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director , writer , television producer

Eleanor Sanger, American television producer, director, writer. Member advisory board Women's Sports Foundation; Member Academy television Arts and Sciences, Writers Guild American West, Directors Guild American, Tucson Smith Club (board directors 1991-1993, Smith College medal committee 1991-1993), Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Sanger, Eleanor was born on September 15, 1929 in Hong Kong.

Education

Bachelor magna cum laude, Smith College, 1950. Postgraduate Russian Institute, Columbia University, 1952.

Career

Manager public affairs Station W National Broadcasting Company-television, New York City, 1957-1960. Writer ABC News, 1967. Manager client relations, associate producer ABC Sports, 1966-1970, staff producer, writer, director, 1973-1986, producer Winter and Summer Olympics, 1968, 76, 84.

Producer Winter Olympics ABC Sports, Lake Placid, New York, 1980. Producer bobsled and luge competition ABC Sports Winter Olympics, Calgary, Canada, 1988. Producer equestrian events NBC Sports/Summer Olympics, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 1988.

Freelance producer, writer television documentaries, 1970. Producer, writer Tomorrow Entertainment, New York City, 1971-1973. Adjustment lecturer electronic journalism media arts department University Arizona, 1990-1993, chairman advisory board media arts department, 1990-1993.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Associate producer The Open Mind, 1957-1960 (Robert E. Sherwood award 1958), producer, 1960-1963.

Membership

Member advisory board Women's Sports Foundation. Member Academy television Arts and Sciences, Writers Guild American West, Directors Guild American, Tucson Smith Club (board directors 1991-1993, Smith College medal committee 1991-1993), Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Daughter of Richard and Lonni (Wernicke) S. M. Robert Nelson Riger, June 10, 1950 (divorced July 1981). Children: Christopher Robin, Victoria Riger Phillips, Robert Paris, Charlotte Riger Hull.

father:
Richard Sanger

mother:
Lonni (Wernicke) Sanger

child:
Christopher Robin Sanger

child:
Victoria Riger Phillips Sanger

child:
Robert Paris Sanger

child:
Charlotte Riger Hull Sanger