DON OHLMEYER

Game 460 | June 3, 1994 | Don Ohlmeyer
As a television producer at ABC, Ohlmeyer was responsible for Wide World of Sports, Monday Night Football and three different Olympic games. He later moved to NBC where he rebuilt the network around the acquisition of shows such as Seinfield, Friends, ER, Homicide, Frazier and Will and Grace. Ohlmeyer was honored with 16 Emmys, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, two Peabody Awards, Cine Golden Eagle Award, Miami International Film Festival Award, National Film Board Award, Glaad Media Award, and three Humanitas Prizes. In 2007, he received the Lifetime Achievement in Sports Broadcasting from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and in 2008 was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. After a month of medical battles and surgery complications, Ohlmeyer died of cancer in Indian Wells, California on Sep. 10. 2017. He was 72 at the time.

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