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"The thrill of victory" : the inside story of ABC sports

Author: Bert Randolph Sugar
Publisher: New York : Hawthorn, 1978.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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The Thrill of Victory is an action-packed, anecdotal history of the internal life of the ABC network. Here for the first time are the inside stories of how the "Mickey Mouse of television" became the mouse that roared: Howard Hughes's abortive attempt to take over ABC; why "Saturday Night Live" with Howard Cosell died; Walt Disney's entry into television; the discovery of Evel Knievel and Dorothy Hamill by "ABC's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bert Randolph Sugar
ISBN: 0801577179 : 9780801577178
OCLC Number: 3753011
Description: xviii, 342 p., [20] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Bert Randolph Sugar ; with a foreword by Frank Gifford.

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The Thrill of Victory is an action-packed, anecdotal history of the internal life of the ABC network. Here for the first time are the inside stories of how the "Mickey Mouse of television" became the mouse that roared: Howard Hughes's abortive attempt to take over ABC; why "Saturday Night Live" with Howard Cosell died; Walt Disney's entry into television; the discovery of Evel Knievel and Dorothy Hamill by "ABC's Wide World of Sports"; and many more behind-the-camera stories, all told in colorful detail.

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