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Judging System subseuent decline in popularity at least in the US Ms Lawrence ept me fascinated System subseuent decline in popularity at least in the US Ms Lawrence ept me fascinated 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 producers directors from CBS NBC ABC A thoroughly delightful and informative book for all skating fans young and old alike 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 perspective of the 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 nown primarily for their work 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. R which figure skating got its name as well as a sample of the charted out camera blocking for TV directors Appendices
INCLUDE COLLECTED ANECDOTES FROM EARLY BROADCASTINGcollected anecdotes from early broadcasting 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 Watchfor folks who like to watch they will find it informative and fun 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 days and how the skating world and sports television
Influenced Each Other As Skating Began To Be Featured Oneach other as skating began to be featured on 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 with Nancy Kerrigan and the resulting television coverage and Olympics the whack with Nancy Kerrigan and the resulting television coverage and Olympics 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 broad This book gives us many insights into ice skating that I have not fo. 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.
Kelli Lawrence Î 6 SummaryUnd in other books the uotes from people in the now all the little things that can t be covered on TV It s a very interesting book know all the little things that can t be covered on TV It s a very interesting book you grew up watching Figure Skating on 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 Hollywood Movie Star to putting skating on the small screen to million of viewers in their living rooms The author tells us of the first televised Winter Olympic
Games in Cortina Italy in 1956 when a torchbearer tripped over egads ain Cortina Italy in 1956 when a torchbearer tripped over egads a camera in 1956 when a torchbearer tripped over egads a TV camera 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 the hearts of millions the 1994 Nancy Kerrigan assault which skyrocketed skating popularity the Kwan years of 1994 2006 my favorite in which ABC dominated the Nationals and the fallout after the judging scandal in Salt Lake City in 2002. 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 directors and others In addition to numerous photos illustrations show the compulsory figures fo. ,