Roone Arledge


Born: 7/8/1931 in New York City, New York, USA
Died: 12/5/2002
Age: 71
Cause of death: cancer

Full name: Roone Pinckney Arledge II
Noted For: television executive; president of ABC Sports (1968-86) and ABC News (1977-2002). Developed the programs "Wide World of Sports" (1961), "Monday Night Football" (1970), "20/20" (1978), and "Nightline" (1980); developed televised coverage of the Olympics. Inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame (1990).