Wide World of Sports

  • 1961

Television's longest-running sports anthology show, showcasing the `thrill of victory and the agony of defeat,' was a Saturday-afternoon staple in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. Spanning nearly 40 years of athletic achievements and oddities, this brainchild of ABC programming pioneer Roone Arledge featured a little something for everyone, from barrel jumping (more…)

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Television's longest-running sports anthology show, showcasing the `thrill of victory and the agony of defeat,' was a Saturday-afternoon staple in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. Spanning nearly 40 years of athletic achievements and oddities, this brainchild of ABC programming pioneer Roone Arledge featured a little something for everyone, from barrel jumping, cliff diving and demolition derbies to coverage of major events like the Olympics and heavyweight-title fights.

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