The British government refused to fund to the new television service using grant-in-aid. The channel started broadcasting on 11 Marchafter two weeks of real-time pilots, initially as a half-hour bulletin once a day at
Notes[ edit ] This was also in the case in The Pistons would be in the next two NBA Finals, including a sweep the next yearand the lowest ratings CBS had seen in six years the year after that, with a James Brown was the sideline reporter for Games 3 and 4 the latter being the Magic junior skyhook game because Pat O'Brien attended the birth of son Sean Patrick.
O'Brien called Games 1, 2, 5 and 6. Inthe NBA Finals hit a then-record rating of Inthe final year of the CBS deal, the regular season rating  stood at a 5. Each rating point representshouseholds. Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Houston was played during the midst of an electrical storm that knocked the picture out for the approximately, the first six minutes of the fourth quarter.
Although the video was already on the fritz towards the end of the third, CBS announcer Dick Stockton waited for nearly three minutes before adjusting to a radio play-by-play.
CBS joined Game 1 in progress with 7: Following the introduction montage which was notable as it marked premiere of the intercutting, Bill Feigenbaum created CGI rendering of Boston Gardenused by CBS through the start of the Finals with narration by anchor Brent Musburgerthings were quickly passed off to play-by-play man Dick Stockton.
The '82 Finals marked the first time since that all of the games aired live in its entirely; As a compromise between CBS and the NBA, the season returned to late October after starting it in early October the previous two seasons, meaning that the championship series started after the conclusion of May sweeps.
Games were televised after the late local news In some cases, games were seen live in the cities whose local NBA teams were playing. The series-deciding Game 6 became the most notorious example of CBS 's practice of showing even the most important NBA games on " tape delay " broadcasts.
Because May 16, was a Friday, the network did not want to preempt two of its highest-rated shows, The Dukes of Hazzard and Dallaseven though both shows were already in reruns: So Game 6 was shown at Los AngelesPhiladelphiaPortland and Seattlewho carried it live.
The game was not broadcast at all in Atlanta.
On a side note, here, in Game 4 of the Finals, Julius Erving executed the legendary Baseline Move, an incredible, behind-the-board reverse layup that seemed to defy gravity.
This Game 4 move, played to a national audience in a title game, has probably become Julius Erving's most famous move.
Four games of the series Games 1, 2, 5 and the climatic Game 6 were telecast on tape delay. The Finals drew a 6. Due to this, the Finals were the last to be broadcast on tape-delay, with weeknight games airing after the late local news in most cities.
Following the Finals, Gary Bender was relegated to tertiary play-by-play for the rest of his tenure in CBS, while Rick Barry 's contract, following his questionable racial comments about Bill Russell during the Finals, was not renewed.News on Japan, Business News, Opinion, Sports, Entertainment and More.
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