESPN2
06:52
George Bodenheimer on the launch of the ESPY Awards
00:46
George Bodenheimer on Monday Night Football and its legacy for ESPN since moving there from ABC
02:06
George Bodenheimer on ESPN's flagship program, SportsCenter
04:05

Frances Buss Buch

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Frances Buss Buch on directing sports event on early television (boxing, baseball)
04:11

Ken Burns

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Ken Burns on his documentary series Baseball, and his career-long exploration of race in America
06:55

Bill Conti

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Bill Conti on composing for sports programs and the New York City Marathon
05:54

Bob Costas

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Bob Costas on how he prepares for a sportscast; on how he calls a game
04:24
Bob Costas on the first time he served as prime-time host of the Olympics - 1992 in Barcelona; on how he approaches hosting
05:23
Bob Costas on covering the Olympics and why it's so captivating, and on the tone of the Games and the Centennial Park bombing at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics
09:15
Bob Costas on the 2000 Sydney Olympics
01:34
Bob Costas on the 2004 Athens Olympics
00:42
Bob Costas on the response he gets to his Olympic coverage and on the dynamics of international sports
05:53
Bob Costas on hosting On the Record with Bob Costas
04:48

Robert Dickinson

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Robert Dickinson on working with producer/director Don Mischer on the Salt Lake City and Atlanta Olympics
05:35

Louis Dorfsman

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Louis Dorfsman on dealing with the higher ups at CBS including Frank Stanton, William S. Paley, and James T. Aubrey and creating a book about football on CBS
09:33

Dick Ebersol

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Dick Ebersol on Roone Arledge assembling his broadcast team at ABC Sports
09:23
Dick Ebersol on the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France
10:46
Dick Ebersol on the 1972 Munich Olympics
23:56
Dick Ebersol on how Muhammed Ali came to be involved with the Atlanta Olympics
05:34
Dick Ebersol on making clear to his employees at NBC that sports was still a passion
04:48
Dick Ebersol on the Beijing Olympics  
15:05

Dick Enberg

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Dick Enberg on his radio work in Los Angeles and working as a sports announcer at KTTV and KTLA and the first time he broadcast on television
05:12
Dick Enberg on calling boxing matches early in his career for KTLA
04:00
Dick Enberg on calling horse races early in his career
03:43
Dick Enberg on doing play-by-play for the Los Angeles Rams
03:23
Dick Enberg on doing play-by-play for UCLA football
02:05
Dick Enberg on what he is imparting to the listener when announcing play-by-play for baseball
03:37
Dick Enberg on calling a game by himself as opposed to working with others in the announcing booth
03:46
Dick Enberg on his broadcasting partner of several years, Don Drysdale 
01:31
Dick Enberg on joining NBC Sports in 1975 due to his calling of syndicated basketball games
04:21
Dick Enberg on the state of NBC Sports when he joined as opposed to the other networks
00:55
Dick Enberg on his partners in announcing NCAA basketball for NBC
03:08
Dick Enberg on announcing football games with Merlin Olsen on NBC
01:56
Dick Enberg on calling tennis matches, including Wimbledon, for NBC
07:04
Dick Enberg on calling the Olympics
02:13
Dick Enberg on calling the 1982 World Series  and his disappointment over not being NBC's lead announcer for the 1983 World Series
02:59
Dick Enberg on calling games for the San Diego Padres 
02:02
Dick Enberg on the challenges of calling golf matches
06:39
Dick Enberg on announcing for the 1988 Olympics  in Seoul, South Korea and various other Olympics
02:45
Dick Enberg on covering tennis for ESPN in 2004
01:25

Dennis Franz

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Dennis Franz on working on Bay City Blues
02:50

Michael Fuchs

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Michael Fuchs on HBO Sports programming and HBO post-his departure
05:32

