The Genius of Live Sports Production – Paul Graham In Conversation with TBP Podcast EP 013

Hosted by
Mark Silver

The best live sports executive producers are a blend of genius, in both art and science. Whether we realize it or not, as viewers, we are of course more deeply engaged in cliffhangers. Match outcomes that keep us tuned in until the very end. That is where the executive producer shines.

Paul Graham during the CFL Players Award at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, ON. Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (Photo: Johany Jutras)

The research and preparation are on full display. This means knowing where to place the cameras, and more so, where to point the camera at the precise moment the story climaxes. Paul Graham has spent his entire adult life planning for the moments that we the viewer get to remember as keepsakes our entire lives. He shares the stories behind a few of those precious memories in this episode.

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