Videos of the Week: 1988 Summer Olympics

Last week, we gave you assorted video clips of three network’s coverage of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Today, we’ll explore how NBC covered the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. What you saw then, pales in how NBC covers the games today. Boxing had extensive coverage on NBC (something that […]

Your Monday Morning Links

Well, it was Father’s Day yesterday and it was time to take dad out for lunch. I was out of the house for most of the day which meant I could not blog yesterday, but I’m back now and let’s get to the links. Michael Hiestand of USA Today says putting the U.S. Open in […]

It's a Saturday Link Afternoon

I’ve been Mr. Fixit today, running errands and fixing things around the house. I just wondered what we did before HGTV or DIY Network. Without them, there’s no way we could not do the simpler repairs around the house. But thanks to them, we can fix things around the kitchen sink or the back yard […]

Mourning Broadcasters

In a span of a short seven days, we have lost three broadcasters. Each man has helped to shape the industry. And as we go into Father’s Day weekend, we find that Jim McKay, Charlie Jones and Tim Russert were devout family men. Last Saturday, June 7, Jim McKay of ABC Sports died in Maryland […]

NBC's Charlie Jones, 1930 – 2008

Last Saturday, we learned that Jim McKay passed away. Today, it was long-time AFL/NFL and track & field voice Charlie Jones. Pete Dougherty of the Albany Times Union writes that Jones died at the age of 77. Tom Hoffarth says Jones died Thursday just before he was supposed to go to dinner with friends. Tony […]