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Howard Cosell

Howard Cosell (Sportscaster.  Born, Winston-Salem, NC, Mar. 25, 1918; died, New York, NY, Apr. 23, 1995.)  A truly flamboyant character, Howard Cosell, born Howard William Cohen, forsook his legal training in favor of a career behind the microphone and, more importantly, in front of a camera.  Cosell, an N.Y.U. and N.Y.U. Law graduate, began his […]

Roone Arledge

Roone Arledge (Television sports.  Born, Forest Hills, NY, July 8, 1931; died, New York, NY, Dec. 5, 2002.)  As the originator of “Wide World of Sports” and Monday Night Football for ABC-TV Sports, Roone Pinckney Arledge was a formative figure in the development of sports television.  After graduating from Columbia in 1953, Arledge joined the DuMont […]

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