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Bill Webb

Bill Webb (Television sports.  Born, West Orange, NJ, Jan. 6, 1951.)  Winner of three national Emmys, three New York Emmys, and four Eclipse awards in horse racing, Bill Webb is perhaps the best director now active in television sports.  Webb’s career began with an 18-year stint at WOR-TV (now WWOR) that started in 1969.  In […]

Leon Schweir

Leon Schweir (Television sports.  Born, Manchester, CT, Aug. 17, 1952.)  Beginning his career with Connecticut Public Television in 1974, Leon Schweir worked with born ESPN and USA Network in 1979-80 before joining MSG Network as a staff producer and director in 1980.  Schweir produced Knicks telecasts from 1983-89, when MSG began televising the Yankees, and he […]

Dick Bailey

Dick Bailey (Television sports.  Born, Macon, GA, Dec. 10, 1910; died, Holmdel, NJ, Oct. 25, 1991.)  In 1956, Richard E. Bailey founded Sports Network, Inc., largely to provide equipment and engineering for sports remote pickups.  Bailey’s S.N.I. trucks soon became ubiquitous at big league ballparks, arenas, and racetracks.  In Dec. 1968, he sold the company […]

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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