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  • Season 1
    • Evel Knievel
      Evel Knievel
      Episode 25
      2/16/00
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      Episode devoted entirely to the career, and death-defying feats of flamboyant Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel.
    • Episode 24
      Episode 24
      Episode 24
      2/9/00
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      Various WWOS coverages of The Penn Relays, in Philadelphia, Golf in Scotland, Soccer in London, Grand Prix racing, in France, baseball, in Tokyo, Tennis, in Mexico City, Track and field, in Moscow. Highlights from the USA/USSR Track and field meet, in 1963, The Harlem Globetrotters visit to East Berlin, in 1988, the USA/Cuba Olympic Volleyball trials, the USA/China Gymnastics competition, AAU Swimming And Diving, NFL football, 'Soap Box Derby' racing in Akron, a Rattlesnake Round-up, in Oklahoma, and Cutter Races, in Wyoming.moreless
    • Episode 23
      Episode 23
      Episode 23
      2/2/00
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      Highlights from Howard Cosell's interviews with Muhammad Ali and Wilt Chamberlain, Tony Conigliaro, Dick Williams, Pete Roselle, Joe Namath, Billie Jean King, and Bobby Riggs.
    • Episode 22
      Episode 22
      Episode 22
      1/26/00
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      Highlights from the Washington Redskins' Training Camp, the grand opening of The Astrodome, in Houston, Howard Cosell's Commentary on the newly renovated Yankee Stadium, footage of Mickey Mantle's 500th career home run, in 1967, and Cosell's interviews with The Mick.
    • Episode 21
      Episode 21
      Episode 21
      1/19/00
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      Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell discuss some of the Great Fighters of the past, including Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney, Max Baer, Max Schmeling, Joe Louis, Ezzard Charles, ‘Jersey’ Joe Walcott, and Rocky Marciano, featuring film footage of their bouts with various opponents.
    • Episode 20
      Episode 20
      Episode 20
      1/12/00
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      In this 8th part of an 8-part series on the career of former Heavyweight Boxing Champ Muhammad Ali – Featured were:

      Highlights from his interview with Howard Cosell, on November 26, 1966, featuring his sparring session with Cosell. Highlights from his bout with Cleveland Williams, on November 14, 1966. Highlights from Howard Cosell’s interview of Ali and Challenger Ernie Terrell, featuring Ali’s confrontation with Terrell, over Terrell’s refusal to adress Ali by his proper name. Highlights from Cosell’s telephone interview with Ernie Terrell, on February 11, 1967. Highlights from Ali’s bout with Terrell, on February 6, 1967. Highlights from the WWOS presentation, on March 11, 1967, wherein Ali and Wilt Chamberlain were measured for their ‘reach’, in preparation for a possible bout between the two. Highlights from his bout with Zora Folley, at Madison Square Garden, New York City, on March 22, 1967.moreless
    • Episode 19
      Episode 19
      Episode 19
      1/5/00
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      In this 7th part of an 8-part series on the career of former Heavyweight Boxing Champ Muhammad Ali – Featured were: Highlights from his interview with Howard Cosell, on April 2, 1966. Highlights from his bout with Canadian Heavyweight Champ George Chuvalo, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on March 29, 1966. Highlights from his interview with Howard Cosell, on May 21, 1966, in London, England, UK. Highlights from his rematch bout with Henry Cooper, at Arsenal Stadium, in London, on May 21, 1966. Highlights from his interview with Howard Cosell, on August 6, 1966. Highlights from his bout with Brian London, in London, on August 6, 1966. Highlights from his interview with Howard Cosell, on September 10, 1966. Highlights from his bout with European Heavyweight Champ Karl Mildenberger, in Frankfurt, West Germany, on September 10, 1966.moreless
    • Episode 18
      Episode 18
      Episode 18
      12/29/99
