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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
09:00
Don Ohlmeyer on pushing the industry forward on Monday Night Football
11:52
Curt Gowdy on the 1964 and 1968 Olympic games and the importance of satellite feeds
04:10
George Bodenheimer on ESPN's business model
02:04
Ted Turner on acquiring the Atlanta Braves games for WTCG and trying to get people to buy a UHF antenna
00:38
Tony Verna on creating the instant replay for the Army/Navy football game in December of 1963
02:38
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Ted Bergmann

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Ted Bergmann on the importance of sports to DuMont
10:48
Ted Bergmann on arrangements to televise boxing for DuMont
02:10
Ted Bergmann on arrangements to televise football for DuMont
09:46

George Bodenheimer

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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
06:49
George Bodenheimer on ESPN acquiring a contract with the NFL
00:52

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
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; on the dynamics of international sports
05:53
Bob Costas on decisions Dick Ebersol has to make as producer of The Olympics
01:11
Bob Costas on how his style affects telling the story of sports
01:46

Frank Gifford

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Frank Gifford on how Roone Arledge changed sports broadcasting with his coverage of the Olympics
01:37
Frank Gifford on his transition to CBS Sports and working on CBS Radio
04:02
Frank Gifford on being part of the CBS broadcast team for the first Super Bowl in 1967
04:13
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 legendary announcer Mel Allen
00:40
Curt Gowdy on Ted Willams last game
02:58

Herb Granath

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Herb Granath on Jim McKay's coverage of the Munich Massacre
01:24

Kay Koplovitz

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Kay Koplovitz on launching Madison Square Garden Sports Network, the first basic cable network
09:00
Kay Koplovitz on how HBO's Thrilla from Manila changed television history 
01:52

Don Ohlmeyer

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Don Ohlmeyer on pushing the industry forward on Monday Night Football
11:52

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 directing CBS's Baseball Game of the Week
03:33
Tony Verna on the advent of the post-game show
02:00
Tony Verna on directing Monday Night Football
02:21
Tony Verna on working with the NFL and Pete Rozelle on football broadcasts
02:03
Tony Verna on directing hockey
03:10
Tony Verna on directing basketball
00:47
Tony Verna on directing television coverage of boxing
02:05
Tony Verna on directing winter sports for television and dealing with injuries on television
04:45
Tony Verna on directing the 1984 Summer Olympics and athletes promoting sponsorship
03:51
Tony Verna on directing The Goodwill Games
04:35

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