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‘We Need To Talk’ Heads to Broadcast TV

cbseye304CBS Sports’ all-female weekly sports show “We Need To Talk” will move from the CBS Sports Network to CBS for a year-end special on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 1 pm ET. The special will be the broadcast debut of the show which premiered back in September.

“The launch of ‘We Need To Talk’ was a very proud moment for CBS Sports,” said CBS Sports president David Berson. “We could not be more pleased with the quality of the show and the hard work of all the women in front of and behind the camera. The response to the show has been extremely positive, and we are excited to showcase the year-end special of  ’We Need To Talk’ to a broader audience.”

“We Need To Talk”  features a rotating panel of women discussing hot topics and sports news. The panel is comprised of members of CBS Sports’ roster of female journalists, including Lesley Visser, Amy Trask, Tracy Wolfson, Dana Jacobson and Allie LaForce, combined with some prominent women in the sports world, including Andrea Kremer, Laila Ali, Lisa Leslie, Dara Torres, Swin Cash, Summer Sanders and Katrina Adams. 

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The Ticker: ‘Real Sports,’ Weather, O’Donnell

  • Not content to simply name winter storms, The Weather Channel is launching a Winter Storm Index called “Storm: Con,” which will grade winter storms on severity in a 1-10 scale. 1-5 aren’t too bad, but if a 6-10 is coming… watch out.

The Power Women Ticker: Gollust, Kremer, Ireland

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the older brother of ABC’s Chris Cuomo, has named Allison Gollust communications director. Gollust was most recently the head of communications for NBC Universal, departing when CEO Jeff Zucker left the company.
  • Andrea Kremer is joining NFL Network. Kremer will be chief correspondent in a new unit dedicated to examining player health and safety issues. Kremer worked the sidelines for “Sunday Night Football” on NBC, as well as the last three Olympics.
  • Katie Couric‘s talk show “Katie” is taking a cue from Oprah, and adding regular contributors. The program announced that supermodel Kathy Ireland is joining the show as a contributor on a variety of issues, such as relationships and parenting.

NBCUniversal's Kentucky Derby Coverage Rivals Olympics In Terms of Cross-Platform Convergence

NBCUniversal has announced its coverage plans for the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, and it is extensive. Much like NBCU does with the Olympic games, a number of networks and platforms will be in place to cover the derby, including some channels not typically associated with sports.

All told, NBCU will present 14 1/2 hours of coverage leading up to the race Saturday afternoon.

Among the participating channels and shows:

On NBC, “Today,” Al Roker and Jenna Wolfe will be live from Churchill Downs Thursday, Friday and Saturday. “Today” will also run a number of segments focusing on the Derby. During the fourth hour, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford will select a winner who makes the most interesting derby hat to send to the event.

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Nine geniuses leave LeBron off MVP ballot

In case you were wondering if sports writers could be objective observers who dispassionately covered LeBron James in the wake of “The Decision,” we get news that nine of these jackwagons left the best player on the second-best team in the Eastern Conference off their MVP ballots. Derrick Rose won the award going away, garnering 113 first place votes, while Dwight Howard of the Magic finished second. James, who was second in the league in scoring to Kevin Durant, averaging 26.7 PPG on 51 percent shooting, finished third — thanks largely to nine Mensa members who felt he wasn’t among the five most valuable players in the league.

Good job, fellas. You all grow up in Cleveland?

(H/T to Tom Ziller at SB Nation)

 

Have You Heard This One Before? NFL Talks Break Down.

The meeting between the NFL and the NFLPA was canceled after the owners rejected the union’s latest offer and stormed out. The Internet is exploding with various takes on the matter. But really, who cares?

We’re not sure what’s worse: The fact that we aren’t going to have football for a long time or the fact that every minor step towards (or away from) a conclusion will be breathlessly reported by the media. (And yes, we’ll include ourselves in that maw.)

Nice podium, though.