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REVISITED: ESPN Celebrates 40th In Style With Company Founder and Icons

As ESPN celebrates its 41st anniversary today, Front Row revisits this post from September 2019 that was part of our…

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ESPN History

No More Timeouts! 40 Years Ago Today, ESPN’S Endless Sports Marathon Began

On Sept. 1, 1980, nearly one-year-old ESPN officially announced it was providing around-the-clock sports coverage; enjoy the vintage promotions.

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ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen Announces Collaboration With Michael J. Fox Foundation

In this video, Bill Rasmussen speaks with ESPN reporter Michele Steele - like Rasmussen a supporter of Parkinson's disease research…

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Anchors

ESPN Remembers Pioneering Sportscaster Lou Palmer

Lou Palmer, the first sportscaster hired by ESPN, has died. Friends and colleagues hail a "true ESPN original."

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ESPN History

41 Years Ago Today, The Idea Of 24-Hour Sports Was Born

Ride with ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen as he hits the road - I-84, specifically - to recreate how the idea…

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Announcements

The Story Changes, While the Message Endures: “I Have Parkinson’s Disease,” ESPN Founder Bill Rasmussen

ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen: "I was diagnosed in 2014 and this is the first time I’m sharing my diagnosis publicly."

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ESPN History

Homecoming Game: ESPN’s Founder Pays A Visit

Our first storyteller visited Bristol this week and brought history to life. Enjoy this photo gallery featuring "our George Washington."

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ESPN History

“Never . . . did I think I would be part of a company that put my hometown on the map”

ESPN salutes Bristol, Conn., native Cheryl Therriault, our longest-tenured employee, who retires Friday after more than 39 years.

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Captured on Campus

ESPN launched 37 years ago today

In 1978, a City of Bristol sign at 935 Middle Street heralds the upcoming construction of ESPN’s first structure, now…

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Announcements

ESPN possesses the “Power of Live Sports”

There is no debating the power of live sports.

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Announcements

Reviewing an extraordinary week for ESPN

This past week, ESPN was cited by numerous organizations for demonstrated excellence in a variety of categories.

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Announcements

A loyal and dedicated builder, ESPN PR’s Laurel Daggett enters retirement

From her first days at a cable start-up in 1980 to today's retirement, ESPN Communications senior director Laurel Daggett has…

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Captured on Campus

George Bodenheimer book party at Hearst Tower

ESPN legends joined top media and sports executives at the Hearst Tower in New York City last night to celebrate…

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ESPN History

#TBT: Remembering Walter Byers

Throwback Thursday remembers Walter Byers, the NCAA's first executive director, who passed away this week. ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen recalls…

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ESPN

Remembering Stuart Scott

Stuart Scott, a longtime anchor at ESPN, died this morning at the age of 49. Fans, friends and colleagues expressed…

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