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Out all of these zillions of letters, one of the first ones that came was, as it turned out from Johnny Carson within the last five or six weeks of his life. I had worked with him. He lost a son who had worked for me. ---->>>

The definition of winning has become distorted. If winning the rights to a property brings with it hundreds of millions of dollars in losses, what have you won? When faced with the prospect of heavy financial losses, we have consistently walked away and have done so again. ---->>>

I live more than anything else to produce the Games. ---->>>

I will never be cynical again about people. ---->>>

If there's anything that is the center of my career both creatively and emotionally, it's the Olympics. ---->>>

You want to do Olympics just like you do a pro football game or a basketball game? Be my guest. Watch it all fade away. ---->>>

I was never really a big presence in the home. ---->>>

The second host that I had was an actress I didn't know named Susan St. James. ---->>>

The Olympics were produced absolutely the same way from 1960 through 1988. It was always the Western World against the Eastern Bloc. You didn't even have to spend one second developing the character of any of the Eastern Bloc athletes. It was just good guys and bad guys. ---->>>

She says that I wore some pretty sexy leather pants to that first meeting, but I don't remember. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 07-28, 1947
Birthplace: Torrington, Connecticut
Occupation: Businessman

Duncan "Dick" Ebersol (; born July 28, 1947) is an American television executive and a senior adviser for NBC Universal Sports & Olympics. He had previously been the chairman of NBC Sports, producing large scale television events such as the Olympic Games and National Football League broadcasts.(wikipedia)