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 Friday, October 1
ESPN: No longer a teen
Chris Berman
Berman joined ESPN shortly after launch.
Sports happened 24 hours a day in 1979. Nobody covered it that way, however. Then came ESPN, which turned sports into something more than three minutes after the weather. ESPN celebrated with a three-hour special Sept. 7, looking back at the way sports has changed for people like's Adrian Wojnarowski, who grew up in Bristol, Ct. Click on the link below to listen to longtime anchor Chris Berman's audio chat with conducted Sept. 7.

  • Audio chat wrap: Chris Berman
  • Celebs send their regards
  • Multimedia from ESPN's 20th Anniversary special

    News and features
    Frequently asked questions
    What were the first-ever words spoken on ESPN and why was Bristol, Conn. the chosen site?
    ESPN through the years
    Follow ESPN's historic road from the very beginning and learn about the events that shaped the network into a cable giant.
    Q&A with Chris Berman
    ESPN veteran Chris Berman reflects on his 20 years of award-winning sports broadcasting.
    Q&A with Dick Vitale
    "Awesome baby!" ESPN veteran Dick Vitale reflects on 20 years of slammin' jammin' sports highlights.
    ESPN fun facts
    Ever wonder how far it is from Bistol, Conn. to Bristol, England? We've got the answer.
    Audio chat wrap: Bob LeyAudio
    The ESPN veteran hosted a special audio chat to reflect on ESPN's upcoming 20th anniversary special.
    Bob Ley and Dick Vitale teleconferenceAudio
    Listen to what ESPN original Bob Ley and college basketball analyst Dick Vitale had to say in a recent teleconference.
    Celebs say 'Happy 20th Anniversary, ESPN'
    ESPN gets congratulations on its 20 years from a variety of stars.
    Multimedia assortment from ESPN
    Here's a sampling of multimedia from ESPN Inc. networks and studio shows.