Beat It

I was a co-producer for three years of the Pizza Hut All-Star Softball Classics.  The event was in February before Spring Training and featured the game’s biggest stars playing softball.  We added features and frivolity to create a one hour NBC Pre Season Special.  The weekend was held at the Longboat Key Club in Sarasota, Florida.  We needed aerial images and shot them before the game with a helicopter.  This was before cell phones (1985), and our crew had no way to contact me.  Joe Garagiola was interviewing Lonnie Smith about his recent drug relapse – sensitive stuff – while the helicopter kept buzzing the field. :54

Cal vs Oregon October, 1993

Down 30-0, the Cal Bears came back to win 42-41.  This was the 2nd greatest comeback in NCAA history – 31-0 is the record.  Here are the final minutes.  SportsChannel Bay Area. 14:58

All Star Ballot at Our Alameda Home

Short segment with NBA's Antawn Jaminson in our living room 1:49

Track & Field World Championships Rome

Closing music tribute for two weeks of competition.  This Is The Time. 1987 NBC 2:03

SF 49er Super Bowl Preview Special

Hosted by Mark Ibanez. Super Bowl Preview Show in 1990. Final music segment - Simply The Best. At this time, the Niners have won three SB (eventually five).  Song inspired by Jeannine Domich – later adopted by the San Francisco 49ers.  KTVU-TV 23:03

Baseball Bunch  Chicken Plays Tennis

Short clip. It only took 4 takes. Exploding tennis racket.  :51

Koolaid Commercials

Two commercials from the 1985 Baseball Bunch campaign.  Rick Reed “Ohhh-Yeah!”

Send In The Clowns

John Burshtan:  In 1979, my roommate at Miami University edited this masterpiece. He collected commercials from the the Dayton television station where he was employed. 2:46