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Alan Goldberg

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Alan Goldberg, producer of The Torture Swim
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Alan Goldberg was the producer of The Torture Swim, a televised segment about the Cork Distance Week founded and organized by Ned Denison in Cork, Ireland. It was created for 60 Minutes Sports and premiered on Showtime in the United States. It was hosted by Jeff Glor and set in Cork, Ireland.

Producer Career[edit]

  • Producer, CBS News - 60 Minutes (October 2012 – Present)
  • Producer, ABC News (February 1994 – October 2012)
  • Senior Producer, NBC News (1991 – 1993)
  • Producer, CBS News (1981 – 1991)

The Torture Swim[edit]

The Torture Swim was nominated for the 2014 WOWSA Awards' World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

Cork Distance Week[edit]


The Torture Swim hosted by Jeff Glor, produced by Alan Goldberg at Sandycove Island, Ireland during Cork Distance Week, organized by Ned Denison

2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nomination[edit]

"Like a perfect golf swing or 10m platform dive, it looks so good when things come together. Producer Alan Goldberg, host Jeff Glor and protagonist Ned Denison came together to create The Torture Swim, a look at the one of the most dangerous and unheralded sports in the world. For a group of unknown adults training around a small Irish island to be showcased on America, something – and everyone – has to be special. The rawness and cruelty of the sport, the ambiance and the challenges of Cork Distance Week, the turbulence and inherent risks of the sea were marvelously captured and showcased for television audiences with short attention spans. But the scenery and emotions enraptured viewers as the program kicked off with powerful imagery and never let up as it culminated in explaining the inexplicable – why swimmers accept physical agony beyond comprehension. For its compelling presentation of the sport, for making heroes of everyday swimmers, for its ingenuity in creating stunning visuals of Sandycove Island, The Torture Swim by 60 Minutes Sports is a worthy nominee for the 2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year."

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2014 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nominees[edit]

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