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Pardon The Interruption (PTI)

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On Monday, Oct. 22, ESPN premiered Pardon The Interruption, a live and provocative show devoted exclusively to sports opinions and headline issues, each weekday at 5:30 p.m. ET leading into SportsCenter. The 30-minute program originates from Washington, D.C. and features Washington Post columnists Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon. They address a variety of issues each program, which includes in-studio and out-of-studio contributors. The program re-airs each weekday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.


Kornheiser and Wilbon, who have been debating each other in the sports and style pages of the Washington Post for more than two decades, face-off nightly on the day’s hot topics. Timely interviews with newsmakers frame the debates. Viewers also have an opportunity to ask questions and voice opinions. Veteran ESPN news executive Jim Cohen serves as the show’s executive producer.


Kornheiser and Wilbon, frequent guests on ESPN’s The Sports Reporters, will remain with The Post and continue writing columns for the sports pages. Kornheiser also continues as host of the Tony Kornheiser Show on ESPN Radio.


The Hosts

Tony Kornheiser -- sportswriter, radio host, syndicated columnist, Washington Post humorist and author -- began his career at Newsday in New York followed by a stint at the New York Times. He has been with the Washington Post since 1979, as a sports columnist there since 1984, and in 1990, began writing a regular column in the Washington Post’s Sunday Style section. He joined ESPN Radio in November 1997 as host of the Tony Kornheiser Show, which premiered Jan. 5, 1998.


Michael Wilbon became a fulltime columnist for The Washington Post in 1990 and has developed a reputation for offering commentary on wide-ranging issues of the day as they relate to sports. He came to the Post in 1980, and has covered Howard University, Georgetown University, the University of Maryland, the Baltimore Orioles, national college sports and the NFL before being named a columnist in 1990.

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I hate that show, its so stressful to watch. and they have annoying voices.

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I friggin' love this show. It has become a staple for after school/before sportscentre.





you can use that link (where I cut and paste the first post from) to send them an email.


Comment (or "holla") if you like this show like I do.



Tony Kornheiser (the white guy) was rapping and quoting Big Daddy Kane yesterday.

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Tony Kornheiser joined ESPN Radio in November 1997 as host of the Tony Kornheiser Show, which premiered January 5, 1998. Previously, his show aired exclusively on WTEM-AM in Washington, D.C. since 1992.


Kornheiser is also co-host of the popular Pardon the Interruption (PTI) show, which debuted on ESPN September 22, 2001.


Kornheiser is also a columnist for the Washington Post, which he joined in 1979. He has been a sports columnist there since 1984.


Kornheiser has authored three books, Pumping Irony, Bald as I Wanna Be, and Back for More Cash. He has also written for Newsday and the New York Times.


Kornheiser graduated from Harpur College in upstate New York (now SUNY-Binghamton) in 1970. He is married and has two children.




Michael Wilbon, a pioneer of sports columnists who have successfully crossed mediums into the field of television, is an original co-host for ESPN's Pardon the Interruption which debuted on September 22, 2001. The fast paced sports talk show features in-depth debate on various topics between Wilbon and co-host Tony Kornheiser, and has become one of ESPN's most watched shows.


Wilbon joined The Washington Post in 1980 as a general assignment sports reporter, and since 1990 has been as a full time sports columnist. He has covered a wide variety of sports, including professional soccer, college football and basketball, Major League Baseball, the NFL, and NBA. Since 1984 Wilbon has been part of The Washington Post's Olympics coverage. As a columnist, he offers commentary on the national issues of the day as they relate to sports.


In 2001, the Society of Professional Journalists named Wilbon the top sports columnist of the year. Wilbon has been among the top three national sports columnists selected by the Associated Press Sports Editors three times.


Wilbon also appears on ESPN's Sports Reporters, and has been on ESPN's NFL Monday Night Countdown, WRC-TV's "Redskin Report, and Full Court Press on NBC's Washington affiliate.

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