Roone by Roone Arledge
A Memoir

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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.


About Roone Arledge

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Roone Arledge began his career at WRCA in New York City, an NBC affiliate, and rose to become head of ABC News and one of the shining lights in television programming. He lived in New York City. He died on December 5, 2002 at the age of 71.
Published October 26, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 438 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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An informative account of how made-for-the-medium showman Roone Arledge turned ABC TV's news operation into a popular and respected source of programming.

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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.

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Entertainment Weekly

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.

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New York Magazine

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).

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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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