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Fred Roggin Adds Second Sunday Night Sports Show

This weekend’s big sports story will be The Masters and whether Tiger Woods can add a 15th major to his redemptive, winner’s circle march.

Over on DirectTV channels 201 through 207, viewers can watch every conceivable part of the Augusta action. And Sunday night at midnight, SoCal golf fans looking for post-tournament coverage and more can tune in to the debut of Going Roggin on NBC4 Southern California. From today’s announcement:

The 30-minute show will feature various segments including “Freducation,” “Local Legend,” “Viewer Comments” and “Fredtime Story.” In the “Freducation” segment, Fred Roggin gives a commentary on the week’s top stories and welcomes guests to debate and provide opinions. The segment also includes What The Fred?!, a look at some of the most unusual stories and videos from around the world of sports.

“We’re excited to break new ground in the world of local sports with the launch of Going Roggin,” said Todd Mokhtari, vice president of news at NBC4 Southern California. “With viewers more informed than ever, the show format will bring sports fans into the dialogue, giving them the opportunity to share opinions on the stories that interest them.”

A producer for the show tells FishbowlLA the debate guests for Sunday’s debut will be ESPN LA Radio’s J. From Compton and pepperonsports.com blogger Jackie Pepper. The Conversation interview meanwhile will feature Lakers guard Steve Nash.

This will be the second Sunday show for weekday sports anchor Roggin. He is also the creator and host of The Challenge, a multi-platform half-hour post-game show that airs following Sunday Night Football.

Roggin started at the Burbank affiliate the same year the LA Rams lost a Super Bowl at the Rose Bowl 31-14 to the Pittsburgh Steelers (a.k.a. 1980). And given the Rams subsequent 1995 move to St. Louis, we separately score the time since as Roggin 33, Rams 15. Thanks for keeping Mr. Roggin happy, NBC4.

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