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Roone Arledge

Sports TV Producer

Died when: 71 years 150 days (856 months)
Star Sign: Cancer


Roone Arledge

Roone Pinckney Arledge Jr. (July 8, 1931 – December 5, 2002) was an American sports and news broadcasting executive who was president of ABC Sports from 1968 until 1986 and ABC News from 1977 until 1998, and a key part of the company's rise to competition with the two other main television networks, NBC and CBS, in the 1960s, '70s, '80s and '90s.

He created many programs still airing today, such as Monday Night Football, ABC World News Tonight, Primetime, Nightline and 20/20.John Heard portrayed him in the 2002 TNT movie Monday Night Mayhem.

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