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"Nostalgia," according to Webster's Standard Dictionary, "is a sentimental yearning for the return of some past period."
For five years, the first four on PBS, The Way It Was provided that sentimental return. Participants of famous games or teams reunited on stage with Curt Gowdy to relive the most talked-about sports events of the 1920s to the early 1970s. Often, the show brought in an original announcer to do replicated play-by-play.
The Way It Was spent the years 1974 to 1977 in the studios of KCET in Hollywood. The 1978 season, consisting of five shows produced for syndicated television, were taped at the Las Vegas Hilton.
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