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ESPN History

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 History

ESPN at 40: Chapter 4 of 4

Here, in our final chapter, is what ESPN means to those who work here and a sampling of their indelible…

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SportsCenter

ESPN’S RISE Team: Here’s Why George Grande, Circa ’79, Is Appearing On Your Plasma TV Screens, Phones And Tablets

An ESPN producer: "What is remarkable about the very first SportsCenter is that an expectation was set through Grande’s opening…

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Announcements

ESPN Remembers Lee Leonard

Lee Leonard, who said the first words on ESPN, died Sunday in South Orange, N.J. He was 89.

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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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MLB

#TBT: National Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2015 and ESPN

Several people who will be honored during the Baseball Hall Of Fame Weekend, including legendary broadcaster Dick Enberg, have played…

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ESPN.com

#Aaron715: ESPN.com to re-create historic game

On the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron's record-breaking 715th career home run, ESPN.com will recreate the historic game tonight.

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Captured on Campus

Chuck Pagano and Scotty Connal inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame

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ESPN History

ICYMI: The week on Front Row; PLUS Hailing ESPN’s 09/07/79 debut with SportsCenter original George Grande

[doptg id=”114″] At about 7 p.m. local time some 34 years ago today, ESPN debuted from its work-in-progress Broadcast Center…

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ESPN History

ICYMI: The week in review; PLUS ESPN’s founder on how the 24-hour sports network concept came together some 35 years ago this week

Since ESPN first took to the airwaves on Sept. 7, 1979, sports fans have been able to indulge their passion…

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ESPN History

Chris McKendry remembers: A pressure-packed SportsCenter debut, an ‘original’ anchor’s fan letter and an ‘energized’ colleague

While her “assignments” include two-week stays in venues ranging from Paris and Melbourne (to host tennis’ Grand Slam events) to…

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Behind The Scenes

Bob Ley remembers: Earthquake, throwback SportsCenter and day trading

Bob Ley is considered one of ESPN’s pioneers, having joined as a SportsCenter anchor on the network’s third day (Sept.…

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Behind The Scenes

SportsCenter at 50,000 episodes: The pioneers who started it all reflect

Editor’s Note: As SportsCenter approaches its 50,000th episode (tonight, 6 p.m. ET, ESPN), Front Row will present content related to…

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Behind The Scenes

Beyond countdown to 50K episodes: Other branches of SportsCenter family

SportsCenter is expected to reach the 50,000 show milestone on Thursday, Sept.13. ESPN’s flagship program, the first-ever on the network,…

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