2017-09-11 03:04:47 UTC
Don Ohlmeyer, Former NBC West Coast President, Dies at 72
7:50 PM PDT 9/10/2017
by Abid Rahman
Ohlmeyer had a long career in television production but is best known for firing Norm MacDonald from 'SNL' reportedly for off-color jokes about his friend O.J. Simpson.
Television producer and longtime NBC exec Don Ohlmeyer has died. He was 72.
Known for his long association with NFL coverage on ABC and NBC, Ohlmeyer's passing was announced by his former colleague and friend Al Michaels on NBC's Sunday Night Football.
Michaels said: "With great sadness, I have to report on the death of a great pal, a man who was one of a kind, Don Ohlmeyer. Don the original producer of Monday Night Football when he was in his 20s. He made NBC an entertainment powerhouse in the '80s and '90s, a must-see during that particular time, he came back and produced Monday Night Football in 2000... Our thoughts and prayers to LJ and Don's four boys, he was truly special and one of a kind."
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