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      In this 6th part of an 8-part series on the career of former Heavyweight Boxing Champ Muhammad Ali – Featured were: Highlights from his interview with Howard Cosell, at his training camp, in Chicopee, Massachusetts, on May 22, 1965. Highlights from his rematch bout with Sonny Liston, on May 25, 1965, with the famous ‘phantom punch’. Highlights from his interviews with Howard Cosell, on November 20, 1965, and on January 29, 1966. Highlights from his bout with Floyd Patterson, on November 22, 1966.moreless
    • Episode 17
      Episode 17
      Episode 17
      12/22/99
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      In this 5th part of an 8-part series on the career of former Heavyweight Boxing Champ Muhammad Ali – Featured were: Highlights from his interviews with Howard Cosell – January 2, 1977, June 24, 1978, and September 9, 1978. Highlights from his bout with Leon Spinks, at The Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, in which, he captured the Heavyweight Title for an unprecedented 3rd time. Highlights from his interviews with Howard Cosell – September 16, 1978, July 29, 1979, and September 27, 1980. Highlights from his bout with Larry Holmes, at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada on October 2, 1980. Highlights from his telephone interview with Howard Cosell, on October 4, 1980, and Highlights from his bout with Trevor Berbick, on December 11, 1981, in Nassau, The Bahamas.moreless
    • Episode 16
      Episode 16
      Episode 16
      12/15/99
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      In this 4th part of an 8-part series on the career of former Heavyweight Boxing Champ Muhammad Ali – Featured were: Highlights from his bout with Chuck Wepner, on March 24, 1975. Highlights from his interview with Howard Cosell, on March 29, 1975. Highlights from ‘The Thrilla In Manila’, vs. Joe Frazier, on October 1, 1975. Highlights from his interview with Howard Cosell, on January 11, 1976. Highlights from his exhibition bouts in Japan, on June 12, 1976.moreless
    • Episode 15
      Episode 15
      Episode 15
      12/8/99
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      In this 3rd part of an 8-part series on the career of former Heavyweight Boxing Champ Muhammad Ali – Featured were: Highlights from his interviews with Howard Cosell, on February 17, 1973, and January 26, 1974, featuring a re-play of his skirmish with Joe Frazier, on live TV, on January 23, 1974. Highlights from ‘Superfight II’, vs. Joe Frazier, at Madison Square Garden, New York City, on January 28, 1974. Highlights from his interview with Howard Cosell, on February 3, 1974. Highlights from ‘The Rumble In The Jungle’, vs. George Foreman, in Kinshasa, Zaire, on October 30, 1974. Highlights from his interview with Howard Cosell, on January 5, 1975.moreless
    • Episode 14
      Episode 14
      Episode 14
      12/1/99
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      In this 2nd part of an 8-part series on the career of former Heavyweight Boxing Champ Muhammad Ali – Featured were: Highlights from his bout with Jimmy Ellis, on July 26, 1971. Highlights from his bout with Buster Mathis, at the Astrodome, in Houston, Texas, on November 20, 1971 – Commentator: Howard Cosell. Highlights from an interview with Howard Cosell, on May 6, 1972. Highlights from his bout with George Chuvalo, on March 29, 1966, and his rematch with Chuvalo, on May 1, 1972. Highlights from his bout with Ken Norton, on March 31, 1973, and his rematch with Norton, on September 10, 1973.moreless
    • Episode 13
      Episode 13
      Episode 13
      11/24/99
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      In this 1st part of a 8-part series on the career of former Heavyweight Boxing Champ Muhammad Ali – Featured were:

      Highlights from his interviews with Howard Cosell, on September12, 1970, and October 31, 1970. Highlights from his bout with Oscar Bonavena, aired on December 12, 1970 – Commentators: Jim McKay and Howard Cosell. Highlights from his interviews with Howard Cosell, on March 13, 1971, July 3, 1971, and April 28, 1971.moreless
    • Episode 12
      Episode 12
      Episode 12
      11/17/99
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      WWOS coverages of professional target-diving in Las Vegas, Orlando, and Miami - Trampoline championships in New Jersey - Frisbee-throwing at the Rose Bowl.
