Music – 1980 – Kennedy Center Presents A Salute To Duke – With Sarah Vaughn + Ella Fitzgerald Et Al

Duke Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist and leader of a jazz orchestra….which he led from 1923 until his death over a career spanning more than fifty years.  Although Duke was born in Washington, D.C….he lived in New York City from the mid-1920’s until his death….while gaining a national profile through…

Boxing – 1989 – Jim Lampley + Sugar Ray Leonard + Larry Merchant PreFight Show For Tyson Vs Bruno

After the long time HBO Boxing broadcasting team of Barry Tompkins, Sugar Ray Leonard and Larry Merchant broke-up in late 1987 due to the departure of Barry Tompkins….HBO turned the host reigns that Tompkins held over the years to highly experienced ABC sportscaster Jim Lampley….who seamlessly joined Sugar and Larry to bring HBO Boxing events…

Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships – Mens + Ice Dance – With CBS John Tesh + Scott Hamilton

The 1986 World Figure Skating Championships were held in Geneva, Switzerland from March 18 to 23….wlhile at the event….which was sanctioned by the International Skating Union….medals were awarded in men’s singles….ladies’ singles….pair skating…..and ice dancing…..as Soviet judge Natalia Danilenko was suspended for ignoring a new rule requiring mandatory deductions of 0.1 for falls….after she gave USSR Alexandr Fadeev a score of 5.9 after he fell…

Boxing – 1984 – Al Bernstein PostFight Interview With Winner Livingstone Bramble + Trainer Lou Duva

Livingstone Bramble was the WBA Lightweight Champion of the World…..who became the first world champion from the Virgin Islands…..and although his last recorded fight occurred on June 26, 2003….he has never officially announced his retirement….while constantly hinting that he wishes to fight on…..whereas his record stands at 40 wins…26 losses and 3 draws….with 25 KO’s. Lou Duva (May…

Boxing – 1983 – Tim Ryan PreFight Show – USBA Welterwt Title – Kevin Howard Vs Marlon Starling

Kevin Howard was a pretty good fighter in the welterweight and super welterweight divisions….who had a professional boxing career that ran from 1978 to 1986…..while building a career of 21 wins, 8 losses and 1 draw….with bouts against Sugar Ray Leonard and Marlin Starling….as seen in this prefight show video seen herewith….being the only two…

Boxing – 1989 – Larry Merchant Interviews Prior Mike Tyson Trainer Kevin Rooney After Iron Mike Win

Kevin Rooney is an American former boxer and a current boxing trainer…..who was portrayed by Clark Gregg in the 1995 movie Tyson….and by Aaron Eckhart in the 2016 movie Bleed for This….simply because he had trained world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson from the start of his professional career in 1985 until Tyson’s bout with Michael Spinks in 1988. During the period when Rooney was Tyson’s trainer….Tyson had a record…

Boxing – 1983 – Tim Ryan PostFight Interview With Winner Marvis Frazer After Defeating Joe Bugner

Marvis Frazier is the son of former heavyweight champion and Hall of Famer boxer, Smokin’ Joe Frazier….when he was at ringside for all of his father’s fights after the second Oscar Bonavena bout in December 1968….including the great wars with Muhammad Ali….which by the way, is the greatest of all “grudge fights” in the history of boxing…..as far as we are…

NFL – 1982 – NFL Films – Best Teams Ever – Pittsburgh Steelers Of Coach Chuck Noll From 1974 To 1979

Chuck Noll was named the 14th head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 27, 1969….becoming the youngest coach in NFL history at the time…..as Steelers owner Art Rooney would later credit Don Shula as the person who recommended Noll as a head coach…..for Noll implemented a defensive system in Pittsburgh that became the legendary “Steel Curtain” defense…..while his coaching style earned…

Boxing – 1984 – Al Bernstein Interviews Johnny Bumphus + Trainer Lou Duva On Controversial TKO Call

Johnny Bumphus is a former boxer who was world light welterweight champion….who began his professional career as a hot prospect after winning his first 22 fights….including the vacant WBA Light Welterweight Title with a decision win over Lorenzo Luis Garcia in 1984…..but lost his title to Gene Hatcher in June 1984….as Hatcher scored an 11th-round TKO that had Hatcher knocking Bumphus…