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Roone Arledge
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TV Executive
    (July 8, 1931-December 5, 2002)
    President of ABC Sports (1968 to 1986)
    President of ABC News (1977 to 1998)
    Produced 'ABC's Wide World of Sports,' 'N.F.L. Monday Night Football,' 'Battle of the Network Stars' and '20/20'
    Produced ten Olympics for ABC (1964-88)
    Won four Peabody awards
    Won the Pete Rozelle Award (2001)
    He was twice divorced.
    He named his first son, Junior.
    What is a Roone?
    He humanized athletes by doing up close and personal profiles to learn about the life of the individual.
    He was the first to use instant replays, slow-motion, split-screen and underwater cameras in sports.
    He helped originate 'ABC News Nightline,' '20/20,' 'Prime Time Live,' 'Monday Night Football' and 'Wide World of Sports.'
    He was ranked #3 in the Sports Illustrated 40 for the Ages.
    He was selected to the Olympic Hall of Fame (1989).
    He won thirty-six Emmys.
    Life Magazine selected him one of 100 most important Americans of the 20th century (1990).
    For 2020, as of last week, Out of 17 Votes: 5.88% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 26 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 21 Votes: 47.62% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 52 Votes: 67.31% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 24 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 33 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 72 Votes: 70.83% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 127 Votes: 59.84% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 217 Votes: 60.37% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 452 Votes: 43.81% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 407 Votes: 64.86% Annoying
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