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Olympic Games

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure.

An ancient Greek festival with athletic, literary, and musical competitions held at Olympia every four years, traditionally from 776 bc until abolished by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in...

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Boyle, Danny

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts. 173 words.

Born Bury, Lancs 20 Oct. 1956one s two d

director and producer; Artistic Director, Isles of Wonder, opening ceremony of London...

Live from Hitler’s Reich

Michael J. Socolow.

in Six Minutes in Berlin

October 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Radio. 14156 words.

This chapter details the radio broadcasting of the Berlin Olympic Games. The opening ceremony broadcasts primed global audiences for two weeks of Olympic experience. For U.S. network radio...

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Introduction

Michael J. Socolow.

in Six Minutes in Berlin

October 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Radio. 5974 words.

This introductory chapter provides a background of the eight-oared crew race event in the Berlin Olympic Games on August 14, 1936. That race is mostly forgotten today, but in its day it was...

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Berlin 1936 as Global Broadcast Spectacle and Personal Experience

Michael J. Socolow.

in Six Minutes in Berlin

October 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Radio. 17870 words.

This chapter recounts the arrival of the U.S. athletes in Berlin. The emotional intensity of Berlin's Olympic welcome stunned visitors. “Men who had been with former Olympic teams said that...

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“Let’s Go to Berlin”

Michael J. Socolow.

in Six Minutes in Berlin

October 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Radio. 13979 words.

This chapter details the Olympic trials, the boycott movement, and the broadcast preparations for the Berlin Olympic Games. A few minutes after the triumph of the Husky Clipper in the...

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“The Network of the Olympics”

Travis Vogan.

in ABC Sports

November 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Television. 13621 words.

Chapter 3 discusses how ABC adapted Wide World of Sports to cover the Olympics. The show offered year-round promotion for the athletes who would eventually compete in the Olympics, and the...

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The News from Munich on the “Arledge Broadcasting Company”

Travis Vogan.

in ABC Sports

November 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Television. 12751 words.

ABC’s coverage of the 1972 Munich Olympics amplified its reputation as the Network of the Olympics and took advantage of the consistent space Monday Night Football forged for...

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Conclusion

Michael J. Socolow.

in Six Minutes in Berlin

October 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Radio. 5860 words.

This chapter argues that the advertising climate in U.S. radio changed significantly after 1935 and intensified even further immediately after the war. The commercial imperative in postwar...

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Six Minutes in Berlin

Michael Socolow.

October 2016; p ublished online April 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Radio. 288 pages.

The Berlin Olympics, August 14, 1936. German rowers, dominant at the Games, line up against America's top eight-oared crew. Hundreds of millions of listeners worldwide wait by their radios....

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Epilogue

Jeffrey Spivak.

in Buzz

November 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Film. 1293 words.

Buzz was interred at Wiefels and Son Funeral Directors in Palm Springs. Etta Dunn Berkeley was named as executor and sole beneficiary of her husband's estate, which was valued at $100,000...

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ABC Sports

Travis Vogan.

November 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Television. 312 pages.

The American Broadcasting Company division ABC Sports is behind some of network sports television’s most significant practices, personalities, and moments. It created the weekend anthology null...

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Chris Marker

Steven Jacobs and Sofie Verdoodt.

in Cinema and Media Studies

P ublished online November 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Media Studies; Film; Radio; Television. 10418 words.

Chris Marker is a pseudonym of Christian François Bouche-Villeneuve (b. 1921, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France–d. 2012, Paris, France), a French director, screenwriter, photographer, editor,...