Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN

Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN

by James Andrew Miller, Tom Shales
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Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN by James Andrew Miller, Tom Shales

The inside story of one of the most successful networks in modern television history: ESPN.
In 1979 it began as a mad idea of starting a cable channel to televise local sporting events, and now spans eight channels in the Unites States and around the world. Drawing upon over 500 interviews with the greatest names in ESPN's history and an All-Star collection of some of the world's finest athletes, bestselling authors James Miller and Tom Shales take us behind the cameras.
Now, in their own words, the men and women who made ESPN great reveal the secrets behind its success, as well as the many scandals, rivalries, off-screen battles and triumphs that have accompanied that ascent. From the unknown producers and business visionaries to the most famous faces on television, it's all here.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316125765
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 05/24/2011
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 267,345
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

James Andrew Miller is the author of Running in Place: Inside the Senate and coauthor of the national bestseller Live from New York: An Uncensored History of 'Saturday Night Live.' He has worked in virtually all aspects of journalism-as well as on the entertainment side of television production and development-for more than twenty years.

Tom Shales is America's foremost television critic, having won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1989. His books include On the Air!, Legends and, as coauthor, Live from New York. For twenty-five years, he was film critic for National Public Radio.

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Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 218 reviews.
jimmy311 More than 1 year ago
As a huge sports fan and an avid watcher of ESPN, I was really excited to read this book. It is a very in-depth look at the early years of the company and its rise to become the empire it is today. I was really hoping for more candid interviews and behind the scenes stories from the on-air talent and athletes, but if you are a sports fan this one is probably worth a look.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slow at times but does a great job showing how ESPN has turned into the power it is today
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great read. A must buy
Brandon Schall More than 1 year ago
This oral history of The Worldwide Leader in Sports blends interviews with a countless number of sports personnel - bith inside and outside of the company - plus athletes, celebrities and anyone else affiliated with the network. Overall, the authors pulled off a very difficult task, namely blending the oral history, interviews, etc. with very limited editorial commentary along the way. This, however, did create several periods of awkward transitions between topics. Overall, a very interesting look into ESPN as a company, even if the reader leaves less impressed with the organization than before picking up the book.
Joe_Newbie More than 1 year ago
This is a very good read if you are a sports fan! There are allot of antecdotes that I was completely unaware of in regards to many of the personalities that I watched over the years on ESPN. There are many stories behind the events that we watched unfold on screen, such as the death of Tom Mees and the Rush Limbaugh debacle. Sports fans will not be disappointed, but this is probably not the best book for anyone who does not enjoy sports.
MagnusVegas More than 1 year ago
This book kept me interested from start to finish. The insights into the personalities involved through the years make for great subject matter.
JimHilt More than 1 year ago
A little long but incredibly interesting!
Jay_Andrew More than 1 year ago
Very good read - reminded me of a lot of the hours I watched ESPN!
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Not a big fan of sample got boring
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