Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Duo, A Genius and Now 'PTI' in HD

For nine years, "Pardon the Interruption" called a small studio in central Washington, D.C. (photo), its home -- building hefty ratings and viewership (drawing an average 1.1 rating and 1.29 million viewers in 2009) on the strength of relationship between co-hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon.

This week, though, "PTI" moved to another studio in the nation's capital.

That ABC-owned facility, thereby part of the Disney/ESPN family, used to serve as home for "Nightline" produced by ABC News. It provides high-definition capabilities and some high-tech bells and whistles the talk show never enjoyed in the past.

Still, the secret to success for "PTI" is not about the location. It's about the people -- a "genius" and two best friends who happen to enjoy sports.

1 comment:

  1. "two best friends who happen to enjoy sports." Couldn't have said it any better. This is one of my favorite shows on ESPN. I am glad though that it went to HD, it just looks so much better with out the bars on the sides of the TV. I catch this show daily even when I am working. I guess that is a plus of working for DISH Network.