Creative Buzz: The Latest From CGP

Hippy Days are Here Again

In my last installment, I promised an above-the-scenes view of Rio2016 or, more specifically, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, my home away from home for the next several weeks. Now that the hard work of wire pulling and equipment installing is done and now that the games are under way, I actually get a little time off. This is the first time in my Olympic career that this has been the case. Usually, we work seven days ... Read More

The Heavy Lifting and the Blinky Lights

Prior to the games, all of us at OBS do a bit of heavy lifting. There's a lot of wiring to be done and a lot of gear to be installed and tested. Most people don't really care about that part of the story, though, because it's the boring part. What most people like who really get into behind-the-scenes stuff is the place where all the lights start blinking. And no better place than the ... Read More

Something You May Not Know About Olympic Broadcasting

When friends and colleagues hear that I'm going to the Olympics, the first thing they ask is "Who will you be working for? NBC?" This is a natural assumption because I am from the United States and NBC is what we call the Rights Holding Broadcaster for the United States. But to answer the question, no, I do not work for NBC. Broadcasting the Olympics takes a lot of people. And while NBC certainly has ... Read More

Semi-Live from Brazil

As much as  we would love to be bringing you all the latest from the Summer Games, alas, contractural arrangements and the lack of a decent internet connection will keep our missives somewhat limited and brief.  Our Fearless Leader, Rich Roszel, is part of the Olympic Broadcast team once again (his fourth time out) and will be posting here on occasion for those who fancy a limited behind-the-scenes glance at the life of an international ... Read More

Saying Goodbye to the Last Jetson

I was greatly saddened to learn of the passing of actress Janet Waldo.  You may have seen her in a number of popular television programs if you were around and watching TV in the 1950s and 60s, but you are more likely to have heard her rather than seen her.  Janet's voice was on loan to many popular cartoon characters from my childhood including Judy Jetson, Josie (of Josie and the Pussycats), and Penelope Pitstop ... Read More