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Kids’ vacation viewing habits open this TV writer’s eyes

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 18 / 14

E very time I write about the threat of cord cutting, media executives tell me not to believe what my eyes are telling me. The execs roll out statistics that show people aren’t cutting the cord nearly as much as reporters are writing about ...

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The Streak

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Kings see ticket sales climb

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Penske prez sees growth potential

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'Yesteryear' drives Wizards' new look

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Q&A with Jeff Plush, Colorado Rapids

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NBA execs playing catch-up in Sacramento

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