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HERE'S A BOLD NEW SHOW
William Taaffe
June 29, 1987
'Monday Sportsnite' contains a rare look at hard issues
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June 29, 1987

Here's A Bold New Show

'Monday Sportsnite' contains a rare look at hard issues

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One more quibble: Why, oh why is ABC using that cutesy, one-word Sportsnite misspelling, in the fashion of shopping center names like the Qwik-Kopy Shak and E-Z Kleeners? Please, ABC: Just call it Monday Sports Night.

Mercifully the show has avoided features on lady wrestlers and Playboy centerfolds participating in their favorite sports; one idea recently rejected by Feld featured Sportsnite contributing reporter Becky Dixon cooking pasta with Jim Valvano. Unfortunately, Dixon did bat in Dodger Stadium wearing a Dodger uniform and black high-heeled shoes. Spare us. This is a show that deserves to succeed. More meat and less fluff might keep it around.

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