Veteran ABC News Director Roger Goodman to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

For ABC Sports, Goodman has been the director and/or coordinating director for 10 Olympic Games, four Super Bowl halftime shows, college football, "Wide World of Sports," NCAA college football, the Preakness Stakes, the New York Marathon and the Indianapolis 500.

In addition to his direction and production expertise, the multiple award-winning Goodman has been instrumental in a number of technological advances and industry firsts that have ranged from the invention of the over-the-shoulder Quantel box, to the first successful transmissions of live programming from a nuclear submarine, an aircraft carrier, and most recently, a week of live programming from aboard an 11-car Amtrak train moving at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour. He has designed and built studios and sets ranging from Times Square Studios -- the home of "Good Morning America," to ABC's ongoing news and magazine shows and specials, the development of ABC's efforts in interactive, enhanced television, virtual-reality production sets and other integrated new media projects.

Goodman has received numerous awards for his work, including 54 Emmy nominations and 26 Emmy Awards, three Christopher Awards, three Peabody Awards, two Edward R. Murrow Awards, the first Gold Baton ever presented by the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards, a George Polk Award, two International Broadcast Design Awards, the 1988 Directors Guild of America directorial achievement for the Indianapolis 500, a 1992 Cine Award, a Bronze Medallion Sigma Delta Chi Distinguished Service Award, a 1989 National Headliners Award and the 1985 Creative Direction Award.

Goodman began his broadcasting career at WKRB-TV in Chicago in 1964.

He joined ABC Sports in 1965 as a production assistant.

In 1968, he was named associate director for ABC Sports, and, in 1976 was promoted to director of production development, ABC News and Sports.

In 1988, he became director of production and design, ABC News, and in 1996 was named executive director, special projects, ABC Television.

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