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ABC's Wide World of Sports (Mosconi Vs. Fats)?

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Asked at 2011.03.02 23:54:32
In 1978, ABC's Wide World of Sports aired a challenge match between Willie Mosconi and Minnesota Fats. Mosconi had heard enough out of Fats and wanted to show the world what real pool playing was all about. It was one of the highest rated sporting events of the year. I believe that only a few events achieved higher ratings, such as the Super Bowl, World Series, and the Ali Vs. Spinks bout. I know that ESPN Classic aired another match between Mosconi and Fats which took place a few years later ('82 I believe) in Charlie Ursitti's tournament. My question is whether anyone might know where I can find of copy of the '78 match. M.D.-BCA Instructor/Referee.
answer Tony  Answered at 2011.03.02 23:54:32
wow, easy enough question, tough answer, but...i would think that the BCA has some kind of archive for video, maybe accustats, or try contacting ESPN or ABC or mother company Disney. Maybe you can work your way through the local ABC affiliate and ask how you might obtain that footage.

Are there any other web site you might have overlooked in your quest to find the "grail"?
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