ABC'S WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS: 1961-1986, 25 YEARS (TV)

Summary

One in this series of sports programs. Hosted by Jim McKay, this special program celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of "ABC's Wide World of Sports." Shown in clips of series highlights are gymnasts Nancy Theis, Olga Korbut, Mary Lou Retton, Cathy Rigby McCoy, and Nadia Comaneci and her coach Bela Karolyi; figure skaters Linda Fratianne and Scott Hamilton; Secretariat, 1973 Triple Crown Winner; swimmers Don Schollander, Mark Spitz, and Donna de Varona; runners Jim Ryun and Wilma Rudolph; sub-four minute miler Jim Beatty; auto racers Maynard Troyer, Cale Yarborough, A.J. Foyt, "King" Richard Petty, Mario Andretti, and Jackie Stewart; drag racers Jim Nichols, Don Prudhomme, Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney, "Big Daddy" Don Garlits; quarterback Dante Pastorini; pool players Willie Mosconi and Minnesota Fats; Calvin Murphy of the Houston Rockets basketball team; boxers Sugar Ray Leonard and Barry McGuigan; speed skater Eric Heiden; skier Steve Mahre; wrestler Dan Gable; soccer star Pele; and golfer Arnold Palmer. Also included are appearances by President Ronald Reagan, Roone Arledge, Paddy McGuigan (father of Barry McGuigan), and others.

Further clips of series highlights feature figure skaters Peggy Fleming, Dorothy Hamill, and Debi Thomas; Vinko Bogataj, the Yugoslavian ski jumper in the famous "Agony of Defeat" sports clip; Jonathon Boyer, Race Across America winner; Julie Moss, 1982 Ironman triathlete; heavyweight boxers Floyd Patterson, Brian London, Cleveland Williams, Oscar Bonavena, Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, George Foreman, Jimmy Young, Leon Spinks, Larry Holmes, and Muhammad Ali; basketball player Wilt Chamberlain; mountain climber George Willig; tightrope walker Philippe Petit; professional daredevil Evel Knievel; soccer player Len Chalmers; weightlifter Vasillii Alekseev; and others. Also included are appearances by Howard Cosell and President Ronald Reagan, and footage of the match between Ali and Sonny Liston. Includes commercials.

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: April 26, 1986 Saturday 8:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:00:00
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T86:0333
  • GENRE: Sports
  • SUBJECT HEADING: African-American Collection - Sports
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV series, 1961-
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CREDITS

    • Chuck Howard … Producer
    • Rob Beiner … Producer
    • Joel Feld … Producer
    • Curt Gowdy … Producer
    • Mary Ann Grabavoy … Producer
    • George Greenberg … Producer
    • Ben Harvey … Producer
    • Larry Kamm … Producer
    • Peter Lasser … Producer
    • Carol Lehti … Producer
    • Michael Pearl … Producer
    • Ned Simon … Producer
    • Ken Wolfe … Producer
    • Roger Goodman … Director
    • Jim McKay … Host
    • Muhammad Ali (see also: Cassius Clay)
    • Mario Andretti
    • Roone Arledge
    • Jim Beatty
    • Vinko Bogataj
    • Oscar Bonavena
    • Jonathon Boyer
    • Len Chalmers
    • Wilt Chamberlain
    • Nadia Comaneci
    • Howard Cosell
    • Donna de Varona
    • Minnesota Fats
    • Peggy Fleming
    • George Foreman
    • A.J. Foyt
    • Linda Fratianne
    • Joe Frazier
    • Dan Gable
    • Don Garlits
    • Dorothy Hamill
    • Scott Hamilton
    • Eric Heiden
    • Larry Holmes
    • Bela Karolyi
    • Evel Knievel
    • Olga Korbut
    • Sugar Ray Leonard
    • Sonny Liston
    • Brian London
    • Steve Mahre
    • Barry McGuigan
    • Paddy McGuigan
    • Willie Mosconi
    • Julie Moss
    • Shirley Muldowney
    • Calvin Murphy
    • Edson Arantes Nascimentos (see also: Pele)
    • Jim Nichols
    • Ken Norton
    • Arnold Palmer
    • Dante Pastorini
    • Floyd Patterson
    • Philippe Petit
    • Richard Petty
    • Don Prudhomme
    • Ronald Reagan
    • Mary Lou Retton
    • Cathy Rigby (see also: Cathy Rigby McCoy)
    • Wilma Rudolph
    • Jim Ryun
    • Don Schollander
    • Leon Spinks
    • Mark Spitz
    • Jackie Stewart
    • Nancy Theis
    • Debi Thomas
    • Maynard Troyer
    • Cleveland Williams
    • George Willig
    • Cale Yarborough
    • Jimmy Young