Don Ohlmeyer

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Birth Name: Don Ohlmeyer
Born: 02/03/1945
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Ohlmeyer, who reports directly to NBC CEO Robert Wright, may have seemed an unlikely choice to "save" NBC Entertainment, let alone to make it succeed, as the bulk of his career had been in sports programming. From 1972-76, he produced ABC's "Monday Night Football" then oversaw 15 of those frothy "Battle of the Network Stars" specials (ABC, 1976-1983). Furthermore, it was Ohlmeyer who had given NBC its primetime series "Games People Play" in 1980, which was supposed to have common folk playing novelty games for amusement, but was lambasted by the critics as "trash sports". Yet, Ohlmeyer, who had taken it on the chin (while making a fortune), turned out not just to be able to guide the NBC pro... Continue Bio >>

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