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Volume 22 No. 32
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Closing Shot: DaDaDa, DaDaDa

On Sept. 7, 1979, ESPN flipped the switch on what would grow into a sports media giant. Founder Bill Rasmussen still looks back with a smile on his face.
There were plenty of doubters when ESPN launched in 1979. Bill Rasmussen gives credit to the entrepreneurial spirit among staffers for proving the skeptics wrong. Photo: ESPN Images As ESPN rolled toward the 40th anniversary of its launch date last week, founder Bill Rasmussen visited...

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