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Arledge created MNF, Wide World of Sports

Updated: December 5, 2002, 6:40 PM ET
ABC Sports Online

It is with great sadness that ABC News reports that Roone Arledge, the Chairman of ABC News, and longtime President of ABC News and ABC Sports, died Dec. 5 in New York City of complications from cancer at the age of 71.

Arledge was widely regarded as one of the most innovative people ever to work in the television broadcast medium. As former president of ABC News, and previously, as president of ABC Sports, Mr. Arledge brought extraordinary advances and conceptual changes to the television ...

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