, April 19, 2000

FOX Sports Net Florida Announces Debut of ‘The National Sports Report’ April 25th

Next Tuesday, April 25th brings viewers in Florida the debut of the nightly live sports news show

Sunrise, FL – April 19, 2000 – FOX Sports Net Florida today announced its debut of THE NATIONAL SPORTS REPORT next Tuesday, April 25th at 10:00pm and Midnight. The twice nightly live sports news and information show will debut in Florida immediately following Tuesday night’s FOX Sports Net telecast of the Florida Marlins and San Francisco Giants.

Formerly titled FOX Sports News, THE NATIONAL SPORTS REPORT is one of the most comprehensive sports news programs available that combines the excitement of up-to-the-minute hometown action with the day’s latest national sports news. FOX Sports Net’s state-of-the-art production studios and expert team of anchors, analysts and reporters will bring Florida sports viewers the nightly live NATIONAL SPORTS REPORT at 10:00pm and Midnight, or immediately following live primetime programming.

In the
case of a live telecast running past 10:00pm or
Midnight, viewers will receive the 11:00pm or
1:00am live edition of THE NATIONAL SPORTS
REPORT. The anchor lineup for the nightly

Sunday-Thursday: 10pm EST Keith Olbermann and Kevin Frazier
  11pm EST Chris Myers and Steve Lyons
  Midnight EST Chris Myers and Steve Lyons
  1:00am EST Keith Olbermann and Kevin Frazier
Friday and Saturday: All Shows Van Earl Wright, Jeane Zelasko, Lionel Bienvenu, Jon Kelley, Tom Murray and Chris Rose will rotate as anchors. They also provide commentary to the Sunday through Thursday shows.

“This is a very special day for us and we are thrilled to be able to bring Florida sports fans the eagerly anticipated debut of this innovative, interactive nightly national sports program. We have been anxiously awaiting the show’s debut and know it will be the place Florida sports fans turn to find the most complete coverage of the latest day’s sports news and provide them with even more to look forward to this summer when we begin our local, regional news,” stated Rod Mickler, Senior Vice President of FOX Sports Net Florida.

FOX Sports Net Florida will premiere the REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT in mid-July as a complement to the NATIONAL SPORTS REPORT. The REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT will air seven nights a week at 11:00pm.

As of April 25th, CNN/SI will no longer be seen on FOX Sports Net Florida.

FOX Sports Net Florida reaches nearly 3.8 million homes throughout Florida, including the home satellite dish market. FOX Sports Net Florida programming includes Major League Baseball’s Florida Marlins and Tampa Bay Devil Rays; the NHL’s Florida Panthers; The University of Miami, The University of South Florida and The University of North Florida. FOX Sports Net Florida — formerly SportsChannel Florida — is a service of Rainbow Sports, a division of Cablevision’s Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc.


Michelle Stevens
Communications Manager