Doug Wilson

Producer/Director: ABC 1963-2008; covered over 50 different sports for ABC's Wide World of Sports; Winter Olympics: 1964, 1968, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988; Summer Olympics: 1968, 1972, 1976, 1984; world coverage: 1988 Olympic Figure Skating and Closing Ceremony. 17 Emmy Awards; DGA Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Visual History
Wilson Interview
Visual History Interview
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.
DGA Quarterly
Doug Wilson and Jody Cohan
Wilson’s new memoir is a fascinating behind-the-scenes account of what it was like to bring viewers “the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat,” week in, week out.
DGA Quarterly Fall 2011
Directing Football
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, families will gather for food and — in many cases — a little televised football. From the first primitive broadcast in 1939 to the Super Bowl and Skycams, directors have helped invent football on TV. Please enjoy this story from the DGA Quarterly archives about how they bring the action to viewers at home.