ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 16, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Defeat of University of Oregon by University of Arizona and University of Tennessee by University of Kentucky in college basketball games reported; scenes shown of game between University of Louisville-University of California at Los Angeles courtesy of NBC Sports; players named. Games between final four teams in NFL (National Football League) play-off previewed. Report introduced.
(Denver, Colorado: Bill O'Reilly) City's support of pro football team, Denver Broncos, featured; details given, scenes shown from games. [KUSA producer Jeff THOMAS, KCNC news director Marv ROCKFORD - say fans worship Broncos.] Merchandising and fan backing of team detailed. ["Rocky Mountain News" Jay MARIOTTI - calls it a sickness.] Visibility of quarterback John Elway in Denver noted. [THOMAS, WOMAN - talk about Elway.] Elway's abilities detailed; scenes shown. [Coach Dan REEVES - discusses Elway.] [ELWAY - says is private person.] [Teammates Rulon JONES, Vance JOHNSON - talk about Elway.] High profiles of players Brian Bosworth and Jim McMahon contrasted to Elway's image. [ELWAY - comments.] Local ads featuring Elway shown; last yr.'s play-off game between Broncos-Cleveland Browns recalled.