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ESPN On ABC
ESPN
ESPN
ON ABC (known as ABC SPORTS from 1961 to 2006) is the brand used for sports event and documentary programming televised on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) in the United States
United States
. Officially, the broadcast network retains its own sports division; however, for all practical purposes, ABC's sports division has been merged into ESPN Inc. , the parent subsidiary of cable sports network ESPN
ESPN
that is majority owned by ABC's corporate parent, The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
, in partnership with the Hearst Corporation
Hearst Corporation
. ABC broadcasts use ESPN's production and announcing staff, and incorporate elements such as ESPN-branded on-screen graphics, SportsCenter in-game updates, and the BottomLine ticker
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CBS
CBS
CBS
(an initialism of the network's former name, the COLUMBIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM) is an American English language
English language
commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation . The company is headquartered at the CBS Building in New York City with major production facilities and operations in New York City (at the CBS Broadcast Center ) and Los Angeles (at CBS
CBS
Television City and the CBS Studio Center
CBS Studio Center
). CBS
CBS
is sometimes referred to as the "Eye Network", in reference to the company's iconic logo, in use since 1951. It has also been called the "Tiffany Network", alluding to the perceived high quality of CBS programming during the tenure of William S. Paley
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Public Relations
PUBLIC RELATIONS (PR) is the practice of managing the spread of information between an individual or an organization (such as a business, government agency, or a nonprofit organization) and the public . Public relations
Public relations
may include an organization or individual gaining exposure to their audiences using topics of public interest and news items that do not require direct payment. This differentiates it from advertising as a form of marketing communications . Public relations
Public relations
is the idea of creating coverage for clients for free, rather than marketing or advertising. An example of good public relations would be generating an article featuring a client, rather than paying for the client to be advertised next to the article
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Executive Producer
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER (EP) is a position in the making of a commercial entertainment product. Depending on the medium , the executive producer may be concerned with management accounting or with associated legal issues (like copyrights or royalties ). In films, the executive producer generally contributes to the film's budget and usually does not work on set, in contrast to most other producers . CONTENTS * 1 Motion pictures * 2 Television * 3 Music * 4 Video games * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links MOTION PICTURES Main article: Film producer In films, an executive producer finances the film or participates in the creative effort, but does not work on the set. His/her responsibilities vary from funding or attracting investors into the movie project to legal , scripting , marketing , advisory and supervising capacities. The crediting of executive producers in the film industry has risen over time
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Birmingham, Alabama
BIRMINGHAM (/ˈbɜːrmɪŋhæm/ BUR-ming-ham ) is the most populous city in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Alabama
Alabama
and the county seat of Jefferson County . The city's population was 212,237 in the 2010 United States Census . In the 2010 US Census, the Birmingham-Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of about 1,128,047, which is approximately one-quarter of Alabama's population. Birmingham
Birmingham
was founded in 1871, during the post-Civil War Reconstruction period , through the merger of three pre-existing farm towns, notably, former Elyton . It was named for Birmingham
Birmingham
, England, the UK's second largest city and then major industrial city
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1960 Summer Olympics
The 1960 SUMMER OLYMPICS, officially known as the GAMES OF THE XVII OLYMPIAD (Italian: Giochi della XVII Olimpiade), was an international multi-sport event held from August 25 to September 11, 1960, in Rome
Rome
, Italy
Italy
. Rome
Rome
had been awarded the organization of the 1908 Summer Olympics , but after the 1906 eruption of Mount Vesuvius
Mount Vesuvius
, was forced to decline and pass the honors to London
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International Olympic Committee
Coordinates : 46°31′5″N 6°35′49″E / 46.51806°N 6.59694°E / 46.51806; 6.59694 International
International
Olympic Committee Comité International
International
Olympique MOTTO Citius, Altius, Fortius (
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Disney–ABC Television Group
ABC, INC. DBA the DISNEY–ABC TELEVISION GROUP (simply DISNEY–ABC ), formerly known as CAPITAL CITIES/ABC INC., is a subsidiary holdings company that manages all of The Walt Disney Company 's Disney and ABC-branded television properties. The group includes the ABC Television Network (including ABC Daytime , ABC Entertainment , and ABC News
ABC News
divisions), as well as Disney's A"> The ABC Television Group logo before The Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Company acquisition
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Media Market
A MEDIA MARKET, BROADCAST MARKET, MEDIA REGION, DESIGNATED MARKET AREA (DMA), TELEVISION MARKET AREA, or simply MARKET is a region where the population can receive the same (or similar) television and radio station offerings, and may also include other types of media including newspapers and Internet
Internet
content. They can coincide or overlap with one or more metropolitan areas , though rural regions with few significant population centers can also be designated as markets. Conversely, very large metropolitan areas can sometimes be subdivided into multiple segments. Market regions may overlap, meaning that people residing on the edge of one media market may be able to receive content from other nearby markets. They are widely used in audience measurements , which are compiled in the United States
