One in this series of sports programs. This live program features the Harlem Globetrotters vs. the Washington Generals, the first time that "Wide World of Sports" has covered the Globetrotters live. The Globetrotters are playing with the first female ever to be on a men's professional basketball team, Lynette Woodard. Highlights include the following: a brief history of Abe Saperstein, the founder of the Globetrotters; the team starts off with the traditional "Magic Circle" routine to the strains of "Sweet Georgia Brown"; the clown prince of the team, "Sweet" Lou Dunbar, discusses the travel plans the team has in the near future; commentator Al Trautwig tells a story of his first experience with the Globetrotters; the history of the famed "Magic Circle"; Dunbar performs the "pocket book" routine and then carries out women to dance; a look back at the very first "Wide World of Sports" show on April 29, 1961, which covered the Penn Relays in Philadelphia; a look at the famous ski jumper Vinko Bogataj, whose fall is seen each week at the opening of the show; a profile of Woodard, showing her college years at the University of Kansas and the 1984 Olympic Games, when she was the captain of the Women's gold medal team; the Globetrotters perform their famous "water" routine; and clips of former Globetrotters show Reece "Goose" Tatum, Marques Haynes, Leon Hilliard, and Fred "Curly" Neal. This program is closed-captioned. Includes commercials.


  • DATE: January 11, 1986 Saturday 4:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:25:24
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T86:0364
  • GENRE: Sports
  • SUBJECT HEADING: African-American Collection - Sports
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV series, 1961-
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    • Roone Arledge … Executive Producer
    • Jim McKay … Host
    • Al Trautwig … Host
    • Vinko Bogataj
    • Dunbar, "Sweet" Lou
    • Marques Haynes
    • Leon Hilliard
    • Red Klotz
    • Neal, Fred "Curly"
    • Abe Saperstein
    • Tatum, Reece "Goose
    • Lynette Woodard
    • Harlem Globetrotters (basketball team)
    • Washington Generals (basketball team)