Wednesday, August 20, 2008


“Lexus Gauntlet Live” Expands to One Hour and is Shot Live on Campus

Three-hour Monday Night Programming Block is Anchored by Encore Presentations of Classic USC and UCLA Football Games

Los Angeles – FSN PRIME TICKET, the destination for the most extensive, local coverage of USC and UCLA football introduces the “FSN Playbook”. A three-hour original programming block, the “FSN Playbook” debuts Monday, August 25 at 9PM. “FSN Playbook” airs Mondays at 9 PM on FSN PRIME TICKET throughout the fall football season.

“With the ‘FSN Playbook’, we are breaking new ground. We have upgraded our coverage of USC and UCLA football by airing our show in the hallowed Monday night primetime timeslot, and we are live from the campuses,” said Tom Feuer, executive producer for FSN PRIME TICKET and FSN WEST. “Also, by expanding the show to one-hour, we will continue to provide in-depth coverage of Olympic sports and are able to address academics: the show will feature professors from each school, and show their connection to their respective athletic program.”

“FSN Playbook” opens with an hour-long edition of “Lexus Gauntlet Live”. FSN PRIME TICKET travels the “Gauntlet” program to the USC and UCLA campuses, alternating locations each week of the football season: Heritage Hall at USC and in front of the Bruin Bear at UCLA.

The format for “Gauntlet Live” is divided roughly into thirds. One third each for the respective football programs, with the discussion providing a look back as well as forward. Host Bill Macdonald will moderate a panel of gridiron experts including James Washington, Petros Papadakis, Jeremy Hogue and Heisman Trophy winner Anthony Davis.

Sean Farnham and John Jackson will anchor the portion of “Gauntlet Live” devoted to Olympic sports coverage.

At 10 PM, FSN PRIME TICKET features a two-hour encore presentation of a classic USC-UCLA rivalry game.

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