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Torrington native Duncan "Dick" Ebersol changed the face of television, being credited as a driving force behind programs like "Saturday Night Live" "Sunday Night Football." Ebersol, while president of NBC Sports, acquired the rights to have the network be the first ever to host the World Series, Super Bowl, NBA Finals, and Summer Olympics in the same year.
Ebersol recently immortalized his four-decade career in television with the release of his autobiography, "From Saturday Night to Sunday Night: My Forty Years of Laughter, Tears, and Touchdowns in TV." The book, which released last week, goes into the career of Ebersol as he created a media empire that still stands tall today. Ebersol's "Sunday Night Football" still remains the number one Primetime series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.