DAVID GREENE, Host:
This week, Frank Deford takes on some of the slow-changing attitudes in the world of sports, especially for females TV reporters. He says their role in covering pro-football especially troubles him.
FRANK DEFORD: Football season has hardly started and fans are already grousing about sideline reporters. To be sure, sideliners now exist in most all sports, and a handful of them - notably Craig Sager of Turner Broadcasting, who was apparently, nearby the day the clown died, and thus got all his clothes - are downright famous.
TV: But in sports television, sideline reporters can only go side-to-side, never up. Their place is down on the field, with the cheerleaders.
GREENE: It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm David Greene in Washington.
STEVE INSKEEP, Host:
And I'm Steve Inskeep in New York.
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