Julius Barnathan 1997 Deaths

Julius Barnathan

Age: 70

a television innovator who as an engineering executive at ABC is credited with developing the use of long-lens cameras to cover sporting events and closed-captioned programing; described as a "pioneer" by ABC Sports' legendary president Roone Arledge, "Julie" is responsible for helping fashion the network's coverage of the Olympic Games, making it one of the world's most watched television events; of lung cancer

Died: in Roslyn Harbor, N.Y., Dec. 1, 1997

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