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Don Ohlmeyer, architect of ABC’s ‘Monday Night Football,’ dies at 72

The producer also propelled NBC to the top of the prime-time ratings in the 1990s with “Must-See TV.”

He Was a Legendary TV Sports Producer Who Became the Controversial West Coast President of NBC: Don Ohlmeyer Dead at 72

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...

Famed Television Producer, Executive Don Ohlmeyer Dies at 72

Career highlights include ABC Monday Night Football producer in the '70s, and NBC Entertainment president in the '90s.

Don Ohlmeyer, 'Monday Night Football' producer, dies at 72

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...

Former Monday Night Football producer and NBC exec Don Ohlmeyer dead at 72

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

Network Exec Who Coined 'Must See TV' Is Dead

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...

‘Monday Night Football’ producer Don Ohlmeyer dies aged 72

last monthNews : NY Daily News

Don Ohlmeyer, the "Monday Night Football" producer who came up with the phrase "Must See TV," died Sunday.

Don Ohlmeyer, longtime network TV executive, dies at 72

Ohlmeyer worked on ABC's "Wide World of Sports" and "Monday Night Football."        

Don Ohlmeyer, ‘Monday Night Football’ Producer, Dies at 72

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

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 Dies: ‘Monday Night Football’ Producer, Former NBC West Coast President Was 72

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.  

NBC Alums Reminisce About Must See TV

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

The AA Q&A: Former ESPN Ombudsman Robert Lipsyte

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

Former NBC Exec: ‘Bullsht’ That Leno Is Ready To Leave Tonight Show

4 years agoNews : Mediaite

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.

NHL Playoffs 2012: Ratings, Money, and Empirical Data Say Violence Will Continue

"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

Warren Littlefield's New NBC Memoir Excoriates Jeff Zucker, Don Ohlmeyer

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

Ohlmeyer and Zucker take beating in Littlefield book

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.

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