Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Bobby Unser Final Thoughts On The Race

Jim Lampley is an American sportscaster, news anchor, film producer and restaurant owner….who is best known as a blow-by-blow announcer on HBO World Championship Boxing for 30 years….plus, he has also covered a record 14 Olympic Games on U.S. television….with most recent being the 2008 Beijing Olympics in China. In 1974, Lampley was chosen along with Don Tollefson in what ABC called a talent hunt….as ABC executives thought that Lampley’s…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute Profile Of Life And Career Of Driver A J Foyt + Dad Tony

A J Foyt is an American retired auto racing driver….who has raced in numerous genres of motorsports…..with his open wheel racing including the United States Automobile Club Champ cars, sprint cars and midget cars….plus, he raced stock cars in NASCAR and USAC….while having won several major sports car racing events….whereas he holds the USAC career wins record with 159 victories….along with the American championship racing career wins record with 67.    His father was an auto-mechanic…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jerry Gappens Interviews Katie Guerrero In Pits Of Robert Guerrero

Roberto Guerrero is a Colombian-American former racing driver….who participated in 29 Formula One Grands Prix….while debuting on January 23, 1982…..and he came very close to winning the Indy 500 outright on two occasions….but bad luck always kept the victory out of his grasp….when in 1987, the “pit stop from Hell” kept him out of the victor’s circle….then again In 1992, he spun off on the pace…

Specials – 1978 – Indy 500 Time Trial Rain Delays + Replay Steve Cauthen On Affirmed Preakness Win

This 1978 episode of ABC’s Wide World of Sports focuses on the 1978 Indy 500 time trials with ABC’s Chris Economacki interviewing several drivers regarding the rain delay that has put back qualifying for the big race at least for the day…..as well as a Howard Cosell and Eddie Arcaro interview of jockey Steve Cauthen….who had…

Auto Racing – 1958 To 1992 – Bob Costas + Gary Gerould Tribute To Life & Career Of Richard Petty

Richard Petty was nicknamed The King….is a former NASCAR driver who raced from 1958 to 1992 in the former NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series…which is now called the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series)….who was the first driver to win the NASCAR Cup Championship seven times…. wih Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson being the only other drivers to accomplish this feat….when The King won a…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Special – Inside Look At Black Cloud Over Mario Andretti At Indy 500

Andy Granatelli was an American businessman….who was most prominent as the CEO of STP…..as well as a major figure in automobile racing events….who was finally rewarded with an Indianapolis 500 winner in 1969…..when after his innovative Lotus four-wheel drive car was destroyed in practice upon establishing itself as one of the most dominants cars to date….and his driver Mario Andretti….while …

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – The Race – With ABCs Jim Lampley + Sam Posey + Bobby Unser

The 71st Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, on Sunday May 24, 1987….when after dominating practice….qualifying….and most of the race….driving leader Mario Andretti slowed with mechanical problems with only 23 laps to go…..and a mere five laps later….Al Unser Sr. assumed the lead….and won his record-tying fourth Indianapolis 500 victory.  During the month of May, an unusually high 25…

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…