Milestones Dec. 16, 2002

DIED. ROONE ARLEDGE, 71, pioneering ABC executive whose technical innovations, show-biz flair and fierce competitive drive changed the face of TV news and sports; of complications from cancer; in New York City. Joining ABC Sports as a producer in 1960 and rising to head of the division, he introduced instant replay and slow motion, infused ABC's Olympics coverage with human drama and journalistic rigor, and made Howard Cosell and Monday Night Football national obsessions. Traditionalists were alarmed when the sports guy was named president of ABC News in 1977. But he made the No. 3 news network a competitive force for...

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