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Dave McKenna Returns To WaPo Sports After Being Run Out By Kornheiser

This Sunday's Washington Post Magazine cover story was written by Dave McKenna, and it is about sports. The fact that McKenna wrote a story about sports isn't momentous, he does that all the time, but as Poynter's Andrew Beaujon reminds us, this is the first time he's been allowed to write about sports for the … » 3/07/14 6:07pm 3/07/14 6:07pm

Mitch Albom Was "Phony Sweet" And Other Highlights Of PTI's…

ESPN helpfully publishes an audio podcast of its popular Pardon The Interruption program daily for viewers who can't find their way to a television at 5:30 p.m. Eastern. Yesterday, though, we received numerous emails alerting us to the bizarre nature of yesterday's podcast. For one, it was more than three and a half… » 11/21/12 3:40am 11/21/12 3:40am

ESPN Finally Relents And Will Let Chris Berman In The Booth For One MNF

For years, Chris Berman has wanted to call a pro football game—something he hasn't done in all his time at ESPN. Before the 2009 season, we've heard, Berman asked the network if he could call just one game, maybe a late-season nothingburger like Cardinals-49ers. And ESPN, as it always has, slammed the door in his… » 6/27/12 2:19pm 6/27/12 2:19pm

Signs You're Old: Pardon The Interruption Has Been On The Air For 10…

It was 10 years ago tomorrow that PTI premiered, and ESPN has made available some clips from that inaugural show, including Brent Musberger on the BCS and time capsule headlines like "Are the Islanders for real?" That it's still going strong is a testament to the fact that ESPN can often get things so right: hiring… » 10/21/11 10:35am 10/21/11 10:35am

Mike Greenberg Is Getting A Sitcom; Or, Why TV People Think You're An…

The sitcom will revolve around a cipher of a sports talk show host, who's alternately paired with a boorish former athlete co-host and a long-suffering wife, so essentially Mike Greenberg, because Mike Greenberg has a fascinating life and a lot of TV people think you will be interested in watching a fictionalized… » 5/05/11 2:30pm 5/05/11 2:30pm