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ESPN's Bob Griese suspended for faux pas

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 28th 2009 12:38PM
Bob_Griese_ESPNDuring the broadcast of the Minnesota vs. Ohio State college football game last weekend, ESPN analyst Bob Griese put his foot in his mouth. While promoting an upcoming NASCAR event, a graphic was shown listing the drivers.

When Griese's fellow broadcast Chris Spielman questioned why NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya wasn't on the list, Griese replied that he was "out having a taco."

Oops! ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz has announced that Bob Griese has been suspended for a week. Griese has apologized for the ill-attempt at humor. Krulewitz revealed that ESPN had spoken to Griese and "he understands the comment was inappropriate."

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Mark Burnett, newsman

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 23rd 2006 9:17AM
mark burnettMark Burnett thinks he's the one to get young Americans interested in news. He recently told broadcasters at the Museum of Radio & Television luncheon that he is planning a magazine-style news program that is hip and will  appeal to young adults, who traditionally don't watch much news.

Why does this scare me? As the genius behind Survivor and The Apprentice, he's the king of getting regular people to behave like maniacs on television. Let's hope he's just out to tell good stories and makes it completely unlike Current.

[Via TVNewser]

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