Newly minted Hall of Fame Nominee Brian Urlacher featured on In the Spotlight

Brian Urlacher, the latest in the long line of legendary Chicago Bears middle linebackers, is the latest icon to give a candid interview to Fran Healy on In the Spotlight

Last week, Urlacher was nominated for 2018 induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Many expect him to make it on the first ballot. 

The show will continue to air throughout the football season on FOX Sports Networks. 

FOCUSED profiles USC Football and Heisman favorite Sam Darnold this weekend

Premiering on FOX Sports Net affiliates around the country on Sunday, the next episode of FOCUSED features arguably the most successful and prolific college football program of all time.

Through interviews with team captains Sam Darnold, Cameron Smith and Chris Hawkins, as well as head coach Clay Helton, FOCUSED touches on the history of the USC Trojans and looks forward to the future of Southern California football.



In the Spotlight - Aly Raisman Premieres today on FOX SPORTS Networks

In the Spotlight featuring three-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman premieres today on FOX Sports Networks across the country, as well as MASN 2.  

Aly gave a wide-ranging, personable and entertaining interview to host Fran Healy.  Tune in at the time listed below to hear about her journey to Olympic glory as well as the causes she is involved with away from the gym. 

RGTV WINS 10 EMMY AWARDS

RGTV was the proud recipient of 10 statues at the 60th annual New York Emmy Awards on Saturday.  

Sean Paulsen, Charles Tabano, Kevin Koltz and Roman Gackowski accept an Emmy for The Garden's Defining Moments.

Sean Paulsen, Charles Tabano, Kevin Koltz and Roman Gackowski accept an Emmy for The Garden's Defining Moments.

The Garden's Defining Moments, a 20-part documentary series chronicling the most iconic moments in the history of Madison Square Garden, was honored with seven, including Best Sports Series and Best Sports Documentary (Marciano vs. Louis), both for the second-straight year.   Also, 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief won Best Human Interest Program and 1992 DNC - The Bill Clinton Presidential Nomination took the Politics/Government Category.   In craft awards, Moments won Director: Post-Produced, Editor: Program, and Research.  

RGTV Founder and Executive Producer Roman Gackowski at the podium.

RGTV Founder and Executive Producer Roman Gackowski at the podium.

 

Over its two-year run, The Garden's Defining Moments accumulated a total of 9 awards.    


The Lineup: Boxing's Greatest, the fifth iteration of The Lineup, won awards for Photographer: Program and Lighting.  Through five seasons, The Lineup has won 25 Emmys. 


The Game 365 captured the prestigious Sports: Daily or Weekly Program category for its episode on The Women of the NHRA.  This is the The Game 365's ninth Emmy. 


ALL WINNERS

SPORTS: DAILY OR WEEKLY PROGRAM
The Game 365

SPORTS: PROGRAM/SERIES
The Garden's Defining Moments

SPORTS: DOCUMENTARY
The Garden's Defining Moments: Marciano vs. Louis

POLITICS/GOVERNMENT
The Garden's Defining Moments: Clinton Presidential Nomination

HUMAN INTEREST: PROGRAM/SPECIAL
The Garden's Defining Moments: 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief

EDITOR: PROGRAM
The Garden's Defining Moments

PHOTOGRAPHER: PROGRAM
The Lineup: Boxing's Greatest

DIRECTOR: NON-LIVE
The Garden's Defining Moments

LIGHTING
The Lineup: Boxing's Greatest

RESEARCH
The Garden's Defining Moments


Since it began submitting programs in 2010, RGTV has won 48 New York Emmy Awards.  This year's total of 10 is tied for the most in the company's history. 

 

RGTV Nominated for 28 Emmy Awards

RGTV productions were nominated for 28 New York Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Arts and Sciences.  The Garden's Defining Momentsa documentary-series which looked back at the most iconic events in the history of Madison Square Garden, received 15 nominations.  The Game 365 garnered seven, including an individual nomination for host Fran Healy, and The Lineup: Boxing's Greatest, was honored with six.  

The winners will be announced on May 6, 2017 at the New York Marriott Marquis at the 60th annual New York Emmy Awards. 

