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Intro Debacle at the GOP Debate. What Has Become of My Old Alma Mater ABC News?

Peter Lance | Posted 02.07.2017 | Media
Peter Lance

In December of 2002, when the legendary Roone Arledge passed away, I wrote a Counterpunch piece for the L.A. Times praising the man who not only set the gold standard for Olympics coverage, but gave us Monday Night Football and Wide World of Sports.

The World Cup Spilleth Over: As the Soccer Games End, Political Ones Begin

Danny Schechter | Posted 09.09.2014 | Media
Danny Schechter

Forget the impressive ideals of global harmony. Ratings and revenues are the driver with minimum attention paid to celebrating diverse cultures or teaching the world about the world. No wonder there is so much unreported corruption on all sides. The World Cup does not belong to the world.

Parallel Lives: Jimmy Ellis and Muhammad Ali

Terence Smith | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports
Terence Smith

Jimmy Ellis let his fists do the talking. As a result, Ellis was little-known and barely remembered. But his teenage friend and sparring partner, Muhammad Ali, grew into an icon.

Don't Hate Geraldo Rivera, Pity Him

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 09.21.2013 | Media
Morris W. O'Kelly

Before you today is a septuagenarian celebrating his fourth consecutive decade of midlife crisis. Gerald Rivera has embraced his place as the "Air Force Amy" of the Fox News Bunny Ranch of media prostitution.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

What a great story last week, as Willie Mays returned to his New York roots and talked to schoolkids in the shadow of the old Polo Grounds in Harlem. From all reports, he was a hit.