MLB Cardinals, FS Midwest Reach New Deal Colorado AD Rick George Bullish On Pac-12 Net Sources: Josh Elliott Could Return To ABC CBS, ESPN Reach Sub-License Deal For MVC NESN Providing News Inserts During Sox Games The Players' Tribune Continuing To Gain Momentum Iger Talks ESPN Going Straight To Consumer PGA Tour Debuting OTT Service This Week Virtual Reality TV Possible For '24 Olympics? Social Studies: Twins President Dave St. Peter
WALTERS SPEAKS WITH ALBERT: WILL U.S. GO WA-WA OVER MARV?
Published November 7, 1997
Marv Albert will grant his first national interview since his sexual assault trial tonight on ABC's "20/20" with Barbara Walters. In Boston, Howard Manly writes that most of Albert's answers during tonight's interview "could be considered unresponsive, because they really don't matter now." Manly: "He didn't have the courage to tell his side of the story in court when it counted" (BOSTON GLOBE, 11/7). In Hartford, Dom Amore writes that Albert is "either getting bad advice, or ignoring common sense" by granting the interviews (HARTFORD COURANT, 11/7). In N.Y., Richard Sandomir writes Albert's "media tour raises questions. Why is he freely answering questions to the news media, rather than on the witness stand? ... A week in the heavy news media spin cycle may raise as many questions as he says he's answering" (N.Y. TIMES, 11/7). In San Jose, Colin Seymour writes that Albert's "image can't get much worse, so why should he regret submitting to Barbara Walters' interrogation?" (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 11/7).