Name: Roone Arledge
DOB: 6/8/1931
Birthplace: Forest Hills, N.Y.
Hometown: Long Island, N.Y.
High School: Mepham High School (North Bellmore, N.Y.)
College: Columbia College
Personal: Graduated from Columbia College...Served as class president, president of his fraternity and editor of the yearbook...First producing job was with New York’s Channel 4, working behind the scenes on a puppet show...Was given control of ABC’s NCAA football broadcasts at age 29 after arguing to his bosses that they needed to bring show business to sports...Was named by Sports Illustrated in 1994 as the individual with the third greatest impact on sports over the previous 40 years, behind Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan...Helped bring sports programming out of its limited weekend slot and into prime time...Wrote an autobiography entitled, “Roone: A Memoir”...Father to four children, Susan, Elizabeth, Patricia and Roone II.