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GET WELL CARD TO DICK EBERSOL FROM THE HOME OF THE OLYMPICS
Published February 16, 1996
NBC Sports President Dick Ebersol is featured in an extensive profile in this morning's ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. Jeffrey Scott writes that "if, in the rest of the world," the Olympic Games belong to IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch, "in the United States they're Ebersol's by the sheer power of his medium." Ebersol discusses some of his plans for covering the Games, as Scott reports the network will likely profile ACOG President Billy Payne, and is even "considering a piece" on "Gone with the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell. Ebersol "is fully aware that his network lost" $99 million on the '92 Barcelona Summer Games, but he is "confident NBC's performance in Atlanta will keep him on top of the Game." Ebersol: "There's an expectation from [NBC-parent, GE] that we'll make money. In Atlanta, we'll break even, but not by a lot" (ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 2/16). GETTING BETTER: Ebersol was released yesterday from a San Antonio hospital. He had an angioplasty to clear a blocked artery last Friday (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 2/16).