By James Andrew Miller, Tom Shales
It all started, in 1979, as a mad suggestion of beginning a cable channel to televise neighborhood physical games during the country of Connecticut. at the present time, ESPN is arguably the main profitable community in smooth tv historical past, spanning 8 channels within the Unites States and around the globe. however the inside of tale of its upward push hasn't ever been absolutely told-until now.</br></br> Drawing upon over 500 interviews with the best names in ESPN's heritage and an All-Star number of the various world's most interesting athletes, bestselling authors James Miller and Tom Shales take us at the back of the cameras. Now, of their personal phrases, the lads and ladies who made ESPN nice show the secrets and techniques at the back of its success-as good because the many scandals, rivalries, off-screen battles and triumphs that experience observed that ascent. From the unknown manufacturers and enterprise visionaries to the main recognized faces on tv, it's all the following.