Tonight at a black tie hall-of-fame affair in New York City, Broadcasting & Cable Magazine will bestow on ESPN its first Iconic Network Award.
ESPN Chairman Jimmy Pitaro and ESPN’s longest-tenured president George Bodenheimer will accept the honor from the evening’s co-host Hannah Storm. Pitaro commented: “When we launched in 1979, ESPN immediately created an indelible bond with sports fans by matching their passion. Thank you to the thousands of dedicated ESPN employees who, over four decades, have continued to create a non-stop immersive sports experience.”
Here is a look back at ESPN’s magical 42-year history: