• Spanning the Globe with ABC Sports

    In The World Was Our Stage, producer/director Doug Wilson recounts his incredible fifty-year journey with ABC Sports and it's beloved sports anthology program ABC's Wide World of Sports. Wilson's career spanned nearly all of the show's groundbreaking run from 1961 through 1998. His natural storytelling style and entertaining anecdotes capture not only "the human drama of athletic competition"—the hallmark of ABC's coverage—but also the unforgettable golden era of sports television.

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  • The World Was Our Stage is a Finalist in Foreword Review's 2014 Book of the Year Awards in Two Categories, Sports and History

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  • Doug Wilson’s sensitivity and his passion for 'getting it right' from the perspective of the athlete continue to define his amazing contributions to television. I love this book, and couldn’t put it down.

    Scott Hamilton

    Olympic Gold Medalist in Figure Skating

  • Doug Wilson helped produced ten Olympic Games telecasts and became known as the premier director in figure skating. He has won seventeen Emmys, received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports from the Directors Guild of America, and been inducted into the Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

  • ABC Sports was a game changer, and they fully understood the importance of bringing sports to the people.

    Billie Jean King

    Sports Icon and Humanitarian

Doug to Speak at the Greenburgh Public Library — Elmsford, NY   6/17/2015 Apr 04

Doug to Speak at the Greenburgh Public Library — Elmsford, NY 6/17/2015

Doug will talk about and share video clips from the Golden Age of Sports Television. Event time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.

Doug Guest Lectures at Asbury University — 4/8/2015 Apr 03

Doug Guest Lectures at Asbury University — 4/8/2015

Doug will speak to Media Communications students about storytelling in sports broadcasting.

Required Reading in “Sports Storytelling” at Asbury University Mar 19

Required Reading in “Sports Storytelling” at Asbury University

Producer D.T. Slouffman is using The World Was Our Stage as a textbook in his Sports Storytelling course.