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THE ZAPPER
John O'Keefe
December 24, 2001
The Golf Channel has lost its Chris Berman. Last week it took Peter Kessler off the air because of disagreements over creative control of the shows he hosted, Golf Talk Live, Academy Live and Viewer's Forum. Kessler, with the Golf Channel since its 1995 inception, remains under contract but is permitted to look elsewhere. His amiable yet authoritative style will be missed.... With ABC/ESPN poised to win rights to NBA games beginning next season, here's a terrifying thought: If Dick Vitale gets juiced for Diaper Dandies, how bonkers would he go for a Kobe Bryant-Tracy McGrady shootout?
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December 24, 2001

The Zapper

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The Golf Channel has lost its Chris Berman. Last week it took Peter Kessler off the air because of disagreements over creative control of the shows he hosted, Golf Talk Live, Academy Live and Viewer's Forum. Kessler, with the Golf Channel since its 1995 inception, remains under contract but is permitted to look elsewhere. His amiable yet authoritative style will be missed.... With ABC/ ESPN poised to win rights to NBA games beginning next season, here's a terrifying thought: If Dick Vitale gets juiced for Diaper Dandies, how bonkers would he go for a Kobe Bryant- Tracy McGrady shootout?

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