VH226 Robert Fishman Highlight 3
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Robert Fishman

Interviewed by: Alanna Campbell

Director Robert Fishman shares stories from his 46 years working with CBS Sports helming NFL, NCAA basketball and football games, the World Series, NASCAR, and the Olympics (’92, ’94, ‘98).

On Covering Live Sports

Director Robert Fishman explains the core aspect of covering live sports: "Don't miss live action."

On Directing with Sensitivity

Fishman describes the critical importance when directing sports events of handling unexpected injuries with extreme sensitivity - sharing an example from the 2013 Louisville v. Duke NCAA basketball game.

On Directing During the Olympics

Fishman discusses some of the techniques directors need to consider when directing pool-feeds for the Olympics -- using the example of the 1992 Winter Olympics figure skating competition which was remembered for the backstage rivalry between skaters Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding.