2020 Sports Broadcasting HOF Sit-Down

Thursday, March 25, 2021Sports Broadcasting HOF Sit-Down: Phyllis GeorgeAfter the postponement of the physical Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame ceremony in New York City, we honored the nine-person class during a virtual discussion back in December. In this conversation, SVG Editorial Director Ken Kerschbaumer speaks with industry trailblazer Lesley Visser about the late Phyllis George. George broke through as a sportscaster in 1974 and, the following year, joined the team of The NFL Today. She played a key part of the show for the next three years, and again from 1980-84. She was an inspiration to a generation of women who followed her on air, changing sports broadcasting forever.Friday, January 22, 2021Sports Broadcasting HOF Sit-Down: James BrownAfter the postponement of the physical Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame ceremony in New York City, we honored the nine-person class during a virtual discussion back in December. In this conversation, SVG Editorial Director Ken Kerschbaumer speaks with CBS Sports "NFL Today" host James Brown. A three-time Emmy-Award winner, he has hosted the network’s pregame show for its coverage of Super Bowl 50 (2016), Super Bowl XLVII (2013), Super Bowl XLIV (2010), and Super Bowl XLI (2007). Brown also served as host of "Fox NFL Sunday" for 12 years prior to returning to CBS Sports in 2006.Friday, January 22, 2021Sports Broadcasting HOF Sit-Down: Hugo GaggioniAfter the postponement of the physical Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame ceremony in New York City, we honored the nine-person class during a virtual discussion back in December. In this conversation, SVG Editorial Director Ken Kerschbaumer speaks with a longtime industry legend and CTO of Sony Electronics, Hugo Gaggioni. He joined Sony in 1988 and since then has been a key force in the company’s efforts around next-generation formats like the move to digital recording formats, HDTV, UHD, and more. He holds several patents and has authored more than 40 technical publications in the areas of video compression, digital filter banks, HDTV, and UHDTV devices and systems.Friday, January 22, 2021Sports Broadcasting HOF Sit-Down: Tim FinchemAfter the postponement of the physical Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame ceremony in New York City, we honored the nine-person class during a virtual discussion back in December. In this conversation, SVG Editorial Director Ken Kerschbaumer speaks with former PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem. Under his 22-year tenure from 1994 through 2016, prize money skyrocketed, moving from under $100 million on three tours in 1994 to more than $400 million on six tours when he retired in 2017. He created signature events in today’s game, including the FedExCup and the FedExCup Playoffs, the Presidents Cup and the World Golf Championships. THE PLAYERS Championship also became a must-see TV event, part of Finchem’s impact that expanded far beyond the PGA TOUR as he left his mark on the global game. He spearheaded efforts to coordinate the bid for golf’s return to the Olympics, which became a reality in the 2016 Games after a 112-year absence.Friday, January 22, 2021Sports Broadcasting HOF Sit-Down: Don CornelliAfter the postponement of the physical Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame ceremony in New York City, we honored the nine-person class during a virtual discussion back in December. In this conversation, SVG Editorial Director Ken Kerschbaumer speaks with legendary camera op Don Cornelli. Cornelli has been a camera operator for NFL football for 30 years and has also covered a large number of other sports: NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAA, PGA, NASCAR, the Olympics, and the World Cup. Known for his handheld-camera work, Cornelli endeavors to get viewers as close as possible to the action and is a mainstay on the sidelines of some of the NFL’s biggest games.Friday, January 22, 2021Sports Broadcasting HOF Sit-Down: John FilippelliAfter the postponement of the physical Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame ceremony in New York City, we honored the nine-person class during a virtual discussion back in December. In this conversation, SVG Editorial Director Ken Kerschbaumer speaks with YES Network's President of Production & Programming and Executive Producer John Filippelli. One of the most respected and innovative executives in all of sports television, he has left an indelible mark on both the national and RSN stages. Over his 46-year career, "Flip" has been a gamechanger in production, original programming, and as an architect, leaving a legacy of sustained excellence and consistency at NBC, FOX, ABC/ESPN, The Baseball Network, and the YES Network.Friday, January 22, 2021Sports Broadcasting HOF Sit-Down: Tom SaharaAfter the postponement of the physical Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame ceremony in New York City, we honored the nine-person class during a virtual discussion back in December. In this conversation, SVG Editorial Director Ken Kerschbaumer speaks with SVG Chairman Emeritus and industry stalwart Tom Sahara. For 21 years, Sahara served as VP of Operations and Technology for Turner Sports where he oversaw the studio and remote broadcast facilities for Turner Sport’s live event coverage, as well as its online properties. He also played a key role in Turner’s production collaboration with CBS Sports on events like March Madness and the PGA Championship. Previously, he was host of technical operations of various venues for the 2000 Sydney Summer Games and 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games.Friday, January 22, 2021Sports Broadcasting HOF Sit-Down: Fred GaudelliAfter the postponement of the physical Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame ceremony in New York City, we honored the nine-person class during a virtual discussion back in December. In this conversation, SVG Editorial Director Ken Kerschbaumer speaks with NBC Sunday Night Football Executive Producer Fred Gaudelli. A 24-time Emmy Award winner, Gaudelli has produced six Super Bowls and, prior to joining Sunday Night Football, Gaudelli spent five seasons as producer of ABC’s Monday Night Football. He was named senior coordinating producer at ESPN in November 1996.Friday, January 22, 2021Sports Broadcasting HOF Sit-Down: Charles BarkleyAfter the postponement of the physical Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame ceremony in New York City, we honored the nine-person class during a virtual discussion back in December. In this conversation, SVG Editorial Director Ken Kerschbaumer speaks with NBA Hall of Famer and NBA on TNT analyst Charles Barkley. Over his career, Barkley has earned a reputation as a straight shooter who offers solid insights along with plenty of humor and laughs. Since 2011, he has served as a studio analyst for CBS and Turner’s NCAA Division I Men’s Championship coverage.

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