30 May '11, 9pm

GolfNews - Ebersol’s exit leaves golf void at NBC: Dick Ebersol, the NBC executive who put the Ryder Cup back

GolfNews - Ebersol’s exit leaves golf void at NBC: Dick Ebersol, the NBC executive who put the Ryder Cup back

Dick Ebersol, the NBC executive who put the Ryder Cup back on network television and made Johnny Miller golf’s most prominent analyst, resigned May 19, citing a contract dispute. When Comcast Corp. acquired NBC Universal in January, Ebersol remained as chairman of NBC Sports, which included oversight of Comcast’s cable entities, including Golf Channel. In February, Ebersol appointed one of his proteges, Mike McCarley, president of Golf Channel. McCarley described Ebersol as “equal parts producer, promoter and partner,” adding that “partnership formed the foundation of NBC Sports, and he always taught that.” Indeed, executives at the tours indicated that relations with Golf Channel had improved since NBC Sports took over in February, adding that they appreciated the hands-on style of Ebersol, who even sat in the production truck at The Players Championship. Brian Carroll, t...

Full article: http://www.golfweek.com/news/2011/may/30/ebersols-exit-le...

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