Dick Ebersol

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Duncan "Dick" Ebersol (born July 28, 1947) is an American television executive and a senior adviser for NBC Universal Sports & Olympics.wikipedia
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Josiah Bunting III

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He and Josiah Bunting III are half-brothers.
His half-brother is Dick Ebersol, the creator and former executive producer of Saturday Night Live; Ebersol and Bunting have the same mother.

Saturday Night Live

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In 1975 Ebersol and Lorne Michaels conceived and developed Saturday Night Live.
Saturday Night Live (known simply as SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.

Friday Night Videos

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In 1983, Ebersol formed No Sleep Productions, an independent production company that created Emmy Award-winning NBC shows Friday Night Videos and Later with Bob Costas.
Friday Night Videos was initially produced by Dick Ebersol.

Lorne Michaels

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In 1975 Ebersol and Lorne Michaels conceived and developed Saturday Night Live.
In 1975 Michaels created (with fellow NBC employee Dick Ebersol and president of the network Herb Schlosser) the TV show NBC's Saturday Night, which in 1977 changed its name to Saturday Night Live (initially there was a name conflict with an ABC show titled Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell which debuted September 20, 1975 and was cancelled on November 26, 1975).

Later (talk show)

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In 1983, Ebersol formed No Sleep Productions, an independent production company that created Emmy Award-winning NBC shows Friday Night Videos and Later with Bob Costas.
Created and produced by Dick Ebersol, the new program was something of a break from the typical American late night TV talk show format of the era; featuring Costas and a single guest having an intense conversation for the entire half hour — without a house band, opening monologue, studio audience or guest musical performances, close to what Tom Snyder had done on Tomorrow in a similar timeslot during the 1970s and would again do on The Late Late Show in the mid-1990s.

The Baseball Network

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Ebersol's early tenure at NBC Sports was highlighted by a string of sports-property acquisitions and renewals, including the NFL, NBA, Notre Dame football and MLB, through the formation of the joint-venture Baseball Network.

Torrington, Connecticut

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Ebersol was born in Torrington, Connecticut, the son of Mary (née Duncan) and Charles Roberts Ebersol, a former chairman of the American Cancer Society.

Alliance of American Football

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Ebersol served on the Board of Directors of the Alliance of American Football, a professional American football league co-founded by his son Charlie and Bill Polian.
Advisers also include former Steelers receiver Hines Ward, former New York Giants and Oakland Raiders defensive end Justin Tuck, retired referee and current Fox NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira, and Ebersol's father, retired NBC Sports executive (and co-founder of the original XFL) Dick Ebersol.

NBA on NBC

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Ebersol's early tenure at NBC Sports was highlighted by a string of sports-property acquisitions and renewals, including the NFL, NBA, Notre Dame football and MLB, through the formation of the joint-venture Baseball Network.
NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol said:

Vince McMahon

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Together with Vince McMahon, Ebersol produced Saturday Night's Main Event.
The McMahons have supported the Special Olympics since 1986, first developing an interest through their friendship with NBC producer Dick Ebersol and Susan Saint James, who encouraged them to participate.

NBC Sports

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Ebersol became president of NBC Sports in 1989, and was promoted to Chairman, NBC Sports & Olympics in June 1998.

Charlie Ebersol

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They have three children together, Charlie, Willie, and Teddy, who died in a plane crash in 2004.
Charlie Ebersol was born in Torrington, Connecticut, the son of actress Susan Saint James and senior television executive Dick Ebersol.

Major League Baseball on NBC

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Ebersol's early tenure at NBC Sports was highlighted by a string of sports-property acquisitions and renewals, including the NFL, NBA, Notre Dame football and MLB, through the formation of the joint-venture Baseball Network.
Although Dick Ebersol (then-president of NBC Sports) and Keith Olbermann – among others – have maintained that Gray was simply doing his job, in 2004 Pete Rose would admit to betting on baseball (along with other sports) while he was the manager of the Cincinnati Reds.

NBC Sunday Night Football

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The Super Bowl milestone was made possible in 2005 when Ebersol spearheaded the effort to return the NFL to NBC by negotiating a six-year agreement that included moving the NFL primetime broadcast package from Monday night to Sunday night, flexible scheduling for the first time ever, and Super Bowls in 2009 and 2012
With regard to using ABC/ESPN talent, NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol said, "I was not interested in the quote, unquote vanity of starting anew ... There's not a lot of room for experimentation."

History of Saturday Night Live (1980–1985)

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Doumanian was fired and replaced with Dick Ebersol, who brought in a new cast, keeping only Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo.

Susan Stafford

Ebersol was previously married to former Wheel of Fortune hostess Susan Stafford from 1976 to 1981.
Stafford married radio pioneer Gordon McLendon in 1973, and was then married to Dick Ebersol of NBC Sports and Saturday Night Live in 1976.

NBC

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By the mid-1990s, NBC's sports division, headed by Dick Ebersol, had rights to three of the four major professional sports leagues (the NFL, Major League Baseball and the NBA), the Olympics, and the national powerhouse Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team.

Susan Saint James

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He has been married to actress Susan Saint James since 1981.
While guest-hosting Saturday Night Live in 1981, Saint James met her third husband, then-SNL executive producer Dick Ebersol; they married within the year.

Teddy Ebersol Field

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On June 10, 2006, Teddy Ebersol Field was dedicated along the Charles River in Boston.
Teddy was the son of NBC Sports head Dick Ebersol and Kate & Allie actress Susan Saint James.

Bombardier Challenger 600 series

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On November 28, 2004, a private charter jet, a Bombardier Challenger CL-600, carrying Ebersol and two of his sons, Charlie and Teddy, crashed during an attempted takeoff from Montrose Regional Airport in Colorado.

The Midnight Special (TV series)

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The series was canceled by NBC at the request of Dick Ebersol as part of a deal for him to take over then-ailing Saturday Night Live.

Universal Sports

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Duncan "Dick" Ebersol (born July 28, 1947) is an American television executive and a senior adviser for NBC Universal Sports & Olympics.

Olympic Games

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He had previously been the chairman of NBC Sports, producing large-scale television events such as the Olympic Games and National Football League (NFL) broadcasts.

National Football League

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He had previously been the chairman of NBC Sports, producing large-scale television events such as the Olympic Games and National Football League (NFL) broadcasts.

American Cancer Society

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Ebersol was born in Torrington, Connecticut, the son of Mary (née Duncan) and Charles Roberts Ebersol, a former chairman of the American Cancer Society.