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Posts Tagged ‘Greg Amsinger’

Take a Tour of MLB Network with mbTV’s ‘Cubes’

Ah, baseball season. The smell of hot dogs, popcorn and Bud Light wafts through the air, while America’s Pastime plays out on the field.

For MLB Network, the start of a new season is as welcome as the prize in a Cracker Jack box. Last year mbTV took a tour of the MLB Network studios for our series “Cubes.” Hosted by MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger, the tour takes viewers behind the scenes at the network, and into Studio 42, which includes a half-scale baseball diamond.

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Multimedia JournalismStarting September 25, learn how to create interactive packages with photos, audio, and video! Taught by a multiplatform journalist, Darragh Worland will teach you how to come up stories that would be best told in a multimedia format, and create original content for that package using photos, slideshows, and short video and audio pieces. Register now! 
 

Lou Holtz Silenced When It Comes To Politics

You can officially add ESPN to the list of places where you shouldn’t discuss politics or religion.

After Lou Holtz had some choice words to say about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, an ESPN spokesperson said the 73-year-old would be silenced when it came to politics.

“We have discussed this with him and he will not be involved in any future similar efforts,” said Mike Soltys of ESPN.

In an e-mail sent Tuesday on behalf of the National Republican Congressional Committee, Holtz was urging support for Republican candidates in the upcoming November election.

“You see, despite the slew of positive polls and media reports on our Party’s terrific chance to recapture the U.S. House majority, the truth is the ball is still on the 20-yard line with plenty of time on the clock,” Holtz said.

At the conclusion of the e-mail, Holtz suggested GOP leaders in the House are well positioned to “fire Nancy Pelosi” in November. Read more

Is a Sports Show in Larry King’s Future?

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Could outgoing CNN host Larry King end up with his own sports show? King has apparently had meetings with ESPN, HBO and MLB Network about hosting his own sports program. Our sister blog SportsNewser has more.

Larry King Free to Work For Other Nets When he Leaves Nightly Show

SeacrestKing063010.jpgAs part of his separation agreement with CNN, Larry King has the option to join another network or media outlet when he leaves his nightly show, two people familiar with the agreement tell TVNewser.

King has already committed to doing occasional specials for CNN, but his agreement with the network allows him to also work elsewhere as soon as this Fall, provided it isn’t at a direct CNN competitor such as MSNBC or Fox News.

King’s previous contract with CNN had been set to expire in June, 2011. Last week, King and CNN executives negotiated a separation agreement that gave King the specials as well as the ability to talk with other media companies. The final terms, which remain private, were agreed upon by both parties on Friday.

While King is free to talk to other networks, a source close to the veteran CNN host tells TVNewser that for now King is committed to his talk show.

Update: In his first television interview since announcing his decision, King elaborated on what he will do next to MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger: “This let’s me do anything I want, I can do commercials, I can do sports,” King said. Amsinger also asked King if he was interested in joining the MLB Network team. “Would I like to join MLB? Absolutely yes,” King told him, noting that baseball is one his passions.

A source also confirmed what King had said on his program last night, that Ryan Seacrest is his choice to replace him on CNN. However, there are a number of issues that could prevent the “American Idol” host from joining the network.

Poll: Who Will Replace Larry King?

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