Frank Gifford

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Frank Gifford on his role on Monday Night Football and his rapport with his co-stars
07:22
Frank Gifford on securing an exclusive pre-game interview for CBS with Vince Lombardi before the first Super Bowl in 1967
04:42
Frank Gifford on being part of the CBS broadcast team for the first Super Bowl in 1967
04:42
Frank Gifford on how human interest sports reporting affected broadcasting for Monday Night Football
02:16
Frank Gifford on the changes made to the Monday Night Football broadcast team; on memorable moments and his departure from the show
12:50
Frank Gifford on working on Wide World of Sports and memories of the terrorist attack in Munich at the 1972 Olympics
04:00

Leonard H. Goldenson

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Leonard Goldenson on the success of Monday Night Football
01:40

Curt Gowdy

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Curt Gowdy on Yankee player Joe DiMaggio when he first started announcing for the Yankees
00:52
Curt Gowdy on his big break as announcer for the New York Yankees
04:26
Curt Gowdy on Ted Willams last game
02:58
Curt Gowdy on Joe DiMaggio's comeback at the '49 World Series
01:29
Curt Gowdy on the 1964 and 1968 Olympic games and the importance of satellite feeds
04:10
Sportscaster Curt Gowdy on the first Super Bowl, broadcast by both NBC and CBS
01:55
Sportscaster Curt Gowdy on the some of the Super Bowl games he covered
06:18
Curt Gowdy on covering 16 World Series
09:35
Curt Gowdy on having one of the most recognizable voices in all of broadcasting
00:44
Curt Gowdy on the evolution of sports broadcasting
01:42

Herb Granath

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Herb Granath on ABC being the network of the Olympics
01:15
Herb Granath on the "all marketing program" he started with Monday Night Football and the success of the program
16:18
Herb Granath on his recollections of ABC's Wide World of Sports
03:09
Herb Granath on working on Monday Night Football and creating a special sales unit focused on selling sports programming
01:59
Herb Granath on the birth of ESPN
17:53
Herb Granath on the growth of ESPN and the launch of ESPN 2
17:53

Dwight Hemion

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Dwight Hemion on his first jobs, assistant directing and directing sports telecasts for ABC
07:17
Dwight Hemion on directing early live boxing telecasts and on how he came to direct The Steve Allen Show and Tonight
02:53

Danette Herman

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Danette Herman on talent coordinating for three Olympics
05:20

Stanley Hubbard

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Stanley Hubbard on KSTP's ratings in the '50s and wrestling on the station
01:55

Kay Koplovitz

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Kay Koplovitz on how HBO's Thrilla from Manila changed television history 
01:52

Gene LeBell

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Gene LeBell on early televised wrestling and boxing matches
03:02

Stewart MacGregory

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Stewart MacGregory on being unit manager for the 1966 World Series
02:36

Jim McKay

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Jim McKay on hosting the Summer Olympics on CBS, which initially were ad-libbed
03:14
Jim McKay on the philosophy behind ABC's Wide World of Sports "if you can get them interested in individuals, you can get them interested in the sport"
Jim McKay on the first time TV was used to decide an event: the 1968 Olympics
02:39
Jim McKay on the transformative role of television in sports history and coverage
Jim McKay on what has changed most in television and sports tv, and among the athletes themselves

Al Michaels

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Al Michaels on how he came up with "Do you believe in miracles?" when covering the 1980 Olympics
04:41
Al Michaels on how the audience reacted to his taking over Frank Gifford's role on Monday Night Football

Sig Mickelson

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Sig Mickelson on his role in the development of sports programming in the early years of CBS television
09:58

Don Mischer

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Don Mischer on the Super Bowl halftime show featuring Michael Jackson, and how he was asked to produce it
08:00
Don Mischer on Super Bowl 49 - how Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" led him back to the halftime show
01:57
Don Mischer on producing the 1996 Atlanta Olympics
13:03

Thomas W. Moore

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Thomas W. Moore on ABC's early sports programming
Thomas W. Moore on Edgar J. Scherick and Roone Arledge's role in bringing sports to ABC
08:47
Thomas W. Moore on various sports shows he programmed at ABC
05:27
Thomas W. Moore on ABC brining various sports like golf to television
03:24

Nicolas Noxon

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Nicolas Noxon on the syndicated series, Sports Illustrated
03:19

