Special – 1982 – Rock Climbing Yosemite Lost Arrow Spire – Ron Kauk + Jerry Moffatt

DOG ASIDE:    This ABC 1982 Wide World of Sports program features world renowned rock climbers…USA Ron Kauk and GBR Jerry Moffatt….as the achieve the 1st ever free climb of Yosemite National Park’s Lost Arrow Spire from base to tip in one push….which took 14 hours…..as ABC picks up the action as the climbers attack the steepest and most…

Special – 1987 – Stroh’s Circle Of Sports – Walter Payton + Fenway Park + O J Simpson + Pete Rose

DOG ASIDE:  During the decade of the 1980’s….Stroh’s beer would try to compete with the Anheiser-Busch and Miller beers in the world of sports….not only by advertising on sports programs….but also in sponsoring and producing sports programs….and this Stroh’s Circle of Sports production featuring Robert Conrad as host was their signature program….and it was really quite good….especially…

Special – 1986 – Liberty Weekend – US Pres Reagan Speaks + John Williams Conducts + Fireworks

DOG COMMENTARY:    US President Ronald and Nancy Reagan opened this televised NBC Special celebrating the 1986 Lady Liberty Weekend Celebration in New York Harbor…..with the Statue of Liberty in the backdrop and the New York City skyline as wonderful silhouette to the festivities….especially the fireworks display….which is by far the finest, most exhilarating 20 minutes of “bombs…

Special – 1982 – Highlights – George Plimpton Reviews The Year In Sports

DOG COMMENTARY:    George Plimpton was probably a Sportsphile and he just did not know it….but this literary master was seemingly a sincere lover of all sports….as he wrote books about them like Paper Lion…. while he was the host of sports programs like Sports Legend: Curt Gowdy….plus he produced and syndicated sports programs like this George Plimpton’s…

Special – 1981 – NBCs Sportsworld – Nolan Ryan 5th No Hitter & Tex Cobb Interview & MLB Hilites

DOG COMMENTARY:    Every time we at ImaSportsphile get to post a vintage ABC Wide World of Sports or a CBS Sports Saturday/Sunday or an NBC SportsWorld….we get excited because we know we are going to get to watch something that is really good and interesting….and things in the sports world that don’t happen very often….and this NBC…

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…

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…