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Jim Williams: 'SportsCenter' is a pioneer program

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When ESPN launched in Sept. 7, 1979, it was "SportsCenter" that greeted the few viewers watching the new all-sports network. In 1979, ESPN could be seen by 1.4 million cable homes nationwide. The network aired mainly college sports, and "SportsCenter" was seen three times a day, offering a half hour of highlights and sports commentary. This past week, "SportsCenter" aired its 50,000th show to a...

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