ABC Broadcast Schedule
As originally written by BD Sullivan
1964 Winter Olympics (January 29-February 9)
(Innsbruck, Austria) (ABC)
1/29 10 p.m.-11 p.m.
1/30 10 p.m.-11 p.m.
1/31 10 p.m.-11 p.m.
2/1 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m, 6:30 p.m-7 p.m.
2/2 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
2/3 10 p.m.-11 p.m.
2/4 9 p.m.-10 p.m.
2/5 10 p.m.-11 p.m.
2/6 9 p.m.-10 p.m.
2/7 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
2/8 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m., 6:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
2/9 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
*While I doubt it was ever considered, it's a good thing ABC chose not to show the closing ceremonies in prime time--it would have been up against the Beatles on Ed Sullivan.
As originally written by tvnut
1964: Innsbruck (ABC Sports, 17.25 hours, $597,000)
Broadcasters (in part):
Host: Jim McKay
Play-by-play: McKay (Alpine skiing)
Play-by-play: Jim Simpson
Play-by-play: Curt Gowdy
Analyst: Dick Button (figure skating)
Analyst: Carol Heiss (figure skating)
Analyst: Andrea Mead Lawrence (Alpine skiing)
Analyst: Willie Schaeffler (Alpine skiing)
Analyst: Stan Benham (bobsled)
A portion of the Closing Ceremony was televised live via satellite (Telstar, which had to be tracked and allowed about a 15-minute window between the U.S. and Europe when it was zooming over the Atlantic). Everything else was videotaped and flown to the U.S. via a Munich-London-New York route (as I recall). There was little margin for error. If a flight was canceled, ABC had a tape of a U.S.-Romania hockey game, played the day before the Opening Ceremony and shipped over, ready to play. All went well and it never made the air.