Roone Arledge

Roone Arledge

Born: July 8, 1931

Died: December 5, 2002

Nationality: American

Occupation: Journalist

Biography: Roone Pickney Arledge, Jr. was an American sports and news broadcasting pioneer 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.

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