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Charles Steinberg

For more than 35 years, Charles A. Steinberg played an integral role behind the scenes at Ampex and at Sony Broadcast, turning the technical visions of industry leaders like Roone Arledge, Jules Barnathan, Don Ohlmeyer, and Ken Aagaard into sports-television realities. Born June 7, 1934, in South Brooklyn, Steinberg had a passion for engineering that [...]

John Porter

The opportunity to be involved in such ground-breaking achievements was something John Porter probably didn’t envision in 1974 when, at age 26, he left his hometown of Belfast, Northern Ireland, for Australia. Tired of the violence and fighting, he was ready for a change. “I lived right in the middle of the fighting,” he says, [...]

Leonard Chapman

Leonard Chapman has redefined the angles at which fans watch sports. As CEO of Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment, he has developed numerous cranes, hydraulic-lift dollies, and mobile pedestals that bring viewers closer to the action from an NFL sideline to the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. Over the past 55 years, Chapman’s innovations have become [...]