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SportsCenter Analysis

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

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

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

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

There ***** seem to be any particular difference in the quality of the s*****ries assigned to either gender ***** anchor. For the ***** part, ***** equally handled all the ********** stories, ***** lead-ins to things like the "shoot *****s," which were panel of experts on ***** and basketb***** and the ***** Cup. The ***** on baseball discussed ***** pitchers who would be starting games ***** be played that day (Friday) and that commentary had to do ***** the fact that


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