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Torrington native Duncan “Dick” Ebersol changed the face of television, being credited as a driving force behind shows like “Saturday Night Live” and “Sunday Night Football.” Ebersol, while president of NBC Sports, acquired the rights for the network to be the first to host the World Series, Super Bowl, NBA Finals and Summer Olympics in the same year.
Ebersol recently immortalized his four-decade television career 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 was published last week, delves into Ebersol’s career as he built a media empire that still stands today. Ebersol’s “Sunday Night Football” remains the number one series in primetime, according to The Hollywood Reporter.