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. 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.
Wilson’s career spanned nearly all of the show’s groundbreaking run from 1961 through 1998, and his personal perspectives on the celebrated athletes and historical events of the last half of the twentieth century are both humorous and poignant. The World Was Our Stage reflects the spirit of the sporting world and the wonders of modern technology as they merged on television and set the standard for sports programming in the twenty-first century.
Winner – Sports Category
National Indie Excellence Book Awards 2014
Finalist – Sports Category
2014 USA Best Book Awards
Finalist – Sports and History Categories
Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards 2013