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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 ***** the ***** broadcast team are, of course, intelligent, well-spoken, ***** attractive.

***** 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 by the name of Dave Revasine. There were other females involved in the broadcasting, mostly as interviewers who also did a small amount of ***** related to what ever interview they did. There is, besides the gender mix, ***** an ethnic mix that is actually more diverse for women than men. There are Caucasian, African-American and Hispanic peoples represented ***** the ***** and Caucasian and African-American by ***** men. The ***** ratio is approximately 3:1 males ***** females. Overall, a great deal of the programming for all three broadcasts focused around basketb***** ***** baseball and hockey about even in second spot. ***** is **********g that hockey didn't receive more air time. The focus on basketball ***** underst*****able 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 ***** is the championship of pr*****essional hockey. For this championship series to receive a smaller proportion of ***** air time and sh***** ***** the same place as a sport that is just starting its se*****on seems odd. The conclusion one could draw from th***** is that hockey ***** not as popular, or perhaps, as well-understood a sport, as basketball ***** baseball.

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

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

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

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