'Dream Team' documentary sets NBA TV viewing record

by Mel Bracht Published: June 14, 2012
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NBA TV's critically acclaimed premiere of the documentary “The Dream Team” averaged 847,000 total viewers to become the network's most-viewed telecast of all-time.

The 90-minute documentary celebrates the 20th anniversary of USA Basketball's 1992 gold-medal-winning Olympic basketball team. Narrated by Ed Burns, the film features recent interviews with all 12 members, including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Charles Barkley.

If you missed the premiere, it's re-airing several times, including 9:30 p.m. Friday.

SHORT TAKES

— ESPN's “Outside the Lines,” 8 a.m. Sunday, includes a segment on the special bond between the Thunder and Oklahoma City.

— ESPN's coverage of the College World Series begins Friday with Stony Brook vs. UCLA at 4 p.m. (Karl Ravech, Kyle Peterson and Jenn Brown) and Arizona vs. Florida State at 8 p.m. (Mike Patrick, Nomar Garciaparra and Jessica Mendoza). For second straight year, ESPN will use the K Zone technology, which identifies the speed and location of a pitch in replays and tracks the path of the ball.

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by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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