Olympic Games


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Interviewees discuss televised coverage of the Olympics.

Highlights
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
Don Ohlmeyer on how producing the Olympics is like going to war
Dick Ebersol on the Mexico Summer Olympics in 1968 and the beginning of regular primetime sports coverage
Herb Granath on ABC being the network of the Olympics
Don Mischer on producing the 1996 Atlanta Olympics with Muhammad Ali carrying the torch
Jim McKay on the Israeli hostage crisis during the 1972 Munich Olympics
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Ray Aghayan

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Ray Aghayan on designing for The 1984 Olympics

Linda Bell Blue

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Linda Bell Blue on covering the 1984 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco and the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles

Bob Costas

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Bob Costas on the first time he served as prime-time host of the Olympics - 1992 in Barcelona and how he approaches hosting
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

Dick Ebersol

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Dick Ebersol on how Muhammed Ali came to be involved with the Atlanta Olympics
Dick Ebersol on the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France
Dick Ebersol on the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico
Dick Ebersol on the 1972 Munich Olympics
Dick Ebersol on making clear to his employees at NBC that sports was still a passion
Dick Ebersol on the Beijing Olympics  

Frank Gifford

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Frank Gifford on how Roone Arledge changed sports broadcasting with his coverage of the Olympics
Frank Gifford on working on Wide World of Sports and memories of the terrorist attack in Munich at the 1972 Olympics

Curt Gowdy

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Curt Gowdy on the 1964 and 1968 Olympic games and the importance of satellite feeds
Curt Gowdy on preparing to cover hockey for the Olympics

Herb Granath

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Herb Granath on ABC being the network of the Olympics
Herb Granath on ESPN's coverage of the Munich Massacre at the Olympic Games

Kay Koplovitz

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Kay Koplovitz on changing the name of her network Madison Square Garden Sports Network to USA in 1979

Jim McKay

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Jim McKay on the Israeli hostage crisis during the 1972 Munich Olympics

Al Michaels

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Al Michaels on how he came up with "Do you believe in miracles?" when covering the 1980 Olympics
Al Michaels on covering the 1980 Olympics "Miracle on Ice", when the US team beat the Soviet team, considered to be the best in the world

Michael Moye

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Michael Moye on some people seeing racism where he does not

Don Ohlmeyer

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Don Ohlmeyer on becoming an associate director on The 1968 Olympics

Hank Rieger

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Hank Rieger on doing publicity for The 1984 Olympics and challenges he faced covering The Olympics

Tony Verna

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Tony Verna on covering the 1960 Rome Olympics
Tony Verna on directing the 1984 Summer Olympics and athletes promoting sponsorship

Jeff Zucker

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Jeff Zucker on working as a Researcher for ABC during the 1984 Olympics
Jeff Zucker on working as a Researcher for NBC during the 1988 Olympics

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