The producer also propelled NBC to the top of the prime-time ratings in the 1990s with “Must-See TV.”
A sports producer who rose to become an influential network television executive, Don Ohlmeyer, the former president of NBC’s West Coast division and the first producer hired by ABC’s “Monday Night Football,” has died. The New York Times reports that...
Don Ohlmeyer passed Sunday. If you have been following my…
Career highlights include ABC Monday Night Football producer in the '70s, and NBC Entertainment president in the '90s.
Don Ohlmeyer, the "Monday Night Football" producer who came up with the phrase "Must See TV" in leading NBC to the No. 1 prime-time spot, died Sunday. He was 72. "It is with heavy hearts we share that Don Ohlmeyer, our beloved husband, father and grandfather, has passed away at age of 72 due to...
Don Ohlmeyer had a storied television career. Whether it was as a producer, director or a network executive, Ohlmeyer had certainly seen and lived a rich life. His family confirmed his death on Sunday. He was 72. His death was announced...Show More Summary
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Don Ohlmeyer, the Monday Night Football producer who came up with the phrase "Must See TV" in leading NBC to the No. 1 prime-time spot, died Sunday at age 72. Longtime friend Al Michaels announced Ohlmeyer's death while broadcasting NBC's Sunday Night Football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the...
Don Ohlmeyer, the "Monday Night Football" producer who came up with the phrase "Must See TV," died Sunday.
Ohlmeyer worked on ABC's "Wide World of Sports" and "Monday Night Football."
Two decades after Mr. Ohlmeyer managed diverse personalities on the football program, he guided NBC in an era of prime-time hits like “Seinfeld” and “ER.”
Don Ohlmeyer, former NBC West Coast President and the man who transformed Monday Night Football into a pop culture phenomenon, died today at the age of 72. Sportscaster Al Michaels announced the news during the telecast of the Giants-Cowboys game. MORE TO COME.
Four episodes of Seinfeld got made at at the cost of a Bob Hope birthday special, Will & Grace got developed despite concerns about the gay lead character on the part of NBC’s West Coast president Don Ohlmeyer, John Wells carved theShow More Summary
Robert Lipsyte was the fifth ESPN Ombudsman after George Solomon, Le Anne Schreiber, Don Ohlmeyer and the Poynter Institute. Lipsyte’s term finished in December of 2014 after serving 18 months in the role. During his time, Lipsyte wrote about a whole range of issues including the suspensions of Stephen A. Show More Summary
At the tail end of The Daily Beast's in-depth look at Jay Leno's upcoming departure from the Tonight Show today, former NBC executive Don Ohlmeyer squashes the notion that the host is ready to hand the reins over the Jimmy Fallon.
"If the question is about sports," television executive Don Ohlmeyer once said, "the answer is money." Succinctly and eloquently, Ohlmeyer may have provided the answer to why this year's NHL playoff violence seemingly goes unabated.Show More Summary
Andy Lewis BOOK REVIEW: The former NBC president decries the "Zuckerization" of TV and calls Ohlmeyer a "bully" in "Top of the Rock," his new oral history of NBC's golden age in the '80s and '90s. read more
Former NBC executives Don Ohlmeyer and Jeff Zucker take a beating in the book "Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV," an oral history by Warren Littlefield (also ex-NBC) and T.R. Pearson.