Don Ohlmeyer

Feb 3, 1945 – Sep 10, 2017 (Age 72)


Don Ohlmeyer, the "Monday Night Football" producer who came up with the phrase "Must See TV" in leading NBC to the No. 1 prime-time spot, died Sunday, according to the Associated Press. He was 72. For full coverage and obituary from, click here.

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May the joys you experienced with Don live in your hearts as you rely on God for comfort day by day.

Please accept my condolences on the passing of your husband Don Ohlmeyer. In 1955-56 When Don was in 5th grade at OLPH school in Glenview, I was his 5th grade teacher. There were 63 students in his class - but I have always remembered Don for his inquisitiveness and creativity. One memory is of Don and a classmate using yardsticks to show just how big a whale could be. For some reason, we had been talking about those mammals, and we could not visualize the size in the classroom. That...

God bless your kind and gentle soul Don and love to LJ and 'the boys! I will forever regret not staying in touch with this giant of a man, mentor and good friend from the OCC years in NYC.
All the best,
Doug Werner
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It made us very sad to hear about Don's passing. He was a good friend to Steve and me during a difficult time. He was lucky to have you, Linda. Clearly his family meant so very much to him. Simply, he was a good man and we are grateful to have known him.

Truly sorry to hear about Don Ohlmeyer's passing. His fine legacy will surely be remembered. I hope to meet him in Paradise! (Luke23:43)

I had the pleasure of working with Don and his very talented team at NBC Sports. Thanks to Don Ohlmeyer, I was so fortunate to work for his VP of Sports Operations, Don Baer. One of my fondest memories is Super Bowl XV in New Orleans -- I will never forget the wonderful Jazz Cruise hosted by NBC Sports.

Don was always a gentleman, he was always so kind to me. Linda, how blessed Don was to have you by his side. May you, and your beautiful family, all find some comfort in...

Thinking of your family at this time of profound loss. Especially Drew, a former student and friend with whom I learned more than he may know. Grace and Peace. dhk

I knew Don from his freshman year at ND. He was often like a brother and my mother was his "house mother" when he lived off campus senior year. So many fond memories. When I ran into him on a plane in 1992 he was amazed that I recognized him. I reminded him of his height and truly anyone looking at his picture who knew him in college would understand that he didn't show his age. I feel blessed that I knew him. Truly a class act.