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ESPN Founding Chairman Stuart Evey on the Development of the Network

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Stuart Evey

Founding chairman of ESPN and author Stuart Evey describedf ESPN's launch and earliest days in a lecture at Washington and Lee University on March 18, 2010, as prt of the University's Johnson Lecture Series.

Evey is the author of "Creating an Empire" about the early days of ESPN. In 1979, Evey was vice president of worldwide non-oil operations of Getty Oil Company when he heard an entrepreneur pitch a new cable network — a total sports network.

Evey recommended this investment to Getty management. Following Getty's investment in the launch of ESPN, Evey became the founding chairman.

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