Concussions in football may be the biggest threat to America’s biggest game. For 15 months, ESPN teamed up with PBS’ Frontline for a film called “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis.”
About a month and a half before the film premieres, ESPN has announced they are pulling out of the project.
The reason for ESPN leaving the project? According to a story by the author of a book on ESPN, the NFL pressured the Worldwide Leader in Sports.
Today we look at the cable television landscape today, which is heavily influenced by the Connecticut-based sports broadcaster.
Later on we’ll talk about a new entry into the cable news world: Al Jazeera America.
And we’ll hear from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about his plan to allow customers to buy cable TV and choose what channels we receive.
Derek Thompson - Business editor at The Atlantic where he oversees business coverage
John Koblin - Writer for Deadspin
Sen. Richard Blumenthal - Democratic U.S. Senator from Connecticut
Josh Stearns - Journalism and Public Media Campaign Director for Free Press