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What I liked about 2013 Derby coverage

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Long, long ago, in a lifetime far, far away, I used to work in TV sports production. My husband still does, although he doesn’t work on live events any more. When we watch TV sports at home, we’re not just watching the action. We’re watching “the show.” In more recent years, I’ve become more aware of the storytelling thread running through live events, both the short stories and the larger plot arcs, as well as the “characters” involved.

Anyway, here are some of the things I liked in the TV coverage of the 2013 Kentucky Derby. Maybe you noticed some of them, too?

Wider shots in the Post Parade

Thoughts from watching the 2012 Preakness Stakes

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The morning after the 2012 Preakness Stakes, Triple Crown contender I’ll Have Another leaves Pimlico for the ride up I-95 to New York in this video from NYRA.

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Covering live TV sports is a rush, a mad tea party, lots of hurry-up-and-wait along with moments of panic plus “duct tape” patch-ups that none of us at home ever see. Here are some of my observations from the latest of my periodic “Racing’s On!!” sports couch potato days, Preakness weekend, 2012.