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The Evening Ticker: Davis, Curry, Guthrie

  • Longtime ABC executive Preston Davis died Monday. Davis, 63, was the retired president of Broadcast Operations & Engineering. Davis joined ABC in 1976, beginning as an engineer in Washington, DC. He was the first African-American president of any division at ABC.

  • In an interview with NBC’s Ann Curry airing on Friday’s “Rock Center”, Jackie and Warren Hance sit down for the first time to talk about the death of their three daughters in a horrific car accident when the girls’ aunt drove the wrong way on a New York State Parkway.

  • In her interview with Pres. Obama Monday, Savannah Guthrie asked about Jay-Z and Beyoncé‘s trip to Cuba: “I wasn’t familiar that they were taking the trip. This is not something the White House was involved with. We’ve got better things to do.”

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Barkley Rips Heat, Calls Their Fans 'The Worst'

The sun rises in the east and Charles Barkley expresses disgust for the Miami Heat and their bandwagon fanbase. Appearing on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000, Barkley said fans of the Heat are ‘the worst’ and rather lukewarm when it comes to making noise.

“Yeah they have the worst fans. No question. It’s not even loud in there. You’re at the game and you are like, ‘Man this place isn’t even loud.’ At least when you go to Chicago, it’s loud in there, it’s crazy down in Dallas but it’s not even loud in Miami.”

The Heat went from zeroes to heroes in the course of one season, so it’s not surprising their fanbase is rife with dispassionate frontrunners.

Barkley, meanwhile, said he can’t bring himself to root for Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Co.

“Listen, if the Miami Heat were playing the Washington Generals I would pick the Washington Generals,” Barkley said. “It’s something about that team that annoys me. They just a whiny bunch and I can’t root for them.”

Earlier in the playoffs, TNT had to move its pregame show from outside the arena in Miami to inside the venue, to separate Barkley from the swarming masses who engaged his attention by screaming obscenities and throwing the occasional towel. Barkley in turn shared a double middle-finger salute with Heat fans, assuring the discourse remained on an equal level.

(Source: ESPN)

Come Party with SportsNewser

Come celebrate the launch of SportsNewser next Tuesday, October 26 at Arctica in New York City!

Your SportsNewser, WebNewser and TVNewser editor, Alex Weprin, will be hosting the event, along with Molly Stark Dean, the co-editor of TVNewser.

Want to come? RSVP to get on the list here.

Here are the details:

Tuesday, October 26, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Arctica

384 Third Avenue (Between 27th and 28th)

New York, NY 10016

Bloomberg Challenging CNBC with Primetime Docs

Bloomberg TV is venturing into CNBC’s territory. The business network is launching a primetime documentary series tonight at 9 PM, “Bloomberg Game Changers.”

Each edition of the series will profile a leader in technology, finance politics or culture. Some of the subjects for its premiere season: For the premiere episode, the program will profile Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Future installments will look at Steve Jobs, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Jon Stewart, Henry Kravis, Jay-Z, Biz Stone and Evan Williams of Twitter, Larry Ellison, Craig Newmark, Marc Andreessen and Anna Wintour.

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Jay-Z Jabs O’Reilly on New Track

A new Jay-Z single leaked this week — remember when Jay-Z retired? — and in it, he takes a swipe at Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. O’Reilly has had a history of calling out rappers for various transgressions (though mostly for that foul language). The list includes Nas, Cam’ron, Ludacris, Young Jeezy, and, yes, Jay-Z.

Well on the new track, music superstar Jay-Z says: “This ain’t black vs. white, my n***a, we off that. Please tell Bill O’Reilly to fall back.” Mediaite’s Steve Krakauer writes:

The irony of the shout-out to O’Reilly is the song “Off That” deals with issues O’Reilly would likely support. Throughout the chorus, Drake raps about items they are “off” of, including many things O’Reilly would consider to be staples of the “gangsta rap” he often attacks. They are off “over-sized clothes and chains,” “rims,” “making it rain” and more.

You can listen to the single, here (for now).