L E’s Stories – “I Was Cable Before Cable Was Cool” – A Story And Salute To Ted Turner

It was the summer of 1978….when Bone Daddy walked into the hall of the National CATV Convention in downtown Los Angeles….as he was heard to say…..”They are all here with, every “future media mega giant” being present on the showroom floor….as all were glowing and showing all about their current content….while highlighting the possibilities of what the future…

Music – 1979 – George Benson – Breezin – Put To Highlights Of Yatching At The Pan American Games

“Breezin’” is an instrumental song composed by American singer and musician Bobby Womack….which was originally recorded in December 1970 by the influential Hungarian jazz guitarist Gábor Szabó….while  in partnership with Womack himself…..as the song was originally released in 1971 on the Szabó’s album High Contrast….and was released as a single in April 1971 in the United States and in 1972 in…

Pan American Games – 1979 – Swimming + Wrestling + Equestrian + Boxing + Sailing

DOG COMMENTARY:  This CBS Sports coverage of the 1979 Pan American Games from San Juan, Puerto Rico featured the more than capable broadcast crew of Dick Stockton at the sports desk…the beautiful Jayne Kennedy covering wrestling and sailing….Tim Ryan and Gil Clancy covering boxing….and Jack Whitaker providing commentary and closing statements…as this 8th edition of…

Special – 1987 – NBC Sports – The Year In Sports In Review – Host Bill Macatee

DOG COMMENTARY:  Let’s take a look at what took place in the year in sports in 1987….as Super Bowl XXI was won by the  New York Giants by a score of 39 – 20 over the Denver Broncos….while Fiesta Bowl featured the Penn State Nittany Lionswinning the national championship over the Miami Hurricanes by a score of 14 – 10….then…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Sailing – Highlights Finals – 470 Class & Tornado Class & Flying Dutchman

DOG ASIDE: The 470 was a sailing event on the Sailing at the 1984 Summer Olympics program in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California….where seven races were scheduled with 56 sailors on 28 boats, from 28 nations competed…..with Spain’s Luis Doreste and Roberto Molina winning gold….USA Steven Benjamin and Chris Steinfeld winning silver…..and France’s Thierry…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Sailing – Yachting USA Robbie Haynes & Olympic Advertisers

DOG COMMENTARY: There is a distinct reason that from a financial standpoint….the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics were the most successful Olympics in the history of the Olympic Games…it simply made more money!…..and to this lil ole sportsphiles opinion….the man directly responsible for it’s success was USOC President Peter Ueberroth….and his brilliant guidance of Olympics into…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Sailing & Yachting – Highlights – All Classes With Bill Fleming

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Bill Fleming covers the highlights of every class in the sailing and yachting competitions at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….including Windglider (Surfboard)….Finn, 470 and Flying Dutchman (Dinghy)….Tornado (Catamaran)….and the Star and Soling (Keelboats)….as the Americans posted the most successful team sailing competition in the history of Olympics sailing at the 1984 Los…

Olympics 1984 Los Angeles ABC Profile – Sailing With Superman

DOG ASIDE: How often does anyone get to sail with Superman….but that is exactly what ABC’s Kathleen Sullivan got to do….as evidenced by this video by this video….and even though the video sounds like it had been recorded under water….it really gives a good view of sailing with actor Christopher Reeves…..the man who was known…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Highlights Of Yachting & Judo & Baseball – USA vs Dominican Republic

DOG ASIDE: ABC’s Frank Gifford brings the viewer highlights of events in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games that are not typically shown in television coverage of the Olympics…..like yachting, where USA competitors are in the race for gold in every class of Olympic yachting competition….then in judo. where USA Ed Liddie unexpectedly wins the…