Roone Arledge

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Birthday
8, 1931
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Dec 5, 2002 (71)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
8, 1931
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Dec 5, 2002 (71)

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TV executive who invented Monday Night Football, ABC World News, Primetime, and several other long-running network programs.

Before Fame

He played baseball and wrestled for his high school team on Long Island.

Trivia

He was usually thought of as a sports-broadcasting pioneer. However, he was chairman of ABC News for over 20 years.

Family Life

He had four children from his first marriage. He left his wife during a vacation in Hawaii to broadcast a football game.

Associated With

He was friends with Curt Gowdy.

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