Roone Arledge's extraordinary career of more than a half century mirrors the history of the television industry he helped create. Roone is the vivid, intimate account of his own rise to fame and power as the head of both ABC Sports and ABC News as well as an up-close-and- personal story of his era, peopled with friends and foes alike.
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In his long career as an executive at ABC-TV, Roone Arledge revolutionized sports and news broadcasting by emphasizing entertainment—and his posthumous memoir (he died in December at age 71), entertains as well.| Read Full Review of Roone: A Memoir
Just in case you don't get enough office politics on the job, Marc Gunther's crisply written, gossipy tale of how Roone Arledge took ABC from worst to first in TV network news ratings, The House That Roone Built, will more than satisfy all but the most insatiable appetites.Mar 11 1994 | Read Full Review of Roone: A Memoir
By changing TV—first ABC Sports, then ABC News—Roone Arledge changed the way we see the world (and invented a host of stars, from Geraldo to Barbara Walters, besides).| Read Full Review of Roone: A Memoir
Or that a potential Arledge successor, Steve Weiswasser, would secretly insist on having his picture taken with the stars of ABC News, simply because Arledge had already done so.Jul 20 2003 | Read Full Review of Roone: A Memoir
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