Roger Mark Goodman

Director Associate Director 

Roger Goodman's unparalleled career in network television sports, news and entertainment is the power behind RG Productions. His design projects include a new environment for Bloomberg TV's nightly political program, With All Due Respect - which now also airs on MSNBC; the ground-up design and installation of a state-of–the-art studio for PwC, one of the world's largest professional services companies; and the set for MSG's nightly music news program, Fuse News. As a veteran of Disney/ABC, Roger Goodman is known industry-wide for his innovation, invention and spectacular productions. He has directed thousands of hours of television for some of the most historic events of our time. His resume includes: 9 Olympic games, 4 Super Bowl halftime shows, 12 Indianapolis 500s, 8 Kentucky Derbies, 10 New York City Marathons, and red carpet shows for the Primetime Emmys and Academy Awards. He directed the acclaimed 81st Annual Academy Awards telecast earning him both Emmy and DGA nominations for achievement in directing. He was responsible for the overall look and design of all of ABC News. He led the development of ABC's efforts in interactive, enhanced television, virtual-reality production and other integrated new media projects. He was responsible for the creative design and direction of ABC's political coverage beginning in 1980 through the first inauguration of President Obama, for which he and his team won an Emmy for outstanding live coverage. It was Mr. Goodman's vision that led the transformation of the building where once stood The National Theater and Beefsteak Charlie's restaurant into ABC's Times Square Studios -- the home of Good Morning America. Roger was charged with a groundbreaking task three and a half years in the making. He directed ABC 2000 for an unprecedented 24 consecutive hours, using over 400 cameras, 32 satellites, 4 control rooms and a staff of 1,000 technicians. The program was viewed live in 60 countries by an audience of 175 million.


Executive Producer/Producer/Director/Design: Roger Goodman Productions INC:  Entertainment, News, Sports.

 2009 The 81st Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)

 2009 ABC News: Inauguration 2009 (TV Movie)

 2008 David Blaine: Dive of Death (TV Movie documentary)

 2003-2008 Good Morning America (TV Series) (7 episodes)

- Pullman Porters (2008)

- Whistle-Stop Tour: Stockbridge, MA (2008)

- Episode dated 14 November 2007 (2007)

- Episode dated 13 November 2007 (2007)

- Episode dated 23 November 2005 (2005)

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 2008 Oscar's Red Carpet 2008 with Regis Philbin (TV Special) (as Roger M. Goodman)

 2008 One Night, Two Parties: The New Hampshire Debates (TV Movie)

 2006 Oscar Countdown 2006 (TV Special)

 2006 David Blaine: Drowned Alive (TV Movie documentary)

 2006 The 78th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (countdown show)

 2005 Oscar Countdown 2005 (TV Special)

 2005 The 77th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (countdown show)

 2004 The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (countdown show)

 2003 A Life of Laughter: Remembering John Ritter (TV Movie documentary)

 2002 The Hunt for Osama bin Laden (TV Movie documentary)

 2002 The In-Crowd and Social Cruelty with John Stossel (TV Movie documentary)

 2002 July 4th: a Musical Celebration (TV Special)

 2001 ABC 2002 (TV Movie documentary)

 2001 Independence Day 2001 (TV Movie)

 2001 John Stossel Goes to Washington (TV Movie)

 2001 Tampering with Nature (TV Movie documentary)

 2001 The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (countdown show)

 2000 ABC News 2001 (TV Movie)

 2000 You Can't Say That! What's Happening to Free Speech with John Stossel (TV Movie)

 2000 David Blaine: Frozen in Time (TV Special)

 2000 The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (countdown show)

 2000 Super Bowl XXXIV (TV Movie) (segment "Half-time Show")

 1999 ABC 2000: The Millennium (TV Movie documentary)

 1999 Inside Hollywood: The Pictures, the People, the Academy Awards (TV Movie documentary)

 1999 Is America Number One? With John Stossel (TV Movie)

 1999 Teens: What Makes Them Tick? (TV Movie documentary)

 1998 Cancer: Race for a Cure (TV Movie documentary)

 1998 The Power of Belief with John Stossel (TV Movie)

 1998 Mighty Mo: The Many Lives of the USS Missouri (TV Movie documentary)

 1998 Sex, Drugs & Consenting Adults (TV Movie documentary)

 1997 Freeloaders (TV Movie)

 1997 Junk Science: What You Know That May Not Be So (TV Movie)

 1997 Love, Lust & Marriage: Why We Stray and Why We Stay (TV Movie documentary)

 1997 Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, But We Have to Live on Earth (TV Movie)

