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ESPN, a Jewel in Disney's Empire

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ESPN, a Jewel in Disney's Empire

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ESPN, a Jewel in Disney's Empire

ESPN, a Jewel in Disney's Empire

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While other parts of the Disney empire falter, ESPN continues to generate large profits and attract millions of loyal viewers. In its 25 years, ESPN has grown from an obscure cable broadcaster to a sports powerhouse, combining around-the-clock coverage with more than a dash of irreverence. Mark Moran of member station KJZZ reports.