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Interviewees discuss memorable moments in televised sports.

Highlights
Frank Gifford on bloopers from the broadcast booth
00:37
Curt Gowdy on Ted Willams last game
02:58
Don Ohlmeyer on pushing the industry forward on Monday Night Football
11:52
Ken Burns on his documentary series Baseball, and his career-long exploration of race in America
06:55
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
Jim McKay on the Israeli hostage crisis during the 1972 Munich Olympics
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Berle Adams

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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
Berle Adams on signing Arnold Palmer as a client and creating the show Challenge Golf
02:19

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

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

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 acquiring a contract with the NFL
00:52
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

Ken Burns

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Ken Burns on his documentary series Baseball, and his career-long exploration of race in America
06:35

Bob Costas

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Bob Costas on covering the 1986 World Series when the Red Sox almost beat the curse, and the Red Sox finally beating it in 2004
02:35
Bob Costas on covering the 1982 World Series and the 1984 "Sandberg game"
01:19
Bob Costas on Kirk Gibson hitting the home-run off Dennis Eckersley in the 1988 World Series
01:36
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
Bob Costas on hosting On the Record with Bob Costas
04:48
Bob Costas on how his style affects telling the story of sports
01:46
Bob Costas on how the business of televised sports has changed
01:29

Frank Gifford

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Frank Gifford on first meeting Howard Cosell
00:52
Frank Gifford on his transition to CBS Sports and working on CBS Radio
04:02
Frank Gifford on hosting the NFL Pre-game show in 1963, that became a network show
01:02
Frank Gifford on being part of the CBS broadcast team for the first Super Bowl in 1967
04:13
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

Leonard H. Goldenson

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

Julian Goodman

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Julian Goodman on NBC interrupting a Jets football game to broadcast "Heidi"
02:58
Julian Goodman on getting the AFL contract for NBC
01:51

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 how World Series differ from All-Star games
02:16
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 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
19:34
Herb Granath on the growth of ESPN and the launch of ESPN 2
17:53
Herb Granath on Jim McKay's coverage of the Munich Massacre
01:24

Earl Hamner, Jr.

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Earl Hamner on working on the TV version of Heidi and the broadcast's memorable interruption of a football game
04:58

Jim McKay

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Jim McKay on the new television medium: seeing a boxing match on TV for the first time
01:14

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

Don Pardo

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Don Pardo on announcing a baseball game in 1946 on television
04:39

Dick Van Patten

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Dick Van Patten on the Eight Is Enough reunion movies beating the World Series in TV ratings
01:02

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

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
Ted Turner on the Atlanta Braves winning the World Series in 1995
01:37

Tony Verna

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Tony Verna on covering the 1960 Rome Olympics
03:31
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 Super Bowl XII in 1978
02:07
Tony Verna on directing hockey
03:10
Tony Verna on directing basketball
00:47
Tony Verna on directing various Super Bowls
04:04
Tony Verna on directing television coverage of boxing
02:05
Tony Verna on directing winter sports for television
04:45
Tony Verna on directing The Goodwill Games
04:35

Ben Wolf

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Ben Wolf on shooting sporting events
03:32

Jeff Zucker

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Jeff Zucker on a pattern in his career of moving from sports coverage to wider news coverage
03:12
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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