What did Mike add to the conversation? He's a street guy who happens to be good friends with 2012 Olympics producer Jim Bell. Mike even relays a story of how Bell initially got to run the Today Show because he was tapped to carry then president of NBC Sports Dick Ebersol around during the Olympics from Barcelona because Dick had a broken leg.
Close, no cigar. Bell did come to the attention of Dick because of his size and his ability to carry injured NBC execs. Randy Falco was an executive with NBC in 1990 when he ruptured an Achilles tendon. It was Falco who got the Bell assist.
True story. But, you know, just be there. And if you cannot be there, make stuff up.
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