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Roone Arledge (1931–2002)

Roone Arledge was born on July 8, 1931 in Forest Hills, New York, USA as Roone Pinckney Arledge Jr. He was a producer and writer, known for ABC's Wide World of Sports (1961), NFL Monday Night Football (1970) and Munich 1972: Games of the XX Olympiad (1972). He was married to Gigi Shaw, Ann Fowler and Joan Heise. He died on December 5, 2002 in New ... See full bio »

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 2002 Nightline Up Close (TV Series) (line producer)
 1999 Downtown (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1961-1997 ABC's Wide World of Sports (TV Series) (executive producer - 82 episodes)
- Roller Blade Obstacle Course at Universal Studios (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 20 April 1991 (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 2 March 1991 (1991) ... (executive producer)
- Episode dated 8 July 1990 (1990) ... (executive producer)
 1993 20/20 (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1993 Turning Point (TV Series documentary) (executive producer)
 1992 World News Now (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1985 Ironman Triathlon World Championship (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1984 1984 Summer Olympics Highlights (Video) (executive producer)
 1984 Battle of the Network Stars XVI (TV Special) (producer)
 1983 Battle of the Network Stars XV (TV Special) (producer)
 1983 Battle of the Network Stars XIV (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1982 US Open (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1980 Winter Olympics '80: The World Comes to America (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1980 1980 XIII Olympic Winter Games Lake Placid (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1979 America Held Hostage (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1979 The American Sportsman (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Spirit of '78: The Flight of the Double Eagle II (1979) ... (executive producer)
 1979 NCAA Football (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1978 Battle of the Network Stars V (TV Special) (producer)
 1978 20/20 (TV Series documentary) (executive producer)
 1978 Battle of the Network Stars IV (TV Special) (producer)
 1977 Battle of the Network Stars III (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1976 Battle of the Network Stars (TV Special) (executive producer)
 1976 XII Olympic Games at Innsbruck (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1975 Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell (TV Series) (executive producer)
 1974 Frank Sinatra: The Main Event (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 1973 Bobby Riggs vs. Billie Jean King: Tennis Battle of the Sexes (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1972 Munich 1972: Games of the XX Olympiad (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 1972)
 1970 NFL Monday Night Football (TV Series) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1968 19th Summer Olympic Games (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1968 10th Winter Olympic Games (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer)
 1966 ABC's College Football (TV Series) (executive producer - 1966)
 1964 IX Olympic Winter Games, Innsbruck 1964 (Documentary) (executive producer: ABC network coverage)
 1963 A Tribute to John F. Kennedy from the Arts (TV Movie) (producer)
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1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | See more »

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Television is a powerful medium that has to be used for something better than sitcoms and police shows. On the other hand, if you don't recognize the forces that play on what people watch and what they don't then you're a fool and you should be in a different business. See more »


Children (with Heise): son Roone Jr.; daughters Susan, Betsey, Patricia. See more »

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