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CNN Adding ‘(Get To) The Point’ Panel Show at 10 PM

CNN is finally getting around to taking advantage of the 10 PM slot, currently occupied by a replay of “AC360.” Starting this week the channel will be airing “(Get To) The Point,” a panel show featuring a rotating list of hosts (sound familiar?). With the move the replay of “AC360″ will shift to 11 PM, and the replay of “Erin Burnett Outfront” will be off the air until the normal schedule resumes.

“The Point” is being described as “a week of special programming,” and not as a permanent 10 PM program, but let us not forget that another cable news panel show, “The Five,” began life as a replacement program as well, and is now one of Fox News Channel’s highest-rated shows.

Among the hosts are ad-man and NBC regular Donny Deutsch, CNN contributor Margaret Hoover, ESPN’s Rick Reilly and ESPN’s Jason Taylor. Given the presence of Reilly and Taylor, look for plenty of sports talk, including promotion of the NCAA March Madness tourney, which has been boosting CNN sister networks TruTV and TBS.

CNN already has a Twitter account associated with the show:
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Amar'e Stoudemire to Publish Children's Book Series

New York Knicks star Amar’e Stoudemire has signed a book deal with Scholastic to publish a book series for middle-grade readers. STAT: Standing Tall and Talented will launch in August 2012 and be based on the life of Stoudemire, the six-time All-Star whose nickname is Stat.

“Amar’e Stoudemire is a NBA megastar and a New York hero. He is passionate about reading and education and we are proud to partner with him to publish a new chapter book series that will inspire more kids to embrace reading through Amar’e's story,” said Debra Dorfman, a vice president at Scholastic.

According to Scholastic, the first book in the series, STAT #1: Home Court, will introduce an eleven-year-old Amar’e Stoudemire. He plays sports with his friends, takes his school work seriously, and helps out with his dad’s landscaping company. He also loves skateboarding in the park. But when some older boys start bullying his friends, Amar’e has to step in and use his athletic ability and intelligence to save the day.

“I am excited to create my book series with Scholastic,” Stoudemire said. “They are the best in the business so I trust them with my stories. I decided to write for children because although I am an avid reader now, I wish I had read more as a child. I hope that together with Scholastic, we can creatively inspire a new generation to read.”

Hugh Douglas Joins ESPN As Studio Analyst

Former NFL veteran Hugh Douglas is joining ESPN as a studio analyst.

The former NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year will provide analysis on SportsCenter, NFL Live, First Take and ESPNEWS.

Douglas makes his ESPN debut Monday, including an appearance on NFL Live at 4 p.m. ET.

“I am very excited about becoming a part of the ESPN family,” Douglas said. “I plan to approach my role with ESPN with the same tenacity and commitment that I had during my 10-year NFL career.”

Following his retirement in 2004, Douglas worked as a sports radio personality on Philadelphia’s WIP 610 Radio and served as an on-air reporter for Comcast SportsNet.

 

NBC To Air WrestleMania: The World Premiere

For the third straight year, NBC will air an hour-long WrestleMania special.

WrestleMania: The World Premiere airs Saturday, Aug. 13 at 9 p.m. ET, and feature highlights from WrestleMania XXVII this past April.

The highly anticipated pay-per-view event in front of 71,617 fans at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta marked the WrestleMania return of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and featured a main event between John Cena and The Miz for the WWE Championship.

 

 

Joe Rogan To Host Relaunch Of Fear Factor

Joe Rogan is returning to his roots.

The UFC color commentator will host the relaunch of NBC’s Fear Factor.

Rogan hosted the show during its first run from 2001 to 2006. NBC ordered eight episodes and production begins in August. If the ratings are strong, additional episodes could be ordered.

Eight new episodes of the show will be produced beginning next month and the series is expected to debut on NBC in September.

The show’s format will remain mostly the same except contestants will compete in pairs rather than as individuals.

 

 

 

 

NY Post Reporter Refuses To Vote Blake Griffin For NBA Rookie Of The Year

There’s at least one sports journalist who felt Blake Griffin wasn’t worthy of the NBA Rookie of the Year award.

