News – 1986 – CNNs Nightly News – Featuring The Bald Eagle & Russian Spy Systems

DOG ASIDE:    This 1986 CNN Headline News clip features two main cover stories…..with one by correspondent Jonathan Powers…. regarding a  private research company in Oklahoma who are in process of hatching bald eagles in order to insure that the American national bird never goes extinct in the southern part of the United States.  The second…

Special – 1961 To 1986 – ABCs Wide World Of Sports 25th Anniversary – Host Jim McKay

DOG COMMENTARY:    ABC’s Wide World of Sports is an American sports anthology television program that aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from April 29, 1961 to January 3, 1998….when it appeared primarily on Saturday afternoons…..and was hosted by the “elegant and eloquent” voice of Jim McKay until 1987….after which a succession of co-hosts began to appear….but the title continued to be…

Comedy – 1982 – HBO Special – Blockheads 4th Annual Ventriliquism Show – Host Mariette Hartley

DOG ASIDE:    We have quite a few HBO Specials covering all sorts of entertainment in our extensive ImaSportsphile video library…..from comedy concerts and programs….to daredevil acts…..to magic shows….to boxing and sports specials….and all are quite good….for one of my very favorites is this Blocksheads 4th Annual Ventriliquism and Comedy Show which is hosted by Emmy…

Pool – 1979 – ABC Special – Trick Pool Shots – With Steve Miserac + Irving Crane + Ernie Costa

DOG ASIDE:    We have posted around 250 television specials from back in the day….like specials on rock climbing….or skiing down Mt Everest….or the World Bellyflop Diving Competition….or the transatlantic flight Double Eagle II, the 1st hot air balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean….or an actual space walk in 1978….and the list goes on….but we…

Special – 1939 To 1973 – NBCs Tribute To Hollywoods Duke – The Story Of John Wayne

DOG COMMENTARY:    The way Bone Daddy puts it….there is simply not enough space herewith to tell how much the  Duke influenced the lives of dang near all young boys growing into manhood in West Texas during the 1950’s and 1960’s….cuz in BD’s opinion….there were two American heroes of whom the vast majority of the West…

Special – 1986 – CBSs The Year In Sports – A Journey Through Time

DOG COMMENTARY:      This 1986 CBS review of sports throughout the year hosted by Tim Ryan….provides sports fans with wonderful highlights which cover the major developments throughout the universe of sports in a year in which the Chicago Bears spanked the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl XX by a score of 46…

Special – 1982 – The Ultimate Car Stunt – The Grand Canyon Colorado River Jump – Host Cathy Crosby

DOG ASIDE:    ABC’S Wide World of Sports has always pushed the envelop  when it came to creating stunts that were both adventurous and dangerous…..which seemed to draw tons of television viewers….with none more adventurous or daring than stuntman Dar Robertson trying to jump the Grand Canyon Colorado River….as Dar was the existing long jump…

Special – 1978 – The Flight of Double Eagle II – A TransAtlantic Hot Air Balloon Adventure

DOG COMMENTARY:     Double Eagle II was piloted by Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson, and Larry Newman….as it became the first balloon to cross the Atlantic Ocean….when it landed August 17, 1978 in Miserey (near Paris)  137 hours 6 minutes after leaving Presque Isle, Maine….for it could have been regarded as a successful crossing at the point that the Double Eagle II crossed the Irish coast on the evening of August 16th….as an event…

Auto Racing – 1979 – Special – Countdown To 500 – Indy 500 – Rick Mears Winner

DOG COMMENTARY:    This auto racing video showcasing the entire 1979 Indy 500 race is an “unpolished treasure” in our ImaSportphile video library….as the 63rd 500 Mile International Sweepstakes….or Indy 500 as we call it….was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana on Sunday May 27, 1979…..when 2nd year driver Rick Mears took the lead for the final time with 18 laps…