First Major League Baseball game was on television, 80 years ago today on the forerunner to WNBC-TV

Eighty years ago today, August 26, 1939, Major League Baseball hit the television airwaves. Hit […]


NFL TV rights in a changing world: Barron’s details current deals and explores the league’s media future

This past weekend, as the NFL was preparing to launch its 100th season, Barron’s ran […]


Halby’s Morsels: Vin Scully, Voice of Voices, reminisces; Boog Sciambi’s growth; In-fighting by Harwell’s kids

The longtime KNX and KFWB Southern California sports reporter Ted Sobel hosted a gem of a podcast […]


The elegant essayist Jack Whitaker passes at 95, the last of a generation of levelheaded sports TV columnists

Jack Whitaker passed early Sunday at 95. He set the scene for so many events […]


ESPN, ABC, TNT and NBA-TV release their 2019-20 schedules; No word yet on talent changes, if any

The network partners of the NBA , ESPN, ABC and TNT, announced their schedules of […]


NBA’s Clippers, Pelicans, Wizards and Trailblazers make talent changes for coming season

The winds of change are blowing across NBA broadcast tables. With the retirement of Ralph […]


ESPN is absolutely right to ban political talk; The network is a sanctuary, an escape from friction

ESPN is holding firm. Management doesn’t want its on-air staffers to share their political […]


Cheerful Adam Schein: Shines on SiriusXM and CBS Sports Network with an unrushed and distinct sound

Two way talk on radio, no matter the format, didn’t emerge until the early ’60s. […]


Costas, Michaels, top network and league execs heap praise on Dick Ebersol, HOF Rozelle awardee

For years, those at the top of networks, governing bodies, leagues and elsewhere have […]


TV icon Dick Ebersol honored with Pro Football HOF’s Rozelle Award; Shaped ‘Football Night in America’

Coaching trees: Think Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick. Careers blossomed. Records swelled. In the […]


NBC’s Curt Gowdy, Voice of 12 World Series, 7 Super Bowls and 9 Final Fours born 100 years ago

GOWDY’S LEGACY: A  BIG HEART, A  COMMAND OF THE MICROPHONE, A NATURAL WARMTH AND A […]


Halby’s Morsels: Jack and Joe Buck, network’s best ever father-son duo; MLB ratings: 15 teams down, 13 up

Would you agree? The best-ever father and son network television duo (not local e.g. […]