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AA Podcast #72 – Richard Deitsch, Sports Illustrated

We're back for Part II of our Year In Review Podcast Extravaganza Extraordinaire and once again we welcome the Vito Corleone of the sports media industry, Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated. The Year in Review podcast has become a tradition unlike any other at AA as we look back at the biggest stories, newsmakers, and industry trends in 2013. Topics include…

-Media feuds of the year, including RD's many, many… many social media scraps.
-Jay Bilas as his person of the year in sports media
-Did the EPL on NBC have the best debut season ever for a network property?
-Deadspin breaking the Lennay Kekua saga and what it says about the evolution of the industry.
-Sideline reporting coming into focus in 2013.
-The state of journalism at ESPN, OTL, and Embrace Debate taking a step back in 2013.
-Bristol freezing over in the hiring of Keith Olbermann and ESPN's response to FS1.
-Fox Sports Live's launch and where the show may go in order to gain viewership in 2014.
-The Best and Worst of Fox, NBC, and CBS Sports.
-The biggest acquisition and talent move by any network this year.
-And we wrap it up with, of course, a conversation about The Iron Sheik.

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And in case you missed it, make sure to check out Part of our Year In Review Podcast Extravaganza Extraordinaire last week with John Ourand of SBJ.

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