Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on February 6, 1968 · Page 12
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 12

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T MH ^tl .. g« m^m . M X^W^M (Hfl (MR) STMt rtimii If VlVfft Howard says, the total hack- rtm. . e - IT JOAN CK6§iV NtA trtferfaiflrtterif &Jtfer NfilW edits fS.S mil H oh, uses 27 houfS, 40 miles of cable, 35 celef* cameras and needs 2SO A}rti6jor television specinc- ular, that's what. AMi whefl it comes to spefc- lacilllrs, nothing fits the wofd better thah the winter Olympics from Grenoble, France. Prom Feb. 6 through Feb. 18, ABC-TV will, telecast live highlights of the games via satellite. In addition to the live coverage, there will be taped recaps, fed to the United States via satellite and telecast shortly after arrival. It's television's largest undertaking and it Is in the hartjls of producer Chuck Howard, a young man with a schoolboy face and an upturned nose. He has been working on the coverage sinfce May, 1965, When ABC won the bid to telecast the games. NoWj everything that he can control is controlled, but he has three worries. "A possible satellite failure is otic of my worries," he said, "The weather is another. 11 can be foggy at Chamrousse, where they have the skiing. It can be. so foggy they have ffidfrey. want an and fence, .,._ Olympics is edflsltterfed I sure bet to get one, even afriofig noflspofts farts. "flte Otyfflpfe* i* Islfe,".11 ow8 f d n r _. _.._ someone who is not a fait can still get wrapped up. 1C* a beautiful event/ with Alpine sec wry and the sheer jay of u niching Someone good *ki down a mountain. And H'inet complicated. Event hockey Is afl easy fame (e understand. Also, we're In prime time which gives the noftsporir fan a good chance to get caught tip in the gamea." Before the stiffing opening, to be seen in the Stales at 8:46 a.m., Feb. 6, ABC will telecast a 90-mlnute preview on Sunday, Feb. 4, This will be a primer of events for viewers, and should help Increase knowledge of the events Involved. It will Introduce the enter tilfh'lhe ptrtslWe e*ce1»« tlon of bobsleding, which If nigftf fne.r nstr a tMt the stoWf/if tmttfgnfft were used, the ftsbsfedders would be blinded. So until «c teif the color cameras with Ine sodium vapof, we wori'l know If (here Is enough light for Drug Dealer* Denies Charges MILAN, Raly (Af>) * Aft 1ft* ftrntUMiil drat dealer ftis de* fer nis had en* s fer -$24,606 fef (old ,. -The Olympic committee has done a fine job. they have put the Alpine skiers in ah area where there is always fog; they have put the night* time bobsleddlng where there Is always sun and the ski fig fi&l<Tte 8$trt!f Vfettlfft ta treat niasea »fts plain sea Deafer Clemen? news «nf$fenee the Is ft "tfue and jsrot>er medfeiae" used ss § seivdflt fer Wd to eoffeet au&s tathe bedy." f&ftld GoheB 6t {he » - , ^ .TT Jumping, which needs calm fjjJV-J in the one p ace where ;?h*w Is always wind/' .. .... BM tfeSft ___.._ from AID dealing ftnd that the agency nftd taken steps id " wy mte Men tfansie* . slid the called bloeean<?, is based dn sea wifer pfoaifed fflaftf • rtt&es from shdre with "gpeeiai t«eh< and placed, stwcesslvely, numerous laberStofy otn- tcddfdlfif to the pre- method ;of the Brunei also sportscasters, CHUCK HOWARD is (he man on the spot n< (he Winter Olympics In Grenoble, France. Hell decide what you ace »nd when you see ii on AMCVrv. to cancel the event. Or it can be just foggy enough to have it, but spoil our coverage. My third worry is a terrible performance by American athletes, which would certainly have an adverse effect on >our viewing audience." The way the telecasts of the Winter Olympics, and the Summer Olympics from Mexico City In October, are planned and budgeted," they will be profitable—barely/' ZAUTRANS 3.STNIZIER 4.GRENOBLE 5.CHAMROUSSE 6.ALPE-DHUEZ LUGE Nine Cameras! BIATHLON NOAtXC SKIING .(70 METER JUMP) Six Cameras NORDIC SKIING (90 METER JUMP) Six Cameras SKEO SKATING FIGURE SKATING ICEHOCKEV Eight Cameras ALPINE SKIING Eleven Cameras BOBSLED Eight Cameras Jim McKay, Curt Gowdy' Chris Schcnkcl and BUI Flemming. Nearly two4hirds of the equipment and technicians used are American, although the French are building some equipment to conform to American standards, and supplying some technicians. "Our first problem, when we got the rights, was In con- vlncing the French they can't do all the telecasting themselves. They didn't want a lot of American cameras around, so we're being careful about too much identification. We talked to them on a man-to- man basis about the coverage. They have different interests. Theirs is n e u t e r. Ours Is tailored to the American public. In the opening parade of the nations, they give 15 seconds to each country. We'll spend a lot of time on our athletes. Also they are not geared to color." Among innovations are a camera in a helicopter, cameras on nearby mountains with powerful zoom lenses and a split screen technique for ski coverage in which a skier in a live run down a mountain is seen on one side of the screen "competing" against a replay of a skier who has just completed his ' f t s I " ' IVow...Coiigarhas a new running male. 0»» 0» t *t THE TRADING POST 305. 315. 325 I. Third St, I I f ) HOPE'S DOWNTOWN I VALUE DAY • Wednesday Only - February 7th. Long Play Stereo RECORDS |OO PHILCO 5.TUBE Table Model RADIOS 9 95 Golden Oak ROCKERS GOLDEN OAK CHAIRS 6 95 PLATFORM ROCKERS Free Parking All Day Wednesday Philco 6 Transistor 'Complete With Batteries, Earphones and Carrying Case. While they last - OLD BOSTON ROCKERS 14 Philco-5 Tube Automatic - With Clock 95 EARLY AMERICAN CRICKET ROCKERS 19 .95 2 ONLY- VINYL RECLINERS 49 Mattress Or Box Springs REGULAR OR TWIN SIZE 95 UP 2 Only - 2 PC. Sofa Bed Suites With Trade 2 Only - 3 PC. Bedroom Finish COLLIER FURNITURE & APPLIANCE West Second Street In Downtown Hope I I 1 1 •» | I } I i i i

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