COMPLETE LIST

HISTORICAL/CULTURAL: PROGRAM/SPECIAL
The Garden's Defining Moments: MSG Opens

HUMAN INTEREST: PROGRAM/SPECIAL
The Garden's Defining Moments: 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief

HUMAN INTEREST: PROGRAM/SPECIAL
The Garden's Defining Moments: The Concert for New York City

POLITICS/GOVERNMENT
The Garden's Defining Moments: Clinton Presidential Nomination

SPORTS: DAILY OR WEEKLY PROGRAM
The Game 365: The Women of NHRA

SPORTS: PROGRAM SERIES
The Game 365

SPORTS: PROGRAM SERIES
The Garden's Defining Moments

SPORTS: DOCUMENTARY
The Garden's Defining Moments: Marciano vs. Louis

INTERVIEW/DISCUSSION
The Game 365: Rob Manfred

INTERVIEW/DISCUSSION
The Lineup: Boxing's Greatest

NOSTALGIA PROGRAM
The Garden's Defining Moments: Marilyn Monroe Sings Happy Birthday to JFK

CRAFT SPECIALTY: MUSICAL COMPOSITION/ARRANGEMENT
Sean Paulsen, The Garden's Defining Moments

CRAFT SPECIALTY: RESEARCH
Kevin Koltz, The Garden's Defining Moments

DIRECTOR: POST PRODUCED
Roman Gackowski, The Game 365

DIRECTOR: POST PRODUCED
Roman Gackowski, The Lineup: Boxing's Greatest

DIRECTOR: POST PRODUCED
Roman Gackowski, The Garden's Defining Moments

EDITOR: PROGRAM
Lee Umphred, The Garden's Defining Moments

EDITOR PROGRAM
Lee Umphred, The Lineup: Boxing's Greatest

EDITOR: SPORTS
Lee Umphred, The Garden's Defining Moments

EDITOR: SPORTS
Charles Tabano, The Garden's Defining Moments

GRAPHIC ARTS
Don Murphy, The Lineup: Boxing's Greatest

LIGHTING
Chris Kostianis, The Lineup: Boxing's Greatest

LIGHTING
Chris Kostianis, The Garden's Defining Moments

TALENT: PROGRAM HOST/MODERATOR
Fran Healy, The Game 365

PHOTOGRAPHER: PROGRAM
Chris Kostianis, The Lineup

PHOTOGRAPHER: SPORTS
Chris Kostianis, The Game 365

WRITER: PROGRAM
Dan Galway, The Game 365

WRITER: SHORT FORM
Dan Galway, The Garden's Defining Moments

RGTV Honored to Work with the New York Rangers to Remember Steven McDonald

We were fortunate to be part of a very special night at Madison Square Garden this evening as the New York Rangers honored and remembered longtime friend and fan Steven McDonald, who passed away on Tuesday.   RGTV worked with the New York Rangers to produce  a video tribute that was shown in-arena on Gardenvision and on the MSG Network broadcast of the game. 


A TRUE HERO

In 1986, McDonald was just 29 years old when he was shot three times while on patrol as a New York Police Department Detective.  Despite the fact that the shooting left him paralyzed from the neck down, McDonald consciously decided to look beyond the heartbreaking turn in his life's journey: he forgave the teenager who shot him and went on to focus on using his unfortunate circumstance to do as much good as possible.  In the process, he inspired countless across the world and in New York, including many generations of the New York Rangers, a team of which he was an avid fan.

Knowing of his devotion and incredible story, McDonald's beloved Blueshirts created the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award in his honor at the end of the 1987-88 season.  Each year since, the New York Rangers have presented it to the player that "goes above and beyond the normal call of duty."

Tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs was the New York Rangers' first since McDonald's passing, and the organization put together a first-class tribute for him.  

McDonald's widow Patty and his son Conor, who is now a Sargent in the NYPD, were accompanied by Rangers legends Mark Messier and Adam Graves as they dropped the ceremonial first puck. 

Then, during the first television timeout, the video tribute was shown.

At the game’s first stoppage the overhead television showed a video tribute to McDonald, with Graves and Mike Richter joining current Rangers in praising the detective. Then the camera cut to his widow and son, standing in the tunnel where McDonald had been a familiar presence. Without prompting the crowd rose to its feet and roared, uninterrupted, for two minutes, delaying the ensuing faceoff. And then they chanted his name as though he had made a stellar save. “STEVE MC-DONALD.” CLAP-CLAP-CLAP-CLAP-CLAP-CLAP. “STEVE MC-DONALD.” Ranger fans are a passionate bunch, but this was even by their standards extraordinary—above and beyond.
— Jack Dickey, SI.com

The video was also posted on the New York Rangers Twitter and Facebook feeds, where it received an overwhelmingly positive reaction. 

FOCUSED: Eddie George Premieres

RGTV's new documentary-style sports interview show, FOCUSEDmakes its series premiere today on FOX Sports across the country. The inaugural episode featured former Ohio State and Tennessee Titans legend Eddie George. Topics explored during the in-depth conversation with host Fran Healy touched on the highlight's of the running back's career, but a central theme was the adjustment to life after football.

George has been one of the more successful ex-athletes in recent memory.  He has discovered another passion beyond football, a love for the stage and screen, which he is pursuing aggressively right now.  Eddie's acting credits include major film roles as well as numerous stage productions, including the Broadway production Chicago.  That particular role is discussed extensively in FOCUSED and the episode also features an interview with his Chicago co-star Amra-Faye Wright