ESPN Creating an Empire

The No-Holds-Barred Story of Power, Ego, Money, and Vision That Transformed a Culture

by Stuart Evey

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  • 1623681189
  • 9781572436718
  • 9781623681180
  • 9781623681425
  • 9781623681418

Stuart Evey, the founding chairman of ESPN, details the difficult, thrilling, and contentious creation of ESPN in this insider’s account. From altercations with Ted Turner at the Playboy mansion to manufacturing a high-stakes, multi-million dollar bidding war between media giants based on nothing more than carefully placed insinuations, Evey was at the center of everything regarding ESPN's infancy and early years. Featured among the many riveting stories are a look inside the dysfunctional family empire that was worth billions, why the young network cut Dick Vitale's microphone off in mid-interview, how Evey duped ABC into investing millions into ESPN, and why Bristol, Connecticut was chosen as the home of a burgeoning media monolith.


  • Triumph Books; September 2004
  • ISBN: 9781623681180
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  • Title: ESPN Creating an Empire
  • Author: Stuart Evey
  • Imprint: Triumph Books
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1623681189
  • 9781572436718
  • 9781623681180
  • 9781623681425
  • 9781623681418

About The Author

Stuart Evey, a high-ranking executive at Getty Oil for 26 years, directed the development and launch of the all-sports cable television network ESPN. The former chairman of ESPN, he negotiated its sale to ABC TV in 1985. He lives in Spokane, Washington.