First episode since moving to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. We hear from Tufts Political Science professor Jeffrey Berry on the Outrage Industry, TV and Radio talk industries using polarization as a business model; Kate Scott of Pac-12 Network, on women doing play by play; and Mark Gonzalez, who covers the Cubs for the Chicago Tribune.
Dr. Soumitro Sen is a professor and scholar at Cal State Long Beach. He joined John to talk about the way United Airlines managed the crisis it created when physically removing a passenger from one of its planes.
Southern California sports radio host Mark Willard and John talk about sports coverage in the Southland, and the present condition and future prospects of the radio business.
Kevin talks with John about an event February 28 at Spectrum SportsNet. Cal State Long Beach students were invited to observe the regional sports network's Lakers broadcast. Students chatted with hosts, analysts and producers.
Rob Stone hosts soccer, college basketball and college football shows on Fox Sports - including FS 1 and FS2. He and John discuss that work, as well as the upcoming 2018 World Cup coverage on Fox Sports.
Meg James reports on corporate media for the Los Angeles Times. She talks with John about the Dodger TV deal, AT&T and Time Warner's proposed merger and more.