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Dick Ebersol: A lifetime in television

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 05 / 18 / 15

1967 ■ Becomes a researcher for ABC Sports 1969 ■ Moves up to being a segment producer for ABC Sports 1971 ■ Graduates from Yale University 1974 ■ Is executive assistant to ABC Sports President Roone Arledge ...

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