12/14/2011 6:47 PM ET
SportsNite Special: 'The Year in Sports'
SNY to debut new show Thursday, December 15th at 7:30pm

New York, December 14, 2011 -- SNY today announced that the network's one-hour SportsNite Special: The Year in Sports will debut on Thursday, December 15th at 7:30pm - immediately following SNY's live Mets Hot Stove show. SportsNite Special: The Year in Sports will feature the top sports stories of 2011 and how they were covered by the media. After the premiere on Thursday, SportsNite Special: The Year in Sports will re-air in primetime on Tuesday, December 20th at 9pm. For additional program air dates, visit www.sny.tv.

Host Chris Carlin will be joined by an esteemed panel of top New York and national sports media columnists, including:

National Sports Media Panel:
►Neil Best, Newsday
►Phil Mushnick, New York Post
►Bob Raissman, New York Daily News

National Sports Media Panel:
►Richard Deitsch, Sports Illustrated/SI.com
►Mike McCarthy, USA Today
►John Ourand, SportsBusiness Journal
►Richard Sandomir, New York Times

For the first time ever, these sports media columnists will come together on one show to dissect and analyze the biggest sports stories of 2011. Some of the many notable topics featured in the program include:

►The Penn State scandal
►The NBA and NFL lockouts
►The top sportscasters on TV
►Media's coverage/reaction to Tim Tebow
►College Conference realignment and its impact
►Social media's impact on sports
►Key sports media stories to watch in 2012
►The Mets and Dodgers situations

SNY is the official television home of the New York Mets, Jets and the Big East Conference. SNY features unparalleled, exclusive access to the New York Mets with more than 130 live telecasts each season - all produced in HD - as well as other Emmy Award winning Mets entertainment programming. As the official TV home of the New York Jets, SNY delivers more than 300 hours of exclusive year-round content devoted to Gang Green. SNY also is the official TV home of the Big East Conference - airing more than 125 BIG EAST football and basketball games - as well as other critically acclaimed BIG EAST programming. As New York's leader in local sports TV coverage, SNY delivers the most comprehensive access to all of the Tri-State area's professional and collegiate sports teams through five nightly sports and entertainment programs - broadcast in state-of-the-art HD - from SNY's street-level studio in the heart of Manhattan. SNY's programming roster also includes classic sports programming, critically acclaimed original entertainment shows and exclusive interview and magazine programs. Founded by Sterling Entertainment Enterprises, Time Warner and Comcast, SNY is available to viewers throughout New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania, and nationally on DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS, Comcast Cable and AT&T U-Verse. For additional details on the network, visit www.sny.tv. S-N-Y

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