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Roone Arledge papers, 1953-2002

Series III: ABC News, 1977-2002

Series III is comprised of topical files documenting Roone Arledge's time as President of ABC News. Included are financial records, such as operating budgets and long range plans, program development for potential news shows, legal documents from several lawsuits, concerning predominantly the Food Lion and Philip Morris cases, and documents in regards to various trips Arledge conducted. Of note are Arledge's appointment books that were maintained by his personal assistant. These books contain Arledge's numerous appointments, meetings, trips and other activities related to his work at ABC. Often, names of individuals who participated in these activities are listed as well. The notebooks provide insight into how Arledge organized his time as well as show the amount of coordination involved in being President of ABC News.

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Box 21 Folder 6 ABC Affiliate News Director Advisory Board, 1994-1998


Box 21 Folder 7 Anchors, 1988-2000



Box 22 Folder 1 AOL Merger, 1996-1997


Appointment Books


Box 22 Folder 2 1977


Box 22 Folder 3 1978


Box 22 Folder 4 1979


Box 22 Folder 5 1980


Box 22 Folder 6 1981


Box 22 Folder 7 1982



Box 23 Folder 1 1983


Box 23 Folder 2 1983


Box 23 Folder 3 1984


Box 23 Folder 4 1985


Box 23 Folder 5 1986


Box 23 Folder 6 1987



Box 24 Folder 1 1988


Box 24 Folder 2 1988


Box 24 Folder 3 1989


Box 24 Folder 4 1990


Box 24 Folder 5 1991


Box 24 Folder 6 1992



Box 25 Folder 1 1993


Box 25 Folder 2 1993


Box 25 Folder 3 1994


Box 25 Folder 4 1995


Box 25 Folder 6 1996


Box 25 Folder 7 1997



Box 26 Folder 1 1998


Box 26 Folder 2 1999


Box 26 Folder 3 2000


Box 26 Folder 4 2001


Box 26 Folder 5 2002


Finances


Box 26 Folder 6 5-Year Plan, 1996


Box 26 Folder 7 Forecast, 1998



Box 27 Folder 1 Forecast, 1999


Box 27 Folder 2 Long Range Plan, 1995-1996


Box 27 Folder 3 Long Range Plan, 1998


Box 27 Folder 4 Operating Budget, 1998


Box 27 Folder 5 Operating Budget, 1999


Box 27 Folder 6 Government, 1979-1980



Box 28 Folder 1 Gulf War, 1991


Box 28 Folder 2 Investigative Team, 1998


Lawsuits


Box 28 Folder 3 General, 1994-1995


Box 28 Folder 4 Food Lion, 1996-1997


Philip Morris


Box 28 Folder 5 Articles


Call Registers


Box 28 Folder 6 1992 August 12


Box 28 Folder 7 1992 October-December


Box 28 Folder 8 1992 December-1993 February



Box 29 Folder 1 1992 December-1994 January


Box 29 Folder 2 1993 February-April


Box 29 Folder 3 1993 April-June


Box 29 Folder 4 1993 June-August


Box 29 Folder 5 1993 August-October


Box 29 Folder 6 1993 November-1994 January


Box 29 Folder 7 1994 January-1995 January


Box 29 Folder 8 1994 January-March


Box 29 Folder 9 1994 March-May



Box 30 Folder 1 1994 May-July


Box 30 Folder 2 Undated


Box 30 Folder 3 Correspondence, 1994 August-1995 August


Box 30 Folder 4 Press Releases, 1995


Box 30 Folder 5 Transcripts


Box 30 Folder 6 National Town Meeting, 1991-1993


Box 30 Folder 7 NewsOne, 1986-1994


Box 30 Folder 8 NewsWorld, 1999-2000


Box 30 Folder 9 Notebooks, undated



Box 31 Folder 1 to 2 Political Coverage--General, 1978-1992


Box 31 Folder 3 Political Coverage--Cheney, Dick, 1991


Program Development


Box 31 Folder 4 to 5 General, 1987-1992


Box 31 Folder 6 to 7 24-Hour News, 1996



Box 32 Folder 1 Moments of Crisis, 1992-1993


Box 32 Folder 2 Saturday Shows, 1997-1998


Box 32 Folder 3 Seven Days , 1996


Box 32 Folder 4 Turning Point , 1993-1994


Shows


Box 32 Folder 5 20/20 , 1985-1990


Box 32 Folder 6 Good Morning America , 1996-1998


Box 32 Folder 7 Nightline , 1993-2002



Box 33 Folder 1 Sunday Morning Show , 1997-1998


Box 33 Folder 2 World News Tonight , 1993-1997


Trips


Box 33 Folder 3 ABC Dinner, 1994-1997


Box 33 Folder 4 Affiliate Stations, 1996


Box 33 Folder 5 Berlin, 1995


Box 33 Folder 6 China, 1979-1995


Box 33 Folder 7 Cuba, 1997


Box 33 Folder 8 Ireland, 1989-1996


Box 33 Folder 9 Jerusalem Conference, 1985


Box 33 Folder 10 to 11 Moscow, 1985-1998



Box 34 Folder 1 Worldwide Television News, 1998-2002


Box 34 Folder 2 Washington D.C. Bureau, 1996-1998