United States
by Nielsen Media Research
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National Collegiate Athletics Association
The NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (NCAA) is a non-profit association which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions, conferences, organizations, and individuals. It also organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada
Canada
, and helps more than 450,000 college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports. The organization is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana . In 2014, the NCAA generated almost a billion dollars in revenue. 80 to 90% of this revenue was due to the Division I Men\'s Basketball
Basketball
Tournament . This revenue is then distributed back into various organizations and institutions across the United States. In August 1973, the current three-division setup of Division I , Division II , and Division III was adopted by the NCAA membership in a special convention
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College Football
COLLEGE FOOTBALL is American football
American football
played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies , or Canadian football
Canadian football
played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities. It was through college football play that American football
American football
rules first gained popularity in the United States. No minor league farm organizations exist in American football. Therefore, college football is generally considered to be the second tier of American football
American football
in the United States; one step ahead of high school competition, and one step below professional competition. It is in college football where a player's performance directly impacts his chances of playing professional football
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Alabama
As of 2010 * English 95.1% * Spanish 3.1% DEMONYM Alabamian CAPITAL Montgomery LARGEST CITY Birmingham LARGEST METRO Birmingham metropolitan area AREA Ranked 30th • TOTAL 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km2) • WIDTH 190 miles (305 km) • LENGTH 330 miles (531 km) • % WATER 3.20 • LATITUDE 30° 11′ N to 35° N • LONGITUDE 84° 53′ W to 88° 28′ W POPULATION Ranked 24th • TOTAL 4,863,300 (2016 est.) • DENSITY 94.7 (2011 est.)/sq mi (36.5 (2011 est.)/km2) Ranked 27th • MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME $44,509 (47th) ELEVATION • HIGHEST POINT Mount Cheaha 2,413 ft (735.5 m) • MEAN 500 ft (150 m) • LOWEST POINT
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Alabama Crimson Tide Football
The ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE FOOTBALL program represents the University of Alabama (variously Alabama, UA, or 'Bama) in the sport of American football . The team competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association
National Collegiate Athletic Association
(NCAA) and the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference
Southeastern Conference
(SEC). The team is currently coached by Nick Saban . The Crimson Tide is among the most storied and decorated football programs in NCAA
NCAA
history. Since beginning play in 1892, the program claims 16 national championships , including 11 wire-service (AP or Coaches ) national titles in the poll-era, and five other titles before the poll-era. From 1958 to 1982, the team was led by Hall of Fame coach Paul "Bear" Bryant , who won six national championships with the program
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NBC
The NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal
NBCUniversal
, a subsidiary of Comcast
Comcast
. The network is headquartered at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, with additional major offices near Los Angeles (at 10 Universal City Plaza ), and Chicago
Chicago
(at the NBC Tower ). The network is part of the Big Three television networks . NBC
NBC
is sometimes referred to as the "PEACOCK NETWORK", in reference to its stylized peacock logo , introduced in 1956 to promote the company's innovations in early color broadcasting. It became the network's official emblem in 1979. Founded in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), NBC
NBC
is the oldest major broadcast network in the United States
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Chuck Howard
CHARLES (CHUCK) HOWARD (1933-November 21,1996) was an American television executive, and a pioneer in television sports broadcasting . CONTENTS* 1 Biography * 1.1 Early life and career * 1.2 ABC Sports * 1.3 Departure from ABC and later career * 1.4 Death * 2 Honors * 3 References BIOGRAPHYEARLY LIFE AND CAREERHoward was born in 1933. He graduated from Duke University in 1955, where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Following his college graduation, Howard entered the management training program at Chase Manhattan Bank . In 1960, he made an abrupt career turn and became a production assistant at Edgar J. Scherick 's company, SPORTS PROGRAMS, INC., the forerunner to ABC Sports . ABC SPORTSIn 1961, Roone Arledge charged him with scouting sports events throughout the world in an effort to discover sports that had a loyal following but might be unknown to American television viewers
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Jim McKay
JAMES KENNETH MCMANUS (September 24, 1921 – June 7, 2008), better known by his professional name of JIM MCKAY, was an American television sports journalist . McKay is best known for hosting ABC 's Wide World of Sports (1961–1998). His introduction for that program has passed into American pop culture . He is also known for television coverage of 12 Olympic Games , and is universally respected for his memorable reporting on the Munich massacre at the 1972 Summer Olympics . McKay covered a wide variety of special events, including horse races such as the Kentucky Derby , golf events such as the British Open , and the Indianapolis 500 . McKay's son, Sean McManus , a protégé of Roone Arledge , is president of CBS Sports and News divisions
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