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  • So You Want to Cover the USA OT, Do Ya?

    What makes for a really solid commercially-funded track & field (athletics) television or radio broadcast in your opinion?

    Here is the challenge of the day:

    Today, you, personally have been given the television and radio broadcast rights to the USA Olympic Trials to be shown on your own networks with major sponsorship and little out-of-pocket costs of your own. You have a 114-minute timeframe to get in as much as possible and to please as many athletics fans as you can. Every 20 minutes you must allow time for five minutes of commercials.

    ! What events do you prioritize and show/report in their entirety?
    ! Whom do you interview (and when)?
    ! What events do you summarize or leave out of the broadcast - if any?
    ! What newspaper would you wish to carry the print reporting?
    ! What broadcast reporter would you want on the television?
    ! What sports reporter would you want on the radio?

    Your decisions will likely disappoint some and make others happy. Today is press day, and it is time for you to explain your logic.

    Your decisions just may be the key to future broadcasting, so take this challenge seriously!

    _______________________


    Another Question:

    Who would you choose of any sports reporter from any generation to cover the Olympics (aside from our beloved TFN crew)?

    My pick: Jim Murray, LA Times.

  • #2
    Re: USA OT Coverage! And the Winner is...

    >Your
    >decisions will likely disappoint some



    OK, I'll leave Webb out altogether for starters....

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    • #3
      Re: USA OT Coverage! And the Winner is...

      best interviews gabe jennings and bennie dajett chatman. prioritize the sprints and have barbie ludovise odanka formerly of the la times do the interviews, and have larry greer assistant coach at golden west college and wwe star kurt angle do the commentary. have the la times be the main paper covering the event.

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      • #4
        Re: USA OT Coverage! And the Winner is...

        Just have the CBC look after it.

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        • #5
          Re: USA OT Coverage! And the Winner is...

          I take it they are a great bunch up there? I have never seen nor listened to a CBC broadcast

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          • #6
            Re: USA OT Coverage! And the Winner is...

            <have barbie ludovise odanka formerly of the la times do the interviews>

            No interviews. NONE. Race after race, intermixed with the field as it happens. Starting line-ups staying up longer than a fraction of a second, results of ALL participants, not just the top 3. Commentators? I guess I could live pretty much without them. One perhaps, to tell us why somebody scratched, not about geoglobal politics.
            "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
            by Thomas Henry Huxley

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            • #7
              Re: USA OT Coverage! And the Winner is...

              yes, interviews, but wait till they can breathe, ask them PERTINENT questions, and then edit it and show the interview with a top 8 finish graphic on the screen also.

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                Re: USA OT Coverage! And the Winner is...

                duplicate post

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                • #9
                  Re: USA OT Coverage! And the Winner is...

                  "yes, interviews, but wait till they can breathe, ask them PERTINENT questions, and then edit it and show the interview with a top 8 finish graphic on the screen also."

                  Always wondered what the frock they thought they were doing cornering these poor souls while hyperventilating like they've just given birth, sweating like they've just escaped from the big house, and speaking English like they've just had a 1 hour crash intro. And the CBC does it all the time too!

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