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AJAM Staffs Up Documentary, Sports Units

Al Jazeera America is adding more reporters to its ranks, this time building out new documentary and sports units. The docs unit will be led by Kathy Davidov as senior EP and Cynthia Kane as senior producer.  Davidov joins AJAM from Nat Geo Television, where she was executive VP of production, while Kane comes from ITVS.

AJAM’s sports unit will be helmed by Neal Scarbrough as senior EP and Jeff Green as EP. Scarbrough comes from Comcast, where he was VP of digital media for Versus (now NBC Sports Network), and previously served as the head of AOL’s sports unit. Green is a holdover from Current TV, where he was supervising producer of special events,. he was previously involved in the launch of the YES Network. AJAM will launch a weekly sports show by the end of the year, with a weekend sports program planned for 2014.

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America Likes Bad Football Over Great Baseball

Major League Baseball, you have a problem.

Last night’s Monday Night Football game featuring two backup quarterbacks in Kerry Collins and Trent Edwards drew a 7.2 over night rating, which was higher (6.5) than Game Three of the American League Champion Series.

Not even the New York Yankees, baseball’s most popular team, was enough to beat the NFL head-to-head in one of the worst MNF matchups since TBS started airing the League Champion Series in 2007 between Tennessee and Jacksonville.

Did everyone have Chris Johnson (Thanks for nothing, Jacksonville) on their fantasy team last night and that’s why you couldn’t flip over to watch Cliff Lee dominate the Yankees?

Move over, baseball. Football is officially king in the United States.