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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
09:15
Don Ohlmeyer on how producing the Olympics is like going to war
01:42
Dick Ebersol on the Mexico Summer Olympics in 1968 and the beginning of regular primetime sports coverage
02:02
Herb Granath on ABC being the network of the Olympics
01:15
Don Mischer on producing the 1996 Atlanta Olympics with Muhammad Ali carrying the torch
02:55
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
07:15

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
01:38

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
05:23
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

Dick Ebersol

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Dick Ebersol on how Muhammed Ali came to be involved with the Atlanta Olympics
05:34
Dick Ebersol on the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France
10:46
Dick Ebersol on the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico
02:02
Dick Ebersol on the 1972 Munich Olympics
23:56
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

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 working on Wide World of Sports and memories of the terrorist attack in Munich at the 1972 Olympics
04:00

Curt Gowdy

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Curt Gowdy on the 1964 and 1968 Olympic games and the importance of satellite feeds
04:10
Curt Gowdy on preparing to cover hockey for the Olympics
02:10

Herb Granath

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Herb Granath on ABC being the network of the Olympics
01:15
Herb Granath on ESPN's coverage of the Munich Massacre at the Olympic Games
02:04

Kay Koplovitz

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Kay Koplovitz on changing the name of her network Madison Square Garden Sports Network to USA in 1979
03:12

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
04:41
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
04:21

Michael Moye

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Michael Moye on some people seeing racism where he does not
04:07

Don Ohlmeyer

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Don Ohlmeyer on becoming an associate director on The 1968 Olympics
03:06

Hank Rieger

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Hank Rieger on doing publicity for The 1984 Olympics and challenges he faced covering The Olympics
08:47

Tony Verna

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Tony Verna on covering the 1960 Rome Olympics
03:31
Tony Verna on directing the 1984 Summer Olympics and athletes promoting sponsorship
03:51

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

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