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Oklahoman Modified: March 27, 2009 at 4:39 am •  Published: March 27, 2009
Paris twins featured
OU basketball standouts Courtney and Ashley Paris are interviewed on ESPN’s "Her Story” special at 7 tonight, which culminates the network’s celebration of Women’s History Month. The one-hour special, hosted by Hannah Storm, will highlight the accomplishments of young female athletes, their contributions to advancing the world of sports and the challenges facing them today.

Cable to carry Red Zone
As part of the NFL’s new four-year, $4 billion contract with DirecTV, the satellite system’s Red Zone channel will be made available to cable TV, wireless devices and the Internet for the first time. The Red Zone channel provides live cut-ins from all Sunday afternoon games.

Short takes
Dave O’Brien, Nancy Lieberman and Beth Mowins (sideline reporter) will broadcast the two Oklahoma City Regional women’s games Sunday night for ESPN2. ... KSBI-52 will air the Thunder’s game at Boston in high definition at 6 p.m. Sunday. It will be Thunder TV’s first HD telecast since it was added to Cox’s HD line-up at 715. Pregame coverage begins at 5 p.m. ... NCAA March Madness on Demand ( posted huge increases for the first four days of the NCAA tournament with 5.6 million unique visitors, a 60 percent increase over 2008 ... CBS’ ratings also were up 6 percent from 2008 ... NBC and Oxygen (Cox 166) are combining to air 16 hours from the World Figure Skating Championships. NBC will air the ladies free skate at 8 p.m. Saturday. ... The NFL has announced its Thanksgiving Day lineup: Green Bay at Detroit, 11:30 a.m., Fox; Oakland at Dallas, 3:15 p.m., CBS; N.Y. Giants at Denver, 7:20 p.m., NFL Network.

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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