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BOB FISHMAN
Lead Director, NCAA Basketball

This is Bob Fishman's 28th year as lead director of CBS Sport's NCAA Men's Basketball Championship and Final Four coverage. Fishman serves as a director for the Network's coverage of the NFL. Last year was Fishman's 18th year as lead director for CBS Sports' coverage of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. He was the lead director for the CBS Television Network's coverage of college football and directed CBS Sports' coverage of figure skating at the 1992, 1994 and 1998 Olympic Winter Games.

In addition, he directed the Opening Ceremonies for the Olympics in Nagano in 1998 Fishman directed the Network's coverage of the Daytona 500 (1979-2000). He helped develop RaceCam (miniature remote-controlled in-car camera). During his tenure at CBS, he directed THE NFL TODAY for five years, baseball and thoroughbred racing. Fishman has received five Emmy Awards (1982, 1988, 1990, 1991 and 1992) for basketball coverage, two Emmy Awards for THE NFL TODAY (1977, 1978), an Emmy Award for coverage of the 1993 World Series and the 1986 Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Sports Special for the Daytona 500. He also won the 1983 and 1985 Eclipse Award for thoroughbred racing.

Fishman has received three Director's Guild of America awards for college basketball (1988), U.S. Open Tennis Championships (1989) and MLB's ALCS Game Four (1990). He also received an entertainment DGA Award nomination for SERGEI GRINKOV: CELEBRATION OF A LIFE. Fishman has directed several CBS Entertainment specials, including BACK ON THE ICE, about Scott Hamilton's return to figure skating following his battle with cancer; and DOLPHINS, WHALES AND US, an underwater documentary, which received the International Cine-Golden Eagle Award in 1990 for documentary film making.

Fishman joined CBS News in 1972 as a production assistant and associate director before moving to CBS Sports as the director for THE NFL TODAY (1976-81). He is a 1969 graduate of Boston University. He was born April 2, 1949, in New York City and raised in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Currently he lives in Delray Beach, Fla., with his wife, Margaret, and twin sons, Andrew and Matthew.

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