 1997 Walt Disney World's 25th Anniversary Party (TV Movie)

 1994-1997 Turning Point (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)

- Who Shot Martin Luther King Jr.? (1997)

- The Manson Women: Inside the Murders (1994)

 1996 Baby, Oh Baby: The Six-Pack Is Back (TV Movie documentary)

 1996 Deadly Game: The Mark and Delia Owens Story (TV Movie documentary)

 1996 Rage and Betrayal: The Lives of Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols (TV Movie)

 1996 Rebirth: The Untold Stories of Oklahoma City (TV Movie documentary)

 1996 Sex, Drugs and Consequences (TV Movie)

 1996 The Mystery of Happiness: Who Has It & How to Get It - With John Stossel (TV Movie documentary)

 1996 The Trouble with Lawyers with John Stossel (TV Movie documentary)

 1996 Barbara Walters: 20 Years at ABC (TV Movie documentary)

 1996 Wide World of Sports 35th Anniversary Special (TV Movie documentary)

 1995 Whiz Kids (TV Movie documentary)

 1981-1995 ABC News Nightline (TV Series) (4 episodes)

- Town Meeting: Thous Shalt Not Kill (1995)

- Viewpoint: Whitewater Overplayed - Underplayed (1994)

- Town Meeting Health Care: The Clinton Prescription (1993)

- The Assassination of Anwar Sadat (1981)

 1995 Common Sense with John Stossel (TV Movie)

 1993-1995 Day One (TV Series) (6 episodes)

- The Hammer: Hank Aaron (1995)

- Denis Leary (1994)

- They Were Young and Brave (1994)

- Jeff Schmaltz Story (1993)

- Panda (1993)

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 1995 Super Bowl XXIX (TV Movie) (segment "Half-time Show")

 1994 Cover-Up at Ground Zero (TV Movie documentary)

 1994 The 21st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Special)

 1993 Murder in Beverly Hills: The Menendez Trial (TV Movie)

 1993 Switched at Birth: Kimberly's Story (TV Movie documentary)

 1993 The 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Special)

 1993 Michael Jackson Talks to... Oprah Live (TV Special)

 1992 A National Town Meeting: Who Is Ross Perot? (TV Movie)

 1992 Growing Up in the Age of AIDS: An ABC News Town Meeting for the Family - With Peter Jennings (TV Movie)

 1992 World News Now (TV Series)

 1991 ABC's Wide World of Sports 30th Anniversary Special (TV Movie)

 1991 Pearl Harbor: Two Hours That Changed the World (TV Movie documentary)

 1989 Primetime (TV Series documentary)

 1989 Beyond the Cold War: The Risk and the Opportunity (TV Movie documentary)

 1988 XIV Olympic Winter Games Sarajevo (TV Mini-Series)

 1988 The Official 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics Video (Video documentary)

 1988 Super Bowl XXII (TV Movie)

 1986 Our World (TV Series) (1 episode)

- Halloween of 1938 (1986)

 1985 45/85 (TV Movie documentary)

 1985 Super Bowl XIX (TV Special) (segment "Half-time Show")

 1984 Los Angeles 1984: Games of the XXIII Olympiad (TV Series)

 1980 Winter Olympics '80: The World Comes to America (TV Special)

 1979 America Held Hostage (TV Series)

 1978 20/20 (TV Series documentary)

 1977 Battle of the Network Stars III (TV Special)

 1976 Montreal 1976: Games of the XXI Olympiad (TV Mini-Series) (1976)

 1976 Battle of the Network Stars (TV Special)

 1976 XII Olympic Games at Innsbruck (TV Series) (1976)

 1956 This Week (TV Series)

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 1974 Frank Sinatra: The Main Event (TV Movie documentary) (assistant director)

 1972 Munich 1972: Games of the XX Olympiad (TV Mini-Series) (assistant director - 1972)

 1968 Mexico City 1968: Games of the XIX Olympiad (TV Mini-Series) (assistant director - 1968)

 1964 Olympic Winter Games at Innsbruck (Documentary) (assistant director)

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 2011 ABC World News Tonight with David Muir (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)

- Charlie Sheen's Meltdown (2011) ... (producer)

 2001 ABC 2002 (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)

 2001 Independence Day 2001 (TV Movie) (executive producer)

 1999 ABC 2000: The Millennium (TV Movie documentary) (co-executive producer)

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Visual History
Roger Goodman interview
Visual History Interview
Roger Goodman is a director and producer of television news, sports, and live events who was instrumental in ABC’s rise through the 1970’s and ‘80s with credits ranging from ABC’s World News Tonight, to presidential elections, breaking news, the Olympic Games and The Academy Awards.