    • Episode 11
      Episode 11
      Episode 11
      11/10/99
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      Featured in this episode were: Highlights from The Dune Buggy National Championships, August 3, 1968, in Imperial Valley, California – Commentator: Chris Economaki. Highlights from the National Air Races, Reno Nevada – November 6, 1967 – Commentators: Bill Fleming and Keith Jackson – November 5, 1966, featuring the Celebrity Air Races, with participants Dale Robertson, James Franciscus, Jackie Cooper, Sydney Pollack, and Cliff Robertson – Commentator: Keith Jackson – October 19, 1968 – Commentator: Keith Jackson – And April 6, 1980 – Commentator: Jim Lampley.moreless
    • Episode 10
      Episode 10
      Episode 10
      11/3/99
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      Featured in this episode were: Highlights from The Baja 1000, March 21, 1981, in Ensenada, Mexico – Commentators: Jim McKay, Jackie Stewart, and Sam Posey. Highlights from The International Surfing Championships, April 13, 1968, at Makaha Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, featuring the Tandem Surfing Competition – Commentator: Jim McKay. Highlights from The Frog Jumping Championships, May 24, 1981, at the Calaveras County Fair, Angels Camp, California – Commentator: Hughes Rudd.moreless
    • Episode 9
      Episode 9
      Episode 9
      10/27/99
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      In this episode devoted entirely to the sport of Rodeo, featured were: Highlights from The Las Vegas Rodeo, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 3, 1962 – Commentators: Jim McKay, and Lex Connelly. Highlights from The Calgary Stampede, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, August 21, 1971 – Commentator: Jim McKay, and October 13, 1973 – Commentators: Bill Fleming and Larry Mahan . Highlights from The Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, Cheyenne, Wyoming, August 13, 1966 – Commentator: Jim McKay, and August 19, 1978 – Commentators: Curt Gowdy and Larry Mahan.moreless
    • Episode 8
      Episode 8
      Episode 8
      10/20/99
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      Featured in this episode were: Highlights from The Eiffel Tower Climb, in Paris, France, May 6, 1964 – Commentators: Jim McKay, and Chris Brasher. Highlights from the World Super Hot Dog Ski Championships, in Park City, Utah, March 24, 1974 – Commentators: Frank Gifford and Stein Eriksen. Highlights from the National Surf Rescue Boat Championships, in San Clemente, California, December 7, 1966 – Commentator: Keith Jackson.moreless
    • Episode 7
      Episode 7
      Episode 7
      10/13/99
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      Featured in this episode were: Highlights from The 1975 Mr. Olympia Competition, at the University of South Africa, in Pretoria, South Africa, featuring the performances of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno – Commentator: Bob Beattie. Highlights from Senator Robert Kennedy’s ascent of Mt. Kennedy, in The Yukon, Canada, April 10, 1965 – Commentator: Jim McKay. Highlights from the World Weightlifting Championships, at the Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, Ohio, February 20, 1971, and at the College Of St. Augustine, Lima Peru, November 6, 1971 – Commentator: Bob Beattie.moreless
    • Episode 6
      Episode 6
      Episode 6
      10/6/99
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      Various WWOS coverages of hydroplane racing in Indiana, skateboarding, in California, and ice boat racing, in Wisconsin.
    • Episode 5
      Episode 5
      Episode 5
      9/29/99
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      Demolition Derby in California and New York - Whitewater canoeing, in Colorado - Parachuting in Washington State, Arizona, and Bulgaria.
    • Episode 4
      Episode 4
      Episode 4
      9/22/99
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      An antique car race, in England - Horse racing on ice, in Switzerland - 'Cyclo-Ball' in Switzerland - Surfing, in Hawaii - Tobogganing in Switzerland - Baton-twirling in Colorado.
    • Episode 3
      Episode 3
      Episode 3
      9/15/99
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      Coverages of motorcycle racing on ice, in Russia, and Germany, the Tournament Of Thrills Auto Crash Championships, in Florida, and the World Lumberjack Championships, in Wisconsin.
    • Episode 2
      Episode 2
      Episode 2
      9/8/99
      0.0
      Past WWOS coverage of the Duke Kahanamoku Surfing Classic, amusing highlights of the New York State Volunteer Firemen's Competition, and video of various World Wrist-wrestling Championships of the 70s.
    • Episode 1
      Episode 1
      Episode 1
      9/1/99
      0.0
      Various clips from past episodes, featuring barrel-jumping, cliff diving, and the Joie Chitwood Auto Thrill Show.
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