The Olympics on TV, and the Tragedy of the 1972 Munich Games

Depiction of the earliest German TV transmissions.
Berlin theatre used as a TV viewing parlor.
Jesse Owens on the winner’s podium.
CBS camera crew at the Squaw Valley games.
Walter Cronkite reports from Squaw Valley
ABC hosts in Grenoble, 1968 (l. to r.): Chris Schenkel, Bill Fleming, Jim McKay, Curt Gowdy.
McKay and Schenkel visit the Olympic stadium still under construction.
McKay recalls the events in vivid detail in a 1998 interview.
McKay anchoring the Games in Montreal. In response to the Munich tragedy, Canada’s security detail of 16,000 personnel totaled more than the nation sent to fight in World War II.
Passing the baton: Mike Tirico and Bob Costas.

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Garry Berman

Garry Berman

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Pop Culture historian, Freelance Writer, Author, specializing in American comedy history in films, radio, and TV. Beatles and jazz enthusiast, animal lover.