Wilson Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Doug Wilson

Interviewed by: Joshua White

Veteran sports director Doug Wilson shares insights to his long career directing a wide variety of sports broadcasts from the Olympic games to figure skating championships to the historic “Ping-Pong Diplomacy” match.

Doug Wilson outlines why ABC's Wide World of Sports was such a good fit for him.

Wilson explains how a sports director can become a figure skater's "best friend" in the moment of competition and how he captures the essence of a performance.

Wilson shares a moment of innovation in covering a non-competitive skating program and the impact of the final shot of Brian Boitano's gold medal win during the 1988 Olympic games.