OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES, THE XVII {1994 LILLEHAMMER OLYMPICS}: DAY 3 {PART 1 OF 5} (TV)

Summary

This program presents a portion of coverage of the 1994 XVII Olympic Winter Games from Lillehammer. Highlights of this portion include coverage of the following events and topics: Anchor sports commentator Harry Smith presides throughout this portion and introduces segments and highlights of various sports and stories. Reporting from the Northern Lights Hall in Hamar, sports commentator Paula Zahn reports on the practice sessions for the upcoming individual women’s figure skating championships, as well as pairs figure skating. Sports commentator Mark McEwen continually reports from Storgata in downtown Lillehammer, speaks with residents, visitors, and fans, and reports on some of the local color and culture of Lillehammer. He also reports on local weather around the United States. Reporting from Hunderfossen, sports commentators Bonny Warner and Sean McDonough recap the results of the previous day’s men’s luge competition, particularly on a crash suffered by Duncan Kennedy (USA). Zahn reports from the Northern Lights Hall, watching Nancy Kerrigan (USA) practice for the upcoming women’s figure skating event. Sports commentator Howard Torman joins Zahn and introduces a feature about sports psychology, featuring interviews with athletes such as alpine skier Picabo Street (USA), alpine skier Chad Fleischer (USA), alpine skier AJ Kitt (USA), luger Erin Warren (USA), alpine skier Julie Parisien (USA), pairs skater Todd Reynolds (USA), alpine skier Tommy Moe (USA), and USOC sports psychologist Sean McCann. Torman and Zahn continue their commentary over live footage of pairs skaters Natalia Mishkutenok (Russia), Artur Dmitriev (Russia), Yekaterina Gordeyeva (Russia), and Sergei Grinkov (Russia) practicing for their upcoming event. McEwen continues to report from the Storgata, speaking with residents and Olympic fans from the United States. Anchors Monica Gayle and John Roberts in New York report on some of the top stories of the day, including a temporary cease-fire in Sarajevo reported by Barry Petersen; Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding (USA) departing for Norway after the controversy surrounding her and Kerrigan; and the devastating after-effects of a massive snowstorm affecting the east coast of the United States. Sports commentators Dick Stockton and Eric Heiden report from the Viking Ship arena in Hamar, presenting a preview of the upcoming 500-meter speed skating competition, particularly focusing on speed skater Dan Jansen (USA). Sports commentator Mike Barkann interviews Jansen’s wife Robin Jansen in the Viking Ship about the upcoming 500-meter race. Sports commentator Christin Cooper reports from Kvitfjell on the men’s downhill combined events, focusing on Moe, Lasse Kjus (Norway), and Kyle Rasmussen (USA). Cooper and Zahn discuss some recent format changes to the combined alpine skiing events. Smith interviews First Lady Hillary Clinton about her experiences attending some of the recent events, such as the luge and ice hockey competitions, as well as the emotional opening ceremony of the games. McEwen reviews the weather and presents a segment where he acts as the “mayor” of the Storgata, and visits a local gift shop to look at some of their wares. Zahn presents a highlight reel of the pairs figure skating competition so far, featuring footage of Gordeyeva, Grinkov, Mishkutenok, Dmitriev, Isabelle Brasseur (Canada), and Lloyd Eisler (Canada). Zahn also interviews pairs skaters Jenni Meno (USA) and Todd Sand (USA), accompanied by their families. They discuss their recent engagement to one another and their skating history and style. Notable commercials include Dave Thomas for Wendy’s restaurants; and Edward Herrmann for Dodge automobiles.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: February 14, 1994 Monday 7:00 AM
  • RUNNING TIME: 01:02:45
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: B:40051
  • GENRE: Sports
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Alpine Skiing, Alpine combined men
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1994
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CREDITS

    • Harry Smith … Anchor Sports Commentator
    • Paula Zahn … Sports Commentator
    • Mark McEwen … Sports Commentator
    • Bonny Warner … Sports Commentator
    • Sean McDonough … Sports Commentator
    • Howard Torman … Sports Commentator
    • Dick Stockton … Sports Commentator
    • Eric Heiden … Sports Commentator
    • Michael Barkann … Sports Commentator
    • Christin Cooper … Sports Commentator
    • Monica Gayle … Anchor
    • John Roberts … Anchor
    • Barry Petersen … Reporter
    • Duncan Kennedy … Athlete
    • Nancy Kerrigan … Athlete
    • Picabo Street … Athlete
    • Chad Fleischer … Athlete
    • AJ Kitt … Athlete
    • Erin Warren … Athlete
    • Julie Parisien … Athlete
    • Todd Reynolds … Athlete
    • Tommy Moe … Athlete
    • Natalia Mishkutenok … Athlete
    • Artur Dmitriev … Athlete
    • Yekaterina Gordeyeva … Athlete
    • Sergei Grinkov … Athlete
    • Tonya Harding … Athlete
    • Dan Jansen … Athlete
    • Lasse Kjus … Athlete
    • Kyle Rasmussen … Athlete
    • Isabelle Brasseur … Athlete
    • Lloyd Eisler … Athlete
    • Jenni Meno … Athlete
    • Todd Sand … Athlete
    • Hillary Clinton … Guest
    • Robin Jansen … Guest
    • Jaina Meno (audio id only) … Guest
    • John Meno (audio id only) … Guest
    • Doris Sand (audio id only) … Guest
    • Henry Sand (audio id only) … Guest
    • Jeremy Boorda
    • Sean McCann
    • Dave Thomas … Talent, Wendy's commercial
    • Edward Herrmann … Talent, Dodge commercial