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April 29, 2021

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The creation of ABC’s ‘Wide World of Sports’

Any sports fan who grew up in the 1970s or 1980s could watch baseball or football on TV multiple times a week. But it was on Saturday afternoons that we were exposed to some of the lesser-known sports like boxing or bowling or track and field or auto racing or ski jumping. This was thanks to an anthology program that debuted 60 years ago today: ABC’s “Wide World of Sports”

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