ESPN: The Uncensored History

ESPN: The Uncensored History

by Michael Freeman
     
 

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ESPN: The Uncensored History is the first book to provide a critical analysis of the 20-year history of Americas original and largest sports network. Through information gleaned from internal documents, police and court records, and interviews with network employees, on-air talent, producers and executives, this book investigates the inside story of ESPN and brings it

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ESPN: The Uncensored History is the first book to provide a critical analysis of the 20-year history of Americas original and largest sports network. Through information gleaned from internal documents, police and court records, and interviews with network employees, on-air talent, producers and executives, this book investigates the inside story of ESPN and brings it to you uncensored.

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Library Journal
New York Times sportswriter Freeman has delivered exactly what the title promises: an uncensored history of a media phenomenon of the cable TV era, ESPN. When ESPN was formed 20 years ago, television sports reporting was limited to snippets on local newscasts. ESPN changed that and, in so doing, also changed the way sports was covered, society's viewing habits, and sports itself. Freeman traces the history of the all-sports network from its inception as the brainchild of Bill Rasmussen to its status today as a part of the Disney media group, reaching over 60 million homes. This is really less a sports book than a warts-and-all examination of a media giant. Despite the obstacles placed in Freeman's path, the whole story is here--the struggles between management and its on-air personalities, the anchors' conflicts with one another, and the sexual harassment complaints, racial discrimination allegations, and employee drug and gambling problems that have long plagued the network. Freeman uses network documents, court records, and (often anonymous) interviews with past and current employees to make this a compelling read. Highly recommended for all libraries.--William Scheeren, Hempfield Area H.S. Lib., Greensburg, PA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589796386
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
344,535
File size:
2 MB

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