Don Ohlmeyer

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Don Ohlmeyer on becoming an associate director on The 1968 Olympics
03:06
Don Ohlmeyer on the format of Wide World of Sports  and how it evolved
06:03
Don Ohlmeyer on Monday Night Football  
11:52
Don Ohlmeyer on Jim McKay's amazing job covering the 1972 Munich Olympics
02:01
Don Ohlmeyer on going back to Monday Night Football
03:53

Don Pardo

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Don Pardo on announcing a baseball game in 1946 on television
23:57

Don Pike

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Don Pike on acting as technical director for various Super Bowl telecasts 
01:50

Carroll Pratt

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Carroll Pratt on providing sports sound effects
01:10

Ward Quaal

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Ward Quaal on early sports programming at WGN
04:50

Ed Resnick

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Ed Resnick on shooting the Rose Bowl for KTLA
03:01

Hank Rieger

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Hank Rieger on "the Heidi incident" when NBC aired the beginning of Heidi instead of the end of a football game
02:59
Hank Rieger on doing publicity for The 1984 Olympics and challenges he faced covering The Olympics
08:47

Howard Rosenberg

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Howard Rosenberg on television sports
03:34

Chet Simmons

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Chet Simmons on his first job in television working on closed circuit boxing matches, and on joining Sports Programs, Inc.
05:14
Chet Simmons on Sports Programs, Inc. becoming ABC Sports
07:04
Chet Simmons on the Sports Programs, Inc. affiliation with ABC Sports, and on the state of network sports programming in the early '60s
03:25
Chet Simmons on how equipped arenas and stadiums were in the '60s and '70s for television
03:28
Chet Simmons on becoming director of programming for NBC Sports
04:40
Chet Simmons on the creation and format of ABC's Wide World of Sports
09:47
Chet Simmons on how NBC Sports compared to ABC Sports at the time circa 1964, and on losing the rights to NCAA Basketball
05:23
Chet Simmons on the sporting events NBC covered during his tenure, the profitability of NBC Sports, and on being named president of the division in 1979
06:33
Chet Simmons on sporting events ESPN covered that weren't previously done, and various other events ESPN covered
05:15
Chet Simmons on his most memorable moments at ESPN
01:39
Chet Simmons on ESPN's role in the creation of the sports megastar, and on the legacy of ESPN
02:31
Chet Simmons on how sports have changed over the years, and on the then-future of sports broadcasting
03:14

Garry Simpson

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Garry Simpson on covering the Joe Louis- Billy Conn fight in NY and Rocky Graziano's fights
02:03
Garry Simpson on covering Jackie Robinson's first televised game
01:39
Garry Simpson on how he called the shots for sports
02:04

Herbert F. Solow

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Herbert F. Solow on selling the World Series to Japan
02:08

Ted Turner

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Ted Turner on acquiring the Atlanta Braves games for WTCG and trying to get people to buy a UHF antenna
00:38
Ted Turner on buying the Atlanta Braves
05:29

Tony Verna

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Tony Verna on covering The 1960 Rome Olympics
03:31
Tony Verna on creating the instant replay for the Army/Navy football game in December of 1963
02:38
Tony Verna on inventing the instant replay and some of its early uses
29:00
Tony Verna on directing the "Ice Bowl"; on dealing with live television disasters and censorship issues; on directing various Super Bowl broadcasts and the advent of color television
14:52
Tony Verna on directing Super Bowl XII in 1978; on working with the NFL; on directing various other sports events for television
13:39
Tony Verna on directing the 1984 Summer Olympics and athletes promoting sponsorship
03:51
Tony Verna on directing winter sports for television and dealing with injuries on television
04:45
Tony Verna on directing television coverage of boxing
02:05

James Wall

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James Wall on stage managing many years of the U.S. Tennis Open 

Jeff Zucker

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Jeff Zucker on working as a Researcher for ABC during the 1984 Olympics
03:12
Jeff Zucker on working as a Researcher for NBC during the 1988 Olympics
03:00
Jeff Zucker on the XFL
01:28