Golf – 1978 – Highlights – PGA Championship – 3rd Round – Hole 17 – With Chris Schenkel + Dave Marr

Dave Marr, Jr. (December 27, 1933 – October 5, 1997) was an American professional golfer and  sportscaster….who was best known for winning the 1965 PGA Championship. Marr served as a golf analyst for ABC from 1972 until 1991….and was usually teamed with host Jim McKay, Chris Schenkel (as seen in this video herewith) and fellow one-time PGA Championship winner, Bob Rosburg.  He later worked for the BBC in Britain…

Golf – 1984 – ABC Jim McKay Provides Highlights Of Year In Tennis + Bowling + Auto Racing + Golf

In this video seen herewith, ABC Wide World of Sports host Jim McKay provides highlights and commentary on the year 1984 in pro tennis, pro bowling, auto racing and golf….to include John McEnroe winning the US Open in Tennis….plus Mike Durbin winning his 3rd straight PBA Championship…..along with Richard Petty winning his final NASCAR race…..plus, the head’s…

Golf – 1985 – ABC Jack Whitaker Provides Highlights Of The National Amateur Championship

This video features longtime CBS and ABC broadcaster Jack Whitaker….who entered network sports in 1961 at CBS….where he did play-by-play for the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL….and hosted the anthology series CBS Sports Spectacular among other duties….as he worked for CBS for more than two decades.  Whitaker is probably best remembered for his coverage of golf (as seen in this video herewith)…. and horse racing, where he covered thoroughbred…

Figure Skating – 1980 – Elegance & Eloquence Of Jim McKay As He Recalls USA Figure Skaters In China

This video of ABC Wide World of Sports legendary sportscaster, Jim McKay, recapping the USA figure skaters exhibition tour in China provides ample evidence of what we call the “elegance and eloquence” of this wonderful sportscaster.  As McKay paints the canvas that covered Peggy Fleming, JoJo Starbuck, Rosalynn Sumners, Linda Fratianne et al trip to China in…

Figure Skating – 1986 – ABC Jim McKay Interviews Reigning World Champ Figure Skater USA Debi Thomas

Debi Thomas is an American former figure skater and physician…..who is the 1986 Women’s World Figure Skating champion….the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics bronze medalist….and a two-time U.S. national champion . Her rivalry with East Germany’s Katarina Witt at the 1988 Calgary Olympics was known as the Battle of the Carmens. Thomas placed 5th in the World Championships in 1985….and won the gold medal at the…

Figure Skating – 1982 – Skate America – Womens Finals – FIN Kristina Wegelius – With Peggy Fleming

Kristiina Wegelius is a Finnish former competitive figure skater…..who won medals at Skate Canada International, Skate America and NHK Trophy….as well as four Finnish national titles. Wegelius placed 10th at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics…..and as high as 6th at the World Championships in 1981 and again in 1983…. as well as high as 4th at the European Championships in 1979, 1980…1981). She was coached by Carlo Fassi.  After…

Figure Skating – 1982 – Skate America – ABCs Jim McKay + Peggy Fleming Discuss The Womens Finals

To see Peggy Fleming in a beautiful evening gown alongside Jim McKay in a tuxedo makes this video well worth the price of admission….as their attire is so deserving of both of these icons of sports talents in their respective areas…..as they both saw life and sport as true works of beauty…..full of grace, beauty,…

Figure Skating – 1982 – Skate America Womens Finals – WGER Claudia Leistner – With Peggy Fleming

Claudia Leistner is a former German  figure skater…..who is a two-time World silver medalist and the 1989 European champion…..as Leistner was a roller skater before taking up ice skating…..after which sh landed on the 1981 – 82 German senior national podium for the first time taking the silver medal behind Manuela Ruben. Making her senior ISU Championship debut, she placed fifth at the 1982 European Championships in Lyon….and fourth…

Figure Skating – 1982 – Skate America – Womens Finals – USA Rosalynn Sumners – With Peggy Fleming

Rosalynn Sumners is an American ladies’ singles figure skater…..who was the World Junior champion in 1980….the U.S. National champion in 1982, 1983 and 1984…..the World champion in 1983….and won a silver medal at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics….while coming in 2nd to skating legend Katarina Witt of East Germany. In 1982-1983 big things were expected of Sumners….as she had shown great improvement in her…