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May 12, 1988 | Associated Press
Sportscaster Howard Cosell drank "before, during and after telecasts" and once threw up on Don Meredith's cowboy boots during "Monday Night Football" after too much vodka, according to a new book by a former ABC executive. In "Up Close & Personal: The Inside Story of Network Television Sports," Jim Spence also calls Cosell "one of the unhappiest human beings on this planet." Spence, who worked at ABC for 26 years, was senior vice president of ABC Sports from 1978 until 1986.
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May 17, 1988 | Jim Murray
When Roone Arledge was presiding, high, wide and handsome, over ABC network sports, Jim Spence was widely perceived in the media as his hatchet man. Well, now, he's buried the hatchet. In Roone. While he's at it, he takes a swipe at a few other scalps, too, most notably Howard Cosell's. President Reagan called them "kiss-and-tell" books. They have become a phenomenon of our age. They probably originated with sports books.
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SPORTS
May 17, 1988 | Jim Murray
When Roone Arledge was presiding, high, wide and handsome, over ABC network sports, Jim Spence was widely perceived in the media as his hatchet man. Well, now, he's buried the hatchet. In Roone. While he's at it, he takes a swipe at a few other scalps, too, most notably Howard Cosell's. President Reagan called them "kiss-and-tell" books. They have become a phenomenon of our age. They probably originated with sports books.
SPORTS
May 13, 1988 | Larry Stewart
It may not rank up there with Donald Regan's book in the kiss-and-tell department, but Jim Spence, former No. 2 man at ABC Sports, has written a book in which he takes some pretty good shots at former colleagues, including Howard Cosell and Roone Arledge. What Spence wrote about Cosell and his drinking habits has made national news. Spence says Cosell once threw up on Don Meredith's new boots during a telecast. But maybe more intriguing is a chapter titled, "Mr.
SPORTS
May 13, 1988 | Larry Stewart
It may not rank up there with Donald Regan's book in the kiss-and-tell department, but Jim Spence, former No. 2 man at ABC Sports, has written a book in which he takes some pretty good shots at former colleagues, including Howard Cosell and Roone Arledge. What Spence wrote about Cosell and his drinking habits has made national news. Spence says Cosell once threw up on Don Meredith's new boots during a telecast. But maybe more intriguing is a chapter titled, "Mr.
SPORTS
January 7, 1985 | LARRY STEWART
It was confirmed Sunday that commentators Don Meredith and O.J. Simpson will not be in the booth during ABC's coverage of the Super Bowl Jan. 20. Jim Spence, senior vice president in charge of ABC Sports, said an announcement will be made today regarding the broadcast team and, although not going into specifics, admitted both Meredith and Simpson would have lesser roles at the Super Bowl. "They will both be involved in the telecast in some capacity," Spence said.
SPORTS
February 12, 1985
The principals were close to an agreement Monday that would avert a threatened walkout by United States Football League players. "I would say we are pretty close, that a settlement is within reach," said Paul Martha, chief negotiator for the 3-year-old league. "Basically, the substantive terms have been agreed upon. The problem is that this is our first agreement and we have to articulate in writing what it is. Both sides are being very cautious on the language."
SPORTS
May 12, 1988 | Associated Press
Sportscaster Howard Cosell drank "before, during and after telecasts" and once threw up on Don Meredith's cowboy boots during "Monday Night Football" after too much vodka, according to a new book by a former ABC executive. In "Up Close & Personal: The Inside Story of Network Television Sports," Jim Spence also calls Cosell "one of the unhappiest human beings on this planet." Spence, who worked at ABC for 26 years, was senior vice president of ABC Sports from 1978 until 1986.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 15, 1985 | JOHN CARMODY, The Washington Post
On the heels of the recent announcement that the Daytime Emmy awards will be revived on national TV this spring comes word that a meeting will be held in New York among the three networks and other parties interested in reviving the Sports Emmys, which have been in limbo since the 1982-83 awards. The last sports Emmy awards period was for programs between July, 1983, and July, 1984.
SPORTS
June 2, 1989 | Larry Stewart
When Terry O'Neil, former ABC and CBS sports producer, wrote his book about the inner workings of the sports television business, "The Game Behind the Game," he thought he was through with the networks. But lo and behold, a couple of weeks before the book's release date, O'Neil, 39, was named executive producer of NBC Sports, replacing popular Michael Weisman. Suddenly, advance copies of the book were in great demand on the 14th and 15th floors at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York, headquarters of NBC Sports.
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