The 38-sport, 13 day event was held in non-Olympic years to bring the best American athletes together for Olympic style competition. The USOC coordinated the event from 1978-1995. In 1989, the Olympic Festival was held in Oaklahoma City and aired daily on ESPN. One of my jobs was to produce and edit the nightly roll-out. Here is the final night. 2:20
The motivation for this site is to share a collection of my favorite video segments. They range from full-length documentaries to 3-minute features. Some are fun, some tackle serious issues. Over the years, they have aired on different networks and platforms.
Producing a program, feature or profile is the ultimate form of 'group art'. It takes a lot of special people blending their skills. I am lucky to be part of it. Thanks to all that have contributed their style and expertise.
This archive is designed to make you smile and reminisce.
Please don't hesitate to share any thoughts.
As a producer in New York and San Francisco for the last 29 years, I have had the opportunity to produce and present many events and personalities. There are many great stories, here are just a few.