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Arledge remembered for being a pioneer

The following are statements by Michael D. Eisner and Robert A. Iger on the passing of Roone Arledge:

Michael Eisner:
"Roone Arledge was a bold and original pioneer who had an enormous impact on the entire television industry, first transforming sports coverage and then going on to set new standards for television news. His leadership, his instincts and his forethought were extraordinary, and we will all miss him, but can take some solace in knowing that the man may be gone, but his legacy will live forever."

Robert Iger:
"Roone Arledge was a great friend and mentor to me, and when I think of him, the word perfection comes to mind. He was a visionary for those who were privileged enough to work with him, as well as for the millions of viewers who were fortunate enough to be enriched by his programming innovations, which transformed the way television is watched to this day. Giants like Roone only walk this way once, and I, like so many others, am grateful that I got to know him and learn from him."

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