Submitted by Russ_Cohen on Fri, 2011-01-21 14:13
“Sports Junkies Rejoice, The Birth of ESPN” by Bill Rasmussen brings back some memories. The book starts off with the networks first-ever broadcast, and I watched that! Lee Leonard was the guy at the time.
I remember the network struggling for a while showing Australian Rules Football and the World Ping Pong Championships, and yet I still watched for hours on end. Bill’s career with “The Whale” and his other television jobs were interesting for sure. He was certainly a very talented guy.