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SportsCenter Analysis

SportsCenter is a production of ESPN on cable telev*****ion. It is a mixture of scores, g*****me 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 small amount of commentary related to what ever interview they did. There is, besides the gender mix, also an ethnic mix that is actually more diverse for women than men. ***** are Caucasian, African-American ***** Hispanic peoples represented by the ***** and Caucasian and African-American by the men. The gender ratio is approximately 3:1 males ***** females. Overall, a great deal of the programming for all ***** broadcasts focused around basketball with baseball and hockey about even in second spot. It is **********g that hockey didn't receive more air time. The focus on basketball ***** understandable as the leagues are in *****ir play-*****fs for who will be in the championship game but right now, the Stanley Cup series is in progress and ***** series is the ***** of pr*****essional hockey. For this championship series to receive a smaller proportion of ***** air ***** ***** share about the same place as a sport that is just starting its season seems odd. The conclusion one could draw from th***** is that hockey is not as popular, or perhaps, as well-understood a sport, as ***** 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 racing and ***** third Triple Crown race coming up, a brief hit on lacrosse, tennis and the French Open, and a hu***** interest fe*****ture ***** a ********** player for ***** Athletics who pretty thoroughly ripped up his career and life in general with drink and drugs. The story went on to tell of some kind of physical disability that hit him ***** he is ***** fighting back from.

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

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


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