Essay - Sportscenter Analysis Sportscenter is a Production of ESPN on Cable...


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SportsCenter Analysis

SportsCenter is a production of ESPN on cable television. It is a mixture of scores, game highlights, commentary, interviews and human interest feature stories. All of the people who are part ***** the ***** broadcast team are, of course, intelligent, well-spoken, and attractive.

***** lady by the name of Dana Jacobson was one of the primary anchors doing two ***** the three shows. She worked with one man *****d Mike Greenberg and another by the name of Dave Revasine. There were other females involved in the broadcasting, mostly as interviewers who also did a sm*****ll amount of commentary related to what ever interview ********** did. There is, besides the gender mix, ***** an ethnic mix that is actually more diverse for women than men. ***** are Caucasian, African-American and Hispanic peoples represented by the wo***** and Caucasian and African-American by the men. The ***** ratio is approximately 3:1 males to females. Overall, a great deal of the programming for all ***** broadcasts focused around basketb***** ***** baseball and hockey about even in second spot. ***** is *****teresting ***** hockey didn't receive more air time. The focus on basketball is understandable as the leagues are in ********** play-*****fs for who will be in the championship game but right now, the Stanley Cup series is in progress and that series is the championship of professional hockey. For this championship series ***** receive a smaller proportion of the air ***** ***** sh***** about the same place as a sport that is just starting its se*****on seems odd. The conclusion one could draw from ***** ***** that ***** is not as popular, or perhaps, as well-understood a sport, as basketball and baseball.

Other individual *****s or sp*****t-related issues, covered on the three shows I reviewed were, auto racing and the Indy 500, horse racing and the third Triple Crown race coming up, a brief hit on lacrosse, tennis and ***** French Open, and a hu***** interest fe*****ture ***** a former player for the Athletics who pretty thoroughly ripped ***** his career and life in general with dr*****k ***** drugs. The story went ***** to tell ***** some kind of physical disability that hit him that he is ***** fighting back from.

***** single most prevalent programming is commercials. Of *****tal programming or ***** hours and *****ty-five minutes, 64-68 minutes—it is difficult timing accurately because of t***** way the program pops in and out of ***** and *****—of ***** total programming ***** commercials. That also w*****ks out t o ab***** a 3:1 r*****tio.

There didn't seem to be any particular difference in the quality of ***** stories assigned to either gender ***** anchor. For the ***** part, *****y equally handled all the *****p stories, doing lead-ins to things like the "shoot arounds," which ***** panel of experts on ***** and ***** and the Stanley Cup. The panel on baseball discussed the pitchers who would be ***** games to ***** played that day (Friday) and that com*****tary had to do ***** ***** fact that

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