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Interviewees discuss changes in television sports coverage.

Highlights
Kay Koplovitz on launching Madison Square Garden Sports Network , the first basic cable network
Don Ohlmeyer on pushing the industry forward on Monday Night Football
Curt Gowdy on the 1964 and 1968 Olympic games and the importance of satellite feeds
George Bodenheimer on ESPN's business model
Ted Turner on acquiring the Atlanta Braves games for WTCG and trying to get people to buy a UHF antenna
Tony Verna on creating the instant replay for the Army/Navy football game in December of 1963
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Ted Bergmann

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Ted Bergmann on the importance of sports to DuMont
Ted Bergmann on arrangements to televise boxing for DuMont
Ted Bergmann on arrangements to televise football for DuMont

George Bodenheimer

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George Bodenheimer on Chet Simmons' televising the NFL draft on ESPN
George Bodenheimer on televising the NCAA Basketball Tournament
George Bodenheimer on ESPN televising the America's Cup sailing event for the first time in 1987
George Bodenheimer on ESPN acquiring a contract with the NFL

Bob Costas

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Bob Costas on covering the Olympics and why it's so captivating; on the tone of the Games and the Centennial Park bombing at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics
Bob Costas on the 2000 Sydney Olympics
Bob Costas on the 2004 Athens Olympics
Bob Costas on the response he gets to his Olympic coverage; on the dynamics of international sports
Bob Costas on decisions Dick Ebersol has to make as producer of The Olympics
Bob Costas on how his style affects telling the story of sports

Frank Gifford

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Frank Gifford on how Roone Arledge changed sports broadcasting with his coverage of the Olympics
Frank Gifford on his transition to CBS Sports and working on CBS Radio
Frank Gifford on being part of the CBS broadcast team for the first Super Bowl in 1967
Frank Gifford on working on Wide World of Sports and memories of the terrorist attack in Munich at the 1972 Olympics

Leonard H. Goldenson

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Leonard Goldenson on the success of Monday Night Football

Curt Gowdy

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Curt Gowdy on legendary announcer Mel Allen
Curt Gowdy on Ted Willams last game

Herb Granath

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Herb Granath on Jim McKay's coverage of the Munich Massacre

Kay Koplovitz

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Kay Koplovitz on launching Madison Square Garden Sports Network, the first basic cable network
Kay Koplovitz on how HBO's Thrilla from Manila changed television history 

Don Ohlmeyer

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Don Ohlmeyer on pushing the industry forward on Monday Night Football

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
Ted Turner on buying the Atlanta Braves

Tony Verna

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Tony Verna on directing CBS's Baseball Game of the Week
Tony Verna on the advent of the post-game show
Tony Verna on directing Monday Night Football
Tony Verna on working with the NFL and Pete Rozelle on football broadcasts
Tony Verna on directing hockey
Tony Verna on directing basketball
Tony Verna on directing television coverage of boxing
Tony Verna on directing winter sports for television and dealing with injuries on television
Tony Verna on directing the 1984 Summer Olympics and athletes promoting sponsorship
Tony Verna on directing The Goodwill Games

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