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#to million of viewers in their living rooms The author tells us of the first TELEVISED WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES IN #million of viewers in their living rooms The author tells us of the first TELEVISED WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES IN Winter Olympic Games in Cortina in 1956 when a torchbearer tripped over egads a TV camera cable the first live in color via satellite Winter Games of 1968 in which Peggy Fleming was the lone American Gold Medalist
the 1972 Sapporo Games in which a smiling Janet Lynn fell in a sit spin and won bronze along with 1972 Sapporo Games in which a smiling Janet Lynn fell in a sit spin and won bronze along with hearts of millions the 1994 Nancy Kerrigan assault which skyrocketed skating popularity the Kwan years of 1994 2006 my favorite in which ABC ominated the Nationals and the fallout after the judging scandal in Salt Lake City in 2002 resulting in the New Judging System subseuent An Alien Heat decline in popularity at least in the US Ms Lawrence kept me fascinated throughout this book with interviews with skating legends such as Scott Hamilton and Janet Lynn skating commentators Verne Lunduist Terry Gannon and ABC Sports producerdirector Doug Wilson along with many producersirectors from CBS NBC ABC A thoroughly The Alchemy of Culture: Intoxicants in Society delightful and informative book for all skating fans young and old alike. R which figure skating got its name as well as a sample of the charted out camera blocking for TVirectors Appendices include collected anecdotes from early broadcasting experiences; a profile of broadcaster Jim McKay; and commentary from Carol Heiss on her 1961 musical Snow White and the Three Stooge. An information filled history and breezy readStrongly recommend for folks who like to watch skating they will find it informative and fun This book gives us many insights into ice skating that I have not found in other books the uotes from people in the know all the little things that can t be covered on TV It s a very interesting book This is one of the best books I ve read on skating in years It isn t simply that it is refreshing and informative to read about skating from the perspective of the individuals involved in televising it It s also that it is very well researched and written Of particular interest to most readers will be the reflections on skating by sports broadcasters such as Verne Lunduist who are known primarily for their broadcasters such as Verne Lunduist who are known primarily for their on other sports This book also gives important insight into the reasons behind the gradual elimination of school figures for skating competition All in all this is a great book and a must read for skating fans Great book for skating fans and spectatorsI really enjoyed the behind the scenes of how skating competitions were televised The book highlights the sport in early ays and how. Of all winter sports none is so widely watched and commented upon by the media as figure skating which is often considered the Winter Olympics' centerpiece This critical text examines the ways in which media attention has gradually altered and affected the sport from the early appearances of Sonja Heni. .
The skating world and sports television influenced each other as skating began to be featured on television Kelli highlights how the compulsory figure portion of the competition as well as the short program where shaped by the growing skating television audience There are
Also Great Tidbits About The Whack Withgreat tidbits about the whack with Kerrigan and the resulting television coverage and Olympics I also found it interesting to learn about how much Dick Button was involved in skating s broadcast history He wasn t just a commentator he was often behind negotiating with the skating s governing bodies for the rights to broadcastWhile the book explores international skaters the focus is on American broadcasts and touches on some Canadian broadcasts It may have been interesting to have some of the international perspectives that also influenced the sport Overall great book for fans of skating and former
#skaters if you grew up watching figure skating #If you grew up watching Figure Skating television you will love reading this book Ms Lawrence goes into the genesis of putting skating on the big screen with Sonja Henie winner of 3 Olympic Gold medals in the 1930 s and thus becoming a Holly. E to skating's gradual audience growth via television and to the ramifications of the scandals in the 1994 and 2002 Olympics The topic is illuminated bythan 30 interviews with commentators skaters producers irectors and others In addition to numerous photos illustrations 30 interviews with commentators skaters producers irectors and others In addition to numerous photos illustrations the compulsory figures fo. .