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Also Known As: Donald Winfred Ohlmeyer Jr. Died:
Born: February 3, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Profession: executive, director, producer

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In 1993, Don Ohlmeyer was named president of NBC, West Coast and has been given much of the credit for the network's rise from third place in the Nielsens to not just first place--but ongoing dominance that could last for seasons to come with such hits as "ER" and "Seinfeld" (which didn't reach its success until Ohlmeyer's tenure.)

In 1993, Don Ohlmeyer was named president of NBC, West Coast and has been given much of the credit for the network's rise from third place in the Nielsens to not just first place--but ongoing dominance that could last for seasons to come with such hits as "ER" and "Seinfeld" (which didn't reach its success until Ohlmeyer's tenure.)

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  74th Indianapolis "500," The (1990) Segment Director (Race Coverage)
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  73rd Indianapolis "500", The (1989) Segment Director (Race Coverage)
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CAST: (feature film)

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 Jim McKay: My World in My Words (2003) Interviewee
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 Frank Gifford (2002) Interviewee
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1967:
Joined ABC sports as go-fer, rising to associate director by 1970
1972:
Was ABC Sports director at Olympic Games
1972:
Produced "Monday Night Football" (ABC)
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Was executive producer of 15 "Battle of the Network Stars" specials
1977:
Joined NBC as executive producer, sports
1980:
Executive produced series "Games People Play" (NBC)
1982:
Formed Ohlmeyer Communications as a joint venture with Nabisco Brands (later RJR Nabisco)
1983:
Executive produced telefeature "Special Bulletin" (NBC)
1987:
Produced Emmy Awards telecast
1988:
Executive produced "Crimes of the Century" specials (ABC)
1993:
Named president, NBC West Coast
1998:
Announced in October that he would be stepping down from his position as president, NBC West Coast in 1999
1999:
Succeeded as president, NBC West Coast by Scott M Sassa in June; remained with NBC as senior consultant until January 2000
2000:
Returned to ABC as producer of "Monday Night Football"
2001:
In March, announced plans to step down from "Monday Night Football" and retire
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Education

Bradley University: Peoria , Illinois -
University of Notre Dame: South Bend , Indiana - 1967

Notes

Ohlmeyer entered the Betty Ford Treatment Center in December 1996.

In all, Ohlmeyer has won 14 Emmy Awards for sports programming.

"Clearly, television is a business, but it also exposes ideas to the public. ABC did 'Something About Amelia', which was about parental child abuse. Suddenly, you came to understand that somebody who abuses children doesn't have to be a grungy guy in a raincoat. It can be somebody who looks like Ted Danson." --Don Ohlmeyer in ESQUIRE, February 1997

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wife:
Muffy Ohlmeyer. Married on February 11, 1978; separated.

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father:
Donald Winfred Ohlmeyer.
mother:
Eva Claire Ohlmeyer.
son:
Kemper Perry Ohlmeyer.
son:
Justin Drew Ohlmeyer.
son:
Christopher Brett Ohlmeyer.
son:
Todd Bivens Ohlmeyer.
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