The show [ABC’s “Wide World of Sports”], which was on the air for thirty-seven years, was created and produced by Edgar Scherick and Roone Arledge, telecommunications visionaries who grasped a basic ingredient of male psychology, which is that, no matter what kind of contest you put on the screen, men will say, “Wait a second. I just want to see how this comes out.” “

Glory Days: What we watch when we watch the Olympics,” by Louis Menand, The New Yorker, Aug. 6, 2012 (via cheekyrobots)

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