Today's Podcast: Sports Media Veteran Neal Pilson Talks Olympics
Neal Pilson was president of CBS Sports during the '94 Lillehammer Games, the highest rated Olympic Games on record. Those Games were made famous by the figure skating competition between Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding. CBS pulled an astounding 48.5 rating during the first night of competition between the two -- TV numbers that rivaled Super Bowl ratings at the time. Pilson joined the SBJ/SBD Media Podcast to offer his memories of Tonya and Nancy, share his thoughts on the film “I, Tonya” and give a few predictions about how the Olympics in '32 will look.
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