Local Sports Director Takes Highlights to Eleven : The Bryant Park Project A clever sports director recreates NCAA action with his daughter's dolls.
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Penn Holderness discusses his unique highlight reels

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Local Sports Director Takes Highlights to Eleven

Local Sports Director Takes Highlights to Eleven

Penn Holderness discusses his unique highlight reels

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When an NCAA basketball tournament game ends, a lot of people like to watch the highlights. Not breaking any news there. And in a place like North Carolina, home to perennial powerhouses Duke and UNC, the desire for highlights is even stronger.

But arcane NCAA rules prohibit stations from showing highlights of some completed games if certain other games are still in progress. Recently that rule presented an interesting dilemma for Penn Holderness, sports director at NBC 17 in Raleigh, whose viewers want their highlights. So Penn did what any clever sportscaster does: He recreated the game with his daughter's dolls. Check it out:

What stuffed animals and/or dolls would you pick to represent various public figures?