Marc Berman of the New York Post abstained from voting because he felt Griffin wasn’t a rookie, despite missing the entire 2009-10 regular season due to a knee injury.

“It was quite a mercurial season for Griffin, making the Clippers relevant again. It’s just too bad he didn’t do any of it as a rookie.

“If someone doesn’t vote for Blake, they haven’t watched a lot of basketball,” Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro said recently. Read more

Bloomberg Businessweek Looks at the Loud World of Sportscaster Couture

In Bloomberg Businessweek this week, the magazine looks at the world of sportscaster fashion.

Spoiler alert: it isn’t very good!

There is actually a booming business there, with companies like Whard Robe Management springing up to help dress those without an eye for fashion.

But as the article points out, many personalities dress themselves, and for networks looking to save some cash, that is a hard thing to say no to. Take the example of (arguably) America’s worst-dressed sports reporter, Craig Sager (pictured above):

Ever since Howard Cosell popularized the garish blazer in the ’70s, broadcast reporter Craig Sager has been refining a wardrobe that melds Ringling Brothers clown with Cotton Club pimp. When Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s home run record in 1974, Sager met him at home plate wearing a long white overcoat. After a Boston Celtics game in 2009, Kevin Garnett implored Sager – sporting a pink-checked jacket, red-striped shirt, and powder-blue tie: “You take the outfit home and you burn it.”

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Think Twice Before Selling Those Rose Bowl Tickets

The days of college newspapers covering student council meetings and publishing the crime log are long gone.

The Badger Herald, an independent student newspaper at the University of Wisconsin, published the names of the 33 students that were selling their Rose Bowl tickets on Facebook Marketplace, hours after purchasing them.

The Badgers were allotted 5,800 student tickets by the Rose Bowl and they sold out in 20 minutes.

How dare students make extra money during the holidays by selling tickets to a game they clearly have no interest in attending.
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Mariners Broadcaster Dave Niehaus Dies At 75

Dave Niehaus, the voice of the Seattle Mariners since the team’s inception in 1977, died Wednesday at the age of 75.

Niehaus died of a heart attack at his home in Bellevue, Wash., according to the Mariners.

Niehaus, known for his trademark lines of “My oh My!” and “It will fly away!” received the Ford C. Frick Award in 2008, which is awarded annually for major contributes to baseball broadcasting.

“All of us in this business, guys, this is the toy department of life,” Niehaus said before he received the Ford C. Frick award in Cooperstown, New York “It’s a narcotic. Anyone who is involved in this business, whether it be my end or (the writing) end or the front office end, we’re lucky. We’re lucky people.” Read more

After CBS Scooped NBC, Did ESPN Scoop CBS?

SullyKatie_2.3.jpgKatie Couric sat down with US Airways pilot Capt. Chesley Sullenberger last Friday for his first interview since the emergency landing into the Hudson River. But the hero pilot, who’s been mostly mum about the subject, also talked to ESPN magazine’s Rick Reilly this past weekend at the Super Bowl.

We noticed this last night on WABC’s 11 O’Clock news. WABC and ESPN have the same parent company Disney-ABC.

“Sully” talked about feeling “calm on the outside, turmoil inside” during the plunge into the Hudson. “It was very quiet as we worked, my co-pilot and I. We were a team. But to have zero thrust coming out of those engines was shocking – the silence.”

Reilly briefly interviewed Sullenberger in Tampa, where he and his crew were guests of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

ESPN, The Magzine’s Website exclaims, “Captain Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger Talks to Us…First. Sorry Katie Couric, we couldn’t help ourselves.”

But, since Couric’s interview happened Friday, she was first. We’ll all just have to wait until Sunday to see the whole story on 60 Minutes.

Earlier: Hero Pilot To Give First Interview to Katie Couric, Not Matt Lauer

> Update: Couric was in Charlotte, NC yesterday where Sullenberger met with more than 50 passengers from his flight.