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Bob Costas: CBS Turned Blind Eye To Masters’ “History Of Racism And Sexism”

By | Saturday April 13, 2013 @ 4:12pm PDT

The no-holds-barred  critic and sports host has already tongue-lashed his own network NBC. (Is Bob Costas TV’s Most Powerful Man?) Now he’s starting on competitors. On Friday he excoriated CBS for ignoring the Augusta National Golf Club’s legacy of excluding black and female members from its ranks. “What no CBS commentator has ever alluded to, even in passing, even during a rain delay, even when there was time to do so, is Augusta’s history of racism and sexism. Even when people were protesting just outside the grounds — forget about taking a side — never acknowledging it… I just think somebody ought to have had the guts to do it along the way… Broadcaster, executive, somebody”. CBS has exclusively covered the Masters since 1956. Here’s Costas unloading on the Dan Patrick Show:
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The Masters’ Final Round Solid In Ratings, Down From Last Year

By | Monday April 11, 2011 @ 8:24am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

With a lot of drama, spectacular shots and Tiger Woods back in contention, CBS Sports’ coverage of the 2011 Masters yesterday earned a 10.4 household rating/22 share, down 13% from last year’s championship, which marked Woods’ return to the tour after three months off following his Thanksgiving car crash and the slew of embarrassing revelations about his personal life. It was still the second-highest number in 10 years behind last year’s tournament, up 18% from 2009 and 17% from 2008. In 2001, Woods’ second Masters win netted a blockbuster 12.9/27. On Sunday, Woods finished tied for fourth, while South African Charl Schwartzel landed the Green Jacket by birdieing the final four holes.

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