Haka Velliss Canal: Video: ABC’s Wide World of Sports: Muhammad Ali & Howard Cosell


This post was originally posted at FRS Daily Times on WordPress, May, 2013

Before ESPN and other twenty-four hour sports networks, there was ABC’s Wide World of Sports. That was a combination of SportsCenter, 60 Minutes and sports coverage all in one show. But it was all about sports and not news that provided sports news, news magazine stories and actual sports coverage. Like boxing and olympic action, international sporting events and pro soccer and other sporing events.

It even had a talk show aspect to it that was anchored by Howard Cosell. And Cosell and Muhammad Ali made this show and made it work along with Jim MacKay in the 1970s. And made this show the place to go to on weekends from ABC Sports if you wanted the latest sports news and sports coverage. And was network sports at its best and sports TV hasn’t gotten better since.

Muhammad & Howard

Muhammad & Howard

About Kire Schneider

Blogs primarily about current affairs and history. But also blogs about sports, Hollywood and Hollywood history.
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