June 27, 2012
-- Sportfolio, the weekly sports business show hosted by Rick Horrow on Bloomberg Television, will look ahead to the Olympics, back on the NBA finals, and into the future of some potential baseball Hall of Famers this Wednesday night at 9:00 PM and 12:00 AM ET Thursday on Bloomberg TV (DirecTV 353, check your local cable systems for the channel near you).
Included in this week’s show will be an extensive sit-down with NBC Sports Group Chairman Mark Lazarus as he leads the network through London 2012 and beyond. Horrow and Lazarus will also be joined by Bloomberg West anchor and Editor-At-Large Cory Johnson to look at NBC’s multi-platform engagement of the Games, the most extensive digital offering ever for the world’s largest sporting event. The show will also trace Oklahoma City's 20-year economic trajectory that began with a downtown development plan and culminated in the 2012 NBA Finals; former Mayor Ronald J. Norick discusses the city's growth and the Thunder's impact.
And with the 2012 Baseball All-Star Game and the Hall-of-Fame inductions just around the corner, Bloomberg Sports co-hosts Julie Alexandria and Rob Shaw look at the statistical projections of active players and make some surprising forecasts on who is headed for Cooperstown.
Now over eight months into its weekly run, this week’s edition of “Sportfolio”
will add to a guest list that has already included: NBA Commissioner David Stern, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, Miami Dolphins owner Steve Ross, Dodgers and Warriors co-owner Peter Guber, Cubs general manager Theo Epstein and owner Tom Ricketts, Brewers owner Mark Attanasio, Padres owner Jeff Moorad, NASCAR’s Brian France, Jeff Gordon, Masters Champion Bubba Watson, IZOD Indy Car’s Randy Bernard, golf hall of famers Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus, and many, many others, with additional shows on the business of sport planned well into the summer. The show reaches more than 270 million households through first-run and syndicated airings.