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“ABC’s Wide Planet of Sports” Named 2023 NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame Inductee


Mar 18, 2023

“ABC’s Wide Planet of Sports” will be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the 2023 NAB Show as this year’s television inductee. The show, which aired on ABC from 1961-1998, will be honored at NAB Show for the duration of the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame Ceremony on the Most significant Stage, held Apr. 17 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Legendary journalist Jim McKay served as the longtime host of the iconic sports series, which brought athletics from across the globe into living rooms of Americans on Saturday afternoons for 37 years. Fulfilling the assure of the show’s opening sequence of “Spanning the globe to bring you the continuous choice of sport,” McKay and the show’s co-hosts introduced sports that have been not traditionally broadcast on television in the United States, such as rodeo, badminton and barrel jumping.

Kevin Negandhi will accept the award on behalf of ABC. Negandhi co-anchors “SportsCenter,” ESPN’s flagship news and info and details strategy, and is element of the ESPN on ABC College Football studio group.

“‘ABC’s Wide Planet of Sports’ transformed sports broadcasting by opening our eyes to 1 of a sort sporting events across the globe and supplying a 1-of-a-sort point of view,” says NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt. “The mixture of renowned journalists, award-winning athletes and off-beat sports propelled the show into a category of its private. Congratulations to ‘ABC’s Wide Planet of Sports’ on the ‘thrill of victory’ marking its induction into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame.”

The NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame recognizes radio and television personalities or applications that have earned a place in broadcasting history. Preceding television show inductees incorporate “America’s Funniest Property Videos,” “FOX NFL Sunday,” “Meet the Press,” “The Worth is Right” and “Saturday Evening Reside.” Uncover the total list of prior inductees appropriate right here.

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