Roone Arledge

Roone Arledge

Roone Pinckney 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. He created many programs still airing today, such as 'Monday Night Football', 'ABC World News Tonight', 'Primetime', 'Nightline' and '20/20'. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Roone Arledge has six videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1987 House Committee as a President for the ABC Television. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1994 with an average of 54 views per program. Most common tag: Broadcast Television.

Appearances by Title:


President, News, ABC Television c. March 11, 1998 - c. December 5, 2002 Videos: 2 President, ABC Television c. April 28, 1987 - c. March 11, 1998 Videos: 3

Recent Appearances

  • Book and Author Lunch

    Book and Author Lunch

    Mr. Hamill discussed his new novel, Forever, which will be published by Little, Brown and Company in November 2002. Mr. Arledge discussed…

  • News Director Awards

    News Director Awards

    Broadcast journalists and editors gathered to honor several of their colleagues, Mike Wallace, Betty Dukert and Roone…

  • Television Coverage of International Conflict

    Television Coverage of International Conflict

    In a session from the conference, “Television and Foreign Affairs,” the panel examined television coverage of foreign conflicts from the…

  • Broadcasters' Hall of Fame Awards

    Broadcasters' Hall of Fame Awards

    To commemorate its 60th anniversary, Broadcasting Magazine inaugurated the broadcasting industry’s first hall of fame and…

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