The series generally aired in the winter and spring as other networks later covered the summer and fall portions of the PBA Tour. Many sports fans considered it a weekly tradition to watch bowling on Saturday afternoons, which was a lead-in to ABC's Wide World of Sports. It originally ran for two hours on Saturday afternoons, but was later reduced to 90 minutes. Opening theme forever etched in my mind Lol!! ABC's Wide World of Sports was an American sports anthology television program that aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from April 29, 1961 to January 3, 1998, primarily on Saturday afternoons. ABC's Wide World of Sports (TV Series 1961– ) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The goal of the program was to showcase sports from around the globe that were seldom, if ever, broadcast on American television. ABC's Wide World of Sports was intended to be a fill-in show for a single summer season, until the start of fall sports seasons, but became unexpectedly popular. ABC's Wide World of Sports (1961 - 1998) Description; Intros (5) Credits (2) Youtube Videos (7) Covers (1) Quotes (1) Comments (2) Edit Title; Edit Debut Date; Edit End Date; Change Logs; Intros 17622. 1974 YouRememberThat.com is an online community focused on sharing and reminiscing about pop-culture video, audio, and images that stir our memories of the past - old television, theme songs, commercials, print advertisements, and more. September 17, 1977 intro 12957. Hosted by Jim McKay, with a succession of co-hosts beginning in 1987, the title continued to be used for general sports programs on the network until 2006. 1974 intro. "Nadia's Theme" is a piece of music composed by Barry De Vorzon and Perry Botkin Jr. in 1971. January 19, 1980 intro 4999. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. The ESPN Wide World of Sports website homepage featuring information on sports, events and the Complex so athletes, coaches, families and fans to stay connected. ABC's weekend extravaganzas about everything that can be called a sports event. [citation needed] During the 1960s and early 1970s, the race was filmed and an edited highlight package aired the following weekend.During the period on Wide World of Sports, the booth announcers typically served as roving pit reporters during the running of the race, as well as interviewing in victory lane. Also: the Mini-Marathon, a 10km race for women, taped today in New York's Central Park. Fanfare for the Common Man is a musical work by the American composer Aaron Copland.It was written in 1942 for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under conductor Eugene Goossens and was inspired in part by a speech made earlier that year by then American Vice President Henry A. Wallace, in which Wallace proclaimed the dawning of the "Century of the Common Man". With Jim McKay, Howard Cosell, Muhammad Ali, Bill Flemming. From 1962 to 1978, the Daytona 500 was shown on ABC's Wide World of Sports. 1996 intro 4998. James Kenneth "Jim" McManus (September 24, 1921 – June 7, 2008), better known professionally as In the 1990s, ABC also made stops in the summer events. 12958. It became associated with Olympic gymnast Nadia Comăneci during and after the 1976 Summer Olympics.The composition has been used as the theme music to the American television soap opera The Young and the Restless intermittently since the series debuted in 1973. . 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