Playing favorites: Viewers question game choices

Originally Published: August 31, 2006
By George Solomon | ESPN Ombudsman

This is the time of year -- the intersection of baseball and football -- that millions of ESPN viewers savor. It's also the time viewers ask the most questions, such as, "Who decides which games will be televised and how are these decisions made?"

Juggling contracts, viewer e-mails, research data and input from other network executives, David Berson, ESPN's senior vice president for program planning and development, has the ultimate responsibility for deciding what games you'll see.


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