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Roone Arledge

Most Americans may only be vaguely aware of Roone Arledge as a big shot TV executive somewhere. But in the world...Jordan - an astounding feat for a non-athlete. "Roone Arledge revolutionized television and with it the way people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/07/edi_362913.shtml
Editorials
Clock runs out on ABC's 'Monday Night Football'

...create. In short, it was exactly what ABC Sports boss Roone Arledge hoped it would be. It was theater. Television sports...couch to every part of the stadium," Gifford said. "Roone Arledge turned a football game into live theater." Gifford...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/12/26/tel_35877.shtml
Television
All-news channels ho-hum so far

...room left over for a few CNN fans. "An awful lot of money is chasing very few viewers," said ABC News Chairman Roone Arledge, whose network abandoned plans to start an all-news channel of its own. The people running the news networks say...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/05/27/ent_208963.shtml
Things to Do
Monday Night Football exits network TV

...about that, euphoric though he was after negotiating the deal that would mean the end of the franchise his late boss, Roone Arledge, developed. "In my happiness that the prime-time broadcast is moving to NBC, I couldn't help but think how...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/20/pro_450830.shtml
NFL
Business news

...news beyond broadcast television. Making money wouldn't hurt, either.Westin inherited the job from TV legend Roone Arledge, who built a stable of stars at ABC News. Lately, the network has been forced by the business climate into retrenchment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2010-09-07/business-news
Business
Sports evolved from pastimes to big business

...Harvard-Yale, Army-Navy -- and then television, where routine game coverage was transformed forever by the vision of Roone Arledge. "I found in sports a combination of drama, grace and beauty, from the heroic highs of winning to the terrible...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/08/met_263174.shtml
Metro
NBC Sports head Ebersol resigns amid deal dispute

...to 1967, when he dropped out of Yale to work at ABC as an Olympics researcher at the side of renowned TV producer Roone Arledge.Ebersol, who began running NBC Sports in 1989, has made it the Olympics network: NBC has broadcast every Summer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2011-05-20/nbc-sports-head-ebersol-resigns-a
Winter Olympics proved tough sledding for NBC

...the future," he said. Dick Ebersol produces NBC's Olympics coverage, and he learned from the master, the late Roone Arledge of ABC. Arledge was largely responsible for turning the Olympics into anticipated television events. Ebersol is a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/28/tel_60778.shtml
Television
'Nightline' anchor will say his final 'good night'

...program without altering it," says Koppel. He points to its evolution since its birth, when then ABC News President Roone Arledge transformed coverage of U.S. diplomats taken hostage in Iran into a broad-based late-night fixture. Predating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/21/tel_24743.shtml
Television
Tom Brokaw says farewell to 'NBC Nightly News' viewers

...stretch - in 1981, with NBC's prime-time ratings in a tailspin - Brokaw almost leaped to ABC News, whose new boss, Roone Arledge, had come courting. "I came very, VERY close to going," Brokaw said. "So close that I went out to dinner with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/03/tel_436239.shtml
Television