“For 50 years, Doug Wilson embodied the spirit and creative excellence that was ABC Sports. His passionate storytelling played an integral part in the success of Wide World of Sports, the longest and most celebrated sports anthology show in television history. Doug allowed the places, events, and athletes to always be in the story. This book relives the lost age of innocence in sports and chronicles its greatest athletes, ‘up close and personal.’ I was fortunate to produce many of the world’s greatest sporting events with Doug, and for that I am grateful.”

—Curt Gowdy Jr., Emmy Award-winning executive producer