Laguna Beach, Calif. (PRWEB) November 6, 2005
The award-winning Inside Sportfishing, the internationally syndicated television series broadcast domestically in the United States by Fox Sports Net and The Sportsman Channel, proudly announces the release Black Marlin Boulevard featuring Hall of Fame baseball player Ted Williams.
The original circa 1950’s professional 16 mm footage of Ted Williams on location at one of sport fishing’s most historically significant locales, Cabo Blanco, Peru, has been magnetically cleaned, transferred and digitized, with unbelievable clarity and crispness, preserving forever, an all time classic moment in time. This may very well be one of the first celebrity fishing shows, and features the baseball star soon after his return from his fourth tour of duty in the Korean War.
Doug Olander, Editor in Chief of Sport Fishing Magazine, writes, "The waters off this nondescript bluff on the northern Peruvian coast produced the most remarkable action the world has ever seen for colossal black marlin, abundant swordfish, striped marlin and huge big eye tuna. No other spot could rival it then: no other spot rivals it now. And it seems increasingly possible that no place ever will." The DVD, which can be purchased by going to http://www.insidesportfishing.com, is one of a handful of unique programs one can purchase at the web site.
Baseball great, Ted Williams introduces us to the Cabo Blanco Fishing Club, before heading off the beach, making bait and doing battle with black marlin weighing in at over 1,200 pounds. If you thought Ted could hit a baseball you should see him doing battle with fish weighing over half a ton.
Inside Sportfishing’s creator & Executive Producer, Michael Fowlkes, couldn’t hide his excitement when discussing this historic moment. "We couldn’t be prouder being able to offer you this glimpse back in time. Black Marlin Boulevard is truly a collector’s item. If it hadn’t been for the support of the IGFA, this timeless treasure may have been lost forever. It belongs right up there along with A Tribute to Tuna," says Fowlkes.
Fowlkes is considered by many to be an innovator in the development of television content sponsored and paid for by such advertising giants as Ford Motor Company and Shimano, through product placement. Before such hit shows as Survivor and Big Brother came on the scene, Fowlkes was embedding trucks and SUVs into the context of his shows in a subtle yet highly effective manner.
"In this film Ted Williams reveals a side of himself few fans have ever been privileged to see -- a glimpse into his passion and love for fishing, his determination and tenacity," says Fowlkes. "Baseball fans and anglers alike will be thrilled by this footage. It’s a remarkable slice of time from the life of an American hero."
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Executive Producer, Inside Sportfishing
About Inside Sportfishing
Inside Sportfishing is produced by ACE and Telly award-winning producer Michael Fowlkes. The show is filmed on location at the most famous game fishing locations in the world. The series is sponsored by such well known advertisers as Ford and Shimano who have sought out shows such as Inside Sportfishing in response to advertising challenges posed by the growth of TiVo and other Digital Video Recorder based services. Inside Sportfishing is a leader in product placement based